Friday, June 24, 2011

Class 32 - Objects of Mind & Awareness

Download PDF's of class materials and MP3 Tracks from the 32nd class of Spring 2011 term 2011 held on Friday, June 24:

DOWNLOAD Handouts referred to in Class (Handouts are based on Je Tsong Khapa's Illumination of the Thought):

2011 Handout 20 - reviews "Lorig" (Mind & Awareness) re sources of Error in perception and awareness, etc., as basis for understanding unique Madhyamika-Prasangika tenet regarding the Two Truths.

2011 Handout 21 - continues "Lorig" review re sources of Objects of perception/awareness.



Track 1 - Corrects Mistake in Handout 20 – a fault in the meaning in the sentence.
Continues presentation of Handout 21.

Track 2 - Mind Perceiving real phenomena as phenomena that actually do not exist (seeing face in mirror as real face, etc.).
  • Minds can be Correct, Mistaken but not Wrong, or both Mistaken and Wrong.
  • What does descriptions of mind/awareness mean?  
  • Luminous (object of appearance to mind) and 
  • Knowing (mind having object of apprehension/engagement).
Track 3 - Mistaken Consciousness (mistaken with regard to its object of appearance) distinguished from Wrong Awareness (mistaken with regard to object of engagement).
“Eye consciousness apprehending a face in a mirror to be an actual face is the object that the eye consciousness apprehends and engages, so that awareness is mistaken with respect to its appearing object and its object of engagement. . . . Such awareness only arises in those who have not learned the face in a mirror is not an actual face, so it is used as an example of the ignorance that apprehends phenomena to exists inherently, truly. . . .
Track 4 - Referent Objects of Engagement of (Conceptual) Minds. (Complete Handout 21)

Track 5 - Q&A

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This is the 12th class of the Spring 2011 Perfection of Wisdom course addressing the Two Truths, the 1st sub-topic of the 2nd Topic (Mahayana Practice Instructions) of Chapter 1 of Maitreya's Ornament for Clear Realizations, Abhisamayalamkara.

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