Valid inference

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Valid inference (Skt. anumāna; Wyl. རྗེས་དཔག་, jepak tsema, rjes dpag tshad ma) is defined as "a state of mind that knows its own particular object, a hidden phenomenon to be proven, based on evidence in which the three modes are complete".[1]

Subdivisions

  1. Inference for oneself (svārthamāna; rang don rjes dpag)
  2. Inference for others (parārthānumāna; gzhan don rjes dpag)

Or:

  1. dngos stobs
  2. grags pa
  3. yid ches

Notes

  1. tshul gsum tshang ba'i rtags la brten nas rang yul lkog gyur gyi bsgrub bya rtogs pa'i blo