Abhidharma texts (Tibetan Canon)

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The Abhidharma texts of the Tibetan Canon are included in the Tengyur collection within the canon. The primary Abhidharma texts in the canon are translations of the following Indian works:

Geshe Tashi Tsering writes:

Tibetan monastics traditionally study the Abhidharma through two very important commentaries: the Treasury of Valid Knowledge (Abhidharmakosha) by Vasubandhu, a great Indian master from around the fifth century C.E., and the Compendium of Valid Knowledge (Abhidharmasamucchaya) by his brother Asanga.[1]

Texts

Within the Tibetan Canon, the Abhidharma texts are contained within the Abhidharma section of the Tengyur. This section contains 18 texts from the Sarvastivada Abhidharma.[2]

The Tibetan texts are available online:

This section includes the Tibetan translations of the following Indian commentaries:

Tibetan commentaries

Important commentaries by Tibetan scholars that are written in the Tibetan language, and not included in the Canon, are:

See also

References

  1. Geshe Tashi Tsering (2006). Kindle Locations 223-228
  2. 84000.png Abhidharma


Sources