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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Abhidhamma Studies: Buddhist Explorations of Consciousness and Time by Nyanaponika,Bodhi