Journal of Buddhist Ethics

An online journal of Buddhist scholarship related to ethics.

The Sixfold Purity of an Arahant

ISSN 1076-9005
Volume 15, 2008

The Sixfold Purity of an Arahant According to the Chabbisodhana-sutta and its Parallel

University of Hamburg
Dharma Drum Buddhist College

In continuation of two articles published in the last two issues of the JBE, in which I studied aspects of early Buddhist ethics based on comparing parallel versions of a discourse preserved in Pāli and Chinese, the present article examines the treatment of the six-fold purity of an arahant in the Chabbisodhana-sutta of the Majjhima-nikāya and in its Madhyama-āgama parallel, based on an annotated translation of the latter.

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