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Abhidhamma Piṭaka

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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(Pāli; Skt., Abhidharma Piṭaka).

The third and final section of the Buddhist canon (tripiṭaka). Each school of early

Abhidharma

Abhidharma  

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(Skt.; Pāli, Abhidhamma). Term meaning ‘higher doctrine’ and denoting the scholastic analysis of religious teachings. The earliest Abhidharma material was composed over several centuries beginning ...
Abhidharma Piṭaka

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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(Skt., basket of higher doctrine).

The last of the three divisions of the corpus of Buddhist canonical literature known as

Abidatsumazō

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Jap. for Abhidhammapiṭaka, one of the three (sanzō) or five (gozō) divisions of Buddhist texts

Dīgha-bhāṇaka

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Name given to those monks who specialized in the recitation of the Dīgha Nikāya, the first section of the Sūtra Piṭaka of the Pāli Canon. This tradition ascribed the Khuddaka Nikāya, minus the last ...
mātṛkā

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(Skt.; Pāli, mātikā). A rubric or tabulated summary of contents used in the philosophical sections of the books of the Abhidharma Piṭaka. Originally a Vinaya term, used in the singular (Pāli, ...

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