Chapter 14: Verses 335-343

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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.

  • A composite cannot be a truly existent single entity
  • Refuting inherent existence by looking at an object and it’s attributes
  • Refuting truly existent wholes arising from parts
  • There can be no truly existent composite nor truly existent components
  • Refuting inherent existence by examining fire and fuel

89 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 335-343 (download)

89 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Ven. Chodron 01-22-15

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