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Dhatukattha

Preface and Introduction:

  • Sutta method different then  Abhidhamma method in that Sutta takes into account the inclinations and mental status of the audience.  Exposition is accordingly presented according to the notion of the aggregates, the bases or the elements.  Given in brief or at length?
  • Aggregates, Bases, Elements is the methodology of the Samyutta Nikaya. (oh.  Is that what was going on?)
  • Suttanta method does not allow the Buddha to display his Enlightened Knowlege... "In the Abhidhamma method, no attention is paid to the individual but only to the facts about the nature of the ultimate truths as fully comprehended by Enlightened knowlege.   And even then only the Patthana gives the widest and fullest scope for this." (xiii)
  • One should study the Abhidhamma before studying the suttanta.  for its full expression it should be delivered in one sitting over three months.
  • Oh fuck.
    "The mental factors arise together with that consciousness is in accordance with the co-nascence, mutuality, support, association, presence, and non-disappearance conditions of the Patthana where it is stated that "The four mental aggregates are related to one another by way of co-nascence condition, and so on...
    The mental factors cease together with consciousness.  Consciousness lasts for three momentary phases, nascent, static and ceasing.  Only when one group of consciousness and mental factors ceases can another arise.  It is stated in the Truth, Mental Formation, States, and Faculty chapters of the Yamaka and in the Proximity Condition of Patthana that the process of arisings and ceasings of these mental groups take place.  Therefore the wholesome consciousness together with the mental factors which arise as the result of taking a visible object is only a part of this mental process.  The complete process consists of:
    1. vibrating of the life continuum
    2. arrest of the life continuum
    3. 5 sense-door continuum
    4. eye-consciousness
    5. recipient consciousness
    6. investigating consciousness
    7. seven successive wholesome impulsions
    8. two successive moments of registering consciousness. " (xvi)
  • Dhatu [Elements] = that which bears its own nature.
  • therefor, Dhatu do not relate to living beings.
  • 105 Internal States of Inquiry occurs only in Dhatu-Katha
  • External states are the 22 triads and 100 dyads are same as in Dhammasangani.

Chapter heads:

I. Method

I.  Classification and Unclassification

  1. aggregates (by ones... to... by fives)
  2. bases
  3. elements
  4. truths
  5. faculties
  6. Dependant Origination, and so on...
  7. Triplets (22) - following Dhammasangani
  8. Couplets (100) - following Dhammasangani

II. Classified and Unclassified -- 8 quesitons and answersIII. Unclassified and Classified -- 12 questions and answers
IV. Association and Dissociation
V. Unclassified and Classified
VI. Association and Dissociation
VII. Associated and Dissociated
...XIV.  Classified and Unclassified concerning the dissociated.

 

II. Internal States of Inquiry

  • 5 --- 5 aggregates
  • 12 -- 12 bases
  • 18 -- 18 elements
  • 4 --- 4 truths
  • 22 -- 22 Faculties
  • 28 -- Dependent Origination
  • 1 --- 4 applications of mindfulness
  • 1 --- 4 great efforts
  • 1 --- 4 roads to psychic power
  • 1 --- 4 Trances
  • 1 --- 4 illimitable states
  • 1 --- 5 faculties
  • 1 --- 5 strengths
  • 1 --- 7 factors of enlightenments
  • 1 --- noble eightfold path
  • 7 --- Contact, Feeling, Perception, Volition, Consciousness, Decision, Attention
  • = 105*
  • "Internal States of Inquiry = 105; External States of Inquiry = Triplets = 22 x 3 = 66; Couplets 100 x 2 = 200, 200+66=266.   266 external states of inquiry + 105 internal states of inquiry = 371 States of Inquiry.

III. Principles of the Methods

  1. Classification under the three categories (aggregates, bases, elements)
  2. Unclassification under the three categories of aggregates, bases, and elements.
  3. Association with the four mental aggregates
  4. Dissociation from the four mental aggregates

IV. Characteristics of the Method

  1. The common characteristics of conforming with the Classification and Association principles
  2. The common characteristics of not conforming with the Classification and Assoc. principles.

