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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According to Bhikkhu Bodhithe Abhidhammattha-sangaha is one of the most important texts in the Theravada Abhidhamma tradition. 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.

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The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. There are many technical terms, too, in Abhidhamma which cannot be rendered into English so as to convey their exact connotation. The American monk Bhikkhu Bodhi released an updated version with the title “A comprehensive manual of Abhidhamma”, with explanations of each section by Ven. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources.

No attempt has here been made to solve all the problems that confront a modern psychologist.

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By mastering this book, a general knowledge of Abhidhamma may easily be acquired. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling sanngaha grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. 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.


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

Whoever the great author or authors of sangzha Abhidhamma may have been, it has to be admitted that he or they abhidhmamattha intellectual genius comparable only to that of the Buddha. Chief events connected with the process of birth and death are aabhidhammattha in detail. But one cannot positively assert that Abhidhamma is absolutely necessary to gain one’s Deliverance. Views Read Edit View history.

Buddhism Pali Buddhist texts. Keep Exploring Britannica Francis. If one were to read the Abhidhamma as a modern textbook on psychology, one would be disappointed.

The Abhidhammatthasangaha was first translated into English by Shwe Zan Aung between andand this was revised and edited by Mrs. Thank You for Your Contribution! Above all I have to thank Mr. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: The Abhidhammattha-sangaha was composed in India or in Myanmar Burmathe chief centre for Abhidhamma studies.

The Abhidhammattha-sangaha is a handbook rather than an expository work; abhidhamattha is extremely condensed, dealing in fewer than 50 pages with the entire contents of the seven texts of the Abhidhamma Pitaka. Help us improve sanyaha article!

Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll xbhidhammattha it to the article. This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fundamental units of matter, material forces, properties of matter, source of matter, relationship of mind and matter, are described.


The four Noble Truths that form the foundation of the Buddha’s teaching are dependent on this one fathom body. It deals with realities and a practical way of noble living, based on the experience of ssangaha who have understood and realized. Abhidhamma, as the term implies, is the Higher Teaching of the Buddha.

Thoughts are analyzed and classified chiefly from an ethical standpoint. Mahatma Gandhi, Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist…. Buddhism teaches a psychology without a psyche. It is still the most fitting introduction to Abhidhamma.

Retrieved from ” https: A philosophy has been developed on these lines. Francis, abhidhamkattha bishop of Rome and the leader of the Roman Catholic Church —. Thank you for your feedback.


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 jacket abhiddhammattha. Some English equivalents such as consciousness, will, volition, intellect, perception are used in a specific sense in Western Philosophy. The purpose of the analysis contained within the Abhidhammattha-sangaha is to elicit a realization of the impermanence of all things, leading to enlightenment and emancipation. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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