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(Skt.; Pāli, abbhuta-dhamma). A marvellous or strange phenomenon. The term is used especially to designate one of the nine classes of Buddhist scriptures (nava-aṇga-buddha-śāsana) which comprises, as the term suggests, those sūtras dealing with various wondrous or miraculous events that occurred during the Buddha's life.

Subjects: Buddhism.

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