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Abhidhamma for Beginners
Abhidhamma for the Beginner
By: Baptist
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No one would deny that the Abhidhamma is a difficult subject to study, for it is the quintessence of the Buddhas teachings, and requires deep insight and understanding into the fundamental principles of Buddhism.  I have, however, always felt that the subject could be made simple.  I was very glad, therefore, surprised indeed, to find that with deep insight, Mr. Baptist had actually succeeded in presenting the main elements of the Abhidhamma in the language of the man-in-the-street.  Anyone with average intelligence should be able to profit by this book considerably.  To my knowledge, no book has yet appeared on so deep a subject in so simple a language.  Mr. Baptist is to be congratulated on his achievement.  Nay, I would go further and suggest that this book should now be translated into Sinhalese that it may reach a wider circle of students, and be made the basis of future Abhidhamma studies to beginners.
Abhidhamma Philosophy
By: Pandey
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The present book authored by Acariya Anuruddha Mahathera during the 11th-12th Century A.D. Several other books with the title Abhidhamma Philosophy  have been published even then this work has retained the same title Abhidhamma Philosophy partly to preserve its continuity with its predecessor-books and partly because the earlier published books are either translation of the Abidhammatthasangaho or translation with explanatory notes on the Abhidhammic terms. While the present book makes a systematic study of the Abhidhamma-pitaka, and compiled in condensed form in the Abhidhammatthasangaho.
Abhidhamma Studies: Buddhist Exploration of Consciousness and Time
By: Thera, Nyanaponika
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The Abhidhamma, the third great division of early Buddhist teaching, expounds a revolutionary system of philosophical psychology rooted in the twin Buddhist insights of selflessness and dependent origination. In keeping with the liberative thrust of early Buddhism this system organizes the entire spectrum of human consciousness.
Abhidhammapitake Puggalapannattipali with English translation
Abhidhammapitake Puggalapannattipali with English translation
By: Dr. Om Prakash Pathak, Dr. Veena Gaur
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The Puggalapannatti is (he concept of notion or designation of the personality in this world. This book contains ten chapters. Each chapter deals with a number of persons from different angles. The treatment and classification of individuals have been made in an ascending numerical order. The first deals with one type of persons i.e. single individuals, the second with pairs, the third with groups of three and so on. This makes ten fold classifications of persons. Here in this book it has been taken into consideration of their ethical behaviour, mental attitude - like latent factors, belief, and other difiling and purifying factors connected with the worldly and spiritual life. In this way, it appears mere a book of psychology than of Philosophy.
Abhidharma Doctrines and Controversies on Perception
Abhidharma Doctrines and Controversies on Perception
By: Dhammajoti
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This book deals with the Buddhist theories of perception
of the Abhidharma schools, particularly the Vaibhshika
and the Sautrantika-Darstantika. It offers a wealth of
information from the Sanskrit and Chinese sources,
of which those from the Abhidharma-mahvibh and
Nyyanusra are especially valuable, being available only in classical Chinese translation.
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam
By: Vasubandhu / Louis De La Vallee Poussin Tr. / Leo M. Pruden, Tr.
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A translation of Vasubandhu's Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam.
The Sanskrit word "Abhidharma" means the systematic philosophy of Buddhism. From the time of the Buddha onward, the Buddha's disciples, and many later generations of his followers studied, analyzed, and re-classified the teachings of the Buddha, and in the process created a unique field of study which has come to be known as the Abhidharma. Only a small but important portion of Abhidharma literature has been preserved in its original Sanskrit: Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasyam, and its commentary, Yasomitra's Vyakhya


Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol 1
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol. I
By: Vasubandhu / Louis De La Vallee Poussin Tr. / Leo M. Pruden, Tr.
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A translation of Vasubandhu's Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam.
