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Excellent, Chris! Just excellent!
Thanks for posting!
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It's probably worth noting that the term "abhidhamma" appears in the suttas, but in that context it simply refers to the Buddha's teaching which do not infer a conventional person... thus, that which addresses elements, sense-bases, mindstates etc.
Then there is "Abhidhamma", not referred to in the suttas, which refers to the Abhidhamma Pitaka.
Whilst the differences are acknowledged, it's also worth bearing in mind that there's no concept of capital letters in Pali, so confusion may arise when it's not understood which (A/a)bhidhamma
is being referred to.
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What is the use of his knowledge
pertaining to the number of insects in the whole world?
Rather, inquire into his knowledge of
that which is to be practised by us
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.
Níl sa saol seo ach ceo
There is naught in this life but mist
Is ní bheimid beo ach seal beag gearr.
And we will not be alive but a short hard time.
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