A Comparison of the Pali and Chinese Versions of the Brahma Samyutta, a Collection of Early Buddhist Discourses on Brahmas, the Exalted Gods

Authors

  • Mun-Keat Choong University of New England

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsrv.v31i2.179

Keywords:

Brahmā, Fantian 梵天, Saṃyukta, Saṃyutta, Xiangyings 相應, Sagātha-vagga, Bazhong Song 八眾誦, geya-