Abhidharmakosha, aka: Abhidharmakośa, Abhidharma-kosha; 1 Definition(s)

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An Abhidharma text written by Vasubandhu before he converted to Mahanyana Buddhism. The name of the text literally means the strorehouse (kosa) of Abhidharma. The text comprises two parts and – a bare text of 600 verses called the Abhidharmakosa karikar and 8000 verses of preso commentary called the Abhidharmakosa bhasya. Abhidharmakosa is one of the most important texts in Buddhism.

Source: Buddhism Tourism: Glossary of Buddhist Terms

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