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By L. De LA Vallee Poussin

ISBN-10: 0895819139

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This can be crucial compendium of Indian Buddhist philosophy and psychology. The 4 quantity (app. 1600 pp.) clothbound masterwork starts with a historical past of abhidharma literature and covers an enormous array of matters from a Buddhist perspective. a few of these topics are Buddhist cosmology and the method of rebirth, karma and the Buddhist moral idea, psychological defilements, explanations of discomfort and the trail to enlightenment, the supernatural powers of a Buddha, a taxonomy of meditative states and a refutation of the life of soul. "... one of many landmark achievements within the historical past of Buddhist reports. hugely steered for all educational libraries..."--Choice a variety of selection striking Books and Nonprint fabrics (OABN). Contents Translator's Preface The Abhidharma--Leo M. Pruden Abhidharmakosabhasyam--L. Poussin The Dhatus The Indriyas the area Karma The Latent Defilements the trail and the Saints The Knowledges The Absorptions Refutation of the Pudgala Footnotes Index

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The Sarvastivadins answer:] Formerly it was not acquired, but now it is acquired. How can it be acquired, since it is not produced? [The Sarvastivadins answer:] It is termed acquired because it is acquired [and not because it should be produced]. "Acquired because it is acquired," is an unprecedented manner of speaking. You do not thus explain how conventional knowledge is cultivated. This point should be understood in the same way as the Former Masters [the Sautrantikas] understood it. According to these Masters, one acquires conventional knowledge through the power of the Aryamarga (=the Path of Seeing).

IV. For the Truth of the Path: 1. Path, because it resembles the right path. 2. Truth, because it is true. 3. " 4. Definitive release, because it is definitive separation from threefold existence. ]97 [I. 98 [II. For the Truth of Arising:] 1. The cause aspect is opposed to the view, "There is only one cause" {nasti hetuh, v. 7, English trans, p. 777). 2. The arising aspect is opposed to the view, "There is only one cause"—be it Isvara, or pradhdna (ii. 64). Cause is a complex. 3. 99 4. The condition aspect is opposed to the view that the world is created by an intelligent being {buddhipurvakrtadrsfi, iv.

22a. In the sixteenth, six, through non-detachment. One should add "are cultivated" {bhavyante, according to vii. 20a). 134 22b. Through detachment, seven. The Knowledges 1129 With respect to the ascetic already detached from Kamadhatu, at the moment when he attains inferential knowledge of the Path, one should add the cultivation of the knowledge of the mind of another, the seventh. 22c-d. Above, in the Path of Meditation associated with sensual desire, there is the cultivation of seven. Beyond the sixteenth moment, that is, in the rest of the Path of Meditation, as long as one has not obtained detachment,135 in the preparatory paths, the uninterrupted paths, the paths of deliverance, and in the excellent paths,—there is cultivation of seven knowledges, namely a knowledge of the dharmas, inferential knowledge, the knowledges of the Four Truths, and worldly, conventional knowledge.

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