The Sanskrit word "Abhidharma" means the systematic philosophy of Buddhism. From the time of the Buddha onward, the Buddha's disciples, and many later generations of his followers studied, analyzed, and re-classified the teachings of the Buddha, and in the process created a unique field of study which has come to be known as the Abhidharma. Only a small but important portion of Abhidharma literature has been preserved in its original Sanskrit: Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasyam, and its commentary, Yasomitra's Vyakhya


Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol 2
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol. II
By: Vasubandhu / Louis De La Vallee Poussin Tr. / Leo M. Pruden, Tr.
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A translation of Vasubandhu's Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam.
The Sanskrit word "Abhidharma" means the systematic philosophy of Buddhism. From the time of the Buddha onward, the Buddha's disciples, and many later generations of his followers studied, analyzed, and re-classified the teachings of the Buddha, and in the process created a unique field of study which has come to be known as the Abhidharma. Only a small but important portion of Abhidharma literature has been preserved in its original Sanskrit: Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasyam, and its commentary, Yasomitra's Vyakhya


Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol 3
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol. III
By: Vasubandhu / Louis De La Vallee Poussin Tr. / Leo M. Pruden, Tr.
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A translation of Vasubandhu's Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam.
The Sanskrit word "Abhidharma" means the systematic philosophy of Buddhism. From the time of the Buddha onward, the Buddha's disciples, and many later generations of his followers studied, analyzed, and re-classified the teachings of the Buddha, and in the process created a unique field of study which has come to be known as the Abhidharma. Only a small but important portion of Abhidharma literature has been preserved in its original Sanskrit: Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasyam, and its commentary, Yasomitra's Vyakhya


Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol 4
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol. IV
By: Vasubandhu / Louis De La Vallee Poussin Tr. / Leo M. Pruden, Tr.
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A translation of Vasubandhu's Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam.
The Sanskrit word "Abhidharma" means the systematic philosophy of Buddhism. From the time of the Buddha onward, the Buddha's disciples, and many later generations of his followers studied, analyzed, and re-classified the teachings of the Buddha, and in the process created a unique field of study which has come to be known as the Abhidharma. Only a small but important portion of Abhidharma literature has been preserved in its original Sanskrit: Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasyam, and its commentary, Yasomitra's Vyakhya


Abhidharma Samuccaya
Abhidharma Samuccaya
By: Asanga
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The Compendium Of The Higher Teaching (Philosophy)
The Abhidharmasamuccaya is an extremely important text of Mahayana Abhidharma. It contains nearly all the main teachings of the Mahayana and can be considered as the summary of all the works by Asanga. The method of treatment of the subjects in this work is the same as the traditional method found in the texts of the Pali Abhidhamma which preceded it by several centuries, such as the Dhammasangani, Vibhanga and Dhatukatha: posing a question and answering it.
Asanga's Abhidharmasamuccaya
By: Traleg Rinpoche
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Traleg Kyabgon presents the Abhidharma system of Asanga in clear and uncomplicated language so that students of the mahayana can easily employ its insights to understand their own minds. The Yogacara view of mind provides a model for understanding our construction of reality. Its understanding of how the mind operates is a guide for how we can properly assess our lives and develop in more psychologically wholesome ways without getting bogged down by past experience.
Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma: Abhidhammattha Sangaha
By: Bhikkhu Bodhi
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The Abhidhamma is the Buddhist analysis of mind and mental processes, a wide-ranging systemization of the Buddha's teaching that combnes philosophy, psychology, and ethics into a unique and remarkable synthesis. The Buddhist monks and scholars of southern Asia hold the Abhidhamma in the highest regard, pursuing its study with great diligence.
Development in the Early Buddhist Concept of Kamma / Karma
By: James McDermott
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One of the cental concepts in Buddhism is the idea of kamma.  Although the importance of karma in Buddhist thought is regularly recognized, the question remains whether the Buddhist understnading of the principal of karma has been inalterabley fixed, or whether it has undergone a rocess of development and modification during the course of Buddhist history.  if, indeed, the Buddhist understand of karma has not been static, what kinds of development has it undergone?  It is to these questions that this study addresses itself.
