where can i get the abhidhamma?

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where can i get the abhidhamma?

Post by dhammastudier » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:54 pm

anybody know? what are you reading? all seven volumes or an overview? is there a set sold all together or just randomly sold volumes by different translators/publishers? i'm reading "a comprehensive manual of abhidhamma" by bhikku bodhi.

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Re: where can i get the abhidhamma?

Post by bodom » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:33 pm

zac wrote:anybody know? what are you reading? all seven volumes or an overview? is there a set sold all together or just randomly sold volumes by different translators/publishers? i'm reading "a comprehensive manual of abhidhamma" by bhikku bodhi.
CMA contains all I need to know about the Abhidhamma.

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To practice is to know your defilements,
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Re: where can i get the abhidhamma?

Post by tiltbillings » Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:00 pm

bodom wrote:
zac wrote:anybody know? what are you reading? all seven volumes or an overview? is there a set sold all together or just randomly sold volumes by different translators/publishers? i'm reading "a comprehensive manual of abhidhamma" by bhikku bodhi.
CMA contains all I need to know about the Abhidhamma.
It is an interpretation of the Abhidhamma; not quite the same as the original Tipitaka texts, but it may be all you need to know.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

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Re: where can i get the abhidhamma?

Post by Kare » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:00 pm

zac wrote:anybody know? what are you reading? all seven volumes or an overview? is there a set sold all together or just randomly sold volumes by different translators/publishers? i'm reading "a comprehensive manual of abhidhamma" by bhikku bodhi.
The canonical abhidhamma books are rather difficult to read. The CMA should give you a good idea of the abhidhamma. You might also like to read Nyanaponika, "Abhidhamma Studies", http://www.amazon.com/Abhidhamma-Studie ... 014&sr=8-1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Fryba, "The Art of Happiness" is also a good introduction to abhidhamma. http://www.amazon.com/Art-Happiness-Tea ... 014&sr=8-7" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: where can i get the abhidhamma?

Post by dhammastudier » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:06 pm

thanx guys!

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Re: where can i get the abhidhamma?

Post by cooran » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:53 pm

zac wrote:anybody know? what are you reading? all seven volumes or an overview? is there a set sold all together or just randomly sold volumes by different translators/publishers? i'm reading "a comprehensive manual of abhidhamma" by bhikku bodhi.
Hello zac,

Have a look here:

Homepage of Pali Text Society
If you click on Bestsellers in the left-side column, you will find English Translations of some Abhidhamma texts and other classics

http://www.palitext.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: where can i get the abhidhamma?

Post by dhammastudier » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:50 pm

cooran wrote:
zac wrote:anybody know? what are you reading? all seven volumes or an overview? is there a set sold all together or just randomly sold volumes by different translators/publishers? i'm reading "a comprehensive manual of abhidhamma" by bhikku bodhi.
Hello zac,

Have a look here:

Homepage of Pali Text Society
If you click on Bestsellers in the left-side column, you will find English Translations of some Abhidhamma texts and other classics

http://www.palitext.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

with metta
Chris
thanx! i'll look into that.

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