Chapter 16: Verses 387-400

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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.

  • Showing that all phenomena are free from the extremes of inherent existence and non-existence
  • Appropriateness of accepting emptiness of inherent existence
  • Difficulty of finding reasons refuting emptiness
  • Both emptiness and inherent existence are merely labeled by words
  • Refuting that negation of truly existent things makes things non-existent
  • Refuting that things are not empty because analogies and reasons to establish emptiness exist
  • Explaining the purpose of teaching emptiness
  • Showing that conceptions of the two extremes—nihilism and absolutism—are erroneous
  • Colophon
  • Meditation on impermanence and emptiness as a way of putting teachings into practice
57 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe Verses 387-400 10-25-17

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