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 +[[image:​Vasubandhu.JPG|frame|[[Vasubandhu]],​ author of the [[Treasury of Abhidharma]]]]'''​Abhidharma'''​ (Skt.; Tib. [[ཆོས་མངོན་པ་]],​ [[མངོན་པ་]],​ ''​chö ngönpa'';​ [[Wyl.]] ''​chos mngon pa''​) — the third of the [[three pitakas]], or collections (literally ‘baskets’),​ into which the Buddhist teachings are divided. This pitaka, which is associated with the training in [[wisdom]] (Skt. ''​prajñā''​),​ defines many of the topics mentioned in the [[sutra]]s, and arranges them in classifications,​ such as the [[five skandhas]], [[twelve ayatanas]] and [[eighteen dhatus]], thereby providing tools for generating a precise understanding of all experience.
 +==Major Texts==
 +*[[Asanga]],​ ''​[[Compendium of Abhidharma]]''​
 +*[[Vasubandhu]],​ ''​[[Treasury of Abhidharma]]''​
 +*Upper Abhidharma of the [[Mahayana]]
 +*Lower Abhidharma of the [[Shravakayana]]
 +==Alternative Translations==
 +*higher knowledge
 +*inner science
 +*special knowledge
 +[[Category:​Key Terms]]
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