Abhidharma

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waimengwan
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Abhidharma

Postby waimengwan » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:52 am

Could someone let me know what is Abhidharma and in the context of the Lamrim is it part of the Lamrim.

I have zero idea about Abhidharma if someone can explain to me the 101 of Abhidharma that would be wonderful.

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Re: Abhidharma

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Re: Abhidharma

Postby JKhedrup » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:44 pm

I would add that if you really want to understand the role of the Abhidharma in the Lam Rim teachings the best thing to do would be to read the Lam Rim Chenmo by Lama Tsongkhapa. You would be able to see where LTK uses quotes from Abhidharma literature in the text, and be able to determine which specific topics he used it as a primary reference for. Then, after the Lam Rim Chenmo you could look at the Kosha itself and understand it in the context of the broader path in terms of the Gelug formulation.

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Re: Abhidharma

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Re: Abhidharma

Postby waimengwan » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:05 pm

Thank you jkhedrup and Tom.

I have been reading the Lamrim Chenmo by Lama Tsongkhapa.

Thanks for the pointers, if the Abhidharma for the Theravadan tradition similar to the ones in our tradition. The Theravadan forums tend to have quite a huge corpus of teachings associated with the Abhidharma.


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