Concluding review

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.

  • Examples of debate when the opponent compares two phenomena as four possibilities
  • Comparing people who commit naturally negative actions and people who keep precepts
  • How relying on a spiritual mentor and seeing a guru as a buddha compare
  • How do the two compare: someone who prostrates to the Buddha and someone who pays respect to the Buddha?
  • Comparing yogic and mental direct perceivers
  • Are all people who practice Zen meditation Buddhists?

99 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Concluding Review (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.

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