By Nina Van Gorkom

ISBN-10: 1897633173

ISBN-13: 9781897633175

Is an exposition of absolute realities intimately. Abhidhamma ability larger doctrine and the book's function is to inspire the ideal software of Buddhism in an effort to remove improper view and at last all defilements. Many phrases in Pali the language of early Buddhism are used and are outlined as they're brought. the publication is consequently compatible for newbies in addition to training Buddhists. it's particular and targeted and a useful reduction to unlocking the deep that means of the complete Buddhist canon and employing the idea to our day-by-day lives for the good thing about ourselves and others

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20 CHAPTER 2. THE FIVE KHANDHAS ❆♥❞ ❤♦✇ ✐s ❜♦❞② s✐❝❦✱ ❜✉t ♠✐♥❞ ✐s ♥♦t s✐❝❦❄ ❍❡r❡✐♥✱ ❤♦✉s❡❢❛t❤❡r✱ t❤❡ ✇❡❧❧✲t❛✉❣❤t ❛r✐②❛♥ ❞✐s❝✐♣❧❡✳ ✳ ✳ r❡❣❛r❞s ♥♦t ❜♦❞② ❛s t❤❡ s❡❧❢✱ r❡❣❛r❞s ♥♦t t❤❡ s❡❧❢ ❛s ❤❛✈✐♥❣ ❜♦❞②✱ ♥♦r ❜♦❞② ❛s ❜❡✐♥❣ ✐♥ t❤❡ s❡❧❢✱ ♥♦r s❡❧❢ ❛s ❜❡✐♥❣ ✐♥ t❤❡ ❜♦❞②✳ ❍❡ s❛②s ♥♦t ✏■ ❛♠ ❜♦❞②✑✱ ❤❡ s❛②s ♥♦t ✏❜♦❞② ✐s ♠✐♥❡✑✱ ♥♦r ✐s ♣♦ss❡ss❡❞ ❜② t❤✐s ✐❞❡❛✳ ❆s ❤❡ ✐s ♥♦t s♦ ♣♦ss❡ss❡❞✱ ✇❤❡♥ ❜♦❞② ❛❧t❡rs ❛♥❞ ❝❤❛♥❣❡s ♦✇✐♥❣ t♦ t❤❡ ✉♥st❛❜❧❡ ❛♥❞ ❝❤❛♥❣❡❢✉❧ ♥❛t✉r❡ ♦❢ ❜♦❞②✱ t❤❡♥ s♦rr♦✇ ❛♥❞ ❣r✐❡❢✱ ✇♦❡✱ ❧❛♠❡♥t❛t✐♦♥ ❛♥❞ ❞❡s♣❛✐r ❞♦ ♥♦t ❛r✐s❡ ✐♥ ❤✐♠✳ ❍❡ r❡❣❛r❞s ♥♦t ❢❡❡❧✐♥❣ ✭✈❡❞❛♥✠❛✮ ❛s t❤❡ s❡❧❢✳ ✳ ✳ ❍❡ r❡❣❛r❞s ♥♦t ♣❡r❝❡♣t✐♦♥ ✭s❛ññ✠❛✮ ❛s t❤❡ s❡❧❢✳ ✳ ✳ ❍❡ r❡❣❛r❞s ♥♦t t❤❡ ❛❝t✐✈✐t✐❡s ✭s❛♥❦❤✠ ✡ ❛r❛❦❦❤❛♥❞❤❛✮ ❛s t❤❡ s❡❧❢✳ ✳ ✳ ❍❡ r❡❣❛r❞s ♥♦t ❝♦♥s❝✐♦✉s♥❡ss ✭✈✐ññ✠❛♥✳❛✮ ❛s t❤❡ s❡❧❢✳ ✳ ✳ ❚❤✉s✱ ❤♦✉s❡❢❛t❤❡r✱ ❜♦❞② ✐s s✐❝❦✱ ❜✉t ♠✐♥❞ ✐s ♥♦t s✐❝❦✳ So long as we are still clinging to the khandhas we are like sick people, but we can be cured of our sickness if we see the khandhas as they are.

Lobha-mula-cittas can be “unprompted”, asankh¯ ˙ arika. “Asankh¯ ˙ arika” can be translated as or “prompted”, sasankh¯ ˙ arika can “unprompted“, “not induced”, or “spontaneous”; sasankh¯ be translated as “prompted” or “induced”. ” ˙ arika can be prompted by the ¯ The lobha-mula-cittas which are sasankh¯ advice or request of someone else, or they arise induced by one’s own previous consideration. Even when they are induced by one’s own con˙ arika; the cittas are “sluggish and urged sideration, they are sasankh¯ on”.

