By Asanga, Walpola Rahula ( French Translator), Sara Boin-Webb (English Translator)
There are structures of Abhidharma, in keeping with Tibetan culture, reduce and better. The decrease method is taught within the Abhidharmakosa, whereas the better method is taught within the Abhidharmasamuccaya. hence the 2 books shape a complementary pair. Asanga, writer of the Abhidharmasamuccaya, is founding father of the Yogacara university of Mahayana Buddhism. His more youthful brother Vasubandhu wrote the Abhidharnmakosa ahead of Asanga switched over him to Mahayana Buddhism. but the Kosa is written in verse, traditional for Mahayana treatises, whereas the Samuccaya follows the conventional prose and resolution form of the older Pali Abhidharma texts. Walpola Rahula, in getting ready his 1971 French translation of this Mahayana textual content from the Sanskrit, chinese language, and Tibetan, has delivered to endure on its many technical phrases his broad historical past and nice services within the Pali canon. J. W. de Jong says in his assessment of this work:"Rahula merits our gratitude for his first-class translation of this hard text." Sara Boin-Webb is celebrated for her exact English translations of Buddhist books from the French. She has now made available in English Rahula's French translation, the 1st right into a smooth language, of this basic textual content.
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