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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Keep Exploring Britannica Francis. 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.

If one were to read the Abhidhamma as a modern textbook on psychology, one would be disappointed. Whoever the great author or authors of the Abhidhamma may have been, it has to abhidhanmattha admitted that he or they had intellectual genius comparable only to that of the Buddha.

A-ak Bayes 15th ed. Thoughts are analyzed and classified chiefly from an ethical standpoint. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

He was the first pope…. The Abhidhammattha-sangaha consists of the following chapters: Above all I have to thank Mr. Abhidhamma, as the term implies, is the Higher Teaching of the Buddha. According to some scholars, Abhidhamma is not a teaching of the Buddha, but is a later elaboration of scholastic monks. In preparing this translation, Buddhist Psychology by Mrs. There are many technical terms, too, in Abhidhamma which cannot be rendered into English so as to convey their exact connotation.



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. Please try again later. 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 of Buddhist wisdom.

It investigates these two composite factors of so-called being to help the understanding of things as they truly are. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of All mental states are enumerated. In the Abhidhamma both mind and matter, which constitute this complex machinery of man, are microscopically analyzed.

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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. 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. The description of thought-processes that arise through the five sense-doors and the mind-door is extremely interesting. The Dhamma is not apart from oneself. A supplement to this text is ‘Process of Consciousness and Matter by Ven. Without a knowledge of the Abhidhamma one at times’ finds it difficult to understand the real significance of some profound teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikkhu Bodhi for his useful suggestions. Buddhism teaches a psychology without a psyche. The four Noble Truths that form the foundation of the Buddha’s teaching are dependent on this one fathom body. There was a problem with your submission. Because of its short length, this text has been difficult to understand, and therefore various commentaries have been written on it: Views Read Edit View history.

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The Path of Emancipation is set forth in clear terms. Written in Pali by the monk Anuruddha, it dates from no earlier than the 8th century and probably from the 11th or 12th.

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