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More debate practice

More debate practice

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.

  • Is atman an existent? What is the relationship between a generality and an instance?
  • Is a riding lawn mower an ultimate truth? Is it a compound phenomenon?
  • Proving that dukkha does not stop after a person commits suicide
  • What defines a peaceful protest?
  • Does a red face and a loud voice mean that someone is necessarily angry?
  • Is whatever hinders the development of one of the four immeasureables a near enemy of that immeasurable?
  • Is there a purpose to debate? Is being hard a reason for not doing something?

90 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: More Debate Practice (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.