Abhidharma texts (Chinese Canon)

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The Abhidharma texts of the Chinese Canon include the translations of the Abhidharma Pitakas from several different traditions of early Buddhism.[1]

Sarvastivada tradition

The Chinese Canon contains translations of the complete Sarvāstivādin Abhidharma Piṭaka[2] as well as many commentaries of this tradition.

Other early Buddhist traditions

  • Of the works of Vibhajyavadins, it includes the Abhidharma Sastra of Sariputa, which is the only important work that links up the Southern and Northern Abhidharmas.
  • The Vimmuttimagga which is a different version of the Pali Visuddhimagga.
  • The Sammitiya Sastra of the Vatsiputriya School.
  • The Abhidharma-kosha of the third to fourth century which combines teachings of the Sarvastivada and Sautrantika schools, and
  • the Satyasiddi Sastra of Harivarman which greatly influenced Chinese Buddhism.[1]

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