Journal of Buddhist Ethics

An online journal of Buddhist scholarship related to ethics.


Chinese and Pāli Parallels On Women’s Inabilities

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Volume 16, 2009

The Bahudhātuka-sutta and its Parallels On Women’s Inabilities

Anālayo
University of Hamburg
Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taiwan

The present article offers a comparative study of the Bahudhātuka-sutta, based on a translation of one of its parallels found in the Madhyama-āgama preserved in Chinese translation. The study focuses in particular on the dictum that a woman cannot be a Buddha, which is absent from the Madhyama-āgama version.

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The Sixfold Purity of an Arahant

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Volume 15, 2008

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

Anālayo
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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Chinese and Pāli Versions of the Buddha’s Ethical Acts

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Volume 14, 2007

What the Buddha Would Not Do, According to the Bāhitika-sutta and its Madhyama-āgama Parallel

Anālayo
University of Hamburg

The Bāhitika-sutta of the Majjhima-nikāya presents an inquiry into the ethical conduct of the Buddha. Based on a translation of the Madhyama-āgama parallel to the Bāhitika-sutta, this inquiry will be examined, taking into account differences found between the Chinese and Pāli versions.

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