Abhidharmakosabhasyam. Vol. II by L. De LA Vallee Poussin

By L. De LA Vallee Poussin

This can be crucial compendium of Indian Buddhist philosophy and psychology. The 4 quantity (app. 1600 pp.) clothbound masterwork starts with a historical past of abhidharma literature and covers an enormous array of topics from a Buddhist standpoint. a few of these matters are Buddhist cosmology and the method of rebirth, karma and the Buddhist moral idea, psychological defilements, factors of anguish and the trail to enlightenment, the supernatural powers of a Buddha, a taxonomy of meditative states and a refutation of the lifestyles of soul. "... one of many landmark achievements within the heritage of Buddhist reviews. hugely advised for all educational libraries..."--Choice a range of selection extraordinary Books and Nonprint fabrics (OABN). Contents Translator's Preface The Abhidharma--Leo M. Pruden Abhidharmakosabhasyam--L. Poussin The Dhatus The Indriyas the realm Karma The Latent Defilements the trail and the Saints The Knowledges The Absorptions Refutation of the Pudgala Footnotes Index

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According to another opinion, their support are some primary elements different from these, arisen from actions, and which repose (samnisraya) in the semen and blood. First opinion: Semen and blood do not have any organs. When an intermediate being perishes, it has some organs and so constitutes what is called the first embryonic stage, or kahda. ] One would object that the phrase in the Sutra, mdtapitrasucikalalasambhu is not explained in this hypothesis. According to the Sutra, the body (with its organs) comes from the kalala which is semen and blood {matdpkrasuci).

In fact non-Buddhists masters calumniously say that at the end of one hundred cosmic periods there would appear in the world such a magician who devours the world through his magic78 2. Others79 explain that the Bodhisattva has taken up the womb in order that his body remains as relics after his Nirvana:80 through the adoration of these relics, humans and other creatures by the thousands obtain heaven and deliverance. 82 *** One question arises from another. "83 The text says that he seizes the Naga in order to eat it, not that he does eat it.

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