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The Kathavathu was first rehearsed at the 3rd council. the other 6 books date from time of Buddha
Zom wrote:The Kathavathu was first rehearsed at the 3rd council. the other 6 books date from time of Buddha
This is hardly credible, otherwise, we would see same abhidhamma books in each and every pre-mahayanic buddhist school (as with Nikayas/Agamas), but this is not the case. Theravadin abhidhamma books were composed some time after the major Sangha split. This is worth reading.
45 years of buddha time was enough for buddha to taught abhidhamma to sāriputta
Zom wrote:45 years of buddha time was enough for buddha to taught abhidhamma to sāriputta
However, the truth is, he didn't teach it. That is, if we take unbiased (scientific) approach to texts. But if we blindly follow tradition, yes, we will have to think that he taught it. Just like mahayanists who are sure that Nagarjuna brought mahayana sutras from Naga Realm - because this is said in their sacred texts.
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