Ultimate Realities: 2 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Ultimate Realities 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: Pali Kanon: Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma

The categories of the ultimate realities in Buddhism are:

  1. Consciousness; (citta)
  2. Mind Constituents; (cetasikas)
  3. Materiality; (rupa)
  4. Nirvana (Nibbana).
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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Buddhism aknowledges four Ultimate Realits, also called the 'Paramattha Dhamma':

  1. Consciousness
  2. Mind Constituents
  3. Materiality
  4. Nirvana

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