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Inferential cognizers and obscured phenomena

Inferential cognizers and obscured phenomena

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.

  • Conclusion of explanation of inferential cognizers
  • How to use logical syllogisms in knowing slightly obscured phenomena
  • Examples to see how to check our everyday assumptions
  • How we can evaluate extremely obscured phenomena based on inference by authority
  • Using these criteria we can check out authoritative teachings or texts that present information on very obscure phenomena

Mind and Awareness 15: Knowledge of phenomena through inference (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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