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Agent, action, and object

Agent, action, and object

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.

  • Various sources of reliable cognition
  • Establishing the Buddha as a trustworthy teacher
  • Understanding the three spheres and making examples
  • Comparing what is appearing versus what is perceived
  • Two interpretations of the definition of a sound generality

70 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Agent, Action & Object (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.