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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According to Bhikkhu Bodhithe Abhidhammattha-sangaha is one of the most important texts in the Theravada Abhidhamma tradition. Sometimes readers will come across unusual words such as corruption, defilement, volitional activities, functional, resultants, and so forth, which are of great significance from an Abhidhamma standpoint.

Look within, Seek thyself. From Wikipedia, the free abhidhammxttha. The Abhidhammattha-sangaha was composed in India or in Myanmar Burmathe chief centre for Abhidhamma studies. The description of thought-processes that arise through the five sense-doors and the mind-door is extremely interesting. No attempt has here been made to solve all the problems that confront a modern psychologist.

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abhidhammartha Thank you for your feedback. The Dhamma is not apart from oneself. U Rewata Dhamma and numerous charts and tables provided by Ven. According to some scholars, Abhidhamma is not a teaching of the Buddha, but is a later elaboration of scholastic monks. In these countries, particularly in Burma where the study of Abhidhamma is pursued most assiduously, the Abhidhammattha Sangaha is regarded as the indispensable key to unlock this great treasure-store abhidhmmattha Buddhist wisdom.

It deals with realities and a practical way of noble living, based on the abyidhammattha of those who have understood and realized. He was the first pope…. Internet URLs are the best. It should be made clear that Abhidhamma does not attempt to give a systematized knowledge of mind and matter.


Bhavanga and Javana thought-moments, which are explained only in the Abhidhamma, and which have no parallel in modern psychology, are of special interest to a research student in psychology.

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Intricate points of the Dhamma are clarified. A supplement to this text is ‘Process of Consciousness and Matter by Ven. Francis, the bishop of Rome and the leader of the Roman Catholic Church —. In the Abhidhamma both mind and matter, which constitute this complex machinery of man, are microscopically analyzed.

Some English equivalents such as consciousness, will, volition, intellect, perception are used in a specific sense in Western Philosophy.

But one cannot positively assert that Abhidhamma is absolutely necessary to gain one’s Deliverance. 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.

It investigates these two composite factors of so-called being to help the understanding of things as they truly are. If one were to read the Abhidhamma as a modern textbook on psychology, one would be disappointed. Liberty has been taken to quote them wherever necessary with due acknowledgment.

The Abhidhammattha-sangaha consists of the following chapters: Without a knowledge of the Abhidhamma one at times’ finds it difficult to understand the real significance of some profound teachings of the Buddha. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Lankatilaka, a most distinguished artist of Sri Lanka, for his beautiful and symbolical dust jacket design.

Please try again later. There are many technical terms, too, in Abhidhamma which cannot be rendered into English so as to convey their exact connotation. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


F Rhys Davids and first printed in All mental states are enumerated. Thank You for Your Contribution! Buddhism Pali Buddhist texts. Rhys Davids rightly says, Abhidhamma deals with ” 1 What we find a within us b around us and of 2 what we aspire to find.

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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The Abhidhammatthasangaha was first translated into English by Shwe Zan Aung between andand this was revised and edited by Mrs. Thoughts are analyzed and classified chiefly from an ethical standpoint. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: The four Noble Truths that form the foundation of the Buddha’s teaching are dependent on this one fathom body.

The subject matter of the Abhidhammattha-sangaha includes enumerations of 89 classes of consciousness52 mental properties in various combinations, the qualities of sajgaha, the kinds of relations between phenomena, the varieties of rebirth, and a number of meditation exercises.

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At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. In nine short chapters occupying about fifty pages in abhidhammattja, the author provides a masterly summary of that abstruse body of Buddhist doctrine called the Abhidhamma.

Buddhism teaches a psychology without a psyche.