His hand could not have moved without citta. Citta can achieve many different effects. We read in the Atthas¯alin¯ı 23 24 CHAPTER 3. i, the first book of the Abhidhamma) Book I, Part II, Analysis of Terms, 64: ❍♦✇ ✐s ❝♦♥s❝✐♦✉s♥❡ss ✭✐✳❡✳ ♠✐♥❞✮ ❝❛♣❛❜❧❡ ♦❢ ♣r♦❞✉❝✐♥❣ ❛ ✈❛r✐❡t② ♦r ❞✐✈❡rs✐t② ♦❢ ❡✛❡❝ts ✐♥ ❛❝t✐♦♥❄ ❚❤❡r❡ ✐s ♥♦ ❛rt ✐♥ t❤❡ ✇♦r❧❞ ♠♦r❡ ✈❛r✐❡❣❛t❡❞ t❤❛♥ t❤❡ ❛rt ♦❢ ♣❛✐♥t✐♥❣✳ ■♥ ♣❛✐♥t✐♥❣✱ t❤❡ ♣❛✐♥t❡r✬s ♠❛st❡r♣✐❡❝❡ ✐s ♠♦r❡ ❛rt✐st✐❝ t❤❛♥ t❤❡ r❡st ♦❢ ❤✐s ♣✐❝t✉r❡s✳ ❆♥ ❛rt✐st✐❝ ❞❡s✐❣♥ ♦❝❝✉rs t♦ t❤❡ ♣❛✐♥t❡rs ♦❢ ♠❛st❡r♣✐❡❝❡s t❤❛t s✉❝❤ ❛♥❞ s✉❝❤ ♣✐❝t✉r❡s s❤♦✉❧❞ ❜❡ ❞r❛✇♥ ✐♥ s✉❝❤ ❛♥❞ s✉❝❤ ❛ ✇❛②✳ ❚❤r♦✉❣❤ t❤✐s ❛rt✐st✐❝ ❞❡s✐❣♥ t❤❡r❡ ❛r✐s❡ ♦♣❡r❛t✐♦♥s ♦❢ t❤❡ ♠✐♥❞ ✭♦r ❛rt✐st✐❝ ♦♣❡r❛t✐♦♥s✮ ❛❝❝♦♠♣❧✐s❤✐♥❣ s✉❝❤ t❤✐♥❣s ❛s s❦❡t❝❤✐♥❣ t❤❡ ♦✉t❧✐♥❡✱ ♣✉tt✐♥❣ ♦♥ t❤❡ ♣❛✐♥t✱ t♦✉❝❤✐♥❣ ✉♣✱ ❛♥❞ ❡♠❜❡❧❧✐s❤✐♥❣✳ ✳ ✳ ❚❤✉s ❛❧❧ ❝❧❛ss❡s ♦❢ ❛rts ✐♥ t❤❡ ✇♦r❧❞✱ s♣❡❝✐✜❝ ♦r ❣❡♥❡r✐❝✱ ❛r❡ ❛❝❤✐❡✈❡❞ ❜② t❤❡ ♠✐♥❞✳ ❆♥❞ ♦✇✐♥❣ t♦ ✐ts ❝❛♣❛❝✐t② t❤✉s t♦ ♣r♦❞✉❝❡ ❛ ✈❛r✐❡t② ♦r ❞✐✈❡rs✐t② ♦❢ ❡✛❡❝ts ✐♥ ❛❝t✐♦♥✱ t❤❡ ♠✐♥❞✱ ✇❤✐❝❤ ❛❝❤✐❡✈❡s ❛❧❧ t❤❡s❡ ❛rts✱ ✐s ✐♥ ✐ts❡❧❢ ❛rt✐st✐❝ ❧✐❦❡ t❤❡ ❛rts t❤❡♠s❡❧✈❡s✳ ◆❛②✱ ✐t ✐s ❡✈❡♥ ♠♦r❡ ❛rt✐st✐❝ t❤❛♥ t❤❡ ❛rt ✐ts❡❧❢✱ ❜❡❝❛✉s❡ t❤❡ ❧❛tt❡r ❝❛♥♥♦t ❡①❡❝✉t❡ ❡✈❡r② ❞❡s✐❣♥ ♣❡r❢❡❝t❧②✳ ❋♦r t❤❛t r❡❛s♦♥ t❤❡ ❇❧❡ss❡❞ ❖♥❡ ❤❛s s❛✐❞✱ ✏▼♦♥❦s✱ ❤❛✈❡ ②♦✉ s❡❡♥ ❛ ♠❛st❡r♣✐❡❝❡ ♦❢ ♣❛✐♥t✐♥❣❄✑ ✏❨❡s✱ ▲♦r❞✳✑ ✏▼♦♥❦s✱ t❤❛t ♠❛st❡r♣✐❡❝❡ ♦❢ ❛rt ✐s ❞❡s✐❣♥❡❞ ❜② t❤❡ ♠✐♥❞✳ ■♥❞❡❡❞✱ ♠♦♥❦s✱ t❤❡ ♠✐♥❞ ✐s ❡✈❡♥ ♠♦r❡ ❛rt✐st✐❝ t❤❛♥ t❤❛t ♠❛st❡r♣✐❡❝❡✳✑ ✭❑✐♥❞r❡❞ ❙❛②✐♥❣s✱ ■■■✱ ✶✺✶✮ We then read about the many different things which are accomplished by citta: good deeds, such as deeds of generosity, and bad deeds, such as deeds of cruelty and deceit, are accomplished by citta and these deeds produce different results.

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