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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The description of thought-processes that arise through the five sense-doors and the mind-door is extremely interesting. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. A philosophy has been developed on these lines.

Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. The Sangaha is one such manual from the 11th or 12th century that is widely used as a novice’s first Abhidhamma textbook.

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No attempt has here been made to solve all the problems that confront a modern psychologist. Thank you for your feedback. A supplement to this text is ‘Process of Consciousness and Matter by Ven.

Buddhism teaches a psychology without a psyche. In preparing this translation, Buddhist Psychology by Mrs. The composition of each type of abhidhammmattha is set forth in detail. Abhidhamma, as the term implies, is the Higher Teaching of the Buddha. Written in Pali by the monk Anuruddha, it dates from no earlier than the 8th century sanngaha probably from the 11th or 12th.

Readers should try to understand in what sense these technical terms are employed in Abhidhamma. Retrieved from ” https: There are many technical terms, too, in Abhidhamma which cannot be rendered into English so as to convey their exact connotation.


The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. It investigates these two composite factors of so-called being to help the understanding of things as they truly sangahx.

The Dhamma is not apart from oneself.

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. Contact our editors with your feedback. By mastering this book, a general knowledge of Abhidhamma may easily be acquired.

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.

Liberty has been taken to quote them wherever necessary with due acknowledgment. It deals with realities and a practical way of noble living, based on the experience of those who have understood and realized.

Chief events connected with the process of birth and death are explained in detail. In the Abhidhamma both mind and matter, which constitute this complex machinery of man, are microscopically analyzed. The American monk Bhikkhu Bodhi released an updated version with the title “A sngaha manual of Abhidhamma”, with explanations of each section by Ven.

It is still the most fitting introduction to Abhidhamma. 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.

Above all I have to thank Mr. But one cannot positively assert that Abhidhamma is absolutely necessary to gain one’s Deliverance. Because of its short length, this text has been difficult to understand, and therefore various commentaries have been written on it: Help us improve this article! 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.


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. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.

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. 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.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

Please try again later. The four Noble Truths that form the foundation of the Buddha’s teaching are dependent on this one fathom body.

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