Background on the five areas of knowledge for bodhisattvas and the eight pivotal points of logic.
Series: Pramanavarttika with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe
Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe teaches Dharmakirti’s commentary on Dignaga’s “Compendium on Valid Cognition,” with translation by Joshua Cutler from the Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center: http://www.labsum.org/
Dignaga’s homage to the Buddha that proves why the Buddha is a reliable cognizer being.
Why Dignaga and Dharmakirti establish proofs for the Buddha as a reliable cognizer being.
The definition of a consciousness that is a reliable cognizer.
How we ascertain whether we have reliable cognizers.
The components of the definition of a reliable cognizer as being “new” and “non-deceptive.”
Addressing the question of whether all omniscient consciousnesses are reliable cognizers.
Going over arguments refuting a permanent or impermanent creator god.
Parts of a syllogism and the three modes of a correct reason.
Spelling out the absurd consequences of our wrong views to refute them.