Ultimate Realities: 2 definitions
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma
The categories of the ultimate realities in Buddhism are:
- Consciousness; (citta)
- Mind Constituents; (cetasikas)
- Materiality; (rupa)
- Nirvana (Nibbana).
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).
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism
Buddhism aknowledges four Ultimate Realits, also called the 'Paramattha Dhamma':
- Mind Constituents
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Search found 18 books and stories containing Ultimate Realities; (plurals include: Ultimate Realitieses). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Introduction to Dhammasangani (by U Ko Lay)
Patthana Dhamma (by Htoo Naing)
The Buddhist Teaching on Physical Phenomena (by Nina van Gorkom)
Cetasikas (by Nina van Gorkom)
Preface < [Contents]
Chapter 26 - Mindfulness < [Part IV - Beautiful Cetasikas]
Chapter 34 - Understanding < [Part IV - Beautiful Cetasikas]
Letters from Nina (by Nina van Gorkom)
Listening to the Dhamma (by Nina van Gorkom)