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Chapter 15: Verses 354-358

Chapter 15: Verses 354-358

Refuting the inherent existence of production, duration and disintegration, the characteristics of products. Part of a series of talks on Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way.

  • Looking at the different levels of dependence
  • Refuting inherently existent arising (production)
  • Refuting inherently existent arising, abiding and disintigration
  • Lama Tsongkhapa’s commentary on refuting inherently existent arising, abiding and ceasing

94 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 354-358 (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.