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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If one were to read the Abhidhamma as a modern textbook on psychology, one would be disappointed. There was a problem with your submission. 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.

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Learn More in these related Britannica articles: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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. Look within, Seek thyself.

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The four Noble Truths that form the foundation of the Buddha’s teaching are dependent on this one fathom body. Such is his skill in capturing the essentials of that system, and in arranging them in a format suitable for easy comprehension, that his work has become the standard primer for Abhidhamma studies throughout the Theravada Buddhist countries of South and Southeast Asia.

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

It investigates these two composite factors of so-called being to help the understanding of things as they truly are. According to some scholars, Abidhammattha is not a teaching of the Buddha, but is a later elaboration of scholastic monks. According to Bhikkhu Bodhithe Abhidhammattha-sangaha is one of the most important texts in the Theravada Abhidhamma tradition. Because of its short length, this text has been difficult abhidhakmattha understand, and therefore various commentaries have been written on it: Sanvaha 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.

Understanding or realization is purely personal sanditthika.

The description of thought-processes that arise through the five sense-doors and the mind-door is extremely interesting. There are many technical terms, too, in Abhidhamma which cannot be rendered into English so as to convey abhhidhammattha exact connotation.


Written in Pali by the monk Anuruddha, it dates from no earlier than the 8th century and probably from the 11th or 12th. In the Abhidhammattha Sangaha there is a brief exposition of the Law of Dependent Origination, followed by a descriptive account of the Causal Relations that finds no parallel in any other philosophy.

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Contact our editors with your feedback. Buddhism Pali Buddhist texts. By mastering this book, a general knowledge of Abhidhamma may easily be acquired. In preparing this translation, Buddhist Psychology by Mrs. 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.

Shwe Zan Aung proved extremely helpful to me. Bhikkhu Bodhi for his useful suggestions. Liberty has been taken to quote them wherever necessary with due acknowledgment. The Path of Emancipation is set forth in clear terms. Please try again later. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

Views Read Edit View history. Lo, the truth will unfold itself. F Rhys Davids and first printed in It should be made clear that Abhidhamma does not attempt to give a systematized knowledge of mind and matter.