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Glimpse of Mind in Abhidhamma Abhidhamma is colossal and any attempt at simplifying it is difficult, simply because of the fact that Abhidhamma in Buddhist terminology is an attempt to finely describe the working of the Mind.

This Javana thought moment lasts seven thought moments or at times of death five thought moments. Critical Concepts in Religious Studies.

Abhidharma – Wikipedia

In this way the characteristic of not-self becomes more evident. As the Indian Buddhist Vasubandhu writes: A similar statement can be found on pages and Views Read Edit View history.

In Abhidhamma abhihamma word that aptly describe the state of the mind is Javana running. As the last major division of the canon, the Abhidhamma works have had a checkered history.

They are mere states dhamma occurring due to conditions and void. The Sarvastivada Abhidharma also used these, along with a fifth category: This type of consciousness in Abhidhamma term is Bhavanga. One owns or inherits the merits or demerits of wbhidhamma or her action or deed. The introduction begins with a detailed list of 24 specific types of conditioned relationships paccaya that may pertain between different factors.

The “base upon which the entire [Abhidharma] system rests” is the ‘dharma theory’ and this theory ‘penetrated all the early schools’. Buddha, after spending the 3rd week dispelling mistrust and sitting inside it meditated on what was later known as the “Higher Doctrine”. Volitional Cetana attachment Tanha to that Citta i. The literal translation of the term Abhidharma is unclear. Here ‘own-nature’ would mean characteristic nature, which is not something inherent in a dhamma as a separate ultimate reality, but arise due to the supporting conditions both of other dhammas and previous occurrences of that fo.


Their focus was on doctrine, glimpzes as it flowed from the practice of meditative centering yogarather than as it was understood in acts of conceptual apprehension. In the Mahavibhasa treatment abhidamma dependent origination, four different types are outlined: The six causes outlined by the Sarvastivada are: These various Abhidhammic theories were together with differences in Vinaya the major cause for the majority of splits glimpsees the monastic Sanghawhich resulted in the fragmented early Buddhist landscape of the 18 Early Buddhist Schools.

Buddhist Sects and Sectarianism. Javana state is arrested by Thadarammana when an object physical or mental of attention is registered by the thought process and consists of two thought moments. Bhavanga is not a sub-plane but a continuous stream of existence. A key problem which the Abhidharmikas wished to tackle was the question of how rebirth and abhidhajma works if there is no self to be reborn apart from the five aggregates.

The ultimate goal of the Abhidharma is Nirvana and hence the Abhidharmikas systematized dharmas into those which are skillful kusalapurify the mind and lead to liberation, and those which are unskillful and do not. Pf, literally, “the limb on which existence occurs” is ‘that substratum which maintains the continuity of the individual throughout that life.

The death occurs immediately after the Cuti consciousness. This argument was so central, that north Indian Buddhist schools were often named according to their abhihamma position.


The Sarvastivadin analysis focused on six causes hetufour conditions pratyaya and five effects phala. The prominent Western scholar of Abhidharma, Erich Frauwallner has said that these Buddhist systems are “among the major achievements of the classical period of Indian philosophy. 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.


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 selflessness. One way is the way of everyday experience and of normal worldly persons. Attention to the same until another Citta thought process begins. The Purvasaila, Sammitiya, Vatsiputriya, and later Mahisasaka schools accepted this view, while the Theravadins, Vibhajyavada, Mahasanghika, and the Sariputrabhidharmasastra of the Dharmaguptakas rejected it.

This page was last edited on 30 Novemberat Impulse has to be above the threshold value. It consists of seven sections or books:. Other Sri Lankan compendiums of Abhidhamma include the Namarupapariccheda analysis of mind and matterParmatthavinicchaya an enquiry into what is ultimateAbhidhammavatara a descent into the introduction of AbhidhammaRuparupavi bhaga analysis into mind and matterSaccasamkhepa summary of TruthMohavicchedani that which dispels delusionKhemappakarana the treat is by Khema and Namacaradipak movement of mind; compiled in Burma.

Upppda, Thiti and Bhanga process recurs in an undulating form in each thought moment of the present. The Sarvastivadin Abhidharmikas also developed the novel idea of an intermediate state between death and the next rebirth. A prominent argument between the Abhidharmikas was on the Philosophy of time. In the commentaries of Theravada Buddhism it was held that the Abhidhamma was not a later addition to the tradition, but rather represented in the fourth week of Gautama Buddha ‘s enlightenment.

The Sarvastivadin Vaibhasikas held that the Buddha and his disciples taught the Abhidharma, but that it was scattered throughout the canon. They also held that only mental events were momentary, material events could endure for longer.