Chapter 9: Verses 212-218

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Part of a series of teachings on Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way given on an annual basis at Sravasti Abbey by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe beginning in 2013.

Questions and answers

  • Regarding the overview of the path, how do the Buddha’s teachings on selflessness and emptiness differ for those aspiring for liberation vs. those aspiring for full awakening?
  • What does ‘selflessness’ mean for Svatantrika-Madyamaka school and below?
  • Does refuting a personal self in Verses 203 and 204 work only if you accept the Buddha’s statement as the proof?

Verses 212-218

  • Refuting permanent particles
  • Refuting that particles are partless prior to the formation of a composite
  • If particles were partless, they wouldn’t be able to form composites because movement from one position to another would be unfeasible
  • Refuting belief in the existence of permanent particles because there are things we can observe
28 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe Verses 212-218 08-21-16

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