A Buddhist Manual of Psychological Ethics

A Buddhist Manual of Psychological Ethics (Hardcover)

By Caroline A F Rhys Davids 
Publisher: munshiram manoharlal publishers pvt. ltd.
Edition: Hardcover
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 8121507170
EAN: 9788121507172
No. of Pages: 488
Publish Date: 2016-09-05
Binding: Hardcover
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About The Book

This volume is a translation from original Pali into English of Dhamma-Sangani, the first book of the seven books of the Ahidhamma-Pitaka. The Dhamma-Sangani is an important text of the Theravadin School of Buddhism and deals with the enumeration of the psychic and mental properties, i.e., the elements and objects of consciousness and constitutes an important work from the point of view of psychological ethics. It is a Buddhist manual of psychological ethics and provides an 'enumeration of the Dhammas', i.e., an inquiry into the mental elements or processes. It is a compendium of the terms and concepts in vogue among the Buddhists and the Import and meaning of which have been made clear for those striving to attain the Buddhist ideal of Arahat-ship.

The book is divided into three main sections containing the Genesis of Thoughts, Form and the Division Entitled 'Elimination'. The learned author has not simply rendered a literal translation of this difficult text but has added copious notes to the text and has also tried to connect the Manual with the rest of the Buddhist Pitakas. In her Introductory Essay, she has discussed with great erudition, the relevant portions regarding the historical traditions, the commentaries on the subject, Buddhist psychological ethics and the fundamental concepts such as those relating to mind, and theory of intellection, and Buddhist notions of good, bad and indeterminate. A glossary of Pali words and a general index have enhanced the value of the book.

About The Author

Caroline Augusta Foley Rhys Davids (27 September 1857-26 June 1942), a well-known authority on Buddhism, undertook the difficult task of translating from original Pali a number of Buddhist works which justifiably earned her a place among the foremost scholars of Buddhism. She was the pupil of Prof. T.W. Rhys Davids whom she later married. Besides her translation of the Dhamma-Sangani under the title of A Buddhist Manual of Psychological Ethics, she undertook the translation and interpretation of a number of works on Abhidhamma. As the editor of the Pali Text Society, a number of other works were published under her guidance. She was also the author of a number of books and articles, the more well-known are: Buddhist Psychology; translation of Thera-Therigatha in English verse entitled Psalms of the Early Buddhist Brothers and Sisters; and The Wayfarer's Words (in three vols.), and What was the Original Gospel in Buddhism?

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Title: A Buddhist Manual of Psychological Ethics
Publisher: munshiram manoharlal publishers pvt. ltd.
Author: Caroline A F Rhys Davids
Edition: Hardcover
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 8121507170
EAN: 9788121507172
No. of Pages: 488
Publish Date: 2016-09-05
Binding: Hardcover

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