A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi

By Bhikkhu Bodhi

This sleek translation of the Abhidhammattha Sangaha (Manual of Abhidhamma) bargains an creation to Buddhism's basic philosophical psychology. initially written within the eleventh or twelfth century, the Sangaha has served because the key to knowledge held within the Abhidhamma. Concisely surveyed are Abhidhamma's valuable issues, together with states of recognition and psychological components, the services and techniques of the brain, the cloth global, based coming up, and the equipment and phases of meditation. This provides an actual translation of the Sangaha along the unique Pali textual content. a close, explanatory consultant with greater than forty charts and tables lead readers throughout the complexities of Adhidhamma. This replaces 9552401038.

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32 1. Compendium of Consciousness Associated with restlessness (uddhaccasampayutta): Restlessness (uddhacca) is disquietude, mental distraction, or agitation, and the citta infected by this restlessness is the second type of consciousness rooted in delusion. According to the Abhidhamma, the mental factor of restlessness is found in all twelve unwholesome cittas (see Chapter 2, §13), but, in the other eleven cittas, its force (satti) is relatively weak, and its function is secondary. However, in this last type of citta, restlessness becomes the chief factor; thus, this last type alone is described as consciousness associated with restlessness.

Its function is to investigate, or examine, the object that had just been cognized by the sense consciousness and apprehended by the receiving consciousness. The receiving consciousness (sampaṭicchanacitta) and the investigating consciousness (santīraṇacitta) arise only in the five sense doors, and both are results of past kamma. §9. Wholesome-Resultant Rootless Consciousness (kusalavipāka-ahetukacittāni) — 8 8. Upekkhāsahagataṁ cakkhuviññāṇaṁ; tathā 9. Sotaviññāṇaṁ; 10. Ghānaviññāṇaṁ; 11. Jivhāviññāṇaṁ; 12.

The 27 According to the Vibhāvinī-Ṭīkā, diṭṭhigata denotes just wrong view, the suffix gata having no particular meaning here. 1. 28 The prompting may be imposed by others, or it may originate within oneself; the means employed may be bodily, verbal, or purely mental. The instigation is bodily when someone induces us by bodily means to give rise to particular types of consciousness, which may issue in corresponding actions. It is verbal when the means employed is another’s command or power of persuasion.

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