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“Valid Cognition” found in 6 documents
General Application of the Seven Ways of Knowing
Introduction Our topic for this weekend is “ways of knowing” or lorig in Tibetan. This is a very helpful topic because it deals with how we know anything, how we know that what we know is correct, and how we know that it is decisive. It very much affects how we proceed on the...
Elaboration of “Lorig: Ways of Knowing”
Indispensable Ways of Cognizing That Appear in Mental Activity
The mind gives rise to many types of appearances, in terms of both the objects of cognition and the ways of cognizing them that arise. In both cases, what arises may be accurate or inaccurate, pure or impure, tainted or untainted, samsaric or nirvanic. Why is it important to...
Types of Appearances Mind Gives Rise To: Gelug Explanation
Fine Points about the Two Truths: Gelug Prasangika
The Two Truths Have the Same Essential Nature When the statement is made that the two truths have the same essential nature (ngo-bo gcig), but different conceptual isolates (ldog-pa tha-dad), it does not mean that they are referring to the same essential nature. It is not that...
The Two Truths: Gelug Prasangika
11 Validating the Appearances We Perceive
Statement of the Problem The most basic mental activity during each moment of our experience is to produce mental objects and simultaneously to engage with them. If, however, the actual object we perceive with mirror-like awareness is merely an appearance our mind creates,...
Balanced Sensitivity: 3 Dispelling Confusion
Details of Ways of Knowing: 14 Number of Valid Ways of Knowing
Extensive Explanation of “Compendium of Ways of Knowing” Methodology The types of distorted conceptual cognitions that have arisen concerning how many (distinct ways constitute) the count of (types of) valid cognition are as follows. According to the Buddhist tenet systems in...
Ways of Knowing
Details of Ways of Knowing: 3 Apprehension
Extensive Explanation of “Compendium of Ways of Knowing” When (ways of knowing are) divided, there are many aspects. There is knowing with apprehension and knowing without apprehension. Moreover, they can be divided into seven ways of knowing. There are valid and invalid ones,...
Ways of Knowing