By Bhikkhu Bodhi
This contemporary translation of the Abhidhammattha Sangaha (Manual of Abhidhamma) bargains an creation to Buddhism's basic philosophical psychology. initially written within the eleventh or twelfth century, the Sangaha has served because the key to knowledge held within the Abhidhamma. Concisely surveyed are Abhidhamma's crucial issues, together with states of awareness and psychological elements, the capabilities and strategies of the brain, the fabric global, based coming up, and the equipment and phases of meditation. This provides a precise translation of the Sangaha along the unique Pali textual content. an in depth, explanatory advisor with greater than forty charts and tables lead readers throughout the complexities of Adhidhamma.
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Nnme of a rock in or near Ulo $0, allegedly not to be identified with dMnrpo ri (Ischke (1881). ~3803 brsan at the time when a ganacakrn was prepared in the three-storied pinnacle (of bSam yas monastery). The text might well date back to the eighth century or earlier. 1)"': ran biin gnuspa'i bar (ma) do; 1iri rie 'dzin gyi bar (ma) do; rmi lam gyi bar do; skye Si bar do; srid pa'i bar (ma) do. In the fii zla kha sbyor, also, fivecs9bar do-s are mentioned, four of which (all except the second) are actually discussed in the text: ran biin (gnaspa'i) bar do; tin rie 'dzin gyi bar dolm; 'chi kha'i bar do or 'chi ba(ma7i bar do; chos Aid (kyi) bar do or chos Aid dag gi bar do; sridpaf'i) bar do.
As far as Buddhist literature is concerned, the fust four groups mentioned contain texts featuring the earliest, more or less elaborate descriptions of a chos Rid bar do (as we shall sec in the third paragraph of this chapter, there are probably earlier references to an equivalent bar do, a i i khro bar do, and a bon Rid 'od gsal gyi bar do in "Bon" and "BonU-rDzogschen-texts). As will be shown in the next paragraph, the Chos riid bar do'i gsal 'debs is the only testimony amongst the Buddhist texts mentioned, which features an actual enumeration and description of a matidala of peaceful and ulathhl dcitics in a chos riid bar do.
152, however docs no1 rwte rhnt K a r m gliri pa lived from 1326-1386, but indicates that his birth look place =mewhere in that specific cycieaf sixty years (thc sixth seragesimal cycle). 2116-2120. "' Kept in the Tibetan eallection of the "Staatsbibliothck PreuRireher Kullurbesih Berlin",Hs. Sim. or. JS 3540. '" See Appcndix I. , XXV. '" "' 32 KAR GUM KHRO the 'Ja' tshonpod drug"' (especially 2%khro ries don siiiri po-related texts)lM,revealed by the gter ston Lor iphro gliri pa (1585-1656), who is also named Rig 'dzin 'Jottshon siiinpo'"; and the mKha' 'gro gsari ba ye ies kyi rgyud (especially the gSari ba ye ies kyi mkha' 'gro'i phrin lm kyi le lag gsal 'debs dari pho ba'i man nag gi gsal )"~ with the names of the byed gtan gyi lam grogs, X X V I .
A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma: The Abhidhammattha Sangaha by Bhikkhu Bodhi