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Facsimile direct perceiver and inferential 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.

  • Explanation of facsimile direct perceivers, direct but conceptual
  • Seven types: mistaken, conventional, inference, conceptual, memory, wishing, dimness of sight
  • Completion of the section on direct perceivers
  • Description of the second division of mind, inferential cognizers—determinative mind
  • Three types of phenomena: evident, slightly obscured, very obscured
  • How inference is used to know obscured phenomena, rebirth as an example

Mind and Awareness 14: Facsimile direct perceiver and inferential 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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