Abhidharma

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit अभिधर्म (abhidharma, literally higher dharma).

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Abhidharma pl (plural only)

  1. (Buddhism) Ancient Buddhist texts, dating from the 3rd century BCE onward, that contain detailed scholastic reworkings of doctrinal material appearing in the Buddhist sutras, according to schematic classifications.

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