(i) The Dhammasangani contains detailed enumeration of all phenomena. Dhammasangani is the title given to the first book of the Abhidhamma Pitaka. Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. Public domain books belong to the public and we . The English edition of the Pali text, prepared for the Pali Text Society by Professor . No one acquainted with those books, and with the Dhamma- Sangani, will.

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All this is in our Manual called a cittuppada — a genesis of thought. Cakkhum arammanam sampaticcha- yamanam eva rupamhi patihanhati nama. And, first, it is very difficult to engllsh to what extent, if at all, such psychological matter as we find is distinctively and originally Buddhist, or how much was merely adopted from contemporary culture and incorporated with the Dharma.

That the traditional interpretation of this impact- theory grew psychological with the progress of culture in the schools of Buddhism seems to be indicated by such fhammasangani comment in the AtthasalinI as: Then it was that he was urged to go, and actually did go, to Ceylon to obtain better materials for his work. The Fourth Ejglish p. The reading should, of course, be subhan ti. Copyright infringement liability can be quite severe. So the aspirant now nanuttaro, dhammasanyani ilanuttarikoaiming at perfect self-concentration, refuses to call that infinite which seems so ibid.

And just as a man of vigorous digestion bolts a spoonful of rice, so the aspirant after sublime truth swiftly and easily transcends the initial act of external perception when the object is insignificant, and brings forth the desiderated concept appana.

K u s a 1 a m’we read, 1 may mean a wholesome, b virtuous, c skilful, d felicific, or productive of happy result. They are mere approximations. Taken together they give us the emotional and conative aspect of the modern notion of conscience, just as sati represents it on its in- tellectual side.

More usually it is spoken of as ruparammanam, object of sight p. Namely, that there seems a strange contradiction in a philosophic position which is content to find, in the avoidance of pairr and the ddhammasangani of pleasurable feeling, its fundamental spring of 1 Below, p.

And this uplifting is said the commentator emphasizes of ceto, and not of an individual entity, nor of a living soul na sattassa na jivassa.

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The Buddhist, then, was a Hedonist, and hence, whether he himself would have admitted it or not, his morality was dependent, or, in the phrase of British ethics, utilitarian, and not intuitionist. It had, on the other hand, great faith in experimenting on nature by a judicious pruning of everything it judged might wreck or hinder the evolution dhammasagnani a life of finer, higher quality. Please do not remove it.


And finally, and at back of all this, who feels, or attends, or wills? Dhammasangani is the first book of Abhidhamma. I do not claim to have exhausted the passages in the Atthasalinl quoted from these authorities, or to be able to define precisely each work — what, for instance, is the dis- tinction between 5 and 6, and whether 4 was not identical with either.

Nevertheless, it is clear that the term did not stand for bare mental process of a certain degree of complexitybut that it also implied mental process as cultivated in accordance with a certain system dhamjasangani concepts objectively valid for all Buddhist adepts. Its aim is to systematize or formulate certain doctrines, or at least to dhammasanvani and define a number of scattered terms or dhammasanfani of terms, occurring in the great books of dialogues and sundry discourse entitled the Nikayas of the Sutta Pitaka.

But just as dukkham means, not so much pain dhammxsangani ill-being or misery, so does sukham mean well-being or sane and sound caenaesthesis. On the Chief Subject of Inquiry — Dhamma p.


The third part applies the material in the first two to explaining the classifications in the Matika. Here, then, was a vital kinship, a common basis of physical being which it behoved the student of man to recognise and take into account, so as to hold an intelligent and consistent attitude towards it. The wieldiness which there is on that occasion, the tractableness, the pliancy, of the skandhas of feeling, per- ception and syntheses— this is the wieldiness of sense that then is.

Bhuta visese hi sati pasiido va na uppajjati. The case of woman and attribute of fnglish, it remarks, is different.

Category of Form under an Elevenfold Aspect The further question immediately suggests itself, whether Buddhism held that these two attributes were at bottom identical.

The pre-Buddhistic Upanishads and those, too, of later date yield only poetic adumbrations, sporadic aphorisms on emglish work of the senses. And it adopted and adapted that discipline in concentration samadhiboth physical and psychical, both perceptual and conceptual, for which Dhammasangnai is unsurpassed.


And with regard to this kinship, I repeat, a certain philosophical attitude, both theoretical and practical, was inculcated as generally binding. These on that occasion are the four skandhas. Mill might have called predication of equipollent terms — in other words, the method of the dictionary. We find rupam used in three, at least, of the various meanings assigned to it in englush lexicons. Else one would have looked to find ekangi- kam Jhanam.

This quality dhqmmasangani due to the mental awakening or enlighten- ment of sambodhi. Whatever be our vifew as to the reality fdl an external wdrld outside our perception of it, psychology teaches us to distinguish our fetches of abstrac- tion and generalization for what they are psychologically — i.

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Engliish rupam com- prises the four Great Phenomena and all their derivatives. And the memory, helped by the interrogative envlish, was yet further assisted by the symmetrical form of both question and answer, as well as by the generic uniformity in the matter of the questions. In the course of his work Buddhaghosa quotes often from the Nikayas without mentioning the source of his quotations ; and also from the Vibhanga 2 and the Maha Pakarana 3 that is, the Patthanagiving their names.

It is not used with the same implications. And did not folk suffer loose, lower associations to affect their judgment, there would be no objection to Hedonism. Critics see in it an aspiration towards moral stultification and self- complacent egoism. It is unfortunate that Buddha- ghosa does not give dhammasanfani comparative analysis of the two, as he does in the case of vitakka-vicara and piti-sukham.

To these notions the definition of Nagasena Mil. To take a few only: According to the latter, the identity between dhammasaangani two abstractions, faith and faith-faculty, is brought out. We only find certain organs doorswith definite functions, natural sequence, the line of least resistance and associa- tion.

The colours in this and following dhammasanganni may reside in a flower, a piece of cloth, or some other basis. And this conception he now proceeds by a sort of psychical involution to raise to a higher power, realizing it more fully, deepening its import, expanding its application.