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Abhidharma Kosha (mngon pa mdzod). An authoritative scripture on Buddhist metaphysics according to Hinayana, composed by the Indian pandita Vasubandhu.
The root text has eight chapters, each earlier chapter is the presentation needed for the following chapter:
- Chapter 1: Categories of Existence, khams bstan pa
- Chapter 2: The Powers, dbang po bstan pa
- Chapter 3: The Presentation of the Conventional Universe, 'jig rten bstan pa
- Chapter 4: Karma, las bstan pa
- Chapter 5: About the Widespread Mental Afflictions, phra rgyas bstan pa
- Chapter 6: The Persons and the Path, gang zag dang lam bstan pa
- Chapter 7: Wisdom, ye shes bstan pa
- Chapter 8: Balanced Meditation, snyoms par 'jug pa bstan pa
- Abhidharmakosabhasyam translated by L. De LA Vallee Poussin, ISBN 0895819139
Quotes From the Text
- Abhidharma-kosha Autocommentary Part I by Vasubandhu from Asian Classics Input Project, in ACIP Format.
- Abhidharma-kosha Autocommentary Part II by Vasubandhu from Asian Classics Input Project, in ACIP Format.
- mdzod du Tik thar lam gsal byed -- Illumination to the Path of Freedom by Gendun Drub (the first Dalai Lama)
- chims mdzod -- Ornament of Higher Knowledge: An Exposition of the Treasury of Higher Knowledge, by Chim Jampal Yang