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Analysis of sense perception versus thought

Analysis of sense perception versus thought

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.

  • Discussion about when are we having a direct sense perception of a phenomenon, when are we having a conceptual thought about the phenomenon
  • Examples of feeling tired and experience of hunger
  • What is a direct sense experience, what is a conceptual thought?
  • The need to look at various experiences to analyze what is actual sensory data, what is conceptual thought

Mind and Awareness 11: What is sense perception and what is thought? (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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