What is the benefit of learning Abhidhamma

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Re: What is the benefit of learning Abhidhamma

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Re: What is the benefit of learning Abhidhamma

Postby BlackBird » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:47 am

I personally do not believe the Abhidhamma to be the Buddha's teachings, and I have my suspicions that it may in fact paint the wrong picture and be a stumbling block.

But some people believe it to the word of the Buddha, and some people take great value from it. It's not a necessary thing to learn, you're not missing out on anything great by not knowing about it, but for those of an intellectual inclination it can help them understand the mahaviharan doctrine in all it's intricacies. Perhaps some might say it has helped their meditation too? I don't know.

I'm not a fan, but I won't rubbish those who are :)
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Re: What is the benefit of learning Abhidhamma

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Re: What is the benefit of learning Abhidhamma

Postby Sekha » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:28 am

Where knowledge ends, religion begins. - B. Disraeli

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Re: What is the benefit of learning Abhidhamma

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:53 am

Webu Sayadaw was a very idiosyncratic teacher.
However, I am more inclined to the teachings of Ledi Sayadaw.
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