I would be grateful for clarification and my apologies if this has already been discussed but I searched Dharmakirti and there were 0 results.
I have been listening to the Mind and Life Conference held in India December 2015 where the Dalai Lama and other educated monks along with eminent scientists from around the world gathered to discuss Buddhist epistemology and science with a view to enhancing understanding of Buddhist teachings and assist with what the Dalai Lama calls Compassionate Science. The Dalai Lama’s long time translator, Thupten Jinpa, himself a well educated man, gave his talk in relation to the Dharmakirti’s from the first century. In the back of my mind I can remember one of our Venerables discussing something which sounded similar to this but was not found to be from the teachings of the Buddha. Was it Dharmakirti ? I have heard others at our temple in Nollamara ask about a teaching - was it Dharmakirti ? There is so much to learn and I really like how Venerables Brahmali and Venerable Sujato keep to the four Nikhiyas and … Which have been found to be the authentic sutta’s. Thank you for any suggestions as I don’t want to get sidetracked with other teachings other than the Buddha’s. This Conference is very interesting but I understand the Buddhist teachings are from a Tibetan Buddhist tradition. If it’s not too arduous, could anyone briefly highlight the main differences between our tradition and Tibetan? Thank you very much if anyone can ‘enlighten me’
Much meta to all