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Texts related to Abhidharma (chos mngon pa), the scholastic elaboration of the basic doctrine of the sūtras which includes elements of phenomenology, cosmology, psychology and metaphysics:
A simple guide to the contents of Vasubandhu's classic work, listing the main subdivisions within the text's eight chapters devoted to: 1) the elements, 2) faculties, 3) cosmology, 4) karma, 5) negative tendencies (i.e., the afflictions), 6) paths and individuals, 7) wisdom and 8) meditative absorption.
Shenpen Nangwa offered this brief biography of Ācārya Vasubandhu as an introduction to his annotational commentary (mchan 'grel) on the verses of the Treasury of Abhidharma (Abhidharmakośa).
Citing a passage from the Chronicle of Ba as a reference, Lochen briefly discusses the eighteen elements (or dhātu) and their relationship to the ten virtues and twelve links of dependent origination.
A brief presentation of the five aggregates (skandha) and their subdivisions, together with an even more concise enumeration of the twelve sources (āyatana) and eighteen elements (dhātu).
- The Sun that Causes the Lotus of Intelligence to Bloom: In Praise of the Lineage of Gurus for the Noble Abhidharma by Rongtön Sheja Künrig
Verses in praise of the lineage of Abhidharma teachers, from the Buddha down to Asaṅga and Vasubandhu, then on to the Indian commentators and the earliest specialists in Tibet.