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'''Pandita''' (Skt. ''paṇḍita''; Tib. [[མཁས་པ་]], [[པཎྜི་ཏ་]], ''khepa''; [[Wyl.]] ''mkhas pa'') — a title used for scholars who are learned in the [[five sciences]]. It is used especially for the master scholars of ancient India. An exceptionally great scholar is given the title of mahapandita.  
 
'''Pandita''' (Skt. ''paṇḍita''; Tib. [[མཁས་པ་]], [[པཎྜི་ཏ་]], ''khepa''; [[Wyl.]] ''mkhas pa'') — a title used for scholars who are learned in the [[five sciences]]. It is used especially for the master scholars of ancient India. An exceptionally great scholar is given the title of mahapandita.  
  
==How a pandita teaches==
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==How a Pandita Teaches==
For the teaching style of a '''learned [[pandita]]''', there are two approaches. The panditas of the glorious monastic university of [[Nalanda]] would teach the Buddha’s words in terms of the [[five perfections]] and the treatises by means of [[Five Principal Considerations | five principal considerations]]. The panditas of the monastic university at [[Vikramashila]] would begin by making their audience suitably receptive and then describe [[Twofold certainty|two certainties]] regarding the origin of the teaching. <ref>*[[Patrul Rinpoche]], ''Preliminary Points To be Explained when Teaching the Buddha's Word or the Treatises'', translated by Adam Pearcey.</ref>
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For the teaching style of a '''learned [[pandita]]''', there are two approaches:
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*The panditas of the glorious monastic university of [[Nalanda]] would teach the Buddha’s words in terms of the [[five perfections]] and the treatises by means of [[Five Principal Considerations | five principal considerations]].  
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*The panditas of the monastic university at [[Vikramashila]] would begin by making their audience suitably receptive and then describe [[Twofold certainty|two certainties]] regarding the origin of the teaching.<ref>[[Patrul Rinpoche]], ''Preliminary Points To be Explained when Teaching the Buddha's Word or the Treatises'', translated by Adam Pearcey.</ref>
  
 
==Teachings Given to the [[About Rigpa|Rigpa]] Sangha==
 
==Teachings Given to the [[About Rigpa|Rigpa]] Sangha==

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Pandita (Skt. paṇḍita; Tib. མཁས་པ་, པཎྜི་ཏ་, khepa; Wyl. mkhas pa) — a title used for scholars who are learned in the five sciences. It is used especially for the master scholars of ancient India. An exceptionally great scholar is given the title of mahapandita.

How a Pandita Teaches

For the teaching style of a learned pandita, there are two approaches:

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

References

  1. Patrul Rinpoche, Preliminary Points To be Explained when Teaching the Buddha's Word or the Treatises, translated by Adam Pearcey.