Chapter 11: Verses 251-258

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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.

Motivation from Shantideva’s Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds

  • The precious opportunity to accumulate virtuous karma
  • Spirit of awakening
  • Remembering and repaying the kindness of others
  • Making living beings your principal focus

Verses 251-258

  • Refuting that present and past phenomena exist in future phenomena
  • Phenomena truly existent in the past cannot truly exist in future
  • Why truly existent phenomena can only exist in present
  • Impossibility of impermanence if past, present, and future are substantially existent functional phenomena
  • Refuting a substantially existent past
  • Refuting a substantially existent future
34 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe Verses 251-258 08-24-16

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