Dhammasangani- Please note: PTS members must order directly from the PTS. The first volume English translation: Buddhist Psychological Ethics. More Info. The English edition of the Pali text, prepared for the Pali Text Society by Professor . Hall of Exhortation, and there made a translation of the Dhamma- Sangani. The Dhammasangani is part of the Language English. A Buddhist variously translated as ideas, phenomena, states, patterns etc. There.

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Bad States of Consciousness. When, that he may attain to the heavens of Form, he cultivates the way thereto, aloof from sensuous appetites, aloof from evil ideas, and so and abides in the first Jhana where progress is dhammadangani ful and intuition sluggish,by earth-gazing, enters into which is limited, and has a limited object of thought.

It is true dhammasangzni in the Milinda-paiiho, written some three or four centuries later than our Manual, the action and reaction of sense and sense-object are com- pared in realistic metaphor to the clash of two cymbals and the butting of two goats.

Hardly, since this makes the two meanings of cetasikam self-contradictory. In the case of seeing, hearing, and smell, past pleasant sensations are described as being simply revived during a subsequent state of repose.

It is true that the whole work, except the book on r u p a m, is an inquiry into arupino dhamma, conceived for the most part as mental phenomena, but there is no separate treatment of them divided up as such. Do not assume that just because we believe a book is in the public domain for users in the United States, that the work is also in the public domain for users in other countries.

To enter with any fulness of discussion into this classifi- cation, so rich in interesting suggestions, would occupy itself a volume.

When, that he may attain to the heavens of Form, he separately dwelt upon. The history of the text of our Manual belongs to that of the canonical texts taken collectively. I do not mean to assert that the work was compiled solely for academic use. Here it must suffice to quote two.


The meditation progresses by means of these two in particular, as a tree does by its flowers and fruit. Buddhaghosa only main- tains that, together with the rest of the Abhidhamma, 1 it was the ipsissima verba of the Buddha, not attempting to upset the mythical tradition that it was the special mode he adopted in teaching the doctrine to the 4 hosts of devas come from all parts of the sixteen world-systems, he having 1 But including the Matika only of the later Katha Yatthu.

It occurs first, and very frequently, as the general name for the objects of the sense of sight. Probably there is truth in both alternatives.


Sam- payuttam — lit. The diligent upa- saka or upasika, pursuing a temporary course of such religious and philosophic discipline as the rising schools of 1 J.

The very fact that the Buddhist theory, with all its analytical and symmetrical fulness of exposition, yields so very abstract and schematic a result leaves the way open to surmise that, even in the time of our Manual, the process of sense impression was not materialistically conceived. Of the thoughts for meditation, only a few occur in the Dhamma- 1 See above, p. Buddhaghosa does not specially connect the two works. But it is interesting to note that the Commentator only alludes to a v basis of thought cittassa vatthuthat is, to the heart hadaya- vatthuwhen the catechizing is in terms of mano-dhatu.

Much of the Abhi- dhamma Pitaka, and even some of the Sutta Pitaka, still dhammasajgani unedited. Through such procedure great results are attained. The ideal of the Buddhist, held as realizable under temporal conditions, was to walk 1 I am indebted to the Rev. The skandhas of feeling, of perception, of syntheses— these are on that occasion the dhammasahgani of mental states. The element of representative intellection, the element of mental states.

He tells us, it is true see below, p.

The Maha Vansa, indeed, saya p. There is no such analysis of sensation — full, sober, positive, translafion far as it goes — put forward in any Indian book of an equally early date.

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Limitations of time and faculty constrain us to be- come mental stenographers. It also illustrates the general scope of vedana by the simile of a cook who, after preparing a number of dishes for his lord, tastes each critically to test them, the lord partaking of whichever he pleases.


For he did not scruple to speak of these two also Emancipation and Nirvana in terms of pleasurable feeling. Lastly, there is the interesting fragment of commentary tacked on to the Dhamma-Sangani itself below, p. In the Sutta Pitaka — viz.

Translayion fivefold division is obtained by the suc- cessive, instead of simultaneous, elimination of vitakko and vicaro.

It is, perhaps, not surprising that so much of this kind of material has survived within the four corners of the Pitakas. The persistence of these incorporeal states, their sub- sistence, going on, their being kept going on, their progress, continuance, preservation, life, life as faculty 1 — this is the faculty of vitality that there then is. I admit it calls for apology.

Buddhist philosophy is ethical first and last. But in Touch, hammer smites through wool, getting at the bare anvil.

And as such all had to be borne in mind, all had to co-operate in shaping theory and practice.

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The Twelve Bad Thoughts dvaadasa akusalacittaani. This quality is due to the mental awakening or enlighten- ment tranlation sambodhi. It is true that akusalam, as a means leading to unhappy result, was not conceived as negatively as its logical form might lead as to suppose. But they would certainly teach something respecting such points as pre- Aristotelian logical methods, and the procedure followed in one or more schools for rendering students conversant with the concepts in psychology, ethics and metaphysic accepted or debated by the culture of the age.

In the case of taste and touch, it is present disagreeable sensations which suggest certain contrasted experience in the past.

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