The Dhammasa³ga¼ø Pæ¹i. The Dhammasa³ga¼ø, the first book of the Abhidhamma, and the Pa¥¥hæna, the last book, are the most important of the seven. Dhammasangani: Abhidhamma Pitaka: following texts, or pakaranas: (1) Dhammasangani (“Summary of Dharma”), a psychologically oriented manual of. Dhammasangani is the first book of Abhidhamma. Dhammasangani begins with a Matika (Pali for “matrix”), which is a list of classifications of Dhammas.

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Exposition of Form under Single Concepts ekaka-niddeso Ch. Psychologically it is interesting to note that he is prepared to find this intimate, subjective reference in a state of intense feeling.

The senses themselves are often termed indriyas, and dhammaszngani only in Buddhism.

It has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. The gourmanddiscontented with a small dish of rice, demands more and more.

Abhidhamma Pitaka: The Dhammasangani

As these older incorporated commentaries are varied both in form and in method, it is evident that commentary of different kinds had a very early beginning. Without admitting that the course of Buddhist and that of Western culture coincide sufficiently to warrant such a parallel, it may readily be granted that Buddhaghosa must not be accepted en bloc. For in another version of this dialogue more recently edited, Gotama himself being the person consulted, his interlocutor goes on to ask: In the course of his work Buddhaghosa quotes often from the Nikayas without mentioning the source of his quotations ; and also from the Vibhanga 2 and the Maha Pakarana 3 that is, the Patthanagiving their names.

The Intoxicant Group aasava-gocchaka. This quality is due to the mental awakening or enlighten- ment of sambodhi. Two instances, at least, occur to me in the Nikayas, 2 where the talk was cut short, in the one case by Gotama himself, in the other by the woman- apostle Dhammadinna, when the interlocutor brought up Nirvana for discussion of this sort. Modem science, however, has been gradually training the popular mind to a phenomenalistic point of view, and joining hands in psychology with the anti- substantialist tradition of Hume.


Metaphors are multiplied, to show its relation to vitakko.

The sense of guilt, 2 which there is on that occasion, where a sense of guilt ought to be felt, a sense of guilt at attaining to bad and evil states — this is the fear of blame that there then is. We have the Old Commentary embedded in the Vinaya, and the Parivara added as a sort of supple- mentary examination paper to it. And in the history of human ideas, in so far as it clusters about those problems, we find this dependence either made prominent or slurred over. On the term Uncompounded Element asankhata dhatu Indexes If final death, as it believed, followed inevit- ably on the fullest fruition of it, it was not this that made such life desirable.

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On the Chief Subject of Inquiry — D hamma. The comment of Dr. Probably there is truth in both alternatives. There seems to be a breadth and looseness of implication about c i 1 1 a m fairly parallel to the popular vagueness of the English term.

A corresponding explicitness in the notion of consciousness and self-consciousness, or at least in the use of some equivalent terms, has yet to dhammasangabi traced. Nevertheless, it is clear that the term did not stand for bare mental process of a certain degree of complexitybut that it also implied mental process as cultivated in accordance with a certain system of concepts objectively valid for all Buddhist adepts.

Let me not, however, be understood to be reading into the Buddhist theory more than is actually there.

Now rupam com- prises the four Great Phenomena and all their derivatives. Here, then, was a vital kinship, a common basis of physical being which it behoved the student of man to recognise and take into account, so as to hold an intelligent and consistent attitude towards it.

He spoke of it as Indeterminate, as without result — as a Freedom, rather than as a Good. And we know also how widely dbammasangani and also contested 2 this same principle — ‘H y vaxrts tov ofioLov rq 5 ofioi a — was in Dhammasanyani, from Empedokles to Plato and to Plotinus, 3 thinkers, all of them, who were affected, through Pythagorism or elsewise, by the East.


Full text of “Dhammasangani”

Its aim is to systematize or formulate certain doctrines, or at least to enumerate and define a number of scattered terms or categories of terms, occurring in the great books of dialogues and sundry discourse entitled the Nikayas of the Sutta Pitaka.

Taken in conjunction with the general mental attitude and intellectual culture involved in Buddhist ethical doctrine and continually in- culcated in the canonical books, and emphasized as it is by later writings, the position gains in significance. Sacetano koci sakkhl, etc.

And this uplifting is said the commentator emphasizes of ceto, dhanmasangani not of an individual entity, nor of a living soul na sattassa na jivassa. The affix dhatu, whether appended to mano or to manovinnanam, probably stands for a slight dhammsaangani tion in aspect of the intellectual process.

We also ask that you: Thought engaged upon the Higher Ideal lokuttaram cittam I. The object is not so much to extend knowledge as to ensure mutual consistency in the intension of ethical notions, and to systematize and formulate the theories and practical mechanism of intellectual and moral progress scattered in profusion throughout the Suttantas.

Given man as a moral being, what do we find to be the content of his consciousness? Nor is it easy to deduce any explanation from the nature or the treatment of them.

This page was last edited on 31 Mayat Both as recipient, then, and as agent, the learner of the Dharma had to acquire and maintain a certain attitude with respect to these aspects of the rupa-skandha.

Dhammasangani begins with a Matika Pali for “matrix”which is a list of classifications of Dhammas, variously translated as nature,ideas, phenomena, states, patterns etc. And there are said to be four species of such 1 Viz,: