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abhidhamma

Postby befriend » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:13 pm

what is a good version of the abdhidhamma not from the internet, does it even matter are some better than others? and possibly also a pali english dictionary book on kindle. metta, befriend
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Re: abhidhamma

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:04 am

Greetings,

Have you checked out...

Abhidhamma Resources
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=826

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Re: abhidhamma

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:28 am

retrofuturist wrote:Abhidhamma Resources
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=826


I added Pali Text Society to that list of resources. They have almost the entire Pitaka translated to English in print book format. I have all of those volumes. The translation appears to be good; I am not a Pali expert, but it is readable. It is somewhat difficult reading, but certainly understandable.

http://www.palitext.com/

Abhidhamma-piṭaka:
Dhammasaṅgaṇī
Vibhaṅga
Dhātukathā
Puggalapaññatti
Kathāvatthu
Yamaka (no PTS translation yet)
Tikapaṭṭhāna
Dukapaṭṭhāna (no PTS translation yet)

Although two volumes have not been translated yet, I have heard that they are mostly summaries of the information in the other volumes.

Good stuff, if you have the funds and time. :thumbsup:


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