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.

Author: Kecage Akinoshura
Country: Saint Lucia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Spiritual
Published (Last): 18 January 2010
Pages: 337
PDF File Size: 18.15 Mb
ePub File Size: 4.79 Mb
ISBN: 196-9-86889-196-2
Downloads: 38461
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: JoJojar

Intricate points of the Dhamma are clarified. According to some scholars, Abhidhamma is not a teaching of the Buddha, but is a later elaboration of scholastic monks.

Thoughts are analyzed and classified chiefly from an ethical standpoint. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources.

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. The Abhidhammattga was composed in India or in Myanmar Burmathe chief centre for Abhidhamma studies. 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. In the Abhidhammattha Sangaha there is a brief exposition of the Law of Dependent Origination, followed by abhidhxmmattha descriptive account of the Causal Relations that finds no parallel in any other philosophy. In nine short chapters occupying about fifty pages in print, the author provides a masterly summary of that abstruse body of Buddhist doctrine called the Abhidhamma.



Modern Psychology, limited as it is comes within the scope of Abhidhamma inasmuch as it deals with the mind, with thoughts, thought-processes, and mental states but it does not admit of a psyche or a soul.

Lo, the truth will unfold itself. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. In Abhidhamma all irrelevant problems that interest students and scholars, but having no relation to one’s Deliverance, are deliberately set aside.

This page was last edited on 5 Sanganaat 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. The purpose of the analysis contained within the Abhidhammattha-sangaha is to elicit a realization of the impermanence of all things, leading abhidhanmattha enlightenment and emancipation.


The composition of each type of consciousness is set forth in detail. There are many technical terms, too, in Abhidhamma which cannot be rendered into English so as to convey their exact connotation.

Lankatilaka, a most distinguished artist of Sri Abhidhakmattha, for his beautiful and symbolical dust jacket design.

It deals with realities and a practical way of noble living, based on the experience of those who have understood and realized. The Sangaha is one such manual from the 11th or 12th century that is widely used as a novice’s first Abhidhamma textbook. Liberty has been taken to quote them wherever necessary with due acknowledgment.

Thank you for your feedback. Keep Exploring Britannica Francis. Here there is food for thought to original thinkers and to earnest students who wish to increase their wisdom and lead an ideal Buddhist life.

The advent of death, process of rebirth in various planes without anything to pass from one life to another, the evidently verifiable doctrine of Kamma and Rebirth are fully explained. Fundamental units of matter, material forces, properties of matter, source of matter, relationship of mind and matter, are described.

U Rewata Dhamma and numerous charts and tables provided by Ven.

Readers should try to understand in what sense these technical terms are employed in Abhidhamma. 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 Theravada tradition.

If one were to read the Abhidhamma as a modern textbook on psychology, one would be disappointed. Thank You for Abhidhammatrha Contribution!

Their exact meaning should be clearly understood. Shwe Zan Aung proved extremely helpful to me. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article.


Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Contact our editors with your feedback. The American monk Bhikkhu Bodhi released an updated version with the title “A comprehensive manual of Qbhidhammattha, with explanations of each section by Ven.


The subject matter of the Abhidhammattha-sangaha includes enumerations of 89 classes of consciousness abhidhwmmattha, 52 mental properties in various combinations, the qualities abhidbammattha matter, the kinds of relations between phenomena, the varieties of rebirth, and a number of meditation exercises. 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.

At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. 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. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: There was a problem with your submission.

Written in Pali by the monk Anuruddha, it dates from no earlier than the 8th century and probably from the 11th or 12th. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Francis, sangahq bishop of Rome and the leader of the Roman Catholic Church —.

The description of thought-processes that sangana through the five sense-doors and the mind-door is extremely interesting.

Above all I have to thank Mr. A philosophy has been developed on these lines. Look within, Seek thyself.

Views Read Edit View history. It investigates these two composite factors of so-called being to help the understanding of things as they truly are.

Abhidhamma, as the term implies, is the Higher Teaching of the Buddha.