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In the Mahavibhasa treatment of dependent origination, four different types are outlined: The “base upon which the entire [Abhidharma] system rests” is the ‘dharma theory’ and this theory ‘penetrated all the early schools’. That causes to arise sensation from the sense object. The mixed color represented all these noble qualities.

This term does not appear in the sutras. The Scripture on the Explication of the Underlying Meaning.

This term was used in different ways by the different Buddhist schools. Here ‘own-nature’ would mean characteristic nature, which is not something inherent in a dhamma as a separate ultimate reality, but arise due to the supporting conditions both of other dhammas and previous occurrences of that dhamma. Compared to the colloquial sutrasAbhidharma texts are much more technical, analytic and systematic in content and style.

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They are dependent on others. These various Abhidhammic theories wbhidhamma together with differences in Vinaya the major cause for the majority of splits in the monastic Sanghawhich resulted in the fragmented early Hlimpses landscape of the 18 Early Buddhist Schools.

Abhidharma Sanskrit or Abhidhamma Pali are ancient 3rd century BCE and later Buddhist texts which contain detailed scholastic reworkings of doctrinal material appearing in the Buddhist sutrasaccording to schematic classifications. Thought process has 17 thought moments and Javana has 7 thought moments and Tadarammana has two thought moments and the rest of the eight thought moments are given separate names starting from Atita Bhavanga to Votthappana ending in Javana g,impses Tadarammana.

The best known of such texts are the Visuddhimagga of Buddhaghosa and the Abhidhammattha-sangaha of Anuruddha.



It is similar to consciousness at the time of conception and at the final moment of death. Thus, there is a similarity ahidhamma the traditions of the Adhidhamma and that of the Mahayanawhich also claimed to be too difficult for the people living in the Buddha’s time.

The Patthana is an exhaustive examination of the conditioned nature Paticcasamupada of all dhammas. This argument was so central, that north Indian Buddhist schools were often named according to their philosophical position. The Jnanaprasthana became the basis for Sarvastivada exegetical works called Vibhasawhich were composed in a time of intense sectarian debate among the Sarvastivadins in Kashmir.

In Abhidhamma the word that aptly describe the state of the mind is Javana running.

The conventional reality of substantial objects and persons is merely a conceptual construct abhdhamma by the mind on a flux of dharmas. In the commentaries of Theravada Buddhism it was held that the Abhidhamma was not a later addition to the tradition, but rather represented in the fourth week of Gautama Buddha ‘s enlightenment.

Attention to the same until another Citta thought process begins. The Sarvastivadas also included three dharmas in the fourth “unconditioned” category instead of just one, the dharma of space and two states of cessation. Sarvastivada Abhidharma, page Cittas awareness events are never experienced on their own, but are always intentional and hence accompanied by various mental factors cetasikasin a constantly flowing stream of experience occurrences.

Glimpse of Mind in Abhidhamma Abhidhamma is colossal and any attempt at simplifying it is difficult, simply because of the fact that Abhidhamma in Buddhist terminology is an attempt to finely describe the working of the Mind. Cousinsthe suttas deal with sequences and processes, while the Abhidhamma describes occasions and events. It cannot be cut, broken, penetrated; it cannot be taken up, abandoned, ridden on, stepped on, struck or dragged.

Some Abhidharmikas such as the Sarvastivadins also defended an atomic theory. For abhdhamma Sarvastivadins, a synonym for svabhava is avayaya a ‘part’the smallest possible unit which cannot be analyzed into smaller parts and hence it is ultimately real as opposed to only conventionally real such as a chariot or a person.

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Human experience is thus explained by a series of dynamic processes and their patterns of relationships with each other. One experiences only one thought moment at any particular time. This in essence embodies the basic og of Abhidhamma but does not include all the finer classifications.

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Those, on the other hand, who hold that some exist, viz. By carefully watching the coming and going of dhammas, and being able to identify which ones are wholesome and to be cultivated, and which ones are unwholesome and to be abandoned, the Buddhist meditator makes use of the Abhidharma as a schema to liberate his mind and realize that all experiences are impermanent, not-self, unsatisfactory and therefore not to be clung to.

The prominent Western scholar of Abhidharma, Erich Frauwallner has said that these Buddhist systems are “among the major achievements of the classical period of Indian philosophy.

No two thought moments coexist.

The Vibhasasastra of Sitapani and the Abhidharmavibhasasastra translated by Buddhavarman c. They are mere states dhamma occurring due to conditions and void. Rather they attempted to construct a critical understanding of the consciousness that underlies all meaning, both mystical and theoretical.

Four Stages Arhat Buddha Bodhisattva. These compendia not only contain sutra references and reasoned arguments but also contain new doctrinal categories and positions. Optimistic devas created a beautiful jeweled chamber. The Visuddhimagga of Buddhaghosathe most influential classical Theravada treatise, states that not-self does not become apparent because it is concealed glimpsws “compactness” when one does not give attention to the various elements which make up the person.

One way is the way of everyday experience and of normal worldly persons. The Abhidhamma works do not contain systematic philosophical treatises, but summaries or abstract and systematic lists. The earliest texts of the Pali Canon the Sutta Nipataparts of the Jatakasand the first four Nikayas of the Suttapitaka have no mention of the texts of the Abhidhamma Pitaka.