V. External States of Enquiry

  • All the 22 triplets and 100 couplets of the Dhammasangani Table of Contents.

Mostly Commentary: 
Notes on the text

Chapter I Classification  and Unclassification

  • all 371 states of enquiry of the Dhatukatha come under consideration
  • Each is categorized as:  ...or as a combination of these
    • pure materiality
    • mental factor
    • consciousness
    • nibbana
  • okay, I must be stoned to want to do this but....

Internal Tables

Abhantara Matika

 

Five Aggregates

Pancakkhanda

Agg-
regate

Base

Element

  1. matter aggregate
  2. feeling aggregate
  3. perception aggregate
  4. Mental formations aggregate
  5. Consciousness aggregate
  1. rupakkhandho
  2. Vedanakkhandho
  3. Sannakkhandho
  4. Sankharakkhandho
  5. Vinnanakkhandho
  1. 1
  2. 1
  3. 1
  4. 1
  5. 1
  1. 11
  2. 1
  3. 1
  4. 1
  5. 1
  1. 11
  2. 1
  3. 1
  4. 1
  5. 1

Twelve Bases

Dvadasa Ayatanani

Agg-
regate

Base

Element

  1. Eye Base
  2. Ear Base
  3. Nose Base
  4. toungue Base
  5. body Base
  6. visible object Base
  7. sound Base
  8. Odour Base
  9. Taste Base
  10. Tangible Object Base
  11. Mind Base
  12. Cognizable Base
  1. Cakkhayatanam
  2. Sotayatanam
  3. Ghanayatanam
  4. Jivhayatanam
  5. Kayayatanam
  6. Rupayatanam
  7. Saddayatanam
  8. Gandhayatanam
  9. Rasayatanam
  10. Photthayatanam
  11. Manayatanam
  12. Dhammayatanam
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  10. 1
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  12. 4
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  6. 1
  7. 1
  8. 1
  9. 1
  10. 1
  11. 7
  12. 1

Eighteen Elements

Attharasa Dhatuyo

Agg-
regate

Base

Element

  1. Eye Element
  2. Ear Element
  3. Nose Element
  4. tongue Element
  5. Body Element
  6. Visible Element
  7. Sound Element
  8. Odour Element
  9. Tases Element
  10. Tangible Object Element
  11. Eye Consciousness Element
  12. Ear Consciousness Element
  13. Nose Consciousness Element
  14. Tongue Consciousness Element
  15. Body Consciousness Element
  16. Mind Element
  17. Mind Consciousness Element
  18. Cognizable Element
  1. Cakkhu Dhatu
  2. Sota Dhatu
  3. Ghana Dhatu
  4. Jivha Dhatu
  5. Kaya Dhatu
  6. Rupa Dhatu
  7. Sadda Dhatu
  8. Gandha Dhatu
  9. Rasa Dhatu
  10. Photthabba Dhatu
  11. Cakkhuvinnana Dhatu
  12. Sotavinnana Dhatu
  13. Ghanavinnana Dhatu
  14. Jivhavinnana Dhatu
  15. Kayavinnana Dhatu
  16. Mano Dhatu
  17. Manovinnana Dhatu
  18. Dhamma Dhatu
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  18. 1

Four Truths

Cattari Saccani

Agg-
regate

Base

Element

  1. Suffering Truth = mundane consc.
  2. Origin Truth
  3. Cessation Truth = nibbana
  4. Path Truth
  1. Dukkha Saccam
  2. Samudaya Saccam
  3. Nirodha Saccam
  4. Magga Saccam
  1. 5
  2. 1
  3. -
  4. 1
  1. 12
  2. 1
  3. 1
  4. 1
  1. 18
  2. 1
  3. 1
  4. 1

