Vibhangappakarana, Vibhaṅgappakarana: 1 definition



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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

One of the seven books of the Abhidhamma Pitaka; it is generally placed second in the list (E.g., Mil. 12). It deals in a general way with the different categories and formulas given in the Dhammasangani, though different methods of treatment are used. The book is divided into eighteen chapters, each of which is called a Vibhanga. Each chapter has three portions: Suttantabhajaniya, Abhidhammabhajaniya and Pannapucchaka or list of questions. The Commentary to the Vibhanga is called Sammohavinodani

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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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