Journal of Buddhist Ethics

An online journal of Buddhist scholarship related to ethics.

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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