What are Abhidharma?

What are Abhidharma? Here are some definitions.

  1. 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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His major contributions however were in the fields of Madhyamaka philosophy and Abhidharma scholasticism.
He also had the Dhammasaga, the first book of the Abhidharma, translated into Sinhalese, but the translation has since been lost.
Certain Abhidharma atomists who assert that at the ultimate reality level there are impartite psychophysical atoms are an exception.

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