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Abhidharma-dīpa


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‘Lamp of Abhidharma’, being a Sarvāstivādin Abhidharma text of uncertain authorship, though sometimes thought to have been composed by Vasumitra in response to Vasubandhu's Abhidharma-kośa. The text, comprising verse and prose commentary, survives in a unique incomplete Sanskrit manuscript. The text is important because it confirms the identity of the author of the Abhidharma-kośa with the Mahāyāna Yogācāra scholar-monk Vasubandhu.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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