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.

  • The importance of remembering our reason for debating and why conflicts happen
  • Reviewing pervasion and the relationship between the predicate and the reason
  • The correctness of a syllogism is related to the receptivity of the person to whom its directed
  • Examples of unwanted consequences to refute the validity of an opponent’s position
  • Understanding the difference between a syllogism and a consequence

82 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Consequences (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.