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The Index locates topics in the teachings. For definitions and explanations, please see Glossary.

Please note the Index is still under construction. It is very incomplete. We hope that it is nevertheless still useful.


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3 kinds of student or 3 kinds of listener: with different abilities to hear what's being said (1 = right away, 2 = only with repetition, 3 = not until their capacity and experience as a listener changes):
• Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on 3 kinds of student [Week 3, t = 0:58:20]
• J. Cole on 3 kinds of listeners [Week 3, t = 1:01:57]
• See also: beginner's mind
• See also: student of superior faculties [Week 6, t = 1:11:10]


4 foundations of mindfulness, from Satipatthana Sutta [Week 3, t = 0:27:13]


5 aggregates: introduction; in Heart Sutra [Week 6, t = 0:27:42] See also: wiki on ➜skandhas


8 worldly dharmas: see also [Glossary] 8 worldly dharmas
• Equalizing the 8 worldly dharmas as a sign of progress in internalizing the view of emptiness [Week 1, t = 0:31:14]


10 bulls: see also [Glossary] 10 bulls
• 1. "The Search for The Bull" [Week 1, t = 0:15:42]
• 2. "Discovering the Footprints" [Week 2, t = 0:06:38]
• 3. "Perceiving the Bull" [Week 3, t = 0:19:25]
• 4. "Catching the Bull" [Week 4, t = 0:42:11]
• 5. "Taming the Bull" [Week 4, t = 0:42:11]
• 6. "Riding the Bull Home" [Week 5, t = 0:04:02]
• 7. "The Bull Transcended" [Week 5, t = 0:04:02]
• 8. "Both Bull and Self Transcended" [Week 6, t = 0:04:10]
• 9. "Reaching the Source" [Week 7, t= 0:01:54]
• 10. "In the World" [Week 8, t = 0:03:17]
• In Paul Reps (1957) Zen Flesh, Zen Bones : see [Bibliography] Zen Flesh, Zen Bones


10 unanswered questions
• The 10 (in some traditions 14) metaphysical questions that the Buddha didn't answer, e.g. "is the universe eternal or not?" [Philosophy in Buddhism, Week 1, t = 0:23:29]
• If self and aggregates are same, then Buddha should have answered [6:129, Week 5, t = 1:10:19]


A

Acceptance / non-judgement:
• The seeming paradox that we are taught both (1) to accept everything in the view, (2) to distinguish right/wrong thoughts and actions on the path [Week 2, t = 0:14:27]
• See also: view language and path language


Alagaddupama Sutta (MN 22.13, "The Water-Snake Simile"): "the teaching is similar to a raft, which is for crossing over, and not for getting hold of" [Week 1, t = 0:54:22]


AlphaGo, artificial intelligence/deep learning, defeats Go world champion [Week 5, t = 0:26:40]


B

Baby prince and the ministers, story to illustrate how the bodhisattvas outshine the Shravaka arhats with merit on 1st bhumi and with wisdom on 6th bhumi [1:8, Week 2, t = 1:16:21]


Batchelor, Stephen, and rationality - going beyond irrationality and blind faith, but not reaching the nondual and beyond-rational [Week 4, t = 0:35:03]


Beginner's Mind,
• The Zen story A Cup of Tea [Week 1, t = 0:11:36]
• "Understanding is like a patch on clothing. Experience is like a mist in the morning. We should not be attached to them" [Week 5, t = 0:37:57]


Beyond-rational
• Jigme Lingpa "As soon as we talk it is all contradiction / As soon as we think it is all confusion": see Jigme Lingpa
• Secular Buddhists are trapped in rationality and can't go beyond: see Stephen Batchelor


Buddhist philosophy
• Buddhism has no interest in metaphysical speculation: see 10 unanswered questions


C

Chandrakirti: see also [Glossary] Chandrakirti
• A Madhyamika who accepts conventional truth (jikten drakdé umapa) (see: conventional truth)


Charnel ground and forest glade: see forest glade and charnel ground


Conventional truth: see also [Glossary] conventional truth
• Chandrakirti as a “Madhyamika who accepts [as conventionally true just] what the world acknowledges [to be true]” (rywiki: "Madhyamika acting in accordance with the world ") (Wylie: 'jig rten grags sde dbu ma pa, Tibetan: འཇིག་རྟེན་གྲགས་སྡེ་དབུ་མ་པ་, jikten drakdé umapa), [Week 3, t = 0:51:03]


