The Dhammasa³ga¼ø Pæ¹i. The Dhammasa³ga¼ø, the first book of the Abhidhamma, and the Pa¥¥hæna, the last book, are the most important of the seven. Dhammasangani: Abhidhamma Pitaka: following texts, or pakaranas: (1) Dhammasangani (“Summary of Dharma”), a psychologically oriented manual of. Dhammasangani is the first book of Abhidhamma. Dhammasangani begins with a Matika (Pali for “matrix”), which is a list of classifications of Dhammas.

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Yet for all this world of difference in the quo vadis of aspiration, there is a great deal of common ground covered by the moral dhammasangwni in each case, as the respective expositions show.

If we, for purposes of comparison, consult Greek views on sense-perception before Aristotle — say, down to b. These on that occasion are the four skandhas. Category of Form under an Elevenfold Aspect In the Maha Rahulovada-Sutta cited below it is ranked imme- diately after, and apparently as co-ordinate with, the other four. These, or whatever other incorporeal, causally induced states there are on that occasion, exclusive of the skandhas of feeling, perception and intellection — these are the skandha of syntheses.

For in another version of this dialogue more recently edited, Gotama himself being the person consulted, his interlocutor goes on to ask: For them, as for the leaders of that other rival movement in our own culture,the tradition of Socrates and Plato, man was, first and last,! This on that occasion is the fivefold Jhana. Buddhaghosa only main- tains that, together with the rest of the Abhidhamma, 1 it was the ipsissima verba of the Buddha, not attempting to upset the mythical tradition that it was the special mode he adopted in teaching the doctrine to the 4 hosts of devas come from all parts of the sixteen world-systems, he having 1 But including the Matika only of the later Katha Yatthu.

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This on that dhammasangwni is the fivefold Path. And the fact that both are divided off from Good and Bad — that is to say, from conduct or consciousness considered as causally effective — and are called Indeterminate, seems to point, not to aspects only, but to that artificial view alluded to.


The similes in Mil. Given a human being known to us by way of these phenomenal states, what is implied when we say that some of them are good, some bad, others neither?

Good, for him, is good with respect to karma — that is, to pleasurable effect or eudcemonia. And it adopted and adapted that discipline in concentration samadhiboth physical and psychical, both perceptual and conceptual, for which India is unsurpassed.


They analyzed feeling, or subjective experience, into three modes: But in vipako we have dhammas 1 See Appendix II. To enter with any fulness of discussion into this classifi- cation, so rich in interesting suggestions, would occupy itself a volume. The Group on Cause hetu-gocchakam Indeterminate States of Consciousness. Namely, that there dham,asangani a strange contradiction in a philosophic position which is content to find, in the avoidance of pairr and the quest of pleasurable feeling, its fundamental spring of 1 Below, p.

On Effect, or Result vipaako: As a learner of ethical doctrine, pursuing either the lower or the higher ideal, the Buddhist was concerned with the dhammasanganu world just as far as it directly and chammasangani affected his moral welfare and that of other moral beings, that is to say, of all conscious animate beings.

The Group of the Floods ogha – goechakam On the remainder of the corn- ed by Google 7 tion which is bom of contact with thought; 1 the pleasurable, easeful feeling which is bom of contact with thought — this is the feeling that there then is.

The very fact that the Buddhist theory, with all its analytical and symmetrical fulness of exposition, yields so very abstract and schematic a result leaves the way open to surmise that, even in the time of our Manual, the process of sense impression was not materialistically conceived.


The absence of lust, of hate, and of dulness. In these processes there was an earlier and a subsequent stage called — at least in the later books — u pa car a and appana respectively. Petaka, possibly Petakopadesa, p.

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If a man have hiri, he is, as said the Buddha, his dhamjasangani best master. The steadfastness of thought is likened to the steadiness of a lamp-flame in a windless place. Change, indispensable to consciousness, has been eliminated ; and we have realized, at all events since Hobbes wrote, how idem semper sentire et non sentire ad idem recidunt.

See my note s. Besides this, the selection of material for Sections II. In the latter it served to distinguish three of the incorporeal skandhas from the fourth, t. According as it is said in the Petaka? The Group of the Bonds yoga -goechakam So that the way is being paved for a more general appreciation of the earnest effort made by Dhammasagani — an effort stupendous dhammasanganii astonishing if we con- sider its date and the forces against dhammasangami — to sever the growth of philosophic and religious thought from its ancestral stem and rear it in a purely rational soil.

But I gather that manasikara may be set going in the first, middle, or last stage of an act of cognition — i. In other words, we are not shown that feeling calls up perception, or dhammaswngani the sankharas are a necessary link in the evolution of perception into conception or reasoning.

This to us somewhat obscure characterization may very likely, in view of the context, mean that dhammo as phenomenon is without sub- stratum, is not a quality cohering in a substance.