Chapter 12: Verses 286-295

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Part of a series of teachings on Aryadeva’s400 Stanzas on the Middle Way given on an annual basis at Sravasti Abbey by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe beginning in 2013.

  • We should never lapse from the view that understands emptiness
  • Why the teachings on emptiness should be given only to those whose minds are prepared to hear them
  • Why the Buddha sometimes taught that the self exists
  • Teaching the Dharma according to students’ dispositions
  • There is no other way to attain liberation from cyclic existence but to understand emptiness
  • The profound teachings on emptiness are not taught for the sake of debate but as a means to attain liberation
  • Why aryas do not fear emptiness
  • Having compassion for those with wrong views
  • Why people mostly follow non-Buddhist teachings
  • Those who seek liberation should avoid wrong practices and asceticism
41 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe Verses 286-295 08-27-16

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