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One and many as predicates

One and many as predicates

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.

  • A review of definition, definiendum, and illustration
  • Various uses of words and our sensitivity to certain words
  • Understanding oneness and difference of phenomena with examples
  • Comparing existents that are diverse in name and meaning
  • Buddhist debate language versus ordinary usage of words

79 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: One and Many as Predicates (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.