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DarwidHalim wrote:The gap between the 1st and 3rd council is about 250 years.
However, at the 1st and 2nd council, there is recitation of abidhamma Sutta to put it as a writing record.
Due to this abidhamma record as well, theravada was formed.
Does anybody know why abidhamma only came or recited after 250 years?
robertk wrote:it was recited at the first council. But the katthavatthu , the fifth book, had to wait until the 3rd council until the various controversies that it refutes had taken hold.
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