By Vasubandhu ; L. De LA Vallee Poussin, Leo Pruden
This can be an important compendium of Indian Buddhist philosophy and psychology. The 4 quantity (app. 1600 pp.) clothbound masterwork starts with a historical past of abhidharma literature and covers an unlimited array of matters from a Buddhist point of view. a few of these matters are Buddhist cosmology and the method of rebirth, karma and the Buddhist moral thought, psychological defilements, reasons of ache and the trail to enlightenment, the supernatural powers of a Buddha, a taxonomy of meditative states and a refutation of the lifestyles of soul. "... one of many landmark achievements within the background of Buddhist stories. hugely advised for all educational libraries..."--Choice a variety of selection impressive Books and Nonprint fabrics (OABN). Contents Translator's Preface The Abhidharma--Leo M. Pruden Abhidharmakosabhasyam--L. Poussin The Dhatus The Indriyas the area Karma The Latent Defilements the trail and the Saints The Knowledges The Absorptions Refutation of the Pudgala Footnotes Index
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3. Abhidhamma alone. xxxiv The Abhtdbarma There are, to be sure, a number of passages where the word abhidhamma occurs apart from the word abhivinaya. 1. Majjhima Nikdya, I, p. 214 gives: idh'avuso sariputta dve bhikkhu abhidhammakatham kathenti, te anriamannam pafiham pucchanti, anfiamannassa panham puttha vissajjenti no ca samcadenti, dhammi ca nesam katha pavattanl hoti. " 2. Majjhima Nikdya, II, p. 239: tasmatiha, bhikkhave, ye vo maya dhamma abhinna desota, seyyathldam: cattaro satipatthana, cattaro sammappadhana, cattaro iddhipada, panc'indriyana, pance balani, satta bojjhanga, ariyo atthahgiko maggo,—tattha sabbeh'va samaggehi sammodamanehi avivadamanehi sikkhitabbam; tesah ca vo, bhikkhave, samagganam sammodamananam avivadamarianam sikkhatarh, siyamsu dve bhikkhu abhidhamme nanavada.
This area was the center—as Gandhara—of Sarvastivadin studies, a fact perhaps relevant to the identification of this fragment with the text of the Sangiti-paryadya. 24. The Sanskrit Kosabhdsyam. Another piece of Sanskrit Abhidharma literature that has been found is the full text of the Abhidharmakos'abhdsyam. The Abhidharmakos'abhdsyam is made up of two parts, the kdrikd or verse sections (the Kosa), and the auto-commentary to these verses (the bhdsya) by Vasubandhu. The kdrikd seaion has traditionally been known.
Buddhism also came to be changed, especially on its popular level, by virtue of the influence of non-Buddhist religions, through the conversion to Buddhism of many non-Buddhists who brought their own ideas into the company of older believers. Popular Buddhist religion absorbed much of the pan-Indian pantheon of deities. However formal and set its doctrines might have been, most of the believers of Buddhism were but "demi-civilize" or semi-civilized (Bouddhisme, 1909, p. ). B. F. Rhys-Davids (Sakya or Buddhist Origins, 1931, p.