Proper order to learn Abhidhamma Pitaka

Discussion of Abhidhamma and related Commentaries
User avatar
Ontheway
Posts: 1548
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:35 pm

Re: Proper order to learn Abhidhamma Pitaka

Post by Ontheway »

SarathW wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:47 am
Ontheway wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:33 am
SarathW wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:20 am I can't answer your OP question.
I can share how I started Abhidhamma.
1) Read the summary of Abhidhamma - I suggest reading Abhidhamma in practice.
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/aut ... el322.html
2) Read Abhidhamma Sangatha by Bhikkhu Bodhi. I read Abhidhamma Sangatha by Ven. Narada. Bhikkhu bodhi used his work.
3) I read Kathavatthu in Abhidhamma Pitaka as it is very interesting reading.
That is all I have had some luck with so far.
:D
Thanks for suggestion. :anjali:
I've gone through Abhidhamattha Sangaha, now I am beginning to read Dhammasangani ...
Good luck.
We need more members in this forum who got a good understanding of Abhidhamma.
Share your experience with us.
:twothumbsup:
We are just learning as much as we could. If we can't even listen to the monks who really devoted their time studying and mastering Abhidhamma, then what is the use of listening to laymen?

Thank you for encouragement.
"Those streams which flow throughout the world, Ajita", said the Lord, "Mindfulness serves to curb them in, This I call the restraint of the streams. But wisdom only turns them off."

(Sn 1035)
User avatar
Ontheway
Posts: 1548
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:35 pm

Re: Proper order to learn Abhidhamma Pitaka

Post by Ontheway »

Now as I am studying Dhammasangani...

I think it would be easy if one study Abhidhammattha Sangaha (Citta & Cetasika), then study Visuddhimagga's chapter on Pancakhandha, then can go to Nikkhepa Kanda of Dhammasangani, only then proceed for the rest of Dhammasangani.
"Those streams which flow throughout the world, Ajita", said the Lord, "Mindfulness serves to curb them in, This I call the restraint of the streams. But wisdom only turns them off."

(Sn 1035)
Post Reply