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The Psychological Attitude of Early Buddhist Philosophy
The Psychological Attitude of Early Buddhist Philosophy
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From the Jacket:

This book - published for the first time in 1939 at Allahabad - is a systematically condensed summary of the author's Readership Lectures 1936/37 at Patna University. Based on his investigations from 1924 to 1928 in Pali-Abhidhamma and specially on his studies in the Abhidhammattha-Sangaha, this book furnishes the reader with an introduction in the early Buddhist concept of consciousness, being the foundation of Buddhist meditational approach as well as of the psychological attitude leading to the realization of the ultimate goal.

The books of the author appeared in eleven languages and are sold in approx. 2 millions.

Some of his well-known books are: The Way of the White Clouds, Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism, Creative Meditation and Multidimensional Consciousness, The Inner Structure of the I Ging & Pictures From India and Tibet.

About the Author:

Lama Anagarika Govinda was born in 1898 in Germany. Besides being one of the greatest interpreters, thinkers and meditation masters in the field of modern Buddhism, he was also an internationally known scholar, artist, author and fellow of several scientific societies. Living in India from 1928 to 1980 and being an Indian National since 1947, he had been a lecturer at Shantiniketan from 1931 to 1936. He breathed his last in 1985 at California in U.S.A.

CONTENTS

Foreword5
Introduction

13
FIRST PART

The Origin of Religion and the Early Stages of Indian Thought15
1. The Age of Magic18
2. Anthropomorphic Universe and Polytheism22
3. The Problem of God24
4. The Problem of Man27
5. Summary

29
SECOND PART

Psychology and Metaphysics in the Light of the Abhidhamma33
1. The Two Types of Psychology35
2. The Importance of the Abhidhamma37
3. Metaphysics and Empiricism38
4. Truth and Method40
5. The Three Degrees of Knowledge

41
THIRD PART

The Four Noble Truths as Starting Point and Logical Frame of Buddhist Philosophy45
1. The Axiomatic Truth of Suffering
  1. The Universality of the Buddha's Axiom
  2. The Three Stages of Suffering
47
2. The Cause of Suffering
  1. The Two Fundamental Tendencies of Life and the Formula of Dependent Origination
  2. The Dynamic Character of Dependent Organation
53
3. The Destruction of Suffering
  1. The Truth of Happiness
  2. The Importance of Joy and Suffering according to the Abhidhamma
61
4. The Way of Liberation
  1. The Eightfold Path
  2. The Connexion between the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path and the Twelvefold Paticccasamuppada
67
FOURTH PART

The Fundamental Principles of Consciousness77
1. The Objects of Consciousness
i. Relations between Subject and Object79
ii. Objects and Realms of Consciousness81
iii. The Realm of Pure Form84
iv. The Realm of Non-Form

86
2. The Structure of Consciousness (Peripherical, Subperipherical, Subliminal Consciousness)

89
3. Classification of Consciousness (according to the Principles of Direction, Form, Precondition, Potential Value, Feeling, Knowledge, and Volition)

99
4. The Four Types of 'Higher Man' and Problem of Suffering

107
FIFTH PART

The Factors of Consciousness (Cetasika)113
1. The Primary of Constant Neutral Factors115
2. The Secondary Neutral Factors119
3. The Morally Decisive Factors and their Mutual Relations

120
SIXTH PART

The Functions of Consciousness and the Process of Perception127
1. The Dynamic Nature of Consciousness and the Theory of Vibration129
2. The Functions of Consciousness and the Problem of Matter132
3. The Process of Perception134

The Psychological Attitude of Early Buddhist Philosophy

Item Code:
IDC276
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
1991
ISBN:
8120809521
Size:
8.8" X 5.8"
Pages:
192 (B & W Line Drawings: 14, Tables: 8)
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From the Jacket:

This book - published for the first time in 1939 at Allahabad - is a systematically condensed summary of the author's Readership Lectures 1936/37 at Patna University. Based on his investigations from 1924 to 1928 in Pali-Abhidhamma and specially on his studies in the Abhidhammattha-Sangaha, this book furnishes the reader with an introduction in the early Buddhist concept of consciousness, being the foundation of Buddhist meditational approach as well as of the psychological attitude leading to the realization of the ultimate goal.

The books of the author appeared in eleven languages and are sold in approx. 2 millions.

Some of his well-known books are: The Way of the White Clouds, Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism, Creative Meditation and Multidimensional Consciousness, The Inner Structure of the I Ging & Pictures From India and Tibet.

About the Author:

Lama Anagarika Govinda was born in 1898 in Germany. Besides being one of the greatest interpreters, thinkers and meditation masters in the field of modern Buddhism, he was also an internationally known scholar, artist, author and fellow of several scientific societies. Living in India from 1928 to 1980 and being an Indian National since 1947, he had been a lecturer at Shantiniketan from 1931 to 1936. He breathed his last in 1985 at California in U.S.A.

CONTENTS

Foreword5
Introduction

13
FIRST PART

The Origin of Religion and the Early Stages of Indian Thought15
1. The Age of Magic18
2. Anthropomorphic Universe and Polytheism22
3. The Problem of God24
4. The Problem of Man27
5. Summary

29
SECOND PART

Psychology and Metaphysics in the Light of the Abhidhamma33
1. The Two Types of Psychology35
2. The Importance of the Abhidhamma37
3. Metaphysics and Empiricism38
4. Truth and Method40
5. The Three Degrees of Knowledge

41
THIRD PART

The Four Noble Truths as Starting Point and Logical Frame of Buddhist Philosophy45
1. The Axiomatic Truth of Suffering
  1. The Universality of the Buddha's Axiom
  2. The Three Stages of Suffering
47
2. The Cause of Suffering
  1. The Two Fundamental Tendencies of Life and the Formula of Dependent Origination
  2. The Dynamic Character of Dependent Organation
53
3. The Destruction of Suffering
  1. The Truth of Happiness
  2. The Importance of Joy and Suffering according to the Abhidhamma
61
4. The Way of Liberation
  1. The Eightfold Path
  2. The Connexion between the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path and the Twelvefold Paticccasamuppada
67
FOURTH PART

The Fundamental Principles of Consciousness77
1. The Objects of Consciousness
i. Relations between Subject and Object79
ii. Objects and Realms of Consciousness81
iii. The Realm of Pure Form84
iv. The Realm of Non-Form

86
2. The Structure of Consciousness (Peripherical, Subperipherical, Subliminal Consciousness)

89
3. Classification of Consciousness (according to the Principles of Direction, Form, Precondition, Potential Value, Feeling, Knowledge, and Volition)

99
4. The Four Types of 'Higher Man' and Problem of Suffering

107
FIFTH PART

The Factors of Consciousness (Cetasika)113
1. The Primary of Constant Neutral Factors115
2. The Secondary Neutral Factors119
3. The Morally Decisive Factors and their Mutual Relations

120
SIXTH PART

The Functions of Consciousness and the Process of Perception127
1. The Dynamic Nature of Consciousness and the Theory of Vibration129
2. The Functions of Consciousness and the Problem of Matter132
3. The Process of Perception134

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