The Abhidhamma Matrix

A: THE ABHIDHAMMA MATRIX

 

I: THE MATRIX OF THE TRIADS – Tika-matika


Groups marked by an asterisk (*) have a “limited range” (sappadesa); all others are all-comprehensive, having an “unlimited range” (nippadesa).


States that are karmically wholesome; unwholesome; neutral.
States that are associated with pleasant; painful; indifferent feeling.
States that are karma-results; subject to karma-results; neither karma-results nor subject to karma-results.
States that are karmically acquired and subject to clinging; not karmically acquired, but subject to clinging; neither karmically acquired nor subject to clinging.
States that are defiled and subject to defilements; undefiled, but subject to defilements; neither defiled nor subject to defilements.
* States with thought-conception and discursive thinking; without thought-conception, but with discursive thinking; without either.
* States accompanied by rapture; by joy; by equanimity.
States to be abandoned by understanding; by mental development; by either.
States having roots to be abandoned by understanding; by mental development; by either.
States leading to karma-increase; to karma-decrease; to neither.
States pertaining to one in higher training; to one of completed training; to one who is neither in higher training nor has completed it.
States that are limited; exalted; immeasurable.
* States that have limited objects; exalted objects; immeasurable objects.
States that are inferior; medium; superior.
States with certainty of wrongness (in result); with certainty of rightness (in result); with neither.
* States that have the path as object; as root; as predominant factor.
* States that are arisen; not arisen; bound to arise.
* States that are past; future; present.
* States having a past object; a future object; a present object.
States that are internal; external; both.
* States having internal objects; external objects; both internal and external objects.
States that are visible and resistant; invisible and resistant; invisible and non-resistant.


II: THE MATRIX OF THE DYADS – Duka-matika.


Section on Roots

States that are roots; not roots.
States that have roots; that have no roots.
States that are associated with roots; dissociated from roots.
* States that are roots and have (other) roots; that are roots, but have no (other) roots.
* States that are roots and are associated with roots; that are not roots, but are associated with roots.
* States, however, that are not roots, may either have roots or not.


Minor Intermediate Section

States that are conditioned; unconditioned.
States that are formed; unformed.
States that are visible; invisible.
States that are resistant; non-resistant.
States that are corporeal; uncorporeal.
States that are mundane; supramundane.
States cognizable by a certain one (of the six kinds of consciousness); not cognizable by a certain one (of the six kinds of consciousness).


Section on Taints
States that are taints; not taints.
States that are subject to taints; not subject to taints.
States that are associated with taints; dissociated from taints.
* States that are taints and subject to them; that are not taints, but subject to them.
* States that are taints and associated with taints; that are not taints but associated with taints.
* States, however, that are dissociated from taints, may be either subject to taints or not.


Section on Fetters

 

States that are fetters; not fetters.
States that are subject to fetters; not subject to fetters.
States that are associated with fetters; dissociated from fetters.
* States that are fetters and subject to them; that are not fetters, but subject to them.
* States that are fetters and associated with fetters; that are not fetters, but associated with fetters.
* States, however, that are dissociated from fetters, may be either subject to fetters or not.


Section on Ties
States that are ties; not ties.
27-31. Corresponding to 15-19.


Section on Floods

 

32. States that are floods; not floods.

33-37. Corresponding to 15-19.


Section on Yokes

 

38. States that are yokes; not yokes.

39-43. Corresponding to 15-19.


Section on Hindrances
44. States that are hindrances; not hindrances.

45-49. Corresponding to 15-19.


Section on Misapprehensions

 

50. States that are misapprehensions; not misapprehensions.

51. States that are subject to misapprehensions; not subject to misapprehensions.

52. States that are associated with misapprehensions; dissociated from misapprehensions.

53. * States that are misapprehensions and subject to them; that are not misapprehensions, but subject to them.

54. * States, however, that are dissociated from misapprehensions, may be either subject to misapprehensions or not.


Major Intermediate Section
55. States that take objects; that do not.

56. States that are consciousness; that are not.

57. States that are mental concomitants; that are not.

58. * States that are associated with consciousness; dissociated from consciousness.

