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Products and nonproduced 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.

  • Clarifications on various topics that have been previously covered
  • Produced things versus unproduced phenomena
  • Products have many effects and are made of parts
  • Understanding cause and effect in debate
  • Lam rim context versus philosophical context

37 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Products and Nonproduced 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.