The Matrix from the Abstract Teaching

A Pāli and English line by line (interlinear) version of the section which opens the Abhidhamma teachings and lays the framework for what is to come.

edited and translated by
Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
(2nd revised edition, 2011/2555)




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The text of the Mātikā from Dhammasaṅgaṇī presented here has been established after a comparison of the three main editions of the text as listed below. The work as it stands is a preliminary to some texts that are being prepared from the Abhidhamma, including the Satipaṭṭhānavibhaṅga.

After revising the Satipaṭṭhānavibhaṅga it proved necessary to update the Mātikā also, to bring it into line. I still hope to expand the present work at some point to include the explanations of the matrix that are given in the Nikkhepakaṇḍa and Aṭṭhakathā sections of Dhammasaṅgaṇī.

Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
October 2011


Texts and Abbreviations


(BJT) Sinhala edition:
Dhammasaṅgaṇippakaraṇa, Buddha Jayanti Tripiṭaka Series, Vol 41, Colombo, C.E. 1973 = B.E. 2515.

(ChS) Burmese edition:
Dhammasaṅgaṇīpāḷi, from the Chaṭṭha Saṅgāyana CD-ROM, 3rd rev. ed., Igatpuri, 1999.

(Thai) Royal Thai Edition:
Dhammasaṅgaṇī, from the Budsir CD-ROM edition of the text.

Translations consulted:

Buddhist Psychological Ethics, by Mrs C.A.F. Rhys Davids, translation and study of Dhammasaṅgaṇī, Pali Text Society, 1900, 3rd ed. reprinted Oxford, 1993.

The Dhammasaṅganī, Enumeration of Ultimate Realities, by U Kyaw Khine, DPPS, Yangon, C.E. 1996 = B.E. 2539.