|English||Great Exegesis of Abhidharma|
(Pinyin: Apidamo dapiposha lun)
(rōmaji: Abidatsuma daibibasharon)
(RR: Abidalma taebibasa non)
(Wylie: Chos mngon pa bye brag bshad pa chen po)
Abhidharma-mahavibhasa (Sanskrit: abhidharma-mahāvibhāṣa), also known as Mahāvibhāṣā, is a Vaibhashika treatise on Sarvastivada abhidharma translated into Chinese by the scholar–pilgrim Xuanzang and his translation team between 656 adn 659 C.E.
Paul Williams states:
- The Mahavibhasa is conceived as an elaborate commentary on the Jñanaprasthana, one of the seven books of the Sarvastivadin Abhidharma. It details extensive doctrinal debates both within Sarvastivada and with others, as well as formulating what became Sarvastivadin orthodoxy.
- Buswell, Robert E.; Lopez, Donald S. (2014), The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, Princeton University
- Williams, Paul (2002), Buddhist Thought, Taylor & Francis, Kindle Edition