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Questions and answers: Existence and tenets

Questions and answers: Existence and tenets

Part of a series of teachings on the tenet systems given at Sravasti Abbey in 2008. The root text of the teachings is Presentation of Tenets written by Gon-chok-jik-may-wang-bo.

  • Question and answer
  • True existence versus inherent existence/intrinsic existence/objective existence versus independent existence in various tenet schools
  • Definition of inherent existence accepted by all schools
  • Analogy of a magical show
  • Autonomous substantial existence
  • Eternal versus permanent existence of self

Geshe Damdul Tenets 06 (download)

Geshe Dorji Damdul

Geshe Dorji Damdul is a distinguished Buddhist scholar whose interest lies in the relation between Buddhism and science, especially in physics. Geshe-la participated in several conferences on Buddhism and science, Mind and Life Institute meetings, and dialogues between His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama and Western scientists. He has been official translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 2005 and is currently director of Tibet House, the Cultural Centre of H.H. the Dalai Lama, based in New Delhi, India. Geshe-la gives regular lectures at Tibet House and many universities and institutes. He travels widely within India and abroad to teach Buddhist philosophy, psychology, logic and practice.