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Review of consequences

Review of consequences

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.

  • How to translate syllogisms into consequences
  • The similarities and differences between syllogisms and consequences
  • Why consequences are effective in overcoming wrong views
  • Formulating a three-part consequence following a statement of pervasion
  • The six protocols that Buddhist debates follow

83 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Review of Consequences (download)

The handout for this teaching can be viewed here.

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.