84000 Glossary of Terms

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ཆོས་མངོན་པ། | Glossary of Terms

    ཆོས་མངོན་པ།

    chos mngon pa

    abhidharma

  • Term
Publications: 4
Translation by Dr. Thomas Doctor · James Gentry
  • Abhidharma
  • ཆོས་མངོན་པ།
  • chos mngon pa
  • abhidharma

The Buddha’s teachings regarding subjects such as wisdom, psychology, metaphysics, and cosmology.

Translation by Robert A. F. Thurman
  • Abhidharma
  • ཆོས་མངོན་པ།
  • chos mngon pa
  • Abhidharma

Conventionally, the general name for the Buddhist teachings presented in a scientific manner, as a fully elaborated transcendental psychology. As one of the branches of the Canon, it corresponds to the discipline of wisdom (the Sūtras corresponding to meditation, and the Vinaya to morality). Ultimately the Abhidharma is “pure wisdom, with its coordinate mental functions” (Prajñāmalā sānucārā), according to Vasubandhu.

Translation by Dr. Thomas Doctor · Timothy Hinkle · Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Abhidharma
  • ཆོས་མངོན་པ།
  • chos mngon pa
  • abhidharma

The Buddha’s teachings regarding subjects such as wisdom, psychology, metaphysics, and cosmology.

Translation by Bruno Galasek-Hul
  • Abhidharma
  • ཆོས་མངོན་པ།
  • chos mngon pa
  • Abhidharma

The Buddha’s teachings regarding subjects such as wisdom, psychology, metaphysics, and cosmology.