tiltbillings wrote:This a very late Abhidhamma text that is not part of the Tipitaka. What "ultimate" mean here? If you are going to use the word, you need to be able to define it.SarathW wrote:Some info: Please note the difference between ultimate sense and absolute sense
40. Six kinds of Pa¤¤atti—
1. Matter, feeling, etc. exist in an ultimate sense.
2. Land, mountain, etc. are terms given to things
that do not exist in an ultimate sense.
3. ‘Possessor of sixfold supernormal vision’.
Here the former does not exist in an ultimate
sense, but the latter does.
4. Woman’s voice. Here the voice exists in an ultimate
sense, but not the woman.
5. Eye-consciousness. Here the sensitive eye exists
in an ultimate sense, and so does the consciousness
dependent on it.
6. King’s son. Here neither the son nor the king
exists in an ultimate sense
It is a classical Theravada.
As the translator writes: "The Abhidhammattha Sangaha, the authorship of
which is attributed to venerable Anuruddha Thera, an
Indian monk of Kanjeevaram (Kà¤cipura), gives an epitome
of the entire Abhidhamma Piñaka. It is still the most
fitting introduction to Abhidhamma."
It was recited at the recent councils in Myanmar. It is so highly respected as it keeps strictly within the Abhidhamma Tipitaka and the Commentaries of the Abhidhamma. There is nothing in it that could be said to depart from the ancients. Even though it was written only one millennia ago.