59. * States that are conjoined with consciousness; disjoined from it.

60. States that are produced by consciousness; that are not.

61. States that are co-existent with consciousness; that are not.

62. States that are parallel with consciousness; that are not.

63. States that are conjoined with consciousness and produced by it; that are not.

64. States that are conjoined with consciousness, produced by it and co-existent with it; that are not.

65. States that are conjoined with consciousness, produced by it and parallel with it.

66. States that are internal; external.

67. States that are derived (upon the primary elements of matter); that are not.

68. States that are karmically acquired; that are not.


Section on Clinging
69. States that are clinging; that are not.

70-74. Corresponding to 15-19.


Section on Defilements

 

75. States that are defilements; that are not.

76. States that are subject to defilements; that are not.

77. States that are defiled; that are not.

78. States that are associated with defilements; dissociated from defilements.

79. * States that are defilements and subject to them; that are not defilements, but subject to them.

80. * States that are defilements and defiled; that are not defilements, but defiled.

81. * States that are defilements and associated with defilements; that are not defilements, but associated with defilements.

82. * States, however, that are dissociated from defilements, may be either subject to defilements or not.


Final Section
83. States to be abandoned by understanding; not to be abandoned by understanding.

84. States to be abandoned by mental development; not to be abandoned by mental development.

85. States having roots to be abandoned by understanding; having no roots to be abandoned by understanding.

86. States having roots to be abandoned by mental development; having no roots to be abandoned by mental development.

87. States with thought-conception; without thought-conception.

88. States with discursive thinking; without discursive thinking.

89. States with rapture; without rapture.

90. States accompanied by rapture; not accompanied by rapture.

91. States accompanied by joy; not accompanied by joy.

92. States accompanied by equanimity; not accompanied by equanimity.

93. States belonging to the sense sphere; not belonging to it.

94. States belonging to the fine-material sphere; not belonging to it.

95. States belonging to the immaterial sphere; not belonging to it.

96. States included (in individual existence); not included.

97. States leading out (of existence); not leading out.

98. States with certainty (of result); without certainty.

99. States that are surpassable; not surpassable.

100.States with conflict; without conflict.


B: THE SUTTANTA MATRIX

* States partaking of wisdom; partaking of ignorance.
* States comparable to lightning; comparable to the diamond.
* States of foolishness; of prudence.
* States that are dark; that are bright.
* States causing remorse; causing no remorse.
States that are designations; within the range of designations.
States that are verbal expression; within the range of verbal expressions.
States that are concepts; within the range of concepts.
Mentality and corporeality.
* Ignorance and craving for (continued) existence.
* The false views of existence and non-existence.
* The false views of eternity and annihilation.
* The false views of finiteness and infinity.
* The false views of past and future.
* Shamelessness and unscrupulousness.
* Shame and scrupulousness.
* Inaccessibility to advice and keeping bad company.
* Accessibility to advice and keeping good company.
* Skill in (knowledge about) offences and rehabilitation.
* Skill in the absorptions and in emerging from them.
* Skill in the (18) elements and in wise attention to them.
* Skill in the (12) sense-bases and in the Dependent Origination.
* Skill with regard to possibilities and impossibilities.
* Uprightness and gentleness.
* Patience and kindness.
* Friendliness and politeness.
* Heedlessness at the sense-doors and immoderation in eating.
* Heedfulness at the sense-doors and moderation in eating.
* Lack of mindfulness and lack of clear comprehension.
* Mindfulness and clear comprehension.
* Power of reflection and power of meditation.
* Tranquillity and insight.
* The sign of tranquillity and the sign of insight.
* Firmness and collectedness.
* Failure in morality and views.
* Success in morality and views.
* Purity of morality and views.
* Purity of views and the (appropriate) effort of him who holds right views.
* Being stirred on stirring occasions, and earnest effort of him who is stirred.
* Not being contented with good achievements, and unfaltering effort.
* Wisdom and deliverance.
* Knowledge of making an end (of defilements), and knowledge of (final) non-arising (of defilements).