Early Buddhist Metaphysics
Early Buddhist Metaphysics; The Making of a Philosophical Tradition (Paperback)
By: Noa Ronkin
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This book provides a philosophical account of the major doctrinal shift in the history of early Theravada tradition in India: the transition from the earliest stratum of Buddhist thought to the systematic and allegedly scholastic philosophy of the Pali Abhidhamma movement. Conceptual investigation into the development of Buddhist ideas is pursued, thus rendering the Buddha's philosophical position more explicit and showing how and why his successors changed it.
Early Buddhist Metaphysics; The Making of a Philosophical Tradition
By: Noa Ronkin
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This book provides a philosophical account of the major doctrinal shift in the history of early Theravada tradition in India: the transition from the earliest stratum of Buddhist thought to the systematic and allegedly scholastic philosophy of the Pali Abhidhamma movement. Conceptual investigation into the development of Buddhist ideas is pursued, thus rendering the Buddha's philosophical position more explicit and showing how and why his successors changed it.
Five Aggregates: Understanding Theravada Psychology and Soteriology
By: Mathieu Boisvert
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According to Buddhist texts the entire universe, including the individual, is made up of different phenomena, which Buddhism classifies into different categories: what we conventionally call a "person" can be understood in terms of five aggregates, the sum of which must not be taken for a permanent entity, since beings are nothing but an amalgam of ever-changing phenomena. Although the aggregates are only a "convenient fiction," the Buddha nevertheless made frequent use of the aggregate scheme when asked to explain the elements at work in the individual.
Gateway to Knowledge, Vol. 1, Mipham
Gateway to Knowledge: Vol 1
By: Mipham Rinpoche
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The Gateway to Knowledge is a condensation of the Tripitaka and its accompanying commentaries. Consolidating the intent of Buddha Shakyamuni’s teachings into unified body of text books, it is the philosophical backbone of the living tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. This rich source book embodies the basics of Prajnaparamita and Madhyamika as well as the Abhidharma from both the Mahayana and Hinayana perspective.
Glimpses of Abhidharma
By: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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The Abhidharma is a collection of Buddhist scriptures that investigates the workings of the mind and the states of human consciousness. In this book Chogyam Trungpa dicussses the development of ego as it is explained in the Abhidharma.
From the Buddhist perspective, the creation of ego is a neurotic process based on fundamental ignorance of our true situation.
Identity and Experience: The Constitution of the Human Being According to Early Buddhism
By: Sue Hamilton
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In early Buddhist texts human beings are analyzed in terms of five "bundles", one physical - the body - and four mental - feelings, apperception, volition, and consciousness. These are traditionally understood to be the five constituent 'part' of which the human being is comprised. For her study of the texts, the author has
Introduction to Abhidharmakosa Bhasyam
Introduction to Abhidharmakosa Bhasyam (Sanskrit Text in Devanagari & Roman Script with English Translation)
By: Indra Narain Singh
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Abhidharmakosabhasyam is the most instructive book on the philosophy of early Buddhism. This is a well-known Buddhist work for its harmonious synthesis of all the great doctrines accepted by most of the contemporary schools of Buddhism, It contains fundamental principles of Buddhism and also an exhaustive and systematic exposition of the Abhidharma doctrines of the old schools of Buddhism that came into being after the Buddha.This text is a treasury of highest forms of knowledge. It deals with ontology, psychology, cosmology, salvation and ethical related doctrine. All major schools of Buddhism accept the authority of Abhidharma in spite of the difference in their sectarian viewpoints with regard to interpretations. This text is important as it contains systematically the fundamental principle of the Abhidharma philosophy.
Mind and its Function
Mind and its Function
By: Geshe Rabten
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Understanding the nature of mind and the many mental factors is the basis of the philosophic systems of Tibet. Part One presents a primarily epistemological model of the mind based on the Pramana literature. Part Two focuses on the psychological model of the mind as presented in the Abhidharma literature.

