An Abhidharma text written by Vasubandhu before he converted to Mahanyana Buddhism. The name of the text literally means the strorehouse. Abhidhamma is the Higher Teaching of the Buddha, some- times referred to as the ultimate teaching (paramattha desanà). In it, man is described as a. The Sanskrit term abhidharma seems to derive from the expression “concerning ( abhi) the teaching(s) (Skt., dharma, Pali, dhamma).” For the.

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I have never, ever, received such beautifully and carefully packed items from India in all my years of ordering. It consists of the seven sections as described below. Timeline of Buddhism Buddhist councils. These various forms of zbhidharma aim at pacifying the mind and reducing the strength of emotional afflictions and suffering. The practitioner and the path are the two objects of purification.

These commentarial definitions of dharmas as carrying their intrinsic natures should not be interpreted ontologically as implying that dharmas are substances having inherent existence. In particular, the Theravada Abhidharma contains two texts abbhidharma Katha Vatthu and Abhidhzrma Pannatti that some consider entirely out of place in an Abhidharma collection.

Views Read Edit View history. The Eight Chapters of the Abhidharmakosha. These are three phases of a single momentary phenomenon defined as one single dhamma or consciousness moment.


These are organized into a fourfold categorization. The different stages of meditative concentration and their characteristics are developed in this chapter.

Abhidharma (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Again, thank you very much. The practice of shamatha Tib: Open access to the SEP is made possible by a world-wide funding initiative. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

This shift was part of a broader movement in Indian philosophy in which Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist thinkers turned away from traditional metaphysical questions about the nature of the external world and the self, and focused instead on the study of epistemology, logic, and language. Rajendra Prasad Shakya Hardcover Edition: This enterprise involves breaking down the objects of ordinary perception into their constituent, discrete dharmas and clarifying their relations of causal conditioning.

The word ” thereby ” shows that because of attachment abhidhar,a other five settle into their object. Thanks many times over!

Abhidharmakośakārikā – Wikipedia

Within this context, dharmas are seen as the objects of a specific mental capacity called mental cognitive awareness Skt. Underlying this analysis of causal conditioning is the notion of existence as efficacious action, or karma.

Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, pp. The increasingly detailed enumerations of dharmas demonstrate that no essence or independent self could be found in any phenomenon or its constituents, since all aspects of abhdiharma are impermanent, arising and passing away subject to numerous causes and conditions.

Treasury of Abhidharma

Rather, in congruency with the notion of existence whether categorial or ontological as functioning, it analyzes sensory perception as resulting from particular functions that are performed by the eighty-nine citta types revealed by the foregoing taxonomy. You will be informed as abbidharma when your card is viewed.


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Understanding the nature of samsara leads to renunciation. The world is the basis of suffering in samsara. These may occur in succession, or mind-door processes may occur independently. Intellectual assimilation and doctrinal disputes also existed between the Buddhist monastic community and the contemporaneous Sanskrit Grammarians, Jains, and Brahmanical schools with their evolving scholastic and analytical movements, which must also have contributed to the Abdhidharma discursive hermeneutics and argumentative style.

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Mental obscurations arise from habitual tendencies and create karma and new latent tendencies. Modern translations have been made into English, French and Russian. Here the three moments of origination, endurance, and cessation do not correspond to three different entities.