Chapter 13: Verses 320-324

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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.

Motivation from Chandrakirti’s Supplement to the Middle Way

Now I have independence and favorable conditions.
If I do not take full advantage of this time
I will plunge into the abyss and
Fall under the control of others.
Who will let me out?

  • Showing the flaws of the contention that sound is apprehended through contact
  • Refuting the idea that mind apprehends objects after travelling to them
  • Refuting the objection that if sense organs and their objects do not exist inherently, then the aggregate of recognition is nonexistent
  • Refuting the objection that of the aggregate of discrimination does not exist inherently, it is impossible to posit phenomena
  • Showing that lack of true existence is, like magic, a cause for amazement
47 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe Verses 320-324 10-20-17

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