The importance of understanding emptiness correctly and how it relates to cultivating compassion.
Series: Empty Even Conventionally with Guy Newland (2015)
Dr. Guy Newland helps us to understand the ultimate nature of reality by clarifying the Prasangika view of conventional and ultimate truths. Also explored is the use of logic or yogic approaches to realising emptiness. For more teachings by Guy Newland see Two Truths.
Tsongkhapa’s interpretation of the Prasangika view, and what it means to say that objects are mere imputations by thought.
What it means for objects to be mere imputations by thought.
The ultimate nature being unknowable by the mind, versus arguments that it is possible to understand the ultimate nature through reasoned logic.
Reviewing arguments that the ultimate nature cannot be known by the mind.
How Tsongkhapa refutes the Svatantrika view of conventional existence, while retaining the possibility of understanding the ultimate nature of reality.
Returning to Chapa chos kyi seng ge’s refutation of Chandrakirti, which foreshadows Tsongkhapa.