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By Vasubandhu ; L. De LA Vallee Poussin, Leo Pruden

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This is often crucial compendium of Indian Buddhist philosophy and psychology. The 4 quantity (app. 1600 pp.) clothbound masterwork starts off with a background of abhidharma literature and covers an unlimited array of topics from a Buddhist standpoint. a few of these matters are Buddhist cosmology and the method of rebirth, karma and the Buddhist moral idea, psychological defilements, factors of pain and the trail to enlightenment, the supernatural powers of a Buddha, a taxonomy of meditative states and a refutation of the life of soul. "... one of many landmark achievements within the heritage of Buddhist reports. hugely steered for all educational libraries..."--Choice a variety of selection extraordinary Books and Nonprint fabrics (OABN). Contents Translator's Preface The Abhidharma--Leo M. Pruden Abhidharmakosabhasyam--L. Poussin The Dhatus The Indriyas the realm Karma The Latent Defilements the trail and the Saints The Knowledges The Absorptions Refutation of the Pudgala Footnotes Index

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The remaining chapters, I, II, III, and V, are the Prakarana-pddd's independent contribution to the development of Sarvastivadin thought, for it is in these chapters that we find the fivefold division of the dharmas, the tenfold wisdoms, a new classification of the dyatanas, and an elaboration of some 98 types of mental laziness. Pruden li 18. The Jndnaprasthdna. The Jrlanaprasthdna is a major compendium of Sarvastivadin thought, and its bulk is considerably larger than all of the previous works.

3 (Sept. 1941), pp. 291-310. According to Horner, the meaning of the word abhidhamma, in the Pali Canon, "fluctuates" between these two definitions (the non-judgmental "concerning the dhamma", and the judgmental "higher, superior (hence, better) dhamma"), but that in point of fact, these two meanings of the word are not mutually exclusive. B. Horner rely overmuch on the traditional interpretations of later Singhalese commentators. Let us then take a look at the usage of the word abhidhamma as it is used in the Pali Canon of the Theravadins.

34), the "superior dhamma", the "higher dhamma", and the "most distinguished dhamma". J. Thomas, in his History of Buddhist Thought (p. 159,276) gives "special dhamma" and "further-dhamma" as translations for abhidhamma. W. RhysDavids defines abhi-dhamma and abhivinaya as "the higher subtleties of the Dhamma and Vinaya". B. 3 (Sept. 1941), pp. 291-310. According to Horner, the meaning of the word abhidhamma, in the Pali Canon, "fluctuates" between these two definitions (the non-judgmental "concerning the dhamma", and the judgmental "higher, superior (hence, better) dhamma"), but that in point of fact, these two meanings of the word are not mutually exclusive.

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