April 11, 2011

The Internal Cosmos of Mind

The external universe, according to the Abhidhamma, is an outer reflection of the internal cosmos of mind. -Bhikkhu Bodhi


*this post is just a quote and two images that I find interesting. It's not intended to be any type of definitive pronouncement on the universe, the mind, or Abhidhamma.

If you would like to read further on Abhidhamma, I recommend A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma (free via Google books), by Bhikkhu Bodhi, which is where the above quote is from, as well as the section on Abhidharma in The Tree of Enlightenment (free PDF download via Buddhanet) by Dr. Peter Della Santina, which I have long thought to be one of the best general books on Buddhism ever published.

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