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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.
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.
- 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