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Abhidharma-kośa-bhāṣya


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Vasubandhu's auto-commentary to his Abhidharma-kośa in which he criticizes the interpretations of the Vaibhāṣikas and others of the tenets he presented in that work. His critique is made from the Sautrāntika standpoint. This commentary includes an additional chapter in prose refuting the idea of the ‘person’ (pudgala) as held by some Buddhists. The nine chapters in the work deal with what is perceived (dhātu), the sense-faculties (indriya), the world (loka), karma.the proclivities (anuśaya), the Noble Ones (ārya-pudgala), knowledge (jñāna), meditation (samādhi), and refutation of the concept of a self (anātman). A large number of sub-commentaries on this text have been preserved in Tibetan translations.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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