About paññatti 'concept'

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thomaslaw
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About paññatti 'concept'

Post by thomaslaw » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:48 am

Dear Dhamma friends,

According to SN 14.13 (= SA 457), the conditions of paññāpeti 'to reveal' are derived from the dhātu of avijjā 'ignorance' (see Choong Mun-keat, The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism, p. 138). The noun form of paññāpeti is paññatti 'concept'. So, paññatti should be a mental phenomenon, i.e. a dhamma.

However, paññatti in the Abhidhammattha Sangaha "Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma" (p. 25, edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi) is regarded as not a dhamma.

Is it correct to say paññatti 'concept' is a conditioned phenomenon (dhamma), according to suttas, but not Abhidhammas?

Thanks

Thomas

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