A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma: The Abhidhammattha by Bhikkhu Bodhi

By Bhikkhu Bodhi

This contemporary translation of the Abhidhammattha Sangaha (Manual of Abhidhamma) bargains an creation to Buddhism's primary 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 components, the features and techniques of the brain, the fabric international, based bobbing up, and the tools 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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