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Three kinds of sameness

Three kinds of sameness

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.

  • Understanding the two truths as different phenomena, but one nature
  • Three kinds of sameness with examples of each
  • Several ways that things can share the same nature
  • Examining the consequences of an idea to check its validity

81 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Three Kinds of Sameness (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.