Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Buddhist > Buddha > Relations in Abhidhamma Philosophy
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Relations in Abhidhamma Philosophy
Pages from the book
Relations in Abhidhamma Philosophy
Look Inside the Book
Description
About the Book
A man is a complex whole of nama (mind) and rupa (matter). Mind by its nature is conscious. Matter is unconscious. The two are diverse in their nature. There is no possibility of congenial mutual understanding between such contradictory things in nature. Moreover, there remains harmonious functioning and mutual understanding in them. It is interesting to note that while mind and matter are mutually conditioning and interact, they are still separate things. There is clear distinction between dhammas, which are part of mind (nama) and those, which belong to matter (rupa). Further, the life duration of rupadhamma is sixteen times more than that of a namadhamma. The relation between rupadhamma and namadhamma has been explained with simultaneous fall of leaves and fruits from a tree. Thus, life duration of the rupadhamma is much longer than that of the namadhamma. This mind-matter relationship has been analyzed.", in the texts of Abhidhamma Pitaka, its commentaries and manuals of Abhidhamma through twenty-four types of relations (paccayas), which are considered as 'energy', dynamic in nature.

About the Author
BIMALENDRA KUMAR did his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from University of Delhi in 1990 and has been teaching since then for 29 years in various Universities such as Delhi University, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan (W.B.) and Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (U.P.). Currently, he is working as a Professor and Head, Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (U.P.). He has one and half years of research experience during his post-doctoral education. His areas of interest are Pali, Theravada. Buddhism, Buddhist Philosophy (Abhidhamma Philosophy) and Tibetan Buddhism. He has total of twelve books to his credit. He has published more than 100 articles and has been Editor of Mahabodhi and Dharmadoot Journals, being published by Mahabodhi Society of India, Kolkata and Sarnath respectively. He has been in action at various national and international seminars, workshops and conferences. He has Visiting assignments at different Universities. He has been also Coordinator and the Conveners of many conferences.

This work, "Relations in Abhidhamma Philosophy", of Bimalendra Kumar, who is interested in Abhidhamma for all the right reasons, is proof of solid scholarship. He studies the Patthana, one of the seven Abhidhamma texts of Theravada, spoken by the Buddha. The seven texts were written down as sacred texts (pall) in the time of King Vattagamani. This king, who founded the Abhayagiri Vihara, reigned in 47 BC and again in 32 - 20 BC. The texts were written down between 35 and 32 BC, according to E. Lamotte, History of Indian Buddhism, Louvain-La-Neuve 1988: 368. A. Skilton, however, in his A Concise History of Buddhism, Birmingham 2001: 150, proposes that Vattagamani reigned from 29 till 17 BC, and that the Tipitaka was written down during the last year of his reign. The Patthana, "Causal Relations", is the seventh text of the seven Abhidhamma texts. It offers a full discussion of Dependent Origination, Pratityasamutpada.

The first to leave the sangha after the first schism, sanghabheda, between the sangha and the mahasangha, ca. 340 BC, in the time of King Mahapadma Nanda, were the pudgalavada Vatsiputriyas, ca. 280 BC. The pudgalavadins then split up, their most important school being called Sammatiya. The sangha then split up again during the reign of King Asoka (268-232 BC. Other dates are given too). Those who were considered orthodox called themselves Vibhajyavada, analyst, distinctionist. Those who left were the Sarvastivadins. The texts written down during the reign of King Vattagamani returned to this Asoka Vibhajyavada "orthodoxy". The Patthana is an essential text of this orthodoxy. If the Buddha has said so, there is no doubt that the text is "orthodox". Action or reaction against it is not possible. The same would happen in Kasmira, during and immediately after the reign of King Kaniska (reign 155-179 AD). At that time a Sanskrit "orthodoxy", spoken by the Buddha, was written down in seven texts.

When the Pali orthodoxy was written down in the South, at the other end of the Indian cultural area, in Bactria, the Sarvastivadins Abhidharmahrdayasastra was composed by Dharmasresthin. This text just teaches how to reach the highest stage of arhatship. It is not Buddhabhasita, spoken by the Buddha, but it uses the words of the Buddha, as seen in the sutras, to outline a path of progress. One may remember that Sarvastivada is also called Hetuvada, a term used for both the "orthodox" Vaibhasikas and for the Sautrantikas. Sautrantikas are the traditional Sarvastivadins, who do not believe that the Abhidhamma was spoken by the Buddha.

