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The two truths: The Sautrantika view

The two truths: The Sautrantika view

Part of a series of teachings given from March 6-11, 2010, at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Tsongkhapa said, “All virtue everywhere arises from reflecting on facts with an undistracted mind.”
  • Presentation of the Sautrantika system
  • Difference between conceptual consciousness and direct perceiving consciousness (conception/perception)
  • How the Sautrantika is a set up for the Prasangika and how they differ
  • The purpose of studying tenets once one has understood the Prasangika
  • The meaning of the term “ultimately” in Sautrantika

Guy Newland on the Two Truths 07: The Sautrantika view (download)

Dr. Guy Newland

Guy Newland, a student of Jeffrey Hopkins, is a scholar of Tibetan Buddhism who has been a professor at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan since 1988. He served as Chairperson of Central Michigan University's Department of Philosophy and Religion during the periods 2000-2003 and 2006-2009. He was elected to the Mount Pleasant Board of Education in July 2003 and served until December 2007, including six months as President of the Board and one year as Secretary.

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