The first teaching in a series on the tenets: comparison of method and wisdom aspects, modes of teaching, and differences between Buddhists and non-Buddhists.
Series: Tenets with Geshe Dorji Damdul
Four seals asserted by all Buddhist schools, misconceptions of self, and the views of different schools.
The four seals as fixed and true, the obstacles to happiness, how to eliminate ignorance, and the worst enemy of bodhicitta.
Unpacking the terms contaminated, uncontaminated, and types of phenomena.
Karmic imprints, rebirth, the person, the aggregates, and types of cognition.
A discussion revolving around existence and the self according to the various tenet schools.
Selflessness, the path, and the four noble truths.
Teachings according to the Vaibhashika, explanation of nirvana, samsara, and renunciation, and a definition of “sutra school.”
Types of proponents of the Sutra school, characterized phenomena, and positive and negative phenomena according to the Sautrāntika.
Manifest and hidden phenomena, prime and subsequent cognition, and the three times according to the Sautrāntika.