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The Essence of Scholasticism

The Essence of Scholasticism
Abhidharmahrdaya. T1550 

by Charles Willemen        
ISBN(Hardbound):  8120830946
Price(Hardbound): 595.00 INR 
Language: English
Year of Pub.: 2006
Publication: Motilal Banarsidass

About The Essence of Scholasticism:


The Essence of Scholasticism is a meditation manual leading to arhatship. It is the central text of the westernmost part of the Gandharan cultural area, e.e. Bactria. Probably composed in the first century BCE, it was commented on and elaborated in several sastras the best known being the Abhidharmakosabhasya of the fifth century. The Essence and the Astagrantha are the basic treatises of the non-Vaibhasika sarvastivadins, i.e. of the sautrantikas of the Gandharan cultural area.

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