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.
- What is the difference between Tathagata’s and arya’s cognition of emptiness?
- Refuting permanent functional phenomena in general
- Since there are no independent functional phenomena, there are no permanent functional phenomena
- Refuting that the permanent self exists because it experiences impermanent phenomena
- Refuting that uncompounded phenomena such as space, individual analytical cessations, and non-analytical cessations are permanent and substantially existent
- Refuting permanent omnipresent space
- Time is impermanent and exists only by mental imputation
- Anything accepted as a cause should be accepted as an effect
- Any functional phenomenon which changes, e.g. time, is not permanent
- Since cause and effect always have congruent characteristics, effect produced by an impermanent cause must be impermanent
27 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe Verses 202-211 08-20-16