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Vibhȧga

Vibhaṅga (Skt., ‘distribution’, ‘division’, ‘classification’). A Buddhist commentarial work. In the Pāli Tripiṭaka, a vibhaṅga consists of a detailed exposition of any short section of scripture (uddesa). In this sense many discourses of the Sutta Piṭaka may be considered to be vibhaṅgas in their own right. The second book of the Abhidhamma Piṭaka has the straightforward title Vibhaṅga, since it comprises a classification and definition of the various elements of existence. The Vibhaṅga may represent part of the most original Abhidharmic system common to all schools.

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