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A defender’s four answers

A defender’s four answers

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.

  • Review of four possible responses to a three-part consequence
  • The difference between answering “There is no pervasion” and “The pervasion is opposite”
  • Examples of different statements denying pervasion
  • The order of establishing the three criteria of a correct sign
  • Validity of a syllogism and truth of its components

85 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: (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.