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Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:22 pm
by Javi
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;

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:16 pm
by Javi
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;

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:56 pm
by Javi
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

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:42 pm
by Javi
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

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:37 pm
by Dhammanando

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

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

https://uploadfiles.io/v67sy

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 11:45 am
by Dhammanando
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/

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:48 pm
by Will
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.

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:04 am
by Dhammanando
Andrew Dicks, Enlightening the Bats: Sound and Place Making in Burmese Buddhist Practice
link

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
link

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:48 pm
by sphairos
zerotime wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:39 am
Dhammasangani tr. by U. Khine

https://uploadfiles.io/v67sy
not available anymore for free

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:53 am
by zerotime
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

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:50 pm
by Dharmasherab
Excellent set of resources. I hope to make a list of books in English on Abhidhamma and post them here.

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:50 pm
by zerotime