22 faculties

Bavisatindriyani

Agg-
regate

Base

Element

  1. Eye Faculty
  2. Ear Faculty
  3. Nose Faculty
  4. Tongue Faculty
  5. Body Faculty
  6. Female Faculty
  7. Male Faculty
  8. Life Faculty
  9. Mind Faculty
  10. Bodily Pleasure Faculty
  11. Bodily Pain Faculty
  12. Mental Joy Faculty
  13. Grief Faculty
  14. Indifference Faculty
  15. Faith Faculty
  16. Energy Faculty
  17. Mindfulness Faculty
  18. Concentration Faculty
  19. Wisdom Faculty
  20. I-shall-know-what-I-did-not-know
  21. Higher Realization Faculty
  22. He-who-has-known Faculty
  1. Cakkhundriyam
  2. Sotindriyam
  3. Ghanindriyam
  4. Jivindriyam
  5. Kayindriyam
  6. Itthindriyam
  7. Purisindriyam
  8. Jivitindriyam
  9. Mainindriyam
  10. Sukhindriyam
  11. Dhukindriyam
  12. Somanassindriyam
  13. Domasaindriyam
  14. Upekkhindriyam
  15. Saddhindriyam
  16. Viriyindriyam
  17. Satindriyam
  18. Samadhindriyam
  19. Pannindriyam
  20. Anannatanassamitindriyam
  21. Annindriyam
  22. Annatavindriyam
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  22. 1

Dependant Origination

Paticcasamuppada

Agg-
regate

Base

Element

  1. Ignorance
  2. Conditioned by Ignorance are the formations
  3. Conditioned by Formations is consciousness
  4. Conditioned by Consciousness is mentality-materiality
  5. Conditioned by mentality-materiality are the six bases
  6. Conditioned by six bases is contact
  7. Conditioned by contact is feeling
  8. Conditioned by feeling is craving
  9. Conditioned by craving is clinging
  10. Kamma Becoming
    Rebirth Becoming
    1. sensuous becoming
    2. fine-material becoming
    3. immaterial becoming
    4. percepted becoming
    5. non-percepted becoming
    6. neither-perception-nor-not-perception becoming
    7. one-aggregate becoming
    8. four-aggregate becoming
    9. five-aggregate becoming
  11. Birth
  12. Ageing
    Death
    1. Sorrow
    2. Lamentation
    3. Suffering
    4. Domanassam
    5. Despair
  1. avijja
  2. Avijjapaccaya sankhara
  3. Sankharapaccaya vinnanam
  4. Vinnanapaccaya nama-rupam
  5. Nama-rupapaccaya salayatanam
  6. Salayatana-paccaya phasso
  7. Phassa-paccaya vedana
  8. Vedana-paccaya tanha
  9. Tanha-paccaya upadanam
  10. Kamma bhavo
    Upapatti Bhavo
    1. Kama bhavo
    2. Rupa bhavo
    3. Arupa bhavo
    4. Sanna bhavo
    5. Asanna bhavo
    6. Nevassana na sanna bhavo
    7. Ekavokara bhavo
    8. Catuvokara bhavo
    9. Panacavokara bhavo
  11. Jati
  12. Jara
    Maranam
    1. soko
    2. Paridevo
    3. Dukkham
    4. Domanassam
    5. Upayaso
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  4. 4
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    5
    1. 5
    2. 5
    3. 4
    4. 5
    5. 1
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    9. 5
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    1. 17
    2. 8
    3. 2
    4. 17
    5. 2
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    7. 2
    8. 2
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  12. 1
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Application of mindfulness and others

satipatthanadi

Agg-
regate

Base

Element

  1. Four applications of mindfulness
  2. Four great efforts
  3. Four roads to psychic power
  4. Four Jhanas
  5. Four illimitables
  6. The five faculties
  7. Five Strengths
  8. Seven factors of Enlightenment
  9. The noble Eightfold path
  1. Cattaro Satipatthana
  2. Cattaro sammappadhana
  3. Cattaro iddhipada
  4. Cattari Jhanani
  5. Cattasso appamannayo
  6. Pancindriyani
  7. Pancabalani
  8. Satta bojjhanga
  9. Ariyo Atthangiko Maggo
  1. 2
  2. 2
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  5. 1
  6. 1
  7. 1
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  9. 1
  1. 2
  2. 1
  3. 1
  4. 1
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  6. 1
  7. 1
  8. 1
  9. 1

