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.