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Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Post by Javi » Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:22 pm

I know that this is technically not Theravada Abhidhamma, however, I think that it is still valuable that this resource is available online in full and it will certainly complement one's understanding to read a text from a different Buddhist school. The introduction sections are particularly engrossing, and since the author is ultimately relying on the sutras (he was labeled a Sautrantika) there is really nothing here that is too alien to Theravada.

"The Abhidharmakośakārikā or Verses on the Treasury of Abhidharma is a key text on the Abhidharma written in Sanskrit verse by Vasubandhu in the 4th or 5th century. It summarizes the Sarvāstivādin tenets in eight chapters with a total of around 600 verses. The text was widely respected and used by schools of Buddhism in India, Tibet and East Asia.
Vasubandhu wrote a commentary to this work called the Abhidharmakośabhāsya. In it, he critiques the interpretations of the Sarvāstivādins, Vaibhāṣikas and others of the tenets he presented in his previous work from a Sautrāntika perspective."

Abhidharmakosabhasyam of Vasubandhu (4 vols), translated by Louis de la Vallee Poussin, English version by Leo Pruden

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Abhidharmasamuccaya of Asanga, translated by Venerable Walpola Rahula. This text is from a Mahayana perspective.

http://lirs.ru/lib/Abhidharmasamuccaya, ... b,2001.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā — All things decay and disappoint, it is through vigilance that you succeed — Mahāparinibbāna Sutta

Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy, for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning, poverty forces us to practice. — Diogenes of Sinope

I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a chase after wind — Ecclesiastes 1.14

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Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Post by Javi » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:16 pm

More material on non-Theravada Abhidharma
Bhikkhu Dhammajoti, the Sarvastivada Abhidharma

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0-1SX6 ... E0N0E/edit" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ronkin, Early Buddhist Metaphysics
http://www.ahandfulofleaves.org/documen ... Ronkin.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies. Volume VII Abhidharma Buddhism to 150 A.D.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/68223945/Ency ... A-D#scribd" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā — All things decay and disappoint, it is through vigilance that you succeed — Mahāparinibbāna Sutta

Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy, for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning, poverty forces us to practice. — Diogenes of Sinope

I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a chase after wind — Ecclesiastes 1.14

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Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Post by Javi » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:56 pm

Tattvasiddhi (Chinese: 成實論; Japanese pronunciation: Jōjitsu-ron, previously reconstructed as the Sādhyasiddhiśāstra) authored by the Indian master Harivarman (250-350) and translated into Chinese in 411 by Kumārajīva.

A.K. Warder sees this text as outlining the Abhidharma of the Bahuśrutīya school.The Tattvasiddhi's positions are closest to those of the Sautrāntika and Sthavira nikāya. Kumārajīva's student Sengrui discovered Harivarman had refused the abhidharma schools' approach to Buddhist seven times in the text, suggesting a strong sectarian division between them and the Sautrāntikas.

In this text Harivarman attacks the Sarvastivada school's doctrine of "all exists" and the Pudgalavada theory of person. The Tattvasiddhi includes the teaching of dharma-śūnyatā, the emptiness of phenomena.

https://www.scribd.com/document/1047757 ... Harivarman
Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā — All things decay and disappoint, it is through vigilance that you succeed — Mahāparinibbāna Sutta

Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy, for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning, poverty forces us to practice. — Diogenes of Sinope

I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a chase after wind — Ecclesiastes 1.14

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Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Post by Javi » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:42 pm

Here is study of the Tattvasiddhi

Mind in Dispute: The Section on Mind in Harivarman’s Tattvasiddhi

by Qian Lin

https://digital.lib.washington.edu/rese ... sAllowed=y
Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā — All things decay and disappoint, it is through vigilance that you succeed — Mahāparinibbāna Sutta

Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy, for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning, poverty forces us to practice. — Diogenes of Sinope

I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a chase after wind — Ecclesiastes 1.14


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Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Post by zerotime » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:39 am

Dhammasangani tr. by U. Khine

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Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Post by Dhammanando » Mon May 07, 2018 11:45 am

Amod Lele: Buddhaghosa on Seeing Things as They Really Are

A 3-part article. The first two parts have been posted already, while the third is yet to come.

http://indianphilosophyblog.org/2018/04 ... hey-are-1/

http://indianphilosophyblog.org/2018/04 ... hey-are-2/

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Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Post by Will » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:48 pm

Here is an almost identical translation (by the late Gelongma) of the Abhidharmasamuccaya of Rahula-Boin.

http://www.fairfun.net/my3/panna_my/b%2 ... Rahula.pdf

I like Asanga's approach with short definitions. The section on the Four Truths is also a good feature.

Many in the Tibetan tradition rank it higher than Vasubandhu's commentary.
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Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Post by Dhammanando » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:04 am

Andrew Dicks, Enlightening the Bats: Sound and Place Making in Burmese Buddhist Practice
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Jeffrey Wayne Bass, The Practicality of the Abhidhammattha-Sangaha
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Athukorala Kanthie, Identity, Gender, and Class: Contributions from the Abhidhamma for self and social transformation, with a case study of a women's housing collective in Namibia
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Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Post by sphairos » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:48 pm

zerotime wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:39 am
Dhammasangani tr. by U. Khine

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Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Post by zerotime » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:53 am

sphairos wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:48 pm
Dhammasangani tr. by U. Khine
not available anymore for free
https://budismo.net/img/Dhammasangani_Ukyaw_Khine.pdf

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Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Post by Dharmasherab » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:50 pm

Excellent set of resources. I hope to make a list of books in English on Abhidhamma and post them here.


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