Abhidharmakosha, Abhidharmakośa, Abhidharma-kosha: 1 definition


Abhidharmakosha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Abhidharmakośa can be transliterated into English as Abhidharmakosa or Abhidharmakosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Buddhism Tourism: Glossary of Buddhist Terms

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.

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