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By Bhikkhu Bodhi

This smooth translation of the Abhidhammattha Sangaha (Manual of Abhidhamma) deals an creation to Buddhism's basic philosophical psychology. initially written within the eleventh or twelfth century, the Sangaha has served because the key to knowledge held within the Abhidhamma. Concisely surveyed are Abhidhamma's vital subject matters, together with states of attention and psychological components, the services and techniques of the brain, the fabric global, based bobbing up, and the tools and levels of meditation. This offers a precise translation of the Sangaha along the unique Pali textual content. a close, explanatory consultant with greater than forty charts and tables lead readers during the complexities of Adhidhamma. This replaces 9552401038.

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Immediately thereafter, a citta arises that apprehends, or receives, the object 30 That is, matter that responds to sense stimuli — the five physical sense organs. 1. Compendium of Consciousness 35 that had been seen by eye-consciousness. This is the receiving consciousness, which results from the same type of kamma that produced the eye-consciousness. Investigating consciousness (santīraṇacitta): This is another rootless resultant consciousness, which arises immediately after the receiving consciousness.

One consciousness, accompanied by equanimity, associated with doubt. 12. One consciousness, accompanied by equanimity, associated with restlessness. These two types of consciousness involve sheer delusion. Thus end, in all, the twelve types of unwholesome consciousness. Guide to §6 Consciousness rooted in delusion (mohamūlacittāni): This last class of unwholesome consciousness comprises those cittas in which the other two unwholesome roots — greed (lobha) and hatred (dosa) — are absent. Usually, delusion (moha) leads to the arising of greed or hatred as well.

Compendium of Consciousness Mind-door adverting consciousness (manodvārāvajjanacitta): This type of consciousness can arise either in a cognitive process occurring at the five sense doors or in a process occurring at the mind door. In each case, it performs a different function. ” Its function then is to determine, or define, the object that has been cognized by sense consciousness. In the five-door process, determining consciousness follows the investigating consciousness. After the investigating consciousness has examined the object, the determining consciousness discriminates it.

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