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An Abhidharma text composed in prose by the Yogācārin scholar-monk Asaṇga. Largely Mahāyāna in orientation, the treatise conforms in structure to the pattern of traditional Abhidharma texts. This work, available in a partial Sanskrit manuscript as well as Chinese, Tibetan, and Mongolian translations, traditionally functioned as the main Abhidharma text for Mahāyāna Buddhists.

Subjects: Buddhism.

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