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The Purvasaila, Sammitiya, Vatsiputriya, and later Mahisasaka schools accepted this view, while the Theravadins, Vibhajyavada, Mahasanghika, and the Sariputrabhidharmasastra of the Dharmaguptakas rejected it. In this way the characteristic of not-self becomes more evident.

Abhidharmic thought also extends beyond the sutras to cover new philosophical and psychological ground which is only implicit in sutras or not present at all. A similar statement can be found on pages and They were not accepted as canonical glimpsss the Mahasanghika school [1] [13] and several abhidhxmma schools. The Abhidhamma is thus presented as a pure abhkdhamma undiluted form of the teaching that was too difficult for most practitioners of the Buddha’s time to grasp.

This was a radically different view than the not-self view held by the mainstream Buddhist schools and this theory was a major point of controversy and was thoroughly attacked by other Buddhist schools such as the Theravadins, Sarvastivadins and later Mahayanists. For the 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.

The Patthana is an exhaustive examination of the conditioned nature Paticcasamupada of all dhammas. Rather they attempted to construct a critical understanding of the consciousness that underlies all meaning, both mystical and theoretical. The four categories of dharmas in the Theravada Abhidhamma are: No consciousness arises without an object either physical or mental. They also held that only mental events were momentary, material events could endure for longer.


The Theravada tradition gglimpses that there were 82 types of possible dhammas — 82 types of occurrences in the experiential world, while the general Sarvastivada tradition eventually enumerated 75 dharma types. This page was last edited on 30 Novemberat 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.

It cannot be cut, broken, penetrated; it cannot be taken up, abandoned, ridden on, stepped on, struck or dragged. Posted by Asoka at According to Collett Cox, Abhidhamma started as an elaboration of the teachings of the suttas, but later developed independent doctrines. Sarvastivada Buddhist Scholasticism, Handbuch der Orientalistik.

Human experience is thus explained by a series of dynamic avhidhamma and their patterns of relationships with each other. Other Abhidharma schools did not accept the svabhava concept.


Critical Concepts in Religious Studies. Attention to the same until another Citta thought process begins. Due to famines and constant wars, the monks responsible for recording the oral tradition felt that there was a risk of portions of the canon being lost so the Aabhidhamma was written down for the first time along with the rest of the Canon. Exploring Buddhism and Zen. The tradition glimpees that the Buddha gave daily summaries of the teachings given in the heavenly realm to the bhikkhu Sariputtawho passed them on.

In Abhidhamma the word that aptly describe the state of abhidamma mind is Javana running. Bhavanga is not a sub-plane but a continuous stream of existence.

Saturday, June 24, Glimpse of Mind in Abhidhamma. Momentary focus of attention to that state of Mind.


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They are mere states dhamma occurring due to conditions and void. The mixed color represented all these noble qualities.

Their focus was on doctrine, but as it flowed from the practice of meditative centering yogarather than as it was understood in acts of conceptual apprehension. The expression of this at fine mental formation is Upppada beginningThithi rising to a peak and Bhanga dissolution of one thought moment to another with similar beginning, crescendo and dissolution; i.

This analysis is the basis for expounding the very nature of existence of the being Bhava conditioned by Anitta impermanenceDukka unsatisfactoriness based on impermanence and hence Anatma abhidhqmma. Sarvastivada Abhidharma, page The Sarvastivadin Abhidharmikas also developed the novel idea of an intermediate state between death and the next rebirth.

The concern here is primarily with what makes categorial types of dharma unique, rather than with the ontological status of dharmas.

One experiences only one thought moment at any particular time. When a person is fast asleep and is in a dreamless state he experiences a kind of consciousness which is more passive than active note no mention about subconsciousness in Abhidhamma akin to Freudian analysis. According to Rupert Gethin however, obvious care and ingenuity have gone into its development.

There are certain doctrines which were developed or even invented by the Abhidharmikas and these became grounds for the debates among the different Early Buddhist schools. The Abhidhamma philosophies of the various early schools often disagree on doctrine [17] and belong to the period of abhidhwmma Buddhism’ [17] as opposed to Undivided Buddhism.