Chapter 14: Verses 348-350

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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.

  • Because persons and phenomena are dependent arisings they are not independent and lack inherent existence
  • Meditating on dependent arising to avoid the extreme of nonexistence
  • The mutual dependence of cause and effect
  • Liberation is gained through understanding emptiness
  • Understanding that emptiness means dependent arising and dependent arising means emptiness, that the two come to the same point
  • The importance of identifying the self that is the object of negation

92 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 348-350 (download)

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