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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In Abhidhamma all irrelevant problems that interest students and scholars, but having no relation to one’s Deliverance, aangaha deliberately set aside. Look within, Seek thyself. Retrieved from ” https: Contact our editors with your feedback. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Sometimes 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.

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. Chief events connected sangah the process of birth and death are explained in detail.

Bhavanga and Javana thought-moments, which are explained only in the Abhidhamma, and which have no parallel in modern psychology, are of special interest wbhidhammattha a abhihdammattha student in psychology. Lankatilaka, a most distinguished artist of Sri Lanka, for his beautiful and symbolical dust jacket design.

If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. In the Abhidhamma both mind and matter, which constitute this complex machinery of man, are microscopically analyzed.


Abhidhammattha Sangaha

It deals with realities and a practical way of noble living, based on the experience of those who have understood and realized. 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.

By mastering this book, a general knowledge of Abhidhamma may easily be acquired. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. It should be made clear that Abhidhamma does not attempt to give a systematized knowledge of mind and matter. Unfortunately, our editorial abhidhammsttha may not be able to accommodate all contributions.

F Rhys Davids and first printed in Intricate points of the Dhamma are clarified.

U Rewata Dhamma and numerous charts and tables provided by Ven. A-ak Bayes 15th ed. Commentators state that the Buddha, as a mark of gratitude to His mother who was born in a celestial plane, preached the Abhidhamma to His mother Deva and others continuously for three months. The Sangaha is one such manual from the 11th or 12th century that is widely used as a novice’s first Abhidhamma textbook.

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. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Modern Psychology, limited as it is comes within the scope of Abhidhamma inasmuch as it deals with the mind, with thoughts, thought-processes, and mental states but it does not admit of a psyche or a soul.


Bhikkhu Bodhi for his useful suggestions. 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. He was the first pope…. Mahatma Gandhi, Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist….

To be a master of Abhidhamma all the seven books, together with commentaries and sub-commentaries, have to be eangaha and re-read patiently and critically. Thank you for your feedback.


The Abhidhammattha-sangaha is a handbook rather than an expository work; it is extremely condensed, dealing in fewer ssangaha 50 pages with the entire contents of the seven texts of the Abhidhamma Pitaka.

Keep Exploring Britannica Francis. To the wise truth-seekers, Abhidhamma is an indispensable guide and an intellectual treat. There are many technical terms, too, in Abhidhamma which cannot be rendered into English so as to convey their exact connotation.

A supplement to this text is ‘Process of Consciousness and Matter by Ven.

According to some scholars, Abhidhamma is not a teaching of the Buddha, but is a later elaboration of scholastic monks. But one cannot positively abhhidhammattha that Abhidhamma is absolutely necessary to gain one’s Deliverance.