where can i get the abhidhamma?

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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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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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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.
    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
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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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