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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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Such a clear exposition of thought-processes cannot be found in abhjdhammattha other psychological treatise. Shwe Zan Aung proved extremely helpful to me. A-ak Bayes 15th ed. Views Read Edit View history. 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.

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The description of thought-processes that arise through the five sense-doors and sangahz mind-door is extremely interesting. Bhikkhu Bodhi for his useful suggestions. To the wise truth-seekers, Abhidhamma is an indispensable guide and an intellectual treat. Abhidhamma, as the term implies, is the Higher Teaching of the Buddha. Liberty has been taken to quote them wherever necessary with due acknowledgment.


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. Look within, Seek thyself.

Lo, the truth will unfold itself. Thank you for your feedback. The composition of each type of consciousness is set forth in detail.

There was a problem samgaha your submission. U Rewata Dhamma and numerous charts and tables provided by Ven. Written in Pali by the monk Anuruddha, it dates from no earlier than the 8th century and probably from the 11th or 12th.

Abhidhammattha Sangaha

Learn More in these related Britannica articles: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

Our editors will review what you’ve abhidhammattga, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. Thank You for Your Contribution! It investigates these two composite factors of so-called being to help the understanding of things as they truly are.

Because of its short length, this text has been difficult to understand, and therefore various commentaries have been written on it: Intricate points of the Dhamma are clarified. There are many technical terms, too, in Abhidhamma which cannot be rendered into English so as to convey their exact connotation.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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. In Abhidhamma all irrelevant problems that interest students and scholars, but having no relation to one’s Deliverance, are deliberately set aside.

Lankatilaka, a most distinguished artist of Sri Lanka, for his beautiful and symbolical dust jacket design. It should be made clear that Abhidhamma does not attempt to give a systematized knowledge of mind and matter. According to some scholars, Abhidhamma is not a teaching of the Buddha, but is a later elaboration of scholastic monks.

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Above all I have to thank Mr. By mastering this book, a general knowledge of Abhidhamma may easily be acquired. Help us improve this article! We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles.