Refuting the elements as the cause of afflictions

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Part of a series of teachings by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe on Dharmakirti’s commentary on Dignaga’s Compendium on Valid Cognition. In Tibetan with English translation by Katrina Brooks, resident translator at the Deer Park Buddhist Center in Wisconsin.

  • Introductory motivation
  • Refutation that a person is born without afflictions
  • Refuting examples
  • The afflictions must arise from a corresponding cause
  • Explaining the definition of the truth of suffering
  • Suffering is impermanent
  • The benefit of contemplating death and impermanence
  • Recognizing the suffering of samsara
  • The benefits of contemplating suffering
  • Questions and answers
06 Pramanavarttika with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe: Refuting Elements as the Cause of Defilements 10-09-20

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