"Abhidhamma Lecture (English) - Meditation Subject" (Part Nine) June 17, 2019, အရွင္ ပေညာဘာသ , Ashin Pannobhasa TBSO Mahasi, https://www.tbsousa.org *****; When we want to practice meditation, do we need the knowledge of Abhidhamma? There can be different answers — yes and no. Even if you do not know Abhidhamma, you can practice Vipassanā and you can get results. It is extremely helpful to have knowledge of Abhidhamma. It is like reading a map before you go to a place. When you reach that place, you don't have to be told because you already know which is which. Knowledge of Abhidhamma is very helpful. The Abhidhamma gives us a better understanding of the Suttas by providing a framework that integrates all of the Buddha’s teachings.