New PDF release: Abhidhamma Studies: Buddhist Explorations of Consciousness

By Nyanaponika,Bodhi

ISBN-10: 0861711351

ISBN-13: 9780861711352

The Abhidhamma, the 3rd nice department of early Buddhist educating, expounds a innovative method of philosophical psychology rooted within the dual Buddhist insights of selflessness and based origination. based on the liberative thrust of early Buddhism, the program organizes the full spectrum of human awareness round the poles of Buddhist doctrine - bondage and liberation, Samsara and Nirvana - the place to begin and the ultimate aim. It thereby maps out, with amazing rigour and precision, the internal panorama of the brain to be crossed in the course of the functional paintings of Buddhist meditation.

In this e-book of groundbreaking essays, Venerable Nyanaponika Thera, certainly one of our age's ultimate exponents of Theravada Buddhism, makes an attempt to penetrate underneath the bold face of the Abhidhamma and to make its ideas intelligible to the considerate reader of at the present time. His element of concentration is the recognition bankruptcy of the Dhammasangani, the 1st treatise of the Abhidhamma Pitaka. Basing his interpretation at the particular checklist of psychological elements that the Abhidhamma makes use of as a consultant to mental research, he launches into daring explorations within the a number of dimensions of conditionality, the character of awareness, the temporality of expertise, and the mental springs of religious transformation. cutting edge and wealthy in insights, this booklet doesn't simply open up new avenues within the educational research of early Buddhism. through treating the Abhidhamma as a fountainhead of concept for philosophical and mental inquiry, it demonstrates the continued relevance of Buddhist suggestion to our so much astute modern efforts to appreciate the elusive but so intimate nature of the mind.

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