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Pāli term meaning literally ‘origins of triads’. First part of the Paṭṭhāna, the final book of the Abhidharma Piṭaka of the Pāli Canon. It is a highly technical text, consisting of a minutely detailed analysis of the doctrine of conditionality (pratītya-samutpāda). Its commentary was composed by Buddhaghoṣa in the 5th century.

Subjects: Buddhism.

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