Guide through the Abhidhamma Pitaka

Guide Through the Abhidhamma Pitaka – A synopsis of the Philosophical Collection of the Buddhist Pali Canon Followed by an essay on Dependent Origination (Pratītyasamutpāda) by Nyanatiloka Mahathera was publised first in 1938. This is a reprint of the second revised edition from 1957. From the foreword:

“The Abhidhamma is the third section of the Tipiþaka or Three Baskets of Buddhist Doctrine. We are unable, perhaps, to date exactly the first appearance of the seven books of this ‘Basket’ in their present-day form. Internal evidence indicates that the Dhammasaògaóì, the Vibhaòga, and the Paþþhána are the oldest, and were probably recited, even as they stand today, at the Second Great Council of Arahants, held in the first quarter of the fourth century B.C. or earlier.”

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Guide through the Abhidhamma Pitaka