Study Guides and Tables
"...we must each take responsibility for our own desires, for the hindrances that obsess our minds, for the restlessness and distraction that plague attention, and for the consequences of our actions. It is not that sensual pleasures are evil; they simply do not have the capacity to satisfy us. Genuine peace occurs when we relinquish every conceivable attachment."
--Shaila Catherine, Wisdom Wide and Deep, page 466

The tables listed here are adapted from Wisdom Wide and Deep: A Practical Handbook for Mastering Jhana and Vipassana, by Shaila Catherine (Wisdom Publications, 2011). These tables illustrate the primary concepts of the Buddhist cognitive psychology known as Abhidhamma. Designed for easy printing, we hope these tables will support the practical application of Abhidhamma principals in meditation, and deepen your understanding of the function of perception in life.

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Wisdom Wide and Deep
Table 4.1Five Jhana Factors
Table 10.1Jhana Potential of Meditation Subjects
Table 12.1Four Ultimate Realities
Table 12.2Twenty-Eight Types of Material Phenomena (rupa)
Table 12.3.1Schema of the Material Groups (kalapas)
Table 12.3.2Schema of the Material Groups (kalapas)
Table 12.4.1Sixty-Three Rupas of the Eye Door (cakkhu dvara)
Table 12.4.2Sixty-Three Rupas of the Ear Door (sota dvara)
Table 12.4.3Sixty-Three Rupas of the Nose Door (ghana dvara)
Table 12.4.4Sixty-Three Rupas of the Tongue Door (jivha dvara)
Table 12.5Fifty-Three Rupas of the Body Door (kaya dvara)
Table 12.6Sixty-Three Rupas of the Mind Door (mano dvara)
Table 12.7Parts of the Body Organized by Element
Table 13.1Fifty-Two Mental Factors (cetasika)
Table 13.2Mental Formations Associated with Jhana
Table 13.3Seventeen Consciousnesses in Sense-Sphere Cognitive Process
Table 13.4Variable Consciousnesses In Mind-Door Cognitive Process
Table 13.5Mental Formations Present in Jhana
Table 13.6First Jhana Cognitive Process with Associated Mental Formations
Table 13.7Formations that Comprise the Impulsion Consciousness of Unwholesome Mental States
Table 13.8Mental Formations in Wholesome Five-Door Cognitive Processes
Table 13.9Mental Formations in Unwholesome Five-Door Cognitive Processes
Table 13.10Mental Formations in Wholesome Mind-Door Cognitive Processes
Table 16.1Characteristic, Function, Manifestation and Proximate Cause of Twenty-Eight Kinds of Materiality
Table 16.2Characteristic, Function, Manifestation and Proximate Cause of the Consciousness Aggregate
Table 16.3Characteristic, Function, Manifestation and Proximate Cause of the Feeling Aggregate
Table 16.4Characteristic, Function, Manifestation and Proximate Cause of Mental Formations
Table 16.5Characteristic, Function, Manifestation and Proximate Cause of Twelve Factors of Dependent Arising
Table 17.1Forty Ways of Viewing Phenomena With the Three Characteristics