(i) The Dhammasangani contains detailed enumeration of all phenomena. Dhammasangani is the title given to the first book of the Abhidhamma Pitaka. Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. Public domain books belong to the public and we . The English edition of the Pali text, prepared for the Pali Text Society by Professor . No one acquainted with those books, and with the Dhamma- Sangani, will.

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Our manual is itself a book of reference to earlier books, and presents us with many terms and formulae taken out of that setting of occasion and of discourse enshrined in which we meet them in the Nikayas. Now these — or whatever other incorporeal, causally in- duced states 1 there are on that occasion — these are states that are good. The main body of the book is in four parts, as follows.

All of these have been, and are, used in the literature of philosophy with varying shades of connotation, according as the sense to be conveyed is popular and vague, psychological and precise, or transcen- dental and — passez-moi le mot — having precise vague- ness. For in that work he frequently quotes enflish and refers to another work which he certainly dhammasangaji after his arrival in Ceylon, namely, the N Visuddhi Magga, and once or twice he refers to the Samanta Pasadika, which he also wrote in Ceylon.

Hence Greek thought abode, for all his rationalizing, saturated with substantialist methods, till it was found acceptable by and was brought up into an englksh philosophy which, from its Patristic stage, had inherited a tradition steeped in animistic standpoints.


But this is not intelligible. It is, indeed, far more likely that Buddhist teaching made little of and passed lightly over this question of a physical basis of thought or mind.

Finally, there is, in the way of enhlish and intellectual aid, the simplifying and unifying effect attained by causing all the questions exclusive of sub-inquiries to refer to the one category of d h a m m a. The Genesis of Thoughts cittuppaada- ka. I have therefore let go the letter, in order to indicate what appears to me the real import of the work.

I do not know any positive terms meet to represent them. The Group on Cause hetu-gocchaka. It is true that Aristotle was too progressive and original a thinker to stop here. The Three Phases in the organic evolution of form and the great fact of Impermanence applied everywhere and always to all form.


Here we have cittam covering both thinking and thought or idea. Such is the thought of little boys, who, when their parents duck their heads to make them worship at a cetiya, willingly comply, though doing so without intelligent conviction. The Manual and dhammmasangani History of Psychology. The Group on Grasping upadana-gocchakam The title given to my translation is not in any way a faithful rendering of the canonical name of the Manual.

The Second Path p. The context requires its insertion.

Bad States of Consciousness. The Short Intermediate Set of Pairs cuulantara-duka.

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Some glimpses we obtain incidentally, most of which have been pointed out in the footnotes to the translation. Never- theless a uniform method of catechizing characterizes the former. The percept of the circle of mould induces the vivid image nimittamand there- upon Jhana supervenes.


If we date it dahmmasangani between the two, that is, during the first third of the fourth century b. He describes it as adequate to discern not only what these ean, viz. The Twelve Dhanmasangani Thoughts dvaadasa akusalacittaani.

This is not to maintain that all of the Commentaries were so handed down in all the schools, nor that each of them was exactly the same in each of the schools where it was taught. That attitude is, in one of the Majjhima discourses, 4 led up to and defined as follows: A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired.

For pleasures are of all ranks, up to that of a good conscience. The buoyancy which there is on that occasion, the alert- ness in varying, 4 5 the absence of sluggishness 6 and inertia, in the skandhas of feeling, perception and syntheses — this is the buoyancy of sense that there then is. If I am pained or pleased, that is peculiarly dhqmmasangani affair ibid. It included the phenomena of sense, but rather on their physical pre-mental side than as dbammasangani facts of con- sciousness.

To take a few only: