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COURSE 4: Proof of Future Lives
Level One of Buddhist Logic and Perception (Pramana)

This Course is based upon the Compendium on Valid Perception (Pramana Samuchaya) by Master Dignaga (440 AD), the Commentary on Valid Perception (Pramana Varttika) by Master Dharmakirti (630 AD), Light on the Path to Freedom (Tarlam Selje) by Gyaltsab Je (1362-1432), and Jewel of the True Thought (Tsema Gong-gyen) by Geshe Yeshe Wangchuk (1928-present). Topics include: the definition of valid perception, the three levels of perception, who has valid perceptions and how, evaluating things beyond our direct perception, how great compassion is developed, the nature of omniscience, the material cause of the mind, proofs of the mind's source, proofs for the existence of past and future lives, and how desire leads to rebirth - an explanation of crucial links in the chain of dependent origination.

This Online Formal Study Course consists of eleven classes, each of which has approximately two hours of audio, along with corresponding written materials.

The complete audio and written materials can also be ordered by mail.

WRITTEN MATERIALS:
The written materials for this Course are contained in ten PDF documents which can be downloaded, printed and assembled into a three-ring binder, or simply openend into a new browser window for quick viewing.

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Course Four contains the following PDF files for their corresponding sections:
Binder Cover & Spine
Overview of the teacher training program
Prayers, Course Syllabus & Readings
Class Notes
Homework
Quizzes
Final Examination
Answer Key
Tibetan Study Materials

The class notes were taken by a student in the original live classes, and youíll need these for reference as whatís written on the board isnít always spoken.

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CLASS ONE: Course Overview; History & Purpose of Buddhist Logic
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CLASS TWO: Levels of Reality
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CLASS THREE: The Definition of Pramana or Valid Perception
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CLASS FOUR: Who Has Pramana and How
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CLASS FIVE: What Omniscience Cannot Be, and What it is
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CLASS SIX: The Four Reasonings of the Forward Order
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CLASS SEVEN: The Proof by the Elimination of Other Possibilities
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CLASS EIGHT: Proofs for the Existence of Other Lives
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CLASS NINE: Proofs for the Cause of The Mind
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CLASS TEN: How Ignorant Desire Triggers Another Life
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CLASS ELEVEN: Course Review
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