Can anyone help me with finding The Abhidamma Pitaka or some of the 7 books from it?

I seem not to be able to find anything when searching on google. Maybe im just not skilled enough to find books/pdf's about it. I can find only descriptions of what The Abhidhamma Pitaka is and what it contains.

I would like to find it in english since i cannot read other languages.

I really want to begin studying this Pitaka. Help would be much appreciated.

May all beings be happy, peaceful and free from mental and physical suffering.



I just found this: http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/abhidhaultsci.pdf I think its a condensation of the most essential teachings from The Abhidhamma Pitaka. Can anyone confirm this?

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Apologies for a nearly identical post to another question, but:

You can get a hard copy text of the Pali Text Society edition from:

The Pali Text Society: http://palitext.com (they also have sets of the translations) Become a member and receive a nice discount.

You can find an on-line version of the BJT text at: Metta Net Lanka: http://www.metta.lk/tipitaka/index.html

You can get a searchable CD from the Vipassana Research Institute: http://www.vridhamma.org/Chattha-Sangayana-CD-ROM-Update

These have the Abhidhamma texts.

EDIT: In response to your revised question. I have the Abhidhamma texts. The books are: Abhidhamma Pitaka

Dhammasangani: Buddhist Psychological Ethics Vibhanga: The Book of Analysis Dhatukath¤: Discourse on Elements Puggalapannatti: A Designation of Human Types Kathavatthu: Points of Controversy Yamaka: — Tikapatthana: Conditional Relations Dukapatthana: —

I believe the book you have linked to is a new work constructed along the lines of the Abhidhamma. There may be others that can inform you better about that.

  • Wow thank you so much Obo :) Have you gotten a hardcopy? I mean if its an entire pitaka that must be thousands of pages, right? I forgot to say that i can only read english. Can you read my question again - i just found a link to a PDF.
    – user2424
    Dec 16, 2014 at 18:53

Also check out suttacentral.net, Abhidhamma section and Ven. Bodhi's great lecture series here

  • Hi Santa and thank you so much for your help:) I really appreciate all the help i get.
    – user2424
    Dec 18, 2014 at 17:32
  • I have now watched the first video (1/15) of the Adhidhamma retreat by Ven. Bodhi. Im in middle of the second one. Im amazed of how much he knows its really a joy to watch and learn from him. I feel so lucky to have the oppertunity to listen to this teaching. Again thank you Santa for showing me this buddhist monk. Wish you well:)
    – user2424
    Dec 19, 2014 at 9:00
  • He definitely knows his stuff...:oD
    – santa100
    Dec 28, 2014 at 18:09
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    Yes he does. Im at the 4/15 now and i have his book on Abhidhamma Sangaha also. The abhidhamma is very deep and complex so im happy i have Bhikkhu Bodhi as a teacher:) You can get his book here: store.pariyatti.org/…
    – user2424
    Dec 29, 2014 at 9:25
  • I just found 79 dhamma talks by Bhikkhu Bodhi. bodhimonastery.org/…
    – user2424
    Feb 23, 2015 at 16:06

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