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where can i get the abhidhamma?

Postby dhammastudier » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:54 pm

anybody know? what are you reading? all seven volumes or an overview? is there a set sold all together or just randomly sold volumes by different translators/publishers? i'm reading "a comprehensive manual of abhidhamma" by bhikku bodhi.

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Re: where can i get the abhidhamma?

Postby bodom » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:33 pm

zac wrote:anybody know? what are you reading? all seven volumes or an overview? is there a set sold all together or just randomly sold volumes by different translators/publishers? i'm reading "a comprehensive manual of abhidhamma" by bhikku bodhi.


CMA contains all I need to know about the Abhidhamma.

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: where can i get the abhidhamma?

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:00 pm

bodom wrote:
zac wrote:anybody know? what are you reading? all seven volumes or an overview? is there a set sold all together or just randomly sold volumes by different translators/publishers? i'm reading "a comprehensive manual of abhidhamma" by bhikku bodhi.


CMA contains all I need to know about the Abhidhamma.
It is an interpretation of the Abhidhamma; not quite the same as the original Tipitaka texts, but it may be all you need to know.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: where can i get the abhidhamma?

Postby Kare » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:00 pm

zac wrote:anybody know? what are you reading? all seven volumes or an overview? is there a set sold all together or just randomly sold volumes by different translators/publishers? i'm reading "a comprehensive manual of abhidhamma" by bhikku bodhi.


The canonical abhidhamma books are rather difficult to read. The CMA should give you a good idea of the abhidhamma. You might also like to read Nyanaponika, "Abhidhamma Studies", http://www.amazon.com/Abhidhamma-Studie ... 014&sr=8-1

Fryba, "The Art of Happiness" is also a good introduction to abhidhamma. http://www.amazon.com/Art-Happiness-Tea ... 014&sr=8-7
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Re: where can i get the abhidhamma?

Postby dhammastudier » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:06 pm

thanx guys!

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Re: where can i get the abhidhamma?

Postby cooran » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:53 pm

zac wrote:anybody know? what are you reading? all seven volumes or an overview? is there a set sold all together or just randomly sold volumes by different translators/publishers? i'm reading "a comprehensive manual of abhidhamma" by bhikku bodhi.


Hello zac,

Have a look here:

Homepage of Pali Text Society
If you click on Bestsellers in the left-side column, you will find English Translations of some Abhidhamma texts and other classics

http://www.palitext.com/

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Re: where can i get the abhidhamma?

Postby dhammastudier » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:50 pm

cooran wrote:
zac wrote:anybody know? what are you reading? all seven volumes or an overview? is there a set sold all together or just randomly sold volumes by different translators/publishers? i'm reading "a comprehensive manual of abhidhamma" by bhikku bodhi.


Hello zac,

Have a look here:

Homepage of Pali Text Society
If you click on Bestsellers in the left-side column, you will find English Translations of some Abhidhamma texts and other classics

http://www.palitext.com/

with metta
Chris


thanx! i'll look into that.


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