ISBN: 8186339507 Publisher:Eastern Book Linkers Book Format: Hard Bound Language: English Physical Description: 272pages Year of Publication: 2000
The Puggalapannatti is a book of practical psychology and is a book of immense importance for knowing the human types. It different from the other books of the abhidhamma-Pitaka, both in language and style. It is entirely devoted to giving description of the human types from several standpoints and proceeds in the form of questions and answers. The book is introduced with the establishment to six Matikas enumerating six kinds of descriptions, such as the description of aggregates, of bases, of elements, of truths, of faculties and of the Human Types, the last one i.e. description of the Human Types has been thoroughly explained and illustrated in the text. The Puggalapannatti contains ten chapters. Each chapter deals with a number of persons from different angles. The classification of persons have been made in an ascending numerical order from one to ten. The first chapter deals with one type of persons i.e. single persons, the second chapter deals with pairs, the third chapter deals with groups of three and so forth. It takes into consideration their ethical behaviour, mental attitude, like latent factors, belief and other defiling and purifying factors connected with worldly and spiritual life. There are three hundred and ninety persons in all. They all are related to Chitta, Cetasika, Rupa and Nibbana.