A Buddhist Manual of Psychological Ethics of the Fourth Century B.C.
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absence accompanied according aloof Answer applied arise arisen associated attain balance belong bodily body Book born Buddhaghosa Buddhist called causes cognition concentration conception connexion consciousness Continue Corruptions cultivates derived described desire dhamma disconnected discursive disinterestedness dulness ease effect element ends energy enters ethical evil existence external faculty feeling Fetters five formless four skandhas Fourth given gives grasping hate Higher Hindrances Ideal ideas ideation impingeing included indeterminate insight intellect invisible Jhana karma kinds knowledge latter lust Manual means mental mind modes moral nature nutriment object occasion omitted opinion Path perception phenomena progress psychological question reference relating rendered respectively result sense sensual sensuous sight sound sphere syntheses taken tangible taste term theory things thinking thought tion uncompounded element Unincluded universe views visible visual wisdom worlds worlds of sense wrong
Page lxxiii - Jhfma, not as an end in itself, but as a symbol and vehicle of that habit of selection and single-minded effort which governed ' life according to the Higher Ideal.
Page xlviii - I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven — whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows.
Page 359 - There is no such thing, O king, as alms or sacrifice or offering. There is neither fruit nor result of good or evil deeds. There is no such thing as this world or the next. There is neither father nor mother, nor beings springing into life without them. There are in the world no recluses or...
Page 359 - ... offering. There is neither fruit nor result of good or evil deeds. There is no such thing as this world or the next. There is neither father nor mother, nor beings springing into life without them. There are in the world no recluses or Brahmins who have reached the highest point, who walk perfectly, and who having understood and realized, by themselves alone, both this world and the next, make their wisdom known to others.
Page 151 - Herein, O bhikkhus, a brother, aloof from sensuous appetites, aloof from evil ideas, enters into and abides in the First Jhana, wherein there is cogitation and deliberation, which is born of solitude and is full of joy and ease. Suppressing cogitation and deliberation, he enters into and abides in the Second Jhana, which is self-evoked, born of concentration, full of joy and ease, in that, set free from cogitation...
Page 289 - The coincidence, however, is extremely doubtful. The Pali even leaves it vague as to whether the concomitant cause is the cause of the state in question; sometimes, indeed, this is evidently not the case. Eg, in § 1077 'dulness' is a hetu-dhammo, but not therefore the cause of the concomitant states, lust and hate. The compilers were, as usual, more interested in the psychology than in the logic of the matter, and were inquiring into the factors in cases of mental association. Those states, to wit...
Page xxx - Namely, that it is, in the first place, a manual or textbook, and not a treatise or disquisition, elaborated and rendered attractive and edifying after the manner of most of the Sutta Pitaka. And then, that its subject is ethics, but that the inquiry is conducted from a psychological standpoint, and, indeed, is in great part an analysis of the psychological and psycho-physical data of ethics.
Page 59 - Jhana, which is self-evoked, born of concentration, full of joy and ease, in that, set free from cogitation and deliberation, ', the mind grows calm and sure, dwelling on high. And further, disenchanted with joy, he abides...
Page 167 - ... by turning the attention from any consciousness of the manifold, he enters into and abides in that rapt meditation which is accompanied by the consciousness of the sphere of unbounded space...
Page lvii - form,' or form producing an impact of one specific kind; (c) Impact between (a) and (b); (d) Eesultant modification of the mental continuum, viz.: in the first place, contact (of a specific sort); then, hedonistic result, or intellectual result, or, presumably, both. The modification is twice stated in each case, emphasis being laid on the mutual impact, first as causing the modification, then as constituting the object of attention in the modified consciousness of the person affected. B. The Sense-objects....