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Divisions and illustrations

Divisions and illustrations

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 the differences between definitions and definiendums
  • Imputed and substantial existents in the context of debate
  • Understanding statements of qualities and statements of pervasion
  • The four ways in which phenomena are divided according to Buddhist thought
  • Comparing and contrasting illustrations and instances

77 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Divisions and Illustrations (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.