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 off with a background of abhidharma literature and covers an unlimited array of matters from a Buddhist perspective. a few of these topics are Buddhist cosmology and the method of rebirth, karma and the Buddhist moral thought, psychological defilements, motives of affliction 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 stories. hugely prompt 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 realm Karma The Latent Defilements the trail and the Saints The Knowledges The Absorptions Refutation of the Pudgala Footnotes Index

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For the Truth of Suffering: 1. Impermanence, because it arises dependent upon efficient causes. 2. Suffering, because it is painful by nature (vi. 3). 3. Empty, as it opposes the belief in the view of things pertaining to self. 4. No soul, as it opposes the belief in a self. II. For the Truth of Origin: 1. Cause {hetu), because it has the characteristic of a seed (bijadharmayogena). The hetu is a distant or material cause. The word yoga signifies nydya or truth. 2. Arising, as it produces. This is the near cause, that from which a dharma immediately arises or originates.

85 II. For the Truth of Origin: 1112 Chapter Seven 1. Cause (hetu), because it comes about from that (the root hi signifies gati; hetu signifies hinoty asmdt). 2. 86 3. Appearance (prabhava), as it is a procession (prasarana). 4. Condition {pratyaya) or foundation, that is, the essential element from the action of generation. III. For the Truth of Extinction: 1. Extinction, because of the cessation of the former suffering and of the non-continuation of subsequent suffering. 2. Calm, because it is delivered from the three conditioned characteristics {samskrtalaksanas.

27) are absent. A good mind is cultivated, for the contrary reason. 59 A good mind can be delivered in and of itself and from the point of view of the series in which it arises. Such is the explanation of the Vaibhasikas. This explanation, [say the Sautrantikas,] does not conform to the Sutra and it does not take into account the meaning of the terms. The Knowledges 1103 i. How does it not conform to the Sutra? The Sutra says, "What is a mind internally concentrated? " "What is a mind externally distracted?

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