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Practice syllogisms

Practice syllogisms

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.

  • Reflections and questions on the Amitabha practice
  • Advice for creating your own syllogism
  • Checking for the three criteria
  • What am I trying to learn about and what am I trying to prove?
  • Finding a valid reason that works in an argument

27 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Practice Syllogisms (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.