Cula-Malunkyovada Sutta (MN 63, "The Shorter Instructions to Malunkya" ), man wounded by poisoned arrow [Week 1, t = 0:23:29]
• See also: Sutras


D

Dependent arising,
• Dependent arising is how things arise in conventional truth [6:114, Week 4, t = 1:44:07]
• Thich Nhat Hanh's story of the cloud floating in the piece of paper [Week 3, t = 0:39:59]


Dreyfus, Hubert, on artificial intelligence and What Computers Can't Do [Week 5, t = 0:23:25]


E

Emptiness
• How to practice emptiness and nonduality: see horse practice and donkey practice
• See also: dependent arising, i.e. how we talk about arising in conventional truth
• Emptiness of emptiness [6:185-6:186, Week 6, t = 0:31:59]


Espoused Theory / Theory-in-Use (by Chris Argyris)
• In the context of practicing and realizing the view [Week 1, t = 0:37:36]


F

Faith
• The Buddha: "Do not accept any of my words on faith": see Kalama Sutta


Forest glade and charnel ground [Week 4, t = 0:27:09], see also: view and practice


G

Gold
• The Buddha's invitation to critically examine the Dharma as if buying gold: see Kalama Sutta


H

Heart Sutra
• Text of Heart Sutra (Prajñaparamitahridaya): see [Practice] Heart Sutra
Prajñaparamita Sutras as scriptural source for Madhyamakavatara [6:223, Week 6, t = 0:46:59]
• See also: Sutras


Horse practice & donkey practice, teaching by Padampa Sangye [Week 5, t = 0:37:57]


J

J. Cole on how people hear the message of his songs in 3 different ways: see 3 kinds of student


Jigme Lingpa
• The truth is beyond-rational: "As soon as we talk it is all contradiction / As soon as we think it is all confusion" [Week 3, t = 1:36:08]


K

Kalama Sutta (AN 3.65, "To The Kalamas"): "Do not accept any of my words on faith, believing them just because I said them. Be like an analyst buying gold, who cuts, burns, and critically examines his product for authenticity" [Week 1, t = 0:50:47]
• See also: Sutras


Kegan, Robert, going beyond subject/object duality; difference between nonduality of baby & nonduality of Buddha [Week 2, t = 1:39:37]


Koans and Zen stories
• Great collection of koans and Zen stories, including Mumonkan and 101 Zen Stories, in Paul Reps (1957) Zen Flesh, Zen Bones : see [Bibliography] Zen Flesh, Zen Bones
• "A Cup of Tea", #1 from Mumonkan [Week 1, t = 0:11:36]
• "Muddy Road", #14 from 101 Zen Stories [Week 5, t = 0:35:24]


L

Lojong, and renunciation mind: see: renunciation mind


M

Mahayana
• Mahayana-Madhyamaka as the sole final vehicle of all Buddhist paths [6:79, Week 4, t = 1:22:07]
• Revisited in Mipham's commentary on shravakas/bodhisattvas, verse 6:179 [Week 6, t = 0:14:21]


Mindfulness
• 4 foundations of mindfulness: see 4 foundations of mindfulness


N

Nonduality
• Robert Kegan on nonduality [Week 2, t = 1:39:37]


Non-judgment: see acceptance


Nyoshul Lungtok, with Patrul Rinpoche outside Dzogchen monastery: see Patrul Rinpoche


O

Outshining, how bodhisattvas outshine Shravaka arhats: see baby prince and the ministers


P

Padampa Sangye
• Horse practice and donkey practice: see horse practice and donkey practice


Path
• All phenomena of the ground, path and fruit are emptiness [6:201cd-6:215, Week 6, t = 0:44:15]
• See also: practice


Patrul Rinpoche
• Introducing the nature of mind to Nyoshul Lungtok at Dzogchen Monastery [Week 3, t = 0:56:55]


Phena Sutta (SN 22.85, "Foam"): "Form is like a glob of foam; feeling, a bubble; perception, a mirage; fabrications, a banana tree; consciousness, a magic trick" [Week 2, t = 1:30:30]


Philosophy
• Philosophy in Buddhism: see Buddhist philosophy


Poisoned arrow, story of man wounded by: see Cula-Malunkyovada Sutta


Practice
• Forest glade and charnel ground: see forest glade and charnel ground
• Horse practice and donkey practice, advice on how to practice emptiness and nonduality by Padampa Sangye: see: horse practice and donkey practice
• Renunciation mind [Week 4, t = 0:32:23]
• See also: path


