Chapter 13: Verses 311-319

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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.

  • Does direct perception come from the side of the perceiving consciousness or from the side of the object that it perceives?
  • Refuting the contention that if eyes exist then visible forms exist
  • Refuting an inherently existent visual consciousness as the one that is looking at an object
  • Refuting an inherently existent eye as the perceiver
  • Consequence that the eye is an instrument of looking in relation to the eye
  • Refuting the combination of the three—eye, consciousness, and object—as the instrument of looking at visible form
  • Refuting inherently existent auditory objects
46 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe Verses 311-319 10-19-17

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