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The Buddhist enthymeme

The Buddhist enthymeme

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.

  • Qualifiers don’t belong in a syllogism
  • Analyzing the two ways of generating bodhicitta
  • Valid reasons to prove why sentient beings are lovable
  • Understanding the Buddhist enthymeme

26 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: The Buddhist Enthymeme (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.