One and different

One and different

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.

  • Real life situations of how we divide phenomena in many different ways
  • How the categories we create affect our experience
  • Determining when a definition is accurate and neither too broad or narrow
  • Phenomena that are one and phenomena that are different or many
  • What it means for phenomena to hold their own entity and have qualities

78 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: One and Different (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.