|1,000-armed Goddess of Compassion, Kwan Yin, Capital Museum, Beijing (Sftrajan/Flickr.com)|
The Abhidharma-kosa is organized into nine chapters. The first two set forth the factors organized under categories like aggregates, sense bases, and elements.
- attachment (raga)
- aversion or repugnance (dvesa, pratigha)
- pride (mana)
- ignorance (avidya)
- wrong view (drsti)
- perplexity (vicikitsa).
This controversy reflects the further refinement of theories concerning the operation of thought and proclivities as well as the methods by which proclivities are to be abandoned. It is also interconnected with the development of more sophisticated ontological theories, which affected all aspects of Abhidharma doctrine.
Vasubandhu and Samghabhadra attempt to... More