Comparative Study

| Published: August 15, 2017

An Insight into the Psychology of Abhidharmakosh

Capt (Ex) Deepikachamoli

Research Scholar AIPS, Amity University, Noida, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Rita Kumar

Associate Professor, AIPS, Amity University, Noida, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.045/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.045


This article aims to describe the background of mind in terms of Buddhist and western perspective. Mind has been an interesting topic for ages. There are many researches that have contributed in this field and were successful to equip the world with new and old ideas. The researchers have researched on a Buddhist scripture Abhidharma kosh that deals with mind at the subtlest level. Mind has been divided in to three, as per western school of thought but this book explains mind with 51 mental factors. This article elaborates on different facets of minds as is written in Abhidharma kosh. The aim of the researchers is to bring out the psychological perspective of the Buddhist scripture, Abhidharma kosh in terms of Buddhist psychology. Old scriptures have been the source to the modern pool of study. Hence the researchers have brought the golden words of Abhidharma kosh in the light of the world. This article compares the Freudian, Jungian, Piaget’s theory of conscious with Abhidharma kosh.

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017