2️⃣ Abhidharma

= the second stage of ☸️ Buddhism; the third of three groups of texts in the 📙 Buddhist canon; a movement which grew out of attempts to systematically interpret the discourses of the 🧘‍♂️ Buddha1


Schools (select few)

  1. Vaibhāṣika (Sarvāstivāda)
    • “doctrine that everything exists”
  2. Sautrāntika
  3. Theravāda (the form of Buddhism presently practiced in much of Southeast Asia)


  1. Siderits M. Buddhism as Philosophy. Second edition. Hackett Publishing Company, Inc; 2021.