Download PDF by Nina Van Gorkom: Abhidhamma in Daily Life

By Nina Van Gorkom

Is an exposition of absolute realities intimately. Abhidhamma capability larger doctrine and the book's goal is to motivate definitely the right software of Buddhism in an effort to remove improper view and finally all defilements. Many phrases in Pali the language of early Buddhism are used and are outlined as they're brought. the booklet is accordingly appropriate for novices in addition to working towards Buddhists. it really is designated and unique and a useful relief to unlocking the deep which means of the complete Buddhist canon and using the idea to our day-by-day lives for the advantage of ourselves and others

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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.

Accompanied by pleasant feeling, without wrong view, prompted. higata-vippayuttam . , sasankh¯ . ). Accompanied by indifferent feeling, with wrong view, unprompted. higata-sampayuttam , asa nkh¯ a rikam ekam . ). Accompanied by indifferent feeling, with wrong view, prompted. higata-sampayuttam . , sasankh¯ . ). Accompanied by indifferent feeling, without wrong view, unprompted. higata-vippayuttam , asa nkh¯ a rikam ekam . ). Accompanied by indifferent feeling, without wrong view, prompted.

Past, present and future lives are an uninterrupted series of cittas. Each citta which arises falls away immediately to be succeeded by the next citta. Cittas do not last, but there isn’t any moment without citta. If there were moments without citta the body would be a dead body. Even when we are sound asleep there is citta. Each citta which arises falls away but it conditions the next citta and evenso the last citta of this life conditions the first citta of the next life, the rebirth- 29 consciousness.

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