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Goals and obscurations

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.

  • Two types of terms based on subject matter
  • Two types of terms by manner of expression
  • Gross versus subtle selflessness in Sautrantika
  • Why we meditate on other topics besides emptiness
  • Two ultimate goals and two types of obscurations
  • How to attain nirvana and how to attain favorable state within samsara

Geshe Damdul Tenets 16 (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.