(i) The Dhammasangani contains detailed enumeration of all phenomena. Dhammasangani is the title given to the first book of the Abhidhamma Pitaka. Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. Public domain books belong to the public and we . The English edition of the Pali text, prepared for the Pali Text Society by Professor . No one acquainted with those books, and with the Dhamma- Sangani, will.

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We know, namely, that at the time when Buddhaghosa wrote — that is, in the early part of the fifth century a. It may be summarized as follows: It is, perhaps, not surprising that so much of this kind of material has survived within the four corners of the Pitakas.

And it is even objectified so far as to signify further the result of any such act — that is, in its connotation of mark or sign. Again, whereas the skandhas are enumerated in the order in which, I believe, they are unvaryingly met with, there is nothing, in text or Commentary, from which we can infer that this order corresponds to any theory of genetic procedure in an act of cognition.

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The student, either because he has tried and failed, or because he did not wish to try, has not induced Jhana by way of fixing attention on his own hair or the rest. Examining in detail, as com- pared with grasping the whole, is also read into it by com- mentators Asl.

Category of Form under a Tenfold Aspect We have the Old Commentary embedded in the Vinaya, and the Parivara added as a sort of supple- mentary examination paper to it. It is true that in the Milinda-paiiho, written some three or four centuries later than our Manual, the action and reaction of sense and sense-object are com- pared in realistic metaphor to the clash of two cymbals and the butting of two goats.

And the advance in moral evolution which was attempted by Buddhist philosophy, coming as it did in an age of metaphysical dogmatism and withal of scepticism, brought with it the felt need of looking deeper into those data of mental procedure on which dogmatic speculation and ethical convictions were alike founded.


That may, in great part, be so.

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The second deals with material phenomena, classifying them numerically, by ones, twos etc. See Maha Parinibbana Sutta, p. According to the Vibhanga, the mindfulness that is made pure stands for all the other elements present in consciousness, which have also been brought into clear relief, as it were, by the calm medium of equanimity.

It is described as trust in the Buddha and his system. When a good thought concerning the englisu universe has arisen accompanied by pleasure, disconnected with knowledge, and englishh as its object, a sight, a sound, a dhammasangank not, I take it, so bad a Buddhist as to mean that an asankharikam cittam was a thought in and for itself spontaneous, i. The opposite is not always a con- tradictory.

But in the former work we find numerous lists for exercise in the contemplative life, with or without the rapt musing called Jhana. There is scarcely an answer in any of these Niddesas but may perhaps be judged to suffer in precision and lucidity from lack of it.

The Group of Triplets t i k a m This is, however, a point of view that demands a fuller examination than can here be given it. In ottappam one feels dread at self-reproach, the blame of others, chastisement, and re- tribution in another life. The wieldiness which there is on that occasion, the tractableness, the pliancy, of the skandhas of feeling, per- ception and syntheses— this is the wieldiness of sense that then is.


Answers as in, 65, 65, 65, 66, 66, respec- tively. The Nyaya doctrine of pratyaksha or perception, the Jaina Sutras, the elaboration of the Vedanta and Sankhya doctrines are, of course, of far later date. This association must, however, not be pressed. But whatever in this connexion is the denotation, the connotation is easy to fix. Without admitting that the course of Buddhist and that of Western culture coincide sufficiently to warrant such a parallel, it may readily be granted that Buddhaghosa must not be accepted en bloc.

Together they constitute a very elaborate development, and again a sub-development, of the first triplet of questions in Book III.

They are mere approximations. The theory of action and reaction between the five special 1 senses and their several objects is given in pages and of my translation. And see Vimana Vatthu, passim. Develop these Stations of Mastery in the Sixteenfold Combination. This will appear more clearly if the argu- ment of the work is very concisely stated. On this subject the Dhamma-sangani yields a positive and valuable contribution to our knowledge of the history of psychology in India in the fourth century b.


That was built up of the four elements; so was this. The Group of the Ties gantha-gocchaka. These, or whatever other incorporeal, causally induced states there are on that occasion — these are states that are good. Cf Yinaya Texts S. The last thirty-seven pairs of questions 6 and answers, on the other hand, are entitled Suttantika- dukam. As these older incorporated commentaries are varied both in form and in method, it is evident that commentary of different kinds had a very early beginning.

This will be, not of the sense-object first considered, but some attenuated abstraction of one of its qualities. The distance between the con- structive genius of Gotama and his apostles as compared with the succeeding ages of epigoni needs no depreciatory criticism on the labours of the exegesists to make itself felt forcibly enough.

Intelligently aware of his own pro- cedure. Sati appears under the metaphor of an inward mentor, discriminating between good and bad and prompting choice.

Search the history of over billion dhammaszngani pages on the Internet. Again, in the second table, or secondary forms, the same standpoint is predominant. I do not claim to have exhausted the passages in the Atthasalinl quoted from these authorities, or to be able to define precisely each work — what, ehammasangani instance, is the dis- tinction between 5 and 6, and whether 4 was not identical with either. These are on that occasion the three causes. Nor has it much to fear from charges of stultification, quietism, pessimism and the like.

Psychological analysis, for instance, shows that we mky confuse the effective registration of our knowledge with the actual disposition of the originals.