|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 the 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.
The text only survives in Chinese translation.
- Buswell, Robert E.; Lopez, Donald S. (2014), The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, Princeton University
- Goodman, Steven D. (2020), The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening: An In-Depth Guide to the Abhidharma (Apple Books ed.), Shambhala Publications
- Williams, Paul (2002), Buddhist Thought, Taylor & Francis, Kindle Edition