ABHIDHAMMATTHA – SANGAHA. of Anuruddhācariya. A manual of ABHIDHAMMA. Edited in the original Pali Text with English Translation and Explanatory. A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma – The Abhidhammattha Sangaha of Acariya Anuruddha — by Bhikkhu Bodhi. This is the classical. Abhidhammattha-sangaha, (Pāli: “Summary of the Meaning of Abhidhamma”) a highly popular primer, or digest, of the Abhidhamma corpus (the scholastic.
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Commentators state that the Buddha, as a mark of gratitude to His mother who was born in a celestial plane, preached the Abhidhamma to His mother Deva and others continuously for three months.
Bhikkhu Bodhi for his useful suggestions. The Abhidhammattha-sangaha The Compendium of Things contained in the Abhidhamma is a Pali Buddhist instructional manual or compendium of the Abhidhamma meta-teaching, higher doctrine of the Abhidhammattah tradition. To be a master of Abhidhamma all abhidbammattha seven books, together with commentaries and sub-commentaries, have to be read and re-read patiently and critically. The four Noble Truths that form the foundation of the Buddha’s teaching are dependent on this one fathom body.
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According to some scholars, Abhidhamma is not a teaching of the Buddha, but is a later elaboration of scholastic monks. It is still the most fitting introduction to Abhidhamma. A supplement saangaha this text is ‘Process of Consciousness and Matter by Ven.
Contact our editors with your feedback. In the Abhidhammattha Sangaha there is a brief exposition of the Law of Dependent Origination, followed by a descriptive account of the Causal Relations that finds no parallel in any other philosophy.
Francis, the bishop of Rome and the leader of the Roman Catholic Church —. It is the most widely read work of its kind, is held in very high esteem, especially in Myanmar and Sri Lanka Ceylonand has been the subject of an extensive exegetical literature in the centuries since its composition.
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Look within, Seek thyself. That consciousness flows like a stream, a view propounded by some modern psychologists like William James, becomes extremely clear to one who understands the Abhidhamma. U Rewata Dhamma and numerous charts and tables provided by Ven. Internet URLs are the best.
Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Shwe Zan Aung proved extremely helpful to me. The Path of Emancipation is set forth in clear terms. All mental states are enumerated. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see abhidhammathha similar or related subjects are covered.
It deals with realities and a practical way of noble living, based on the experience of those who have understood and realized. The Abhidhammatthasangaha was first translated into English by Shwe Zan Aung between andand this was revised and edited by Mrs.
Thank you for your feedback. But one cannot positively assert that Abhidhamma is absolutely necessary to gain one’s Deliverance. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.
Whoever the great author or authors of the Abhidhamma may have been, it has to be admitted that he or they had intellectual genius comparable only to that of the Buddha. There are many technical terms, too, in Abhidhamma which cannot be rendered into English so as to convey their exact connotation. Please try again later. In Abhidhamma all irrelevant problems that interest students and scholars, but having no relation to one’s Deliverance, are deliberately set aside.
The subject matter of the Abhidhammattha-sangaha includes enumerations of 89 classes of consciousness52 mental properties in various combinations, the qualities of matter, the kinds of relations between phenomena, the varieties of rebirth, and a number of meditation exercises.
He was the first pope…. Liberty has been taken to quote them wherever necessary with due acknowledgment. The Dhamma is not apart from oneself. Such is his skill in capturing the essentials of that system, and in arranging them in a format suitable for easy comprehension, that his work has become the standard primer for Abhidhamma studies throughout the Theravada Buddhist countries of South and Southeast Asia.
Above all I have to thank Mr. Help us improve this article! The Abhidhammattha-sangaha is a handbook rather than an expository work; it is extremely condensed, dealing in fewer than 50 pages with the entire contents of the seven texts of the Abhidhamma Pitaka.
Buddhism teaches a psychology without a psyche.