|"Mind" (cittas) is not in the brain but rather in the whole holographic body and beyond.|
|The ultimate constituents of matter (kalapas) are fast but can be perceived directly.|
|What was the Buddha thinking under the bodhi tree after enlightenment? The Abhidharma|
|Real spirits and real psychological factors|
|Abhidharma Studies (Ven. Nyanaponika Thera)|
|Monks and devotees under bodhi tree (WQ).|
It is only when physicists use the correct equipment (such as particle accelerators) to directly observe matter that they will actually have direct experience of the phenomena of the material world that they so want to understand.
A biologist or a biochemist must go to the laboratory and use a microscope or some other equipment in order to actually see for themselves the microbes and complex molecular structures that they have learned about in the lecture hall.
|People like the story as an allegory better.|
It is rather like someone who has not studied mathematics trying to read a theoretical treatise on quantum mechanics, which is chock full of mathematical equations and abstract terminology that may seriously discourage a person. However, it is my hope that if the reader puts in the necessary groundwork and studies the Abhidharma seriously, their understanding will gradually deepen.
|A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma|
Many people who find that Buddhism is a tremendous source of inspiration may yet not have actually studied the Abhidhamma, so they have not been able to benefit from its wisdom and potential to give rise to liberating insight.
- Acknowledgement: This book is a "gift of the Dharma" (dhamma-dana). It has been sponsored by generous donors. Triple Gem Publications thanks them for making this book available for free distribution. (See list of donors on p. 200). Special thanks to Pariyatti.org for making it available online as a PDF and to Wisdom Quarterly for bringing attention to this vital Buddhist topic.
- First released by Triple Gem Publications (2004), Chino Hills, California and the Birmingham Buddhist Vihara (2007).
1.1 The 52 Mental Factors at a Glance
2.1 The Process with an Object of a Very Great Intensity
2.2 Five-Door Cognitive Process
2.3 The Cognitive Process of Eye-Door without Transitional Bhavanga
2.4 The Cognitive Process of Eye-Door with Transitional Bhavanga
2.5 First Cognitive Process with a Great Object at the Eye-Door without Transitional Bhavanga
2.6 First Cognitive Process with a Great Object at the Eye-Door with Transitional Bhavanga
2.7 The Process with a Slight Object at the Eye-door
2.8 The Process with a Very Slight Object at the Eye-door
3.1 Cognitive Process with a Clear Object Ending at the Registration
3.2 The Process Ending with Javana
3.3 The Cognitive Process with Other Objects
3.4 The Cognitive Process in Dream State
4.1 Dull-Witted Beginner’s Jhānic Process
4.2 Keen-Witted Beginner’s Jhānic Process
4.3 Entering Jhānic Absorption Process
4.4 Dull-Witted First Jhāna Stream Enterer Path Process
4.5 Keen-Witted First Jhāna Stream Enterer Path Process
4.6 Dull-Witted First Jhāna Higher Path Process
4.7 Keen-Witted First Jhāna Higher Path process
4.8 Dull-Witted Entering First Jhāna Stream Enterer Fruition Process
4.9 Keen-Witted First Jhāna Stream Enterer Fruition Process 4.10 Basic Jhāna Process
4.11 Preliminary Action Process
4.12 Abhiññā Process
4.13 The Attainment of Cessation Process
4.14 The Dying Process Death Consciousness Arises after Jhavana
5.1 Process of Kalāpas at the Time of Conception
5.2 Process of Kalāpas at the Time of Arising of the Vital Nonad Kalāpas
5.3 Process of Kalāpas at the Time of Arising of the Nutriment-Born Kalāpas
5.4 Process of Kalāpas at the Time of Arising of the Eye-Decad Kalāpas
5.5 Process of Kalāpas at the Time of Arising of the Five Sense Cittas
5.6 Process of Kalāpas at the Attainment of Cessation
5.7 Process of Kalāpas at the Time of Emerging from Cessation
5.8 Process of Kalāpas at the Time of Dying
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There are four things we often ponder that do not lead to liberation, yet we waste a great deal of time on them even to the point of becoming unhinged.
- The sphere of a Buddha (buddha-visaya)
- the sphere of the meditative absorptions (jhāna-visaya)
- the sphere of karma-results (kamma-vipāka)
- brooding over the world (loka-cintā), namely over an absolute first beginning of it (see A.IV.77).