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The basic Abhidharma text of the Sarvāstivāda school, comprising eight sections that cover all the basic topics of Buddhism such as the nature of the individual, the types of awareness, practice, samādhi.and refutations of rival views. This work only survives in two Chinese translations and a handful of Sanskrit fragments. The voluminous Mahāvibhāṣā forms a commentary on this work.

Subjects: Buddhism.

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