Chapter 16: Verses 376-386

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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.

  • Proof that whatever arises dependently and by mere imputation cannot possibly exist inherently
  • How interdependence of phenomena means the lack of inherent existence
  • Why the thesis of inherent existence cannot be proven
  • The difference between objects perceived directly and objects existing inherently
  • Is emptiness itself inherently existent?
  • Neither a thesis, emptiness, nor an antithesis, inherent existence, can exist inherently
  • Refuting inherent existence of functioning things
  • Refuting the four extremes by reasoning of dependent arising
  • Not even a particle of true existence can be observed
56 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe Verses 376-386 10-24-17

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