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'''Pandita''' - 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.  
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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.  
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==How a Pandita Teaches==
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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 [[Word of the Buddha|Buddha’s words]] in terms of the [[five perfections]] and the [[treatise]]s 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>
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==Teachings Given to the [[About Rigpa|Rigpa]] Sangha==
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*[[Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche]], [[Lerab Ling]], 25 August 2011
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 09:07, 28 November 2017

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.