Today’s Recommendation:
The Theravada Abhidhamma
by Y. Karunadasa

The Theravada Abhidhamma:
Inquiry into the Nature of Conditioned Reality
by Y. Karunadasa

"A lucid explanation of the basic contours of the Theravada Abhidamma system for serious students of Buddhist thought.

The renowned Sri Lankan scholar Y. Karunadasa examines Abhidhamma perspectives on the nature of phenomenal existence. He begins with a discussion of dhamma theory, which describes the bare phenomena that form the world of experience. He then explains the Abhidhamma view that only dhammas are real, and that anything other than these basic phenomena are conceptual constructs. This, he argues, is Abhidhamma’s answer to common-sense realism—the mistaken view that the world as it appears to us is ultimately real.”

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