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Philosophy and Psychology in the Abhidharma
Philosophy and Psychology in the Abhidharma
By: Guenther
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The study of the Abhidharma is indispensable for understanding the history of Buddhist philosophy and practice.  this book gives a synoptic view of the significance of the Abhidharma as presented by the Theravadins and brought to its climax by the Vaibhasikas and Yogacara-Vijnanavadins.  It analyzes the concepts of Mind and its Sates with reference to healthy and unhealthy attitudes towards life and deals with the psychological factors and problems in Meditation which is geared to an individual's capacity and temperament.
Puggalapannatti: A Buddhist Concept on Human Psychology
Puggalapannatti: A Buddhist Concept on Human Psychology
By: Bhikkhu Ratanasri
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The Puggalapannatti is (he concept of notion or designation of the personality in this world. This book contains ten chapters. Each chapter deals with a number of persons from different angles. The treatment and classification of individuals have been made in an ascending numerical order. The first deals with one type of persons i.e. single individuals, the second with pairs, the third with groups of three and so on. This makes ten fold classifications of persons. Here in this book it has been taken into consideration of their ethical behaviour, mental attitude - like latent factors, belief, and other difiling and purifying factors connected with the worldly and spiritual life. In this way, it appears mere a book of psychology than of Philosophy.
Rebirth and Causation in the Yogacara Abhidharma
By: Robert Kritzer
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Seven Works of Vasubandhu
Seven Works of Vasubandhu
By: Stefan Anacker
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Vasubandhu, one of the most famous Mahayana Buddhist philosophers, wrote works on a vast variety of subjects. This collection of translations includes the Vada-Vidhi, a work on logic; the Panca-skandhaka-prakarana, which deals with the 'aggregates' making up 'personality'; the Karmasiddhi-prakarana, which in explaining psychic continuity, also attacks many features of earlier Buddhist psychology; the famous Vimsatika and Trimsika, which take Buddhist psychology into hitherto unexplored areas; the Madhyanta-Vibhaga-bhasya, one of the most profound books for Mahayana realization; and the Tri-svabhava-nirdesa which shows a way for ridding consciousness of ensnaring mental constructions.
Studies in Abhidharma Literature
Studies in Abhidharma Literature and the Origins of Buddhist Philosophical Systems
By: Frauwallner
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This is a translation of Frauwallner's Abhidharmastudien. It analyzes the literary traditions, doctrinal tendencies, and structural methods of the Buddhist Abhidarma canon in order to expose the beginnings of systematic philosophical thought in Buddhism. Frauwallner's insights illuminate the path of meditation toward liberation, the development of Buddhist psychology, and the evolution of the Buddhist view of causality and the problem of time.
Tibetan Tantric Manuscripts from Dunhuang
Tibetan Tantric Manuscripts from Dunhuang A Descriptive Catalogue of the Stein Collection at the British Library
By: Jacob Dalton and Sam van Schaik
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Since their discovery a century ago, the Dunhuang manuscripts have
revolutionized the study of Asian religions. Until recently, however,
the rich materials relating to esoteric tantric Buddhism have been
largely ignored. This volume provides an indispensable doorway into
these materials.
Treatise on Buddhist Philosophy of Abhidhamma
Treatise on Buddhist Philosophy of Abhidhamma
By: DeSilva, C. L. A.
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The Greater the knowledge one possesses of Abhidhamma, the more easily nd sooner will he be able to eradicate the erroneous views of a personal entity-ego-theory of soul or atman and cast away the sixteen typs of doubt with impede one's spirtiual progress, and contemplate on the three salient marks or characterstics from the knowlege which is qualification fro the path and gain emanicipation.  The present book is divided into three parts in 13 chapters.  In the beginning ther is a detailed introduction.