Chapter 14: Verses 338-346

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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.

Motivation from Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend, Verse 60

Even more stupid than one
who fills a jewel encrusted vessel with filth is
the person who, after being born a human,
performs evil deeds

Verses 338-346

  • Refuting inherently existent production by virtue of dependence on causes
  • Refuting that the composite is a truly existent single unit
  • Refuting truly existent derivatives that do not rely on the elements
  • Refuting inherent existence by examining fire and fuel
  • Refuting inherent existence by seeing that things are neither one or many
  • Refuting non-Buddhist views of inherent existence
  • Refuting inherent existence by applying the reasoning that negates the four possibilities—existence, non-existence, both and neither
51 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe Verses 338-346 10-22-17

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