Contact Group

 

Agg-
regate

Base

Element

  1. Contact
  2. Feeling
  3. Perception
  4. Volition
  5. Consciousness
  6. Decision
  7. Attention
  1. Phasso
  2. Vedana
  3. Sanna
  4. Cetanna
  5. Cittam
  6. Adhimokkho
  7. Manasikaro
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External Tables

Bahira Matika

 

Triplets 22

Tika

     
  1. Wholesome states
  2. Unwholesome states
  3. Indeterminate States
  4. States accompanied by pleasant feeling
  5. ...painful...
  6. ...indeterminate...
  7. state which are acquired by clinging and favourable to clinging
  8. ...not acquired by clings but are favorable to clinging
  9. states are not... and not...

etc... fuck. look it up dude...

  1. Kusala dhamma
  2. Akusala dhamma
  3. Abyakata dhamma
  4. Sukhaya vedanayasampayutta dhamma
  5. Dukkhaya vedanayasampayutta dhamma
  6. Adukkhamasukhaya vedanaya sampayutta dhamma
  7. Upadinnupadaniya Dhamma
  8. Anupadinnupadaniya Dhamma
  9. Anupadinna anupadaniya Dhamma
     

Couplets (100 total)

Duka

     
Root Clusters [originally grouped in pairs]
  1. states which are roots
  2. ...are not roots
  3. ...associated roots
  4. ...no roots
  5. ...associated with roots
  6. ...dissociated from roots
  7. states which are roots and also have associated roots
  8. states which have associated roots but are not roots
  9. States which are roots and also associated with roots
  10. Staets which are associated with roots but are not roots
  11. States which are not roots but have associated roots
  12. States which are neither roots nor have associated roots
Hetu gocchakam
  1. Hetu Dhamma
  2. Nahetu Dhamma
  3. Sahetu Dhamma
  4. Ahetuka Dhamma
  5. Hetu Sampayutta Dhamma
  6. Hetu Vippayutta Dhamma
  7. Hetu ceva sahetuka ca dhamma
  8. Sahetuka ceva na ca hetu dhamma
  9. Hetu ceva hetu sampayutta dhamma
  10. Hetu sampayutta ceva na ca hetu dhamma
  11. Nahetu sahetuka dhamma
  12. Nahetu ahetuka dhamma
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  12. 5
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Letter intermediate Clusters Culantara Dukam      
Cancer Clusters

Asava Gocchakam

     
Fetters Clusters Samyojana Gocchakam      
Ties Clusters Ghantha Gocchakam      
Flood Clusters Ogha Gocchakam      
Bond Clusters Yoga Gocchakam      
Hindrance Clusters Nivaranga Gocchakam      
Misapprehension Clusters Paramasa Gocchakam      
Greater intermediate Couplets Mahantara Dukam      
Clinging Clusters Upadana gocchakam      
Corruption Clusters Kilesa Gocchakam      
Last Couplets Pitthi Dukam      

Chapter 2

  • Mnemonic:
    Ten Bases, Seventeen elements
    Seven Faculties, non-percepted becoming, one-aggregate becoming
    Lamentation, both visible and impinging
    Invisible but impinging, visibility, with impinging, derived states
  • 42 states for the subject matter of this chapter,  35 of these, each of which is only a part of matter aggregate, can be classified with the other parts of matter aggregate.  Contrarily, the other seven which form a part of consciousness aggregate can be grouped with eachother, but not separately.

Chapter 3

  • Mnemonic:
    Three aggregates. likewise truths, sixteen faculties
    Fourteen dependant originations, next fourteen
    Thirty kinds belonging to ten clusters
    Two kinds from lesser couplets, eight kinds from intermediate couplets
  • ninety states under cognizible base.
    i.e. subtle matter, feeling, perception, mental formation, and Nibbana

Chapter 4

  • Mnemonic:
    Two truths, fifteen faculties, eleven dependent originations
    Next eleven, thiry kinds belonging to clusters

Chapter 5 Association and Dissociation

  • Mnemonic:
    All the aggregates, all the bases, and elements, three truths,
    All the faculties twenty three dependant originations
    Next sixteen, fourty-three triplets
    Seventy-two clusters, seven lesser intermediate couplets
    Eighteen belonging to greater intermediate couplets, and then
    eight kinds of last couplets.  These 257 kinds of states are expounded.

