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Chapter 9: Quiz answers and discussion

Chapter 9: Quiz answers and discussion

Venerable Thubten Chodron leads the review of Chapter 9 of Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way. The quiz questions can be found here.

  • The importance of studying and meditating on the teachings we receive
  • Examining the middle way view from the perspective of different tenet systems
  • Reviewing important definitions and concepts used in Chapter 9
  • The impossibility of a soul as asserted by non-Buddhist schools
  • The nature and continuity of the aggregates
  • Investigating composites and components to prove dependence
  • Why we need to be able to identify the object if it is inherently existent and why this is not the case with dependent phenomena

77 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Chapter 9 review (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.