Buddhist tenet systems: Question and answers part 1

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Part of a series of talks on the key points of the four main Buddhist tenet systems.

  • How do the omnipresent mental factors function as direct cognition?
  • Can you give examples of counter forces to the afflictions?
  • How can a sense consciousness have feeling?
  • Does a sense consciousness have discrimination?
  • Clarification on the mode of apprehension
  • Top-down versus bottom-up in studying tenets schools
  • How many feeling can we have at a time?
  • What is the meaning of the Vajjira Sutta?
  • The evolution of ideas and knowledge
  • Does the Pali tradition speak of tenet systems?
  • Tenet system study is a learning tool
  • The history of the Mahayana tradition
  • What are some enculturated Western blind-spots?
03 Q&A Session with Ven. Thubten Chodron 09-19-20

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