    Matter aggregate, cognizible base, cognizible element,
    Female and male faculties, life faculty, metality-materiality,
    two becomings, birth, ageing, death, physical states,
    Objectless states. non-consciousness, dissociated from consciousness
    Not-conjoined with consciousness, generated with consciousness,
    Arising together with consciousness, arising successively with consciousness,
    External derived states.  The method of this question and answer should be properly understood.
  • 257 states which are a part of the five aggregates or those that stand for Nibbana are in this chapter

Chapter 6 Association and Dissociation

  • Cognizble Base, cognizible element, suffering truth, life faculty
    Six bases, mentality-materiality, four greater becomings,
    Birth, Aging, Death, nineteen triplets
    Fifty clusters, eight lesser intermediate couplets
    Fifteen greater intermediate couplets, then eighteen last couplets,
    These 123 states are not considered here.
  • Four characteristics of association:  The mental aggregates are mutually associated because
    1. they arise together
    2. they cease together
    3. have the same object
    4. have the same basis.
  • Four characteristics of dissociation:
    1. Dissociation by planes:  This is the difference between the sensuous, fine material, immaterial, and supramundane planes
    2. Dissociation by classes: This is the difference between wholesome, unwholesome, resultant, inoperative, root-conditioned, and not-root-conditioned classes of consciousness
    3. Dissociation by times: ...Past, present, or future
    4. Dissociation by continuity (Santana):  This is the difference between that which arises in one self and another or internally and externally.  (ex.  Although the wholesome consciousness that arises n oneself is the same as that in another, they differ in continuity and therefore, they are said to be dissociated by continuity).
  • Nibbana is always dissociated from the four mental aggregates which are always dissociated from materiality.
  • "It cannot be said that one is like or unlike oneself, but only that one is like or unlike another, likewise it cannot be said that feeling is like unto feeling or earth is like unto earth. " (96-commentary)

Chapter 7: Associated and Dissociated

  • Four aggregate, one base,
    Seven elements. two from faculties,
    Three dependent originations, and then five states with contact as the fifth
    Decision, attention, three triplets,
    Seven greater intermediate couplets, two applied and sustained-thought,
    Associated with mind element, three states accompanied with indifference feeling.

Chapter 8: dissociated and associated

  • Cognizible base, cognizible element, again life faculty, mentality-materiality,
    six bases, birth, ageing, death, two triplets.  Those states are not included,
    Seven states from the first lesser intermediate couplets, ten clusters,
    Again fourteen greater-intermediate couplets, six last couplets
    These are not included:  All these forty-seven states are not included in this negative Chapter together with Chapter 14
  • Associated and dissociated by planes, classes, times, and continuity; subject of this and next chapter.

Chapter 9: Associated and Associated

  • Four mental aggregates, only mind base
    Seven consciousness elements, two truths, fourteen faculties,
    Twelve dependant originations, the next sixteen,
    Eight triplets, forty-three clusters,
    Seven greater intermediate couplets, six last couplets.
    These states are mentioned in the nineth chapter

Chapter 10: dissociated and dissociated

  • mnemonic: same as chapter 6

Chapter 11: Associated with, dissociated from, the classified

  • mnemonic: same as chaper 4

Chapter 12: classified and unclassified concerning the associated

  • mnemonic: same as chapter 9
  • subj of chapter nine is classified under the aggregates, bases, and elements.

Chapter 13: Associated with, and dissociated from, the unclassified

  • mnemonic: Same as chapter 5
  • note: only 130 states of enquiry out of 257 in chapter five.

Chapter 14: Classified and unclassified concerning the dissociated

  • mnemonic same as chapter 8
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