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Abhidhamma in Practice

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Practical Abhidhamma by Mendis. Wheel Publication No. 322
Practical Abhidhamma by Mendis. Wheel Publication No. 322

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The Abhidhamma in Practice
By
 N.K.G. Mendis.
Buddhist Publication SocietyKandy • Sri Lanka
The Wheel Publication No. 322/323
First published: 1985Copyright © 1985 Buddhist Publication SocietyTranscription Source: Access To Insight and BPSFor free distribution. This work may be republished, reformatted, reprinted and redistributed inany medium. However, any such republication and redistribution is to be made available to thepublic on a free and unrestricted basis and translations and other derivative works are to beclearly marked as such and the Buddhist Publication Society is to be acknowledged as theoriginal publisher.
 
Contents
Preface...........................................................................................................................................4Introduction..................................................................................................................................5Origins...........................................................................................................................................5The Ultimate Realities.................................................................................................................6The Cittas..................................................................................................................................7The Arising of the Cittas.........................................................................................................7Association with “Roots”....................................................................................................8Association with Feeling.....................................................................................................9Prompted and Unprompted Cittas....................................................................................9Mind in its Passive and Active Forms.................................................................................10Bhavaṅga.............................................................................................................................10The Mind at the Time of #death...........................................................................................11Rebirth Consciousness...........................................................................................................12The Jhāna Cittas.....................................................................................................................13Lokuttara Cittas......................................................................................................................14The Cetasikas..............................................................................................................................15Feeling (
)......................................................................................................................15Five Kinds:..........................................................................................................................15Six Kinds:............................................................................................................................16Perception (
)..................................................................................................................16Perception and Memory........................................................................................................16Saṅkhārā......................................................................................................................................17The Universal Mental Factors...............................................................................................17The Particular Mental Factors...............................................................................................17The Unwholesome Mental Factors..................................................................................18The Beautiful Mental Factors................................................................................................19The Abstinence Factors (
)............................................................................................20The Illimitable Factors (
)....................................................................................20The Wisdom Factor (
)..................................................................................................20
.............................................................................................................................................23The Four Primary Elements (
)...........................................................23The Secondary Elements (
).........................................................................24The Arising of Material Form (
)........................................................................25Decay of Material Form (
)...............................................................................................26Death of Material Form.........................................................................................................262
 
)............................................................................................27Materiality and Meditation.......................................................................................................28Planes of Existence.................................................................................................................29The Sense Desire Sphere (
)................................................................................30The Fine Material Sphere (
)................................................................................30The Immaterial or Formless Sphere (
).............................................................31Causality.....................................................................................................................................33The Natural Laws...................................................................................................................33Dependent Origination.........................................................................................................33Modes of Conditioning.........................................................................................................36A. In Relation To The Teaching............................................................................................39First Cause...........................................................................................................................39Ignorance.............................................................................................................................39Selflessness..........................................................................................................................39Free Will..............................................................................................................................39B. Application In Practice......................................................................................................40Predominance Condition..................................................................................................40Decisive-Support Condition.............................................................................................40Nibbāna.......................................................................................................................................41About the Author.......................................................................................................................44For Further Reading on the Abhidhamma.........................................................................443

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