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Abhidharmasamuccaya: The Compendium of the Higher Teaching (Philosophy)

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Abhidharmasamuccaya: The Compendium of the Higher Teaching (Philosophy) - Asanga, and Rahula, Walpola (Translated by), and Boin-Webb, Sara (Translated by)
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There are two systems of Abhidharma, according to Tibetan tradition, lower and higher. The lower system is taught in the Abhidharmakosa, while the higher system is taught in the Abhidharmasamuccaya. Thus the two books form a complementary pair. Asanga, author of the Abhidharmasamuccaya, is founder of the Yogacara school of Mahayana Buddhism. His younger brother Vasubandhu wrote the Abhidharmakosa before Asanga converted him to Mahayana Buddhism. Yet the Kosa is written in verse, usual for Mahayana treatises, while the ...

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Abhidharmasamuccaya: The Compendium of the Higher Teaching (Philosophy) 2000, Asian Humanities Press

ISBN-13: 9780895819413

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