Chapter 5 Anusaya (Defilements)   6 comments

Here are the study materials for Chapter 5:

Kosa Chapter 5 Study

Here is the karika (multi-lingual) for Chapter 5:

Chapter 5 Anusaya

Please leave comments, corrections, questions, etc.Thank you!

Posted July 16, 2010 by abhidharmakosa in Uncategorized

6 responses to “Chapter 5 Anusaya (Defilements)

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  1. Chap. 5 Study Materials PDF File – 3rd page – 3/4ths of this page is covered over by the preceding Table page.

    However, please accept my appreciation for the work you have done to make this Pitaka easier to study.

    With Metta,

    D. Fung

    • Dear D Fung
      Thank you for your comments.
      The tables show up OK for me, so I am not sure what is going on.
      In the places you mention in Ch 5 and I think also in the Introduction, the orientation of the page changes in the PDF document – from portrait to landscape – and then back again – I wonder if that is causing some problem with how the document is showing up in Adobe for you.
      I wonder if you could try alternate page view settings in Adobe and see if that helps.
      Or maybe its a problem with different versions of the Adobe reader?
      Can you tell me what version you have installed?
      Thank you,
      Korin

  2. Chap. 5 Study Materials PDF File – 3rd page – 3/4ths of this page is covered over by the preceding Table page.

    However, please accept my appreciation for the work you have done to make this Pitaka easier to study.

    With Metta,

    D. Fung

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Dear Korin,

    Thank you for your reply. I downloaded the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (ver. 10.1.0, also known as Adobe Acrobat Reader x).

    Now, the pages load just fine.

    _/\_,

    D. Fung

    • Great!
      I am glad this is helpful,
      I plan to make some updates to the karika study sometime around March – July 2012.
      I am appreciating more and more how helpful it is to study the Abhidharmakosa!
      with palms joined,
      Korin

  3. good stuff here!!!

    Would you please explain “the homogeneous series of acquisition”? In the “Basic Method” section of Ch. 5

    karma dondam puntsok
    • I am not sure exactly what point you are referring to (specific karika #?). The “homogeneous series” refers to a series of dharmas arising in succession, which are basically similar to each other. This is how the “similar cause” (sabhaga-hetu) works. “Acquisition” (prapti) here can refer to how a person (series of five skandhas) possesses a past karmic act or defilement. The past act or defilement remains connected to the person through a “homogeneous series of acquisition” until that series is cut off. In the case of karma, this would typically happen through the retribution of the act or karmic fruit (vipaka-phala). In the case of a defilement, this is realized through realization of the path as described in chapter 6. As Waldron discusses in “The Buddhist Unconscious,” acquisition (prapti) is a somewhat contrived dharma posited in order to account for diachronic elements of Buddhist discourse (mainly karma and the persistence of dispositions towards the defilements) in the synchronic terms of dharma theory (which holds that reality can be accounted for wholly in terms of the momentary existence of dharmas). I hope this is a help.

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