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A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby pt1 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:59 am

Hi all, I was real glad to find full CMA by Bhikkhu Bodhi available online for free on google books here .
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Postby Rui Sousa » Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:30 pm

Thank you so much.
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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby Ben » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:30 pm

Thank you pt1 for pointing out this valuable work.
I have a hardcopy of ACM which has been an invaluable reference. I recommend the work thoroughly for anyone who wishes to know a little of the Abhidhamma.
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Postby Kare » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:23 am

Ben wrote:Thank you pt1 for pointing out this valuable work.
I have a hardcopy of ACM which has been an invaluable reference. I recommend the work thoroughly for anyone who wishes to know a little of the Abhidhamma.
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Postby Dhammakid » Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:38 am

This is great. I have been searching for an easy-to-read introduction to Abhidhamma principles, and this looks to work just fine - and for free!

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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby phil » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:44 am

Hi all

I've heard that novice bhikkhus in Myanmar learn this compendium by heart to begin their studies. Has anyone ever come across a recording of bhikkhus reciting it? I think listening to that would be a great way to internalize it and it's concise enough to make it possible.

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Postby Kare » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:24 pm

phil wrote:Hi all

I've heard that novice bhikkhus in Myanmar learn this compendium by heart to begin their studies. Has anyone ever come across a recording of bhikkhus reciting it? I think listening to that would be a great way to internalize it and it's concise enough to make it possible.

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Learning it by heart is a very good practice. A few years ago I learnt chapter 1 and part of chapter 2 by heart, and recited it to myself every day. But it takes time - and the more you have learnt, the more time it takes to maintain it - so after a while I quit. I found, however, that by knowing ch. 1 by heart, I gradually got a deeper understanding of the contents than I could have reached just by reading it through. One of these days I hope to be able to take it up again ...
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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby phil » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:18 am

Kare wrote:
phil wrote:Hi all

I've heard that novice bhikkhus in Myanmar learn this compendium by heart to begin their studies. Has anyone ever come across a recording of bhikkhus reciting it? I think listening to that would be a great way to internalize it and it's concise enough to make it possible.

Metta,

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Learning it by heart is a very good practice. A few years ago I learnt chapter 1 and part of chapter 2 by heart, and recited it to myself every day. But it takes time - and the more you have learnt, the more time it takes to maintain it - so after a while I quit. I found, however, that by knowing ch. 1 by heart, I gradually got a deeper understanding of the contents than I could have reached just by reading it through. One of these days I hope to be able to take it up again ...


Hi Kare

Yes, I think I'll stick to certain sections only, selected by lobha just for me! :smile:

I'm currently memorizing some Dhammapada passages. I find the impact of this very interesting. I find when we have internalized impressive Dhamma passages, they become the sound track of our lives, they are always running. It gives me a sense of having had my life become completely devoted to the Dhamma. Also, it gives the mind something wholesome to feed on, more wholesome than the usual sense objects that it is addicted to. In a way I find it plays a role vaguely akin to the solid post in that SN 35 sutta, where the six animals lie down by the post that represents mindfulness in the body. Of course it's nowhere as solid as that, but it's somewhat akin I think.


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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby puthujjana » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:32 am

Are there any differences between the Pariyatti Publishing Edition and the International Edition one can order directly from the BPS, except the different cover designs?
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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby Ben » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:13 pm

Hi Putthujana
I would be surprised if there were any substantial differences.
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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby Individual » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:27 pm

pt1 wrote:Hi all, I was real glad to find full CMA by Bhikkhu Bodhi available online for free on google books here .
Best wishes

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Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:40 pm

Thanks pt1! I hope it's okay to put this link here, I'd like to add another. Ben gave me this link a long time ago and I love it.

Abhidhamma in Daily Life

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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby puthujjana » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:42 pm

Ben wrote:Hi Putthujana
I would be surprised if there were any substantial differences.
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Thank you very much Ben.

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Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:13 am

Ngawang Drolma wrote:Thanks pt1! I hope it's okay to put this link here, I'd like to add another. Ben gave me this link a long time ago and I love it.

Abhidhamma in Daily Life

I have found it useful to read Nina's book, Abhidhamma In Daily Life, in parallel with A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma.
There is a newer version, in format suitable for printing, here:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/3918055/Abhid ... Daily-Life

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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:40 am

Dear friends

The discussion on the merits of printing e-books as opposed to buying hardcopy books has been split from this thread and relocated in the lounge.
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1781

Out of respect for the original poster and those who are seeking to find or discuss the online edition of CMA, I ask that our posts stay on topic.
Thanks for your cooperation.

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