The Abhidhamma, or a Commentary?

I’ve been reading the Dhammapada along with the Thera and Theri gathas and have found them to be a refreshing break from Sutta reading. But, I have a question about the Abhidhamma. First of all, is it considered EBT in this community? And secondly, what are some of the better translations from the Pali? I’ve tried reading Bhikkhu Bodhi and Nyanaponika Thera‘s translations, but can’t seem to get a grip on the context. I’m not sure if I’m reading the actual Abhidhamma or just a commentary on it. Can someone help me with this? Thanks in advance.


Probably not.

There are translations of the actual Abhidhamma here on SC: SuttaCentral
Its great for study. :slightly_smiling_face:

My guess is if you are reading Bhikkhu Bodhi, it may be the Commentary on the Abhidhamma called the Abhidhammattha Sangaha (Abhidhammattha-sangaha - Wikipedia) :slightly_smiling_face:


Thanks. I wasn’t aware of the SuttaCentral translation. I think you’ve answered my 2 questions!