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CONTENTS Introductory Materials..

Abhidharma Historical Overview Abhidharma Bibliography Regarding Vasubandhu (and the Kosa) Abhidharma Methodology (and Controversies) Dharma Theory Sarvastiva Some Basic Categories of Abhidharma Thought Abhidharmakosa Basic Structure, etc. Chapter Overview Table Errors and Problems in the Pruden Translation 4 5 7 12 14 15 16 16 17 18 19

Chapter I: Dhatu (Elements). 21

Overview and the 5 Skandhas Skandha-Ayatana-Dhatu-Pancavastuka Chart More on the Skandhas, Ayatanas, Dhatus Attribute Study of the Dhatus (Table)
Chapter II: Indriya (Faculties).. Overview Attribute Study of the Indriyas (Table) 75 Dharmas of the Abhidharmakosa Development of Dharma Lists Related Ennumerations of Dharmas Attribute Study of Viprayukta Dharmas (Table) 24 Conditions Hetu, Pratyaya, Phala Study On the Succession of Mental States (Table)

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Chapter III: Loka (World).. 45 Overview 46 Sattva-loka Table 47 The Four Existences 48 Bhajana-loka Diagrams 49 Bhajana-loka Table 50 Sumeru Images 51 12-fold Dependent Co-arising Study 52 Static, Serial & Momentary Dependent Arising 53 Further Analysis related to Dependent Arising 54 Process of the World (Temporal Cosmology) 55 Chapter IV: Karma (Action).. 56 Overview 57 Avijnapti 57 Action is Morally Definable 58 Courses of Action 59 Further Classifications of Action 60 Chapter V: Anusaya (Defilements) 62 Overview, Functions & Abandoning of the Defilements 63 6, 7, 10 & 98 Defilements (Table) 64 Analysis of Categories of Defilements (Table) 65 Further Teachings on the Defilements 66 The Nine Perfect Knowledges 67

Chapter VI: Marga-Pudgala (Path and Saints)........ 68 Overview and Components of the Path 69 Stages of the Path (Table) 71 Practitioners & Saints (Table) 73 Sequence Variants & Retrogressibility 74 Analysis of the 37 Limbs of Awakening 74 Chapter VII: Jnana (Knowledges) .... 75 Overview, Terminology, Basic Distinctions 76 Attribute Study of the 10 Knowledges (2 Tables) 77 Knowledges & The Path 79 The 16 Aspects of the 4 Nobles Truths (2 Tables) 79 The Two Truths & More on the Aspects 81 18 Dharma Unique to the Buddhas (Table) 82 Qaulities in Common (Table) 83 Chapter VIII: Samapatti (Attainments)........ 84 Overview & Terminology 85 The Fundamental Dhyanas (Table) 86 Further Points and the 3 Samadhis 87 The Immeasurables, Deliverances, etc (2 Tables) 88 Chapter IX: Pudgala-viniscaya (Study of the Person)..... 89 Overview, Terminology, Views of a Person 90 Summary of Arguments 91 Supplemental Materials.. 93 Further Work Still to do 93 Attribute Studies 94 A. Sasrava (Impure) and Anasrava (Pure) 94 B. Kusala (Good), Akusala (Bad), Ayyakrta (Neutral) 95 C. Duhkha, Daurmanasya, Sukha, Saumanasa, Upeksa 96 D. Samskrta (Conditioned), Asamskrta (Unconditioned) 96 E. Kamadhatu, Rupadhatu, Arupyadhatu 97 F. Darsana-heya, Bhavana-heya, Apra-heya 98 G. Darsana-marga, Bhavana-marga 98 H. Naisyandika, Vipakaja, Aupacayika 99 Attribute Terminology Translation study 99 Heart Sutra and Mulamadhyamaka-karika 100

These study materials were assembled for a class on the Abhidharmakosa. The class, as reflected in these study materials, was a general overview of the main teachings of the Kosa (there were only eleven 90 minute classes). Many important points were skipped or glossed over, including the detailed disputations on controversial points of the teachings. Hopefully these study materials sort out some of the main teachings and overall logic of the work. These study materials should be used in conjunction with the Abhidharmakosa itself, or the Abhidharmakosa Karika Study which was also put together for the class. I am not an Abhidharma expert and have no training in Sanskrit. I am sorry for any errors. I am awed by Vasubandhus intelligence his comprehensiveness, attention to detail, humor and depth. I deeply enjoyed studying and attempting to teach the Kosa. As a practitioner, I am in the Soto Zen tradition. I found great value in working with this teaching. I also memorized the karika. This was a great way to become intimate with the text. I came to feel that the karika were composed to be memorized and appreciated the particular genius of this structure. with palms joined, Korin