Paramattha Dhamma, Paramatthadhamma: 3 definitions


Paramattha Dhamma means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Buddhist Information: A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas

Ultimate Reality;

Paramattha Dhamma or Abhidhamma is not a Dhamma which is beyond one"s ability to understand because paramattha Dhamma is reality. Right view, right understanding, is actually knowing the characteristics of paramattha Dhammas as they really are.

Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas

There are four paramattha dhammas:

  1. citta
  2. cetasika
  3. rupa
  4. nibbana

Citta, cetasika and rupa are sankhara dhammas, conditioned dhammas; they do not arise by themselves, each of them is conditioned by other phenomena.

Nibbana is the unconditioned dhamma, visankhara dhamma or asankhata dhamma; it does not arise and fall away.

context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Paramattha Dhamma in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

lit: 'Ultimate Realties'.

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