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Category:Manual of Abhidharma

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HOW KARMA WORKS - LEVEL ONE OF HIGHER KNOWLEDGE (ABHIDHARMA)

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Course Syllabus

Reading One
Subject: Introduction to Abhidharma (Higher Knowledge) and the Detailist School; history and structure of The Treasure House of Knowledge (Abhidharmakosha) and its commentaries
Reading: Master Vasubandhu (350 AD), The Treasure House of Knowledge (Abhidharmakosha), folio 1B

His Holiness the First Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Gendun Drup (1391- 1474), Illumination of the Path to Freedom, folios 2B-3A, 6B-10B, 13A- 13B

Master Changkya Rolpay Dorje (1717-1786), The Schools of Philosophy, folios 12B-13A

Reading Two
Subject: The nature of karma, and what it produces; the Detailist concept of “non-communicating form
Reading: Master Vasubandhu, The Treasure House of Knowledge (Abhidharmakosha), folios 2A, 10B

His Holiness the First Dalai Lama, Illumination of the Path to Freedom, folios 17B-18B, 108A-108B

Reading Three
Subject: Types of deeds, and the nature of motivation
Reading: Master Vasubandhu, The Treasure House of Knowledge (Abhidharmakosha), folios 11A, 13A-B

His Holiness the First Dalai Lama, Illumination of the Path to Freedom, folios 111A-112B, 127A-127B

Reading Four
Subject: The correlation of deeds and their results
Reading: Je Tsongkapa (1357-1419), The Great Book on the Steps of the Path (Lamrim Chenmo), folios 118B-120A

Master Vasubandhu, The Treasure House of Knowledge (Abhidharmakosha), folio 12B

His Holiness the First Dalai Lama, Illumination of the Path to Freedom, folios 122B-125A

Reading Five
Subject: How karma is carried, according to the Mind-Only School
Reading: Je Tsongkapa, Illumination of the True Thought, folios 75B-76A, 125B- 127A, 147B-148B, 174A-174B

Reading Six
Subject: How emptiness allows karma to work, according to the Middle- Way School
Reading: Master Chandrakirti (650 AD), Entering the Middle Way (Madhyamakavatara), folio 271B

Kedrup Tenpa Dargye (1493-1568), Overview of the Middle Way, folios 25B, 38A, 125A-130A

Reading Seven
Subject: Black and white deeds, the “path of action,” and the root and branch non-virtues
Reading: Master Vasubandhu, The Treasure House of Knowledge (Abhidharmakosha), folios 13A-13B

His Holiness the First Dalai Lama, Illumination of the Path to Freedom, folios 126A-127A, 128A-130A

Reading Eight
Subject: The concept of most basic virtue, and the distinction between projecting energy and finishing energy
Reading: Master Vasubandhu, The Treasure House of Knowledge (Abhidharmakosha), folios 14A-14B

His Holiness the First Dalai Lama, Illumination of the Path to Freedom, folios 130A-130B, 134A-135B

Reading Nine
Subject: The five immediate misdeeds, and the concept of a schism
Reading: Master Vasubandhu, The Treasure House of Knowledge (Abhidharmakosha), folio 14B

His Holiness the First Dalai Lama, Illumination of the Path to Freedom, folios 136A-139B

Reading Ten
Subject: The relative severity of deeds, and what causes it
Reading: Master Vasubandhu, The Treasure House of Knowledge (Abhidharmakosha), folio 15A

His Holiness the First Dalai Lama, Illumination of the Path to Freedom, folios 142B-145B

Manual of Abhidharma - Additions Part 1


Manual of Abhidharma - Additions Part 2