BP307 - Sarvāstivāda Abhidharma

The course will begin with a clarification of sarvastitva, the theory of tritemporal existence and its centrality to the Sarvāstivāda version of the dharma-theory. The main themes of discussion will include the category of atta-viprayukta-samskāra, theory of causes and conditions, momentariness and the causality of cognition, karma theory of avijñapti, and the unconditioned dharmas.