Journal of Buddhist Ethics

An online journal of Buddhist scholarship related to ethics.


Early Buddhist Attitudes Towards Nuns

ISSN 1076-9005
Volume 17, 2010

Attitudes Towards Nuns: A Case Study of the Nandakovāda in the Light of its Parallels

Ven. Anālayo
Center for Buddhist Studies, University of Hamburg
Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taiwan

The present article provides an annotated translation of the Saṃyukta-āgama parallel to the Nandakovāda-sutta of the Majjhima-nikāya, followed by a discussion of differences between these two versions that are relevant for an assessment of the attitude towards nuns in early Buddhist discourse. An appendix to the article also provides a translation of the Tibetan parallel to the Nandakovāda-sutta.

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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

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

ISSN 1076-9005
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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Chinese and Pāli versions of the Ten Courses of Action

ISSN 1076-9005
Volume 13, 2006

The Saṃyukta-āgama Parallel to the Sāleyyaka-sutta and the Potential of the Ten Courses of Action

Ven. Anālayo
Philipps University

The present article offers a translation of the Saṃyukta-āgama parallel to the Sāleyyaka-sutta of the Majjhima-nikāya on the subject of the ten courses of action, followed by an examination of the differences found between the Chinese and Pāli versions. This comparison shows the degree to which oral transmission has influenced the shape of the two versions.

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Review: Middle Length Discourses

ISSN 1076-9005
Volume 4 1997

The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. A New Translation of the Majjhima Nikāya. Translated from the Pāli. Original translation by Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli. Translation edited and revised by Bhikkhu Bodhi. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1995, 1412 pages, ISBN 0-8617-1072-X (cloth), $75.00.

Reviewed By L.S. Cousins

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