Bimalendra Kumar's study, based on the Pali Patthana, offers us a clear and detailed account of the concept of paccaya, causal conditions. The law of dependent origination is clearly expounded. The importance of this study reaches beyond the Indian cultural sphere. Scholars of Chinese Buddhism will benefit from this study too, even though Abhidhamma there is rather traditional Sarvastivada. The Chinese Vaibhasika so-called orthodoxy, translated by Xuanzang in the seventh century, is of limited importance. The importance of the Pali Theravada orthodoxy is far greater today. The narrative literature of the traditional Sarvastivadins, as originally found in their Vinaya, has a greater impact today. A study about avadana (glorious event), nidana (illustrating the origin of precepts), drstanta (metaphor), and Udana (spontaneous tales) is still awaited.

Book's Contents and Sample Pages








Relations in Abhidhamma Philosophy

Item Code:
NAX715
Cover:
HARDCOVER
Edition:
2020
ISBN:
9788178543833
Language:
English
Size:
9.00 X 6.00 inch
Pages:
186
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 0.4 Kg
Price:
$22.00   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Relations in Abhidhamma Philosophy
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 114 times since 17th Oct, 2020
About the Book
A man is a complex whole of nama (mind) and rupa (matter). Mind by its nature is conscious. Matter is unconscious. The two are diverse in their nature. There is no possibility of congenial mutual understanding between such contradictory things in nature. Moreover, there remains harmonious functioning and mutual understanding in them. It is interesting to note that while mind and matter are mutually conditioning and interact, they are still separate things. There is clear distinction between dhammas, which are part of mind (nama) and those, which belong to matter (rupa). Further, the life duration of rupadhamma is sixteen times more than that of a namadhamma. The relation between rupadhamma and namadhamma has been explained with simultaneous fall of leaves and fruits from a tree. Thus, life duration of the rupadhamma is much longer than that of the namadhamma. This mind-matter relationship has been analyzed.", in the texts of Abhidhamma Pitaka, its commentaries and manuals of Abhidhamma through twenty-four types of relations (paccayas), which are considered as 'energy', dynamic in nature.

About the Author
BIMALENDRA KUMAR did his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from University of Delhi in 1990 and has been teaching since then for 29 years in various Universities such as Delhi University, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan (W.B.) and Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (U.P.). Currently, he is working as a Professor and Head, Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (U.P.). He has one and half years of research experience during his post-doctoral education. His areas of interest are Pali, Theravada. Buddhism, Buddhist Philosophy (Abhidhamma Philosophy) and Tibetan Buddhism. He has total of twelve books to his credit. He has published more than 100 articles and has been Editor of Mahabodhi and Dharmadoot Journals, being published by Mahabodhi Society of India, Kolkata and Sarnath respectively. He has been in action at various national and international seminars, workshops and conferences. He has Visiting assignments at different Universities. He has been also Coordinator and the Conveners of many conferences.

This work, "Relations in Abhidhamma Philosophy", of Bimalendra Kumar, who is interested in Abhidhamma for all the right reasons, is proof of solid scholarship. He studies the Patthana, one of the seven Abhidhamma texts of Theravada, spoken by the Buddha. The seven texts were written down as sacred texts (pall) in the time of King Vattagamani. This king, who founded the Abhayagiri Vihara, reigned in 47 BC and again in 32 - 20 BC. The texts were written down between 35 and 32 BC, according to E. Lamotte, History of Indian Buddhism, Louvain-La-Neuve 1988: 368. A. Skilton, however, in his A Concise History of Buddhism, Birmingham 2001: 150, proposes that Vattagamani reigned from 29 till 17 BC, and that the Tipitaka was written down during the last year of his reign. The Patthana, "Causal Relations", is the seventh text of the seven Abhidhamma texts. It offers a full discussion of Dependent Origination, Pratityasamutpada.

The first to leave the sangha after the first schism, sanghabheda, between the sangha and the mahasangha, ca. 340 BC, in the time of King Mahapadma Nanda, were the pudgalavada Vatsiputriyas, ca. 280 BC. The pudgalavadins then split up, their most important school being called Sammatiya. The sangha then split up again during the reign of King Asoka (268-232 BC. Other dates are given too). Those who were considered orthodox called themselves Vibhajyavada, analyst, distinctionist. Those who left were the Sarvastivadins. The texts written down during the reign of King Vattagamani returned to this Asoka Vibhajyavada "orthodoxy". The Patthana is an essential text of this orthodoxy. If the Buddha has said so, there is no doubt that the text is "orthodox". Action or reaction against it is not possible. The same would happen in Kasmira, during and immediately after the reign of King Kaniska (reign 155-179 AD). At that time a Sanskrit "orthodoxy", spoken by the Buddha, was written down in seven texts.

