Enumeration of Phenomena

400 B.C. | 124,932 words

Summary: *english translation*

The first book of the Abhidhamma (Part 3 of the Tipitaka).

The Dhammasangani enumerates all the paramattha dhamma (ultimate realities) to be found in the world. According to one such enumeration these amount to:

* 52 cetasikas (mental factors), which, arising together in various combination, give rise to any one of...
* ...89 different possible cittas (states of consciousness)
* 4 primary physical elements, and 23 physical phenomena derived from them
* Nibbana

note: throughout the text you will find lots of ". . ." Usually this means that part of the above text needs to be included there.

Source 1: motilalbanarsidass.com
Source 2: archive.org

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The full text of the Dhammasangani in English is available here and publically accesible (free to read online). Of course, I would always recommend buying the book so you get the latest edition. You can see all this book’s content by visiting the pages in the below index:


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