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Four kinds of direct perceivers

Four kinds of 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.

  • Examples of correct assumptions with incorrect or no reasons
  • Understanding the awareness of foulness, great compassion, and bodhicitta
  • The difference between method and wisdom realizations
  • Four types of direct perceivers, their subcategories, and how they compare
  • How emptiness is realized according to different tenet systems

67 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Four Kinds of 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.