Compendium of Abhidharma

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The Compendium of Abhidharma (Skt. Abhidharmasamuccaya; Tib. མངོན་པ་ཀུན་བཏུས་, ngönpa küntü, Wyl. mngon pa kun btus) was composed by Asanga, one of the 'Six Ornaments', the greatest Buddhist authorities of Ancient India. Abhidharma-samuccaya is a complete and systematic account of the Abhidharma written from a Mahayana, Chittamatra point of view. It is included among the so-called "Thirteen great texts", which form the core of the curriculum in most shedras and on which Khenpo Shenga provided commentaries.



  • Khenpo Shenga, ཐེག་པ་ཆེན་པོའི་ཆོས་མངོན་པ་ཀུན་ལས་བཏུས་པའི་མཆན་འགྲེལ་ནོར་བུའི་མེ་ལོང་


  • Asanga, Abhidharmasamuccaya: The Compendium of the Higher Teaching (Philosophy), translated by Walpola Rahula, Sara Boin-Webb (Asian Humanities Press, 2001)

Further Reading

  • Dan Martin, 'Gray Traces: Tracing the Tibetan Teaching Transmission of the mNgon pa kun btus (Abhidharmasamuccaya) Through the Early Period of Disunity' in Helmut Eimer and David Germano (ed.), The Many Canons of Tibetan Buddhism, Leiden: Brill, 2002

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