When the Pali orthodoxy was written down in the South, at the other end of the Indian cultural area, in Bactria, the Sarvastivadins Abhidharmahrdayasastra was composed by Dharmasresthin. This text just teaches how to reach the highest stage of arhatship. It is not Buddhabhasita, spoken by the Buddha, but it uses the words of the Buddha, as seen in the sutras, to outline a path of progress. One may remember that Sarvastivada is also called Hetuvada, a term used for both the "orthodox" Vaibhasikas and for the Sautrantikas. Sautrantikas are the traditional Sarvastivadins, who do not believe that the Abhidhamma was spoken by the Buddha.

Bimalendra Kumar's study, based on the Pali Patthana, offers us a clear and detailed account of the concept of paccaya, causal conditions. The law of dependent origination is clearly expounded. The importance of this study reaches beyond the Indian cultural sphere. Scholars of Chinese Buddhism will benefit from this study too, even though Abhidhamma there is rather traditional Sarvastivada. The Chinese Vaibhasika so-called orthodoxy, translated by Xuanzang in the seventh century, is of limited importance. The importance of the Pali Theravada orthodoxy is far greater today. The narrative literature of the traditional Sarvastivadins, as originally found in their Vinaya, has a greater impact today. A study about avadana (glorious event), nidana (illustrating the origin of precepts), drstanta (metaphor), and Udana (spontaneous tales) is still awaited.

Book's Contents and Sample Pages








Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Relations in Abhidhamma Philosophy (Buddhist | Books)

Abhidhamma Principles in the Theory and Practice of Meditation
Deal 20% Off
by Prof. Rahul Banerjee
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Maha Bodhi Book Agency
Item Code: NAN008
$29.00$23.20
You save: $5.80 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
An Introduction To Buddhist Philosophy in India and Tibet
by Zahiruddin Ahmad
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Aditya Prakashan
Item Code: IDK732
$67.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Buddhist Philosophy in India and Ceylon
Item Code: IDG323
$31.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Aspects of Buddhism: Based on Pali Sources
by Dr. H.S. Shukla
Hardcover (Edition: 2001)
Banaras Hindu University
Item Code: IDF332
$33.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Buddhism: A Most Comprehensive Resource
Item Code: NAF372
$105.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Puggalapannattipali (Abhidhammapitake)
Item Code: NAJ549
$29.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Discourses in Buddhist Classics
Deal 20% Off
by V.V.S. Saibaba
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IHF048
$24.00$19.20
You save: $4.80 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Pali Language and Literature (In Two Volumes)
Deal 20% Off
by Kanai Lal Hazra
Hardcover (Edition: 1994)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDD144
$135.00$108.00
You save: $27.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Dhammapada: A Collection of Verses
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAC394
$31.00$24.80
You save: $6.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Early Buddhism and its Origins
Item Code: IDC869
$44.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sakya or Buddhist Origins
Deal 10% Off
Item Code: NAN622
$57.00$51.30
You save: $5.70 (10%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dictionary of Buddhist Doctrinal and Technical Terms
Deal 10% Off
by Binayendra Nath Chaudhury
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
The Asiatic Society
Item Code: IDF366
$77.00$69.30
You save: $7.70 (10%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Thank you so much. Your service is amazing. 
Kiran, USA
I received the two books today from my order. The package was intact, and the books arrived in excellent condition. Thank you very much and hope you have a great day. Stay safe, stay healthy,
Smitha, USA
Over the years, I have purchased several statues, wooden, bronze and brass, from Exotic India. The artists have shown exquisite attention to details. These deities are truly awe-inspiring. I have been very pleased with the purchases.
Heramba, USA
The Green Tara that I ordered on 10/12 arrived today.  I am very pleased with it.
William USA
Excellent!!! Excellent!!!
Fotis, Greece
Amazing how fast your order arrived, beautifully packed, just as described.  Thank you very much !
Verena, UK
I just received my package. It was just on time. I truly appreciate all your work Exotic India. The packaging is excellent. I love all my 3 orders. Admire the craftsmanship in all 3 orders. Thanks so much.
Rajalakshmi, USA
Your books arrived in good order and I am very pleased.
Christine, the Netherlands
Thank you very much for the Shri Yantra with Navaratna which has arrived here safely. I noticed that you seem to have had some difficulty in posting it so thank you...Posting anything these days is difficult because the ordinary postal services are either closed or functioning weakly.   I wish the best to Exotic India which is an excellent company...
Mary, Australia
Love your website and the emails
John, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India