Abhidhammattha Sangaha: 1 definition



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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A compendium of the Abhidhamma written by Anuruddha, incumbent of the Mulasoma Vihara (For details see P.L.C. 168-72). A tika called the Porana Tika exists, written by Navavimalabuddhi of Ceylon (Compendium of Philosophy, Preface ix).

Other explanatory works on the Abhidhammattha sangaha are those by Sumangala and Chappata, the Sihalavyakhyana by Candagomi, the Anutika by Vepullabuddhi, two Navanutika, one by Ariyavamsa and the second by an unknown author, and a Vivarana. See Sas.69. 71; Svd.1202, 1223; Gv. 64, 65, 75.

According to Gv.(p.71) the work was written at the request of an upasaka named Nambha (Nampa).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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