Prajñaparamita: see Heart Sutra


R

Raft, simile of the: see Alagaddupama Sutta


Rationality
• The limits of rationality: see beyond-rational


Rebirth
• Should a contemporary follower of Chandrakirti accept rebirth, given that Chandrakirti follows conventional truth and rebirth isn't conventional in modern world? (Week 4, t = 1:35:06)


Renunciation mind, and lojong practice [Week 4, t = 0:32:23]


Representationalism
• Distinction of representationalism and realism [Week 5, t = 0:17:38]


S

Sabché (Wylie: sa bcad, Tibetan: ས་བཅད་): see structural outline


Satipatthana Sutta (MN 10, "The Way of Mindfulness"): see 4 foundations of mindfulness


Science
• Science is not our opponent, example of Prasangika car mechanic [Week 5, t = 1:28:47]
• Science is conventional truth in modern world, just as Abhidharma was conventional truth during Chandrakirti's time [Week 4, t = 1:35:06]


Secular Buddhism: see Batchelor, Stephen


Skandhas: see 5 aggregates


Spiritual materialism
• As dwelling on or becoming attached to the purity of our discipline [2:3, Week 2, t = 1:52:59]


Stockdale Paradox, holding both realism and optimism = face the truth but have confidence that you will prevail in the end [Week 4, t = 0:19:18]


Structural outline (Wylie: sa bcad, Tibetan: ས་བཅད་, sabché):
• Introduction to structural outline and its relationship to the commentary [Week 3, t = 1:27:54]
• Structural outline for refutation of the Cittamatra [Week 5, t = 0:52:08]


Superior faculties, student or practitioner of [Week 6, t = 1:11:10]


Superior understanding of one's own object: Nagarjuna's explanation of why the Mahayana understanding of the view is superior to that of the Shravakayana [Week 2, t = 1:22:27]


Sutras (by name)
• Alagaddupama Sutta (MN 22 from Pali Canon): see Alagaddupama Sutta
• Cula-Malunkyovada Sutta (MN 63 from Pali Canon): see Cula-Malunkyovada Sutta
• Heart Sutra (Mahayana): see Heart Sutra
• Kalama Sutta (AN 3.65 from Pali Canon): see Kalama Sutta
• Phena Sutta (SN 22.85 from Pali Canon): see Phena Sutta
• Satipatthana Sutta (MN 10 from Pali Canon): see 4 foundations of mindfulness


Sutras (stories and examples from)
• [Arrow]: Story of man wounded by poisoned arrow: see Cula-Malunkyovada Sutta
• [Magic]: "Form is like a glob of foam; feeling, a bubble; perception, a mirage; fabrications, a banana tree; consciousness, a magic trick": see Phena Sutta
• [Raft]: "The teaching is similar to a raft, which is for crossing over, and not for getting hold of": see Alagaddupama Sutta


T

Theory-in-Use: See Espoused Theory


Thich Nhat Hanh
• Story of the cloud floating in the piece of paper (dependent arising) [Week 3, t = 0:39:59]


Tulku: the different kinds of tulkus / manifestations [8:1-8:3, Week 7, t = 0:32:30]


V

View and practice / View, meditation, action
• "Ultimately, refute all views / Relatively, accept everything without analysis / Conventionally, do your practice" [Week 6, t = 1:00:04 end of section]
• The difference between view and practice [Week 1, t = 0:37:36]
• The forest glade and the charnel ground [Week 4, t = 0:27:09]
• Equalizing the 8 worldly dharmas as a sign of progress in internalizing the view of emptiness: see 8 worldly dharmas
• See also: horse practice and donkey practice
• See also: path / practice
• See also: view language and path language


View language and path language
• The difference between view language and path language [Week 2, t = 1:06:06]
• The seeming paradox that we are taught both (1) to accept everything in the view, (2) to distinguish right/wrong thoughts and actions on the path [Week 2, t = 0:14:27]
• See also: view and practice
• See also: path / practice


W

Wolves, Two: story of feeding the good/bad wolves as analogy for habits [Week 4: t = 0:52:02]


Z

Zen / Chan
• Koans and Zen stories: see koans and Zen stories


 

 


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