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Why do we do what we do? why do we see what we see? Seeing, attachment, generosity, all experiences in life can arise only because of a concurrence of conditions. This book is an introduction to the seventh book of the Abhidhamma, that deals with the conditionality of life. It explains the deep underlying motives for all actions through body, speech and mind and shows that these are dependent on conditions and cannot be controlled by a ‘self’. The study of conditions is indispensable for understanding the teaching of the ‘Dependent Origination’ and the meaning of the Buddha’s teaching of non-self. This book is suitable for those who have already made a study of the Buddha’s teachings.

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Short Description

This book is an introduction to the seventh book of the Abhidhamma, that deals with the conditionality of life. It explains the deep underlying motives for all actions through body, speech and mind and shows that these are dependent on conditions and cannot be controlled by a ‘self’.

Table of Contents

Preface: 1 Introduction; 2 Root-Condition: 3 Object-Condition: 4 Predominance-Condition: 5 Proximity and Contiguity-Condition: 6 Conascence and Mutuality-Condition: 7 Dependence-Condition: 8 Decisive Support-Condition (Part I): 9 Decisive Support-Condition (Part II): 10 Prenascence, Postnascence-Condition: 11 Repetition-Condition: 12 Kamma and Vipaka-Condition: 13 Nutriment-Condition: 14 Faculty-Condition: 15 Jhana-Condition: 16 Path-Condition: 17 Three Pairs of Conditions: 18 Aspects of the Twenty-Four Conditions: Appendix 1: Appendix 2: Appendix 3: Glossary.

Keywords abhidhamma; buddhism; mindfulness; meditation; vipassana; insight

Language English

Edition First edition

ISBN Complete: 978-1-897633-26-7

Publication Date: 1/6/2010

First published:

Page Count: 150

Book type Paperback, B&W 7.5 x 9.25 in or 235 x 191 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam

Thema Subject Category: QRFB1

Market pricing

Spain Printer Network 15.00 USD; United States 15.00 USD; United Kingdom 10.00 GBP; Canada 17.00 CAD; European Union 11.00 EUR; Australia (GST Exclusive) 18.00 AUD; Brazil Printer Network 15.00 USD; Germany Printer Network 15.00 USD; Russia Printer Network 15.00 USD; South Korea Printer Network 15.00 USD; Poland Printer Network 15.00 USD; China Printer Network 15.00 USD; India Printer Network 15.00 USD; Italy Printer Network 15.00 USD.

Reviews:

Selamat rodjali

3.0 out of 5 starsgood starter for understanding conditions

23 October 2013 - Published on Amazon.com

The language of this book is light and easy to understand. Need more examples for each chapter of conditions explained in this book…

About the author

Name: Gorkom, Nina Van Role: Author

International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI): 0000 0000 6398 0326

Biography

Nina van Gorkom was born in 1928 to a family of socialist intellectuals. Her father was a member of the Dutch parliament. She studied at Leyden University and during this time she became a Catholic. In 1952, she married Lodewijk van Gorkom, a Dutch diplomat.

In 1965, Lodewijk was posted to Thailand and Nina started learning the Thai language. She took a keen interest in Buddhism, attending classes for foreigners at Wat Mahathat. There she met, in the summer of 1966, Sujin Boriharnwanaket. Impressed by the profundity of the Buddhist teachings, she became convinced of the truth of the Buddha’s words and later assisted Khun Sujin in discussions about Buddhism for Thai radio stations. These talks were later published as Buddhism in Daily Life, her first book.

Nina and Lodewijk left Thailand in 1970 and lived in Japan, New York, Indonesia (where Lodewijk was the Dutch ambassador) and Austria. Lodewijk retired in 1990 and she now lives in The Hague in Holland.

Nina’s writings are well-known amongst English speaking Buddhists, and she is highly respected in Thailand where several of her books have been translated into the Thai language with (after many reprints) over one hundred thousand copies now. Her books have also been translated in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Nepal, China, Vietnam and Germany.

Prior Work:

Buddhism in Daily Life; The Buddha’s Path; Cetasikas; A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (translator); The Perfections Leading to Enlightenment; Lovingkindness in Buddhism; The Conditionality of life; The Buddhist Teaching on Physical Phenomena; Taking Refuge in Buddhism (translator); The World in the Buddhist Sense; Understanding Reality; Introduction to Abhidhamma; Abhidhamma in Daily Life.

Location: The Hague, Holland.