Teachings to Lay Disciples

The Samyukta-agama Parallel to the Anathapindikovada-sutta

Authors

  • Bhikkhu Analayo Center for Buddhist Studies, University of Hamburg; Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taiwan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsrv.v27i1.3

Keywords:

Saṃyukta-āgama, Comparative Studies, Anāthapiṇḍika, Teachings to Laity

Abstract

The present article offers a translation of the Samyukta-agama parallel to the Anathapindikovada-sutta of the Majjhima-nikaya, which records a set of insight instructions given by Sariputta to the terminally sick lay disciple Anathapindika. At the end of the discourse, Anathapindika sorrowfully remarks that he never received such profound instructions earlier. This remark has prompted me to undertake a closer examination of the teachings that, according to early Buddhist texts — in particular the Majjhima-nikaya and the Samyukta-agama — were given to lay disciples.

Author Biography

Bhikkhu Analayo, Center for Buddhist Studies, University of Hamburg; Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taiwan

Associate Professor, Center for Buddhist Studies, University of Hamburg, researcher, Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taiwan

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2010-09-07

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Analayo, B. (2010). Teachings to Lay Disciples: The Samyukta-agama Parallel to the Anathapindikovada-sutta. Buddhist Studies Review, 27(1), 3–14. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsrv.v27i1.3

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