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(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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But he also emphasizes the fact that the energy in question is mental, not bodily pp. If the tombs of Egypt or the ruins of Greece dhammaswngani were to give up, among their dead that are now and again being restored to us, a copy of some manual with which the young Socrates was put through the mill of current academic doctrine, the discovery would be hailed, especially by scholars of historical insight, as a dhammasanani of peculiar interest.


Keeping in view, then, the notion of Good in thought, word and deed, as a means entailing various kinds of felicific result, we may see in Book I. This is indicated formally by the initial adverb t a 1 1 h a — what here in this 1 Dhammasanbani. Let me not, however, be understood to be reading into the Buddhist theory more than is actually there.

When a good thought concerning the dhammawangani universe has arisen, accompanied by disinterestedness, associated with knowledge, prompted by a conscious motive, and having, as its object, a sight, a sound, a smell, a taste, a touch, a dhanmasangani state, or what not, then there is contact, etc.

No such statement occurs in our Manual. Click the link below to access the original Dhammasangani files in Pali language, the language spoken by Buddha. This association must, however, not be pressed.

After that he was to leave it and go on. Critics see in it an aspiration towards moral stultification and self- complacent egoism.

The special stage of Jhana super- vened after each act of self-control and intensified ab- straction. The modification is twice stated, in each case emphasis being laid on the mutual impact, first as causing the modification, then as constituting the object of attention in the modified consciousness thus affected. It is true that in the Milinda-paiiho, written some three or dbammasangani centuries later than our Manual, the action and reaction of sense and sense-object are com- pared in realistic metaphor to the clash of two cymbals and the butting of two goats.


Full text of “Dhammasangani”

In hot water, as the Cy. That was built up of the four elements; so was this.

I gather, however, that the adjective ceta- sikam had a wider and a narrower denotation. But the knowledge of the accidents contributes largely in its turn towards knowing what the thing essentially is. Illustra- tive dhammasangnai are then given of each meaning, those referring to the last being the beginning of the answer in our Manual 1 Cf.

The meditation progresses by means of these two in particular, as a tree does by its flowers and fruit. I may here add that I have used intellection and cognition inter- changeably as comprehending the whole process of knowing, or coming to know. Good in relation to the Universe of Form rupavacara- kusalam I admit that with respect to the desirableness of dhammasamgani taken quantitatively, and in two dimensions, they were frankly pessimistic.

And the memory, no longer borne along by the interest of 1 Asl. The contents would no doubt yield no new matter of philosophic tradition. Our manual is itself a book of reference to earlier books, and presents us with many terms and formulae taken out of that setting of occasion and of discourse enshrined in which we meet them in the Nikayas.

The fact of the omission and the nature of the two omitted kasinas are commented on by Buddhaghosa Asl. Category of Form under a Sixfold Aspect Ch. Here we have cittam covering both thinking and thought or idea. We have the Old Commentary embedded in the Vinaya, and the Parivara added as a sort of supple- mentary examination paper to it.

Regarded under the aspect of phenomena, of non-noihnena sabhavatthena, suniiatatthena, nis- sattatthenathey all fall under two heads, corre- sponding to the two preceding. It was the supreme Result or Fruit, and there was 4 no egnlish. Develop these Stations of Mastery in the Sixteenfold Combination.

Through such procedure great results are attained. It is not without interest to note that in this supple- mentary category all the purely psychological states are wholly, or at least mainly, volitional or emotional. It is not noticed by the Cy. So that the way is being paved for a more general appreciation of the earnest effort made by Buddhism — an effort stupendous and astonishing if we con- sider its date and the forces against it — to sever the growth of philosophic and religious thought from its ancestral stem englsh rear it in a purely rational soil.


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Dhammasangani – Wikipedia

The surviving fragments of Empedoklean writings on the subject read beside it like airy fancies ; nor do the intact utterances of Plato bring us anything more scientific.

And this means that— while recognizing his kinship with the dhaammasangani to the full — the good student should not identify himself with it so as to see englush it a permanent unchanging substance as which he should persist amid transient phenomena. With Goethe they said: This may be a groping after the distinction between concrete and abstract.

The Second Path p.

If the Formless sphere were the object of aspiration, it was then necessary, by the severest fetches of abstraction, to eliminate not only all sense-impression, but also all sensory images whatever, and to endeavour to realize con- ditions and relations other than those obtaining in actual experience. In the former passage space is described as if external to the organism ; in the latter Gotama admonishes his son respecting the internal aka so.

Nevertheless, to a great extent, the difference between bad types of thought and good is described in terms of the contradictories, of the factors in the one kind and in the other. 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. England has not yet got so far. Then there is the Niddesa, a whole book of commentary, on texts now included in the Sutta Nipata, and there are passages clearly of a commentarial nature scattered through the Nikayas.

Even a superficial inspection of the Manual should yield great promise to anyone interested in the history of psychology.