Paramattha Dhamma, aka: Paramatthadhamma; 3 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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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: Buddhist Information: A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas

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.

Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
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)

Paramattha Dhamma in Buddhism glossary... « previous · [P] · next »

lit: 'Ultimate Realties'.

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

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