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The challenger responds to the defender

The challenger responds to the defender

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.

  • Fire hazards and discussion of a few syllogisms
  • One special answer
  • More options for the defender’s answers
  • The challenger’s responses to the first two possible answers given by the defender
  • A sample of debate with the challenger responding after the defender says, “The reason is not established.”

87 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: The Challenger Responds to the Defender (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.