Chapter 10: Verses 247-250

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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.

  • Eliminating any fault of nihilism with regard to selflessness
  • Although there is no self, there is no danger of the composite and transitory discontinuing
  • Even if a permanent self exists, it cannot be the cause that starts and stops production
  • Producers and products exist in relation only to impermanent things
  • How to avoid falling into the two extremes of eternalism and nihilism by seeing dependent arising and a changing continuum of phenomena
  • How meditation on impermanence and other attributes of true sufferings leads to the correct view of self and reduces afflictions
  • Overview of Chapter 11 on refuting lower schools’ view of permanent time and permanent functional phenomena
  • Showing the faulty reasoning of truly existent future
33 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe Verses 247-250 08-23-16

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