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2008-10-12

Development of Abhidharma Theory of Citta and Caitasika

Development of Abhidharma Theory of Citta and Caitasika

A brief historical introduction to the various theories on mind (citta) and mental factors (caitasika) according to the Abhidharma traditions of the (Northern / Kasmiri) Sarvastivada tradition.  This tradition of Abhidharma was  later utilized by the Yogacara and other Mahayana traditions, and serves as an excellent background to the various theories of mind for East Asian and Himalayan / Tibetan Buddhism.