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Statements of qualities, Part 2

Statements of qualities, Part 2

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.

  • A review of Chapter 5 on statements of qualities
  • The difference between a definition and a definiendum
  • A discussion about concrete and abstract singulars
  • Rules in Collected Topics to be followed in debate
  • Explanation of statements of pervasion

15 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Statements of Qualities Part 2 (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.