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Inferential cognizers and direct perceivers

Inferential cognizers and direct perceivers

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.

  • Review of seven types of consciousnesses with examples
  • Five kinds of correctly assuming consciousnesses
  • Comparing different types of consciousnesses
  • The definition and examples of inferential cognizers and direct perceivers
  • Three types of inferential cognizers based on different tenet systems

66 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Inferential Cognizers & Direct Perceivers (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.