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Chapter 14: Verse 344

Chapter 14: Verse 344

Refuting wrong views on the inherent existence of functional phenomena. Part of a series of talks on Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way.

  • Looking at the defects of the afflictions and how they affect our life
  • Refuting inherent existence by seeing that things are neither one or many
  • Looking at the types of relationships between things: cause and effect, one nature, or mutually dependent

90 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verse 344 (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.