Abhidhamma Studies: Buddhist Explorations of Consciousness by Nyanaponika,Bodhi

By Nyanaponika,Bodhi

The Abhidhamma, the 3rd nice department of early Buddhist instructing, expounds a innovative process of philosophical psychology rooted within the dual Buddhist insights of selflessness and established origination. in accordance with the liberative thrust of early Buddhism, the program organizes the total spectrum of human recognition round the poles of Buddhist doctrine - bondage and liberation, Samsara and Nirvana - the place to begin and the ultimate objective. It thereby maps out, with outstanding rigour and precision, the internal panorama of the brain to be crossed during the useful paintings of Buddhist meditation.

In this e-book of groundbreaking essays, Venerable Nyanaponika Thera, one among our age's premier exponents of Theravada Buddhism, makes an attempt to penetrate underneath the ambitious face of the Abhidhamma and to make its rules intelligible to the considerate reader of at the present time. His aspect of concentration is the awareness bankruptcy of the Dhammasangani, the 1st treatise of the Abhidhamma Pitaka. Basing his interpretation at the certain record of psychological components that the Abhidhamma makes use of as a advisor to mental research, he launches into daring explorations within the a number of dimensions of conditionality, the character of recognition, the temporality of expertise, and the mental springs of non secular transformation. leading edge and wealthy in insights, this ebook doesn't basically open up new avenues within the educational research of early Buddhism. by way of treating the Abhidhamma as a fountainhead of idea for philosophical and mental inquiry, it demonstrates the ongoing relevance of Buddhist concept to our so much astute modern efforts to appreciate the elusive but so intimate nature of the mind.

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