Abhidhamma Lesson Five is now released on a website (very primitive)
Updated version from last post but mostly the same
Reshares and Comments are Welcome!
Below is the same blurb as before:
Lesson Five explains Abhidhamma Vitthis or "Mental Processing Cycles.". It is not the most simple topic to explain and that is why it is big. About two or three pages in "The Manual of Abhidhamma," does the trick, with one page being a chart. More than 20 pages are in my lesson to explain this and I only introduce the general terms. Prior reading of the previous lessons were assumed so I have included the whole PDF for convenience. I am no longer releasing inline single lessons because they are so long and gplus font size is so small.
Lesson Six, on Material Realities, is more or less finished. It just needs my helper to send back his corrections and comments.
Lesson Seven (on mental factors, cetasikas) has been started.
I guess I am making a book….but I just think and work based on individual topics and put them together in a PDF.
Lesson Eight will probably be on proper Dependent Origination. Unless you have read ven Nyanatiloka's bps book, which you won't understand, you probably have never learned a classical teaching on it. Now ain't that funny, after so many years and books that have been available? Abhidhamma and the commentaries in the West are like "Green Eggs & Ham." at a PETA gathering.
Precept 3 (same story), has been expanded to roughly 18 pages and is now receiving favorable reviews and I now have an excited and willing monastic friend who volunteered to edit this small project. I am holding out so I can do a proper release of it. I am not sure how that will be done.
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