The Essence of Buddha Abhidhamma: Từ Chân Tâm Đến Chúng Sanh

Welcome to the world of Buddha Abhidhamma, a profound and enlightening teaching that unlocks the treasures of the Tripitaka scriptures. In this article, we will explore the essence of Buddha Abhidhamma, translated and presented by Dr. Mehm Tin Mon and edited by Tỳ Khưu Minh Huệ.

Understanding the Importance of Abhidhamma

The teachings of Buddha Abhidhamma are profound and challenging to comprehend. However, they serve as the key to unlocking the wisdom contained within the Tripitaka scriptures. Without a foundational understanding of Abhidhamma, it becomes difficult to fully grasp the invaluable teachings of the Buddha. This is especially relevant for those struggling with mental afflictions such as anxiety, delusions, pessimism, self-doubt, and more. By regularly listening to and studying the teachings of the Buddha within the span of just one week, one can feel a renewed love for life, confidence, and clarity. Furthermore, the study of Abhidhamma proves particularly effective in addressing these mental afflictions. Those with a basic understanding of Abhidhamma can discern the difference between true Dharma and external religious teachings. However, it is important to understand that no one is perfect, and we must strive to understand this. It is true that all religions advocate for virtuous behavior, but those seeking liberation from the cycle of rebirth must establish a strong foundation in the Eightfold Path. As for those practicing the Bodhisattva path, they must first establish themselves firmly in the teachings of the Buddha, and then apply all means to benefit sentient beings. The most precious spiritual nourishment that can be offered to sentient beings is the Dharma of the Buddha – “The Dharma is higher than all else”. Therefore, Bodhisattvas who are born in an era with the Buddha’s teachings usually take ordination in the Sangha and practice the Bala-sampanna. Likewise, as Buddhist practitioners on the Bodhisattva path, we should not only focus on the study and practice of the Bodhisattva path but also respect the true Dharma and those who practice it.

A Sincere Message

This is the most sincere message I want to convey in this preface. If I have spoken any words that are incorrect, I sincerely ask the wisdom-filled readers to guide me, as I also feel that I am making grand statements and sounding like “a frog at the bottom of a well”. Lastly, I wish all readers to fully enjoy the precious spiritual nourishment within the book “The Essence of Buddha Abhidhamma”.

With deep gratitude, I express my sincere appreciation to the predecessors who have tirelessly built, nurtured, and illuminated the Buddha’s teachings, allowing them to survive and flourish to this day.

Nam Mô Bổn Sư Thích Ca Mâu Ni Phật

Thank you,

Tỳ Khưu Minh Huệ

Table of Contents

  • Preface by Translator
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter I – Mind
  • Chapter II – Mental Factors (CETASIKA)
  • Chapter III – Aggregates (PAKINNAKA)
  • Chapter IV – Mental Process (VĪTHI)
  • Chapter V – Realms (VĪTHIMUT HAY BHUMI)
  • Chapter VI – Matter
  • Chapter VII – Aggregates and Their Combinations (SAMUCCAYA)
  • Chapter VIII – Causality (PACCYA)
  • Chapter IX – Meditation Objects (KAMMATTHĀNA)
  • Conclusion
  • Table of Contents

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