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
- At what point on the path a practitioner has the realization of subtle impermanence
- Specific suggestions on how to develop the realization of subtle impermanence in our daily life
- Refuting the permanent unitary independent self
- How the third attribute of true dukkha, i.e. emptiness, counteracts the wrong view of holding the body which is foul as pure
Motivation from Nagarjuna’s Hundred Verses on Wisdom
Wisdom is the root of all good qualities,
Seen and not yet seen.
To achieve both of these,
The great source for what you seek
And for liberation is knowledge.
So, esteeming it from the start,
Adhere to wisdom, Great Mother.
- Five topics of knowledge studied by bodhisattvas
- How wisdom complements each of the five far-reaching attitudes
- How not possessing the required qualities of the listener prevents us from understanding the Buddha’s teachings correctly
- Appropriateness of being glad about the teaching of emptiness which removes suffering and its causes
- Importance of teaching the Dharma according to what people are able to understand