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Abhidharmakosa Study Materials for additional resources for studying this text. Abhidharmakosa Chapter 1 ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY LEO M. PRUDEN. Thomas) and the third chapter of the Abhidharmakosa of Vasubandhu . French. Although English language materials for the study of the Abhidharma literature. : Abhidharmakosa-Bhasya of Vasubandhu: The Treasury of the Abhidharmakosabhasyam, 4 Volume Set (English, French and Sanskrit Edition).

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Bhavanga, literally, “the limb on which existence occurs” is ‘that substratum which maintains the continuity of the individual throughout that life. The Visuddhimagga of Buddhaghosathe most influential classical Theravada treatise, states that not-self does not become apparent because it is concealed by “compactness” when one does not give attention to the various elements which make up the person.


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Buddhist Abhidharma philosophers then sought to explain all experience by creating lists and englixh matikas of these dharmas, which varied by school. Views Read Edit View history. Dignaga ‘s commentary, the Abhidharmakosa Vrtti Marmadipa also includes many sutra quotations.

Critical Concepts in Religious Studies. They are dhammas because they are upheld by conditions or they are upheld according to their own nature’ Asl. They also often used other terms to refer to this real ‘self’, such as ‘ Atman ‘ and ‘ Jiva ‘ which are abhidharmamosa for the immortal soul in Hinduism and Jainism respectively.


I am curious, what do you mean by “Buddhology”, especially “practical” one? The best known commentaries in the Theravada tradition are: Perception and thinking is then seen as a combination of abhidharmakksa dharmas. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Some scholars date the seven Pali Abhidhamma books from about BCE to about BCE, the first book being the oldest of the seven and the fifth being the newest.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The 7th-century Chinese pilgrim Xuanzang reportedly collected Abhidharma texts from seven different traditions.

Mulamadhyamakakarika Classics of Indian Buddhism. The ultimate goal of the Abhidharma is Nirvana and hence the Abhidharmikas systematized dharmas into those which are skillful kusalapurify the mind abhirharmakosa lead to liberation, and those which are unskillful and do not.

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This page was last edited on 30 Novemberat The examination of these characteristics was held to be extremely important, the Sarvastivada Mahavibhasa states “Abhidharma is [precisely] the analysis of the svalaksana and samanya-laksana of dharmas”. Books were delivered promptly and in excellent shape. Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1. Cousinsthe suttas deal with sequences and processes, while the Abhidhamma describes occasions and events.

In addition to the canonical Abhidharma, a variety of commentaries and manuals were written to serve as introductions to the Abhidharma.


The Vibhasasastra of Sitapani and the Abhidharmavibhasasastra translated by Buddhavarman englixh.

Another important project for the Abhidharmikas was to outline a theory of causalityespecially of how momentary dharmas relate to each other abhidharmakisa causes and conditions. Only after his death was the Abhidharma compiled systematically by his elder disciples and was recited by Ananda at the first Buddhist council.

The Theravadin and Sarvastivadin Abhidharmikas generally considered the Abhidharma to be the pure and literal nippariyaya description of ultimate truth paramattha sacca and an expression of unsullied wisdom prajnawhile the sutras were considered ‘conventional’ sammuti and figurative pariyaya teachings, given by the Buddha to specific people, at specific times, depending on specific worldly circumstances. Sanghabhadra upholds the orthodox Sarvastavadin position and is famously arguing against some of Vasubandhu’s Sautrantika assertions.

Exposition of the Elements Dhatu-nirdesa [ link ] Chapter two: This is because, unlike some translation jobs, the translation of Buddhist texts is very much dependent upon interpretation, and therefore a knowledge of the commentarial traditions that have emerged in living Buddhist societies.