New PDF release: Abhidhamma Studies: Buddhist Explorations of Consciousness

By Nyanaponika,Bodhi

The Abhidhamma, the 3rd nice department of early Buddhist educating, expounds a progressive procedure of philosophical psychology rooted within the dual Buddhist insights of selflessness and established origination. based on the liberative thrust of early Buddhism, the program organizes the total spectrum of human cognizance round the poles of Buddhist doctrine - bondage and liberation, Samsara and Nirvana - the place to begin and the ultimate aim. It thereby maps out, with awesome rigour and precision, the internal panorama of the brain to be crossed in the course of the sensible paintings of Buddhist meditation.

In this e-book of groundbreaking essays, Venerable Nyanaponika Thera, one in every of our age's superior exponents of Theravada Buddhism, makes an attempt to penetrate underneath the ambitious face of the Abhidhamma and to make its ideas intelligible to the considerate reader of at the present time. His element of concentration is the cognizance bankruptcy of the Dhammasangani, the 1st treatise of the Abhidhamma Pitaka. Basing his interpretation at the designated checklist of psychological components that the Abhidhamma makes use of as a consultant to mental research, he launches into daring explorations within the a number of dimensions of conditionality, the character of attention, the temporality of expertise, and the mental springs of religious transformation. leading edge and wealthy in insights, this publication doesn't in basic terms open up new avenues within the educational research of early Buddhism. by way of treating the Abhidhamma as a fountainhead of thought for philosophical and mental inquiry, it demonstrates the continued relevance of Buddhist proposal to our so much astute modern efforts to appreciate the elusive but so intimate nature of the mind.

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