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Abhidhamma Studies: Buddhist Explorations of Consciousness and Time

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This reflective, scholarly work was written during the aftermath of World War II, following the author’s return to Sri Lanka, after having spent the years 1941 to 1946 in a civilian internment camp at Dehra Dun. The present edition is the fourth and reflects what Bhikku Bodhi, the editor, considers to be a clearer explication of the first three editions. It should be noted that the manuscript was written in Pali rather than Sanskrit, so words like kamma, sutta, and dhamma may need to be transposed in the reader’s mind into spelling that may be more familiar; that is, karma, sutra, and dharma, respectively.