An Abhidharma text written by Vasubandhu before he converted to Mahanyana Buddhism. The name of the text literally means the strorehouse. Abhidhamma is the Higher Teaching of the Buddha, some- times referred to as the ultimate teaching (paramattha desanà). In it, man is described as a. The Sanskrit term abhidharma seems to derive from the expression “concerning ( abhi) the teaching(s) (Skt., dharma, Pali, dhamma).” For the.

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ठभिधर्म कोश: Abhidharma Kosha (Set of Four Volumes)

Five-sense-door processes account for sensory perception as information is directly received from the fields of the five physical sense faculties. Instead of a transcendental matrix of order imposed on natural events from without, time is seen as an inherent feature of the operation of dharmas.

Later generations composed commentaries on the canonical Abhidharma and introduced a variety of exegetical manuals that expound the essentials of the canonical systems. You have to be a member in order to post comments. New World Encyclopedia writers and editors rewrote and completed the Wikipedia article in accordance with New World Encyclopedia standards.


Vasubandhu elaborates on the causes [note 1] and conditions [note 2] involved in the production of results, [note 3] karma being one source of causes and results, the “ripening cause” and “ripened result. In the modern era, only the Abhidharmas of the Sarvastivadins and the Theravadins have survived intact, each consisting of seven books, with the addition of the Sariputra Abhidharma.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. To describe the emotional functioning of mind, it is said that there are 84 mental occurrences that can be summed up into Each assemblage is conscious of just one object, arises for a brief instant and then falls away, followed by another citta combination that picks up a different object by means of its particular associated mental factors.


This chapter explains the functioning of karma tib: Before a dhamma eventuates it does not yet obtain an intrinsic nature and when it ceases it is denuded of this intrinsic nature. To cite this article click here for a list of acceptable citing formats.

The sequence of the three times is therefore secondary, generated in and by the process of conditioned and conditioning dharmas.

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It lasts for two moments, during which sensory contact takes place, i. Now that the origin and nature of samsara’s suffering have been identified, and its causes and effects have been understood, all that is left to do is learn how to leave it all behind. This is the focus of chapters 6, 7 and 8.

For instance, some dhammas are wholesome, others unwholesome; some are resultant, others are not; some are motivated, others are without motivations. Very speed and fine. In both the mind-door and five-sense door processes, the sense faculty and its sense object condition the arising of a present moment of a corresponding apprehending consciousness, that is, perception here is modeled on simultaneous conditioning. Only in a subsidiary sense is this network an analysis of causal efficacy.

The Eight Chapters of the Abhidharmakosha

The result is a fairly static account of mental and material phenomena kosa they arise in consciousness over a series of consciousness moments. If dharmas go through an endurance phase or exist as real entities within the span of any given moment, how can they be momentary? Settle the thoughts on inhaling and exhaling without effort or constraint; leave the body and the mind as it is; using only the memory count from one to ten. The Abhidharma analyzes in great detail each of these categories, thus creating relational schemata whereby each acknowledged koshha, phenomenon, or occurrence can be determined and identified by particular definition and function.


It consists of the seven sections as described below. In the West, the Abhidharma kosya generally been considered the core of what is referred to as “Buddhist psychology.

Rhys Davids, famously described the ten chapters of the Yamaka as “ten valleys of dry bones”. The original Sanskrit text was deemed lost, yet was found by Rahul Sankrityayan at Salu Monastery in Kosba in May oftogether with the auto-commentary and the commentary by Yashomitra.

Thus, there is a similarity between the traditions of the Adhidharma and that of the Mahayana, which also claimed to be too difficult for the people living in the Buddha’s time. Abhidharma Buddhism To A. Translations of abhidhamma Pali:.

The Eight Chapters of the Abhidharmakosha

The four conditions and six causes interact with each other in explaining phenomenal experience: This chapter provides a description of realized beings and an explanation of the different degrees of realization according to the four states of noble beings. Additional post-canonical texts composed in the following centuries attempted to further clarify the analysis presented in the Abhidhamma texts.

Yet the doctrine of momentariness spawned a host of problems for the Buddhist schools, particularly with regard to the status of the endurance moment and to the explanation of continuity and conditioning interaction among the dharmas see section 5 below.

Chapters 6,7 and 8 describe non contaminated phenomena. Following these, are the texts that became the authority of the Vaibhasikas, the Kasmiri Sarvastivada Orthodoxy:.