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Object possessors and seven types of cognizers

Object possessors and seven types of cognizers

Part of a series of teachings on the text Presentation of Mind and Awareness, Composite of All the Important Points, Opener of the Eye of New Intelligence by Geshe Jampel Sampel given from August 2012 to April 2013 at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Difference between objects appearing to a particular conception versus appearing to a conception in general
  • Sautrantika School point of view emptiness and selflessness of a person perceived by a direct perceiver
  • Three kinds of object possessors: person, consciousness, expressive sound
  • Seven types of cognizers: direct perceiver, inference, subsequent, correct assumer, inattentive, doubt, wrong consciousness

Mind and Awareness 08: Object possessors and types of cognizers (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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