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A Study of the Usages and Meanings of Ākāra in Abhidharma
This essay is a study of the term ākāra in terms of its usages and meanings in abhidharma. The term ākāra has a remarkably rich history of meaning. It can mean “appearance” and “way” in pre-abhidharmic Sanskrit and Pāli sources, or “insight” (prajñā) in Sarvāstivādin Vaibhāṣikas’s orthodox definition in *Mahāvibhāṣāśāstra, ...