Lorik and Takrik
by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche
The Presentation of Lorik and Takrik: The Essence of the Ocean of Traditions
of Logic (blo rig and rTags rigs) is a fundamental text currently used in the East in Tibetan shedras to teach logic, and in the West in translation at Nitartha Institute.
The author, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, is a preeminent scholar and
meditation master within the Kagyu educational system.
His Lorik and Takrik illustrate the continuity over the centuries within the Tibetan educational system. The three logic texts
included in the volume serve as commentaries on a fifteenth century Tibetan text on logic by Chodrak Gyatso, the Seventh Karmapa, which is in turn based on the groundbreaking works of
logic written in India in the fifth and seventh century by Dignaga and Dharmakirti. The issues raised in these works are relevant today, both to academics who study the foundations of logical
argument, and to others, who are in daily life confronted with the need to distinguish the true from the false.
Lorik and Takrik is a Tibetan-language publication, with English-
and Tibetan-language introductory materials. For information on purchasing the book, please send an e-mail inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An excerpt from the introductory material is available in English and in Tibetan. Mikyo Dorje's Madhyamakavatara commentary.