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Abhidharma

Abhidharma (chos mngon pa). One of the Three parts of the Tripitaka, the words of the Buddha. Systematic teachings on metaphysics focusing on the training of Discriminating Knowledge by analyzing elements of experience and investigating the nature of existing things. The chief commentaries on Abhidharma are the Abhidharma Kosha by Digaga from the Hinayana perspective and the Abhidharma Samucchaya by Asanga from the Mahayana point of view.

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The Abhidharma is the third of the Three Divisions or “Three Baskets” of the Tripitaka or Buddhist Canon. Its Dharma is organized thematically and logically; it can be said to be a systematic exposition of Buddhist Psychology of Mind.

The Abhidharma taught by the Buddha is the seven books of the Abhidharma Pitaka. Later Abhidharma includes systematic Treatises by enlightened Masters. The most well-known of the Hinayana Abhidharma Treatises is the Abhidharma Kosha by the Venerable Vasubandhu.

Among the most widely studied of Mahayana Abhidharma Treatises is the Treatise on Consciousness-Only (Cheng Wei-Shi Lun) by Tripitaka Master Xuan Zang.

According to the Abhidharma Kosha, “Abhidharma is the immaculate Prajna (i.e., Wisdom with its retinue.”, Jha, p. 5) “In common use, the Abhidharma designates all Prajna that makes one obtain the Abhidharma in its Proper sense.” (Jha, p. 7)

Abhi” means “paired”, and “Dharma”, which is variously translated, is of Two types: one, Dharma in the Supreme sense, that is, Nirvana, which is both Wholesome Dharma and permanent, and so is called “Supreme”;

Two, Dharma of Dharma Marks, which coincides with the Four Noble Truths . . . . (FAS-PII 97)

The paired Dharma Store has the special nameWisdom Shastra”. The old translation [into Chinese means “incomparable Dharma”. That is because it portrays Wisdom as Supreme. (FAS-PII 103)

1) Chinese: A bi da mo lun, 2) Sanskrit: Abhidharma, 3) Pali Abhidhamma, 4) Alternate Translations: paired Dharma, incomparable Dharma, special Dharma, higher knowledge.

See Also: Tripitaka, Dharma, Nalanda Tradition

BTTS References: FAS-PII 97-108.


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