Chapter 10: Verses 238-246

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Part of a series of teachings on Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way given on an annual basis by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe from 2013-2017.

Questions and answers

  • Doesn’t the mental factor of intention, which is intangible, move the tangible body? (with reference to Verse 230)

Refuting the self imputed by non-Buddhist schools

  • Refuting that a part of the self possessing a mere particle of mind perceives objects
  • Refuting belief in a permanent omnipresent self
  • Refuting that matter, from which intellect evolves, is the creator of everything
  • Contradiction of asserting that a permanent self creates causes but does not experience results
  • Refuting that a permanent self is the agent of actions and experiencer of their results

General refutation

  • Error of thinking that a personal self exists
  • Impossibility of liberation from cyclic existence for a permanent self
  • Inappropriateness of asserting the existence of a self during liberation
  • Refuting a truly existent person after liberation
32 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe Verses 238-246 08-23-16

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