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      I didn’t put this in the Abidhamma section because it doesnt disccus the concepts of Abidhamma. I ‘ve got difficulty finding what is reliable or not. Is Abidhamma different from commentaries? I saw on Wikipedia that there were Abhidhamma commentaries + the canonical Abhidhamma. Is Abidhamma reliable? You said in that there are three original commentaries, Patisambhidamagga, Petakopadesa, and Nettippakarana. What about Milindapanha , since it is in the Khuddaka Nikaya too?

      Thanks in advance

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      “Is Abidhamma different from commentaries? ”

      Yes. Abhidhamma is different from the Commentaries.
      – Tipitaka means “three baskets”: Sutta Pitaka, Vinaya Pitaka, and Abhidhamma Pitaka.

      Yes. Patisambhidamagga, Petakopadesa, and Nettippakarana are the 3 original commentaries.

      “What about Milindapanha , since it is in the Khuddaka Nikaya too?”
      – Milindapanha is not a Commentary. It has recorded conversations between an Arahant (Nagesena) and a Greek King (Milinda) who controlled a part of India at that time (a descendant of Alexander the Great). He was a Buddhist and asked a good set of questions.

      More historical information at:
      Historical Background

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