A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma: The Abhidhammattha Sangaha of Ācariya Anuruddha

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Buddhist Publication Society, Dec 1, 2007 - Religion - 400 pages
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This is the classical introduction to the study of Abhidhamma, the Buddhist philosophy of mind and mental processes. The work contains a translation of Acariya Anuruddha's Abhidhammattha-sangaha along with the Pali text and a detailed explanatory guide to this ancient philosophical psychology. A long introduction explains the basic principles of the Abhidhamma. Includes 48 charts and tables.


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If your time has come to read this book you will regardless of my review. Nonetheless if in doubt read it. Just remember reading does not substitute for meditating. Read full review

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Buddhist monks worldwide use this little book as an introduction into "Buddhist Psychology". I was taught with it more than thirty years ago. I don't pretend to know it well, but after so many years I may say that it is the best text on the working of the mind I have come across.
It is not an easy read, and designed to be studied with a teacher. Buddhist Psychology is practical psychology for those who seek happiness and liberation, not therapeutic or research psychology. It is an exact science which is based on experience and can be verified by experience.
Abhidhamma ("Buddhist Psychology") is mostly taught by tall, ruthless monks who know the Abhidhammatthasangaha by heart. Don't underestimate how much they know and how deep their understanding is. The beauty of this science is that it will let you see all the minute parts of the machine of [your] mind - and that none of them belongs to you.

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