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Postby cooran » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:50 pm

Hello all,

After reading an excerpt (below) on the internet from the Dhammasangani, I was wonder if there is an online version, or , if not, which is the best English translation to buy?

Dhammasanganii, XII, Kilesa Gocchaka, Cluster of Dukas Relating
to Defilements, (1) Kilesa Duka, (ii), pp. 633-634, U Kyaw Khine, trans.:

"1236. Of those (ten defilements), what is greed? There are: attachment,
strong attachment, fawning, compliance, delight, intense delight, strong
attachment of the mind, longing, infatuation, being completely overwhelmed by
greed, greed, wanting everything, clinging, mire of desire, seduction (towards
new existences), wile, leading beings to ills and sufferings of exitences,
causing beings to arise in the round of rebirths, binding beings to worthless
endeavour, pervading desire for sense-objects, endeavouring to attain
sense-objects, a pleasant companion in every existence, hankering after, leading
to existences, a jungle, a thick jungle, intimate relationship, lust favourable
regard, entanglement in various sense-objects.

"Craving for sense-objects, having craving, being full of craving, craving for
attractive objects, craving for pleasant sound, craving for pleasant odour,
craving for pleasant taste, craving for tangible objects craving for gain,
craving for wealth, craving for offspring, craving for life.

"Asserting one's right, repeatedly asserting one's right, strongly asserting
one's right, assertion of one's right, making an assertion of one's right,
assertiveness of one's right.

"Excessive greed for sense-objects, having excessive greed for sense-objects,
being excited with desire (like a dog wagging its tail), longing for pleasant
objects, passion for improper objects (such as incestuous longing), inordinate
greed, liking an object, having liking for an object, longing for an object,
fondness for an object, intense longing for an object.

"Craving for sense pleasures, craving for existence, craving for non-existence,
craving for existence in the Fine Material Sphere, craving for existence in the
Non-Material Sphere, craving for cessation of existence, craving for visible
objects, craving for sound, craving for odour, craving for taste, craving for
tangible object, craving for mind object.

"The whirlpool (of existences), the yoke (of existences), the bond (of
existences), clinging, obstruction (to meritorious dhammaa), hindrance,
concealing (the true dhamma), binding (beings to ills and sufferings of
existence, impurities, defilements that have not been completely dispelled,
upsurge of greed, entwining like a creeper, desiring all kinds of objects, root
cause of ills and sufferings of existence, cause of ills and sufferings of
existence, source of ills and sufferings of existence, snare of Maara, fish-hook
of Maara, domain of Maara, river of craving, net of craving, leash of craving,
the ocean of craving, covetousness, greed, the root cause of demeritoriousness.

"This is called greed."

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
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Re: Dhammasangani

Postby Dhammanando » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:53 am

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Re: Dhammasangani

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Re: Dhammasangani

Postby vishy89 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:56 pm

Thank you Rev Dhammanando Bhikku, I benefitted by this post. I could download the much needed book.

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Re: Dhammasangani

Postby Wisdomlib » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:45 am

Hi, i just finished converting the one found on archive.org to a readable online version. Check it out here:

If you find any error's please let me know!

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Re: Dhammasangani

Postby randall » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:38 am


here's a project I'm still working on. It's taken from U Kyaw Khine's translation, I'm also in the process of adding charts so people can compare the cittas and cetasikas talked about in the Dhammasangani to the summery/chart of cetasikas found in the Abhidhammattha Sangaha. For answers in the Matika or definitions of the cetasikas just scroll over the chapter section or Pali word and click.


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