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The comparison of phenomena

Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Daniel Perdue's book, The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Logic: An Asian Approach to Analytical Thinking Drawn from Indian and Tibetan Sources.

  • Requirements that must be fulfilled to compare phenomena
  • Venn diagrams and four points of pervasion
  • Positive and negative phenomena
  • Evident versus hidden objects
  • The example of acts of compassion and acts of justice

07 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: The Comparison of Phenomena (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.