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Five paths, buddhas, and arhats

Five paths, buddhas, and arhats

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.

  • The difference between contaminated and uncontaminated objects
  • Discussion of the five paths with regard to contaminated and uncontaminated states
  • Explanation of experience of an arhat and a Buddha upon reaching the path of no more learning
  • Types of phenomena: positive, affirming negative, and non-affirming negative

Geshe Damdul Tenets 04 (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.