By L. De LA Vallee Poussin
This can be crucial 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 topics are Buddhist cosmology and the method of rebirth, karma and the Buddhist moral idea, psychological defilements, explanations of agony 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 historical past of Buddhist experiences. hugely steered for all educational libraries..."--Choice a range of selection amazing Books and Nonprint fabrics (OABN). Contents Translator's Preface The Abhidharma--Leo M. Pruden Abhidharmakosabhasyam--L. Poussin The Dhatus The Indriyas the realm Karma The Latent Defilements the trail and the Saints The Knowledges The Absorptions Refutation of the Pudgala Footnotes Index
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5. - 7. 7c), and four skandhas for the last three. Why are not the rest vijndnasthiti! 6b. 51 The "rest" refers to the painful realms of rebirth (durgati, apdya: hell, etc), the Fourth Dhyana, and the Fourth Arupya (=Naivasamjfianasamjnayatana) which is called Bhavagra or the summit of existence. 43a), the absorption of the cessation of ideas and sensations. According to another explanation (Vibhdsa, TD 27, p. " These two conditions are absent in the painful realms of rebirth. "55 For creatures dwell therein as they will.
380 Chapter Three #*# Do the four sthitis contain the seven, and do the seven contain the four? No. 8b. The correspondance admits of four cases. First case: the consciousness is included among the seven, but not among the four. Second case: the four skandhas (excluding the consciousness) of the painful realms of rebirth, the Fourth Dhyana and Bhavagra, are included among the four. Third case: the four skandhas are included among the seven, and are also included among the four. Fourth case: the other dharmas are included neither among the seven nor among the four, [namely the consciousness of the painful realms of rebirth, etc, and the pure dharmas].
First case: the consciousness is included among the seven, but not among the four. Second case: the four skandhas (excluding the consciousness) of the painful realms of rebirth, the Fourth Dhyana and Bhavagra, are included among the four. Third case: the four skandhas are included among the seven, and are also included among the four. Fourth case: the other dharmas are included neither among the seven nor among the four, [namely the consciousness of the painful realms of rebirth, etc, and the pure dharmas].
Abhidharmakosabhasyam. Vol. II by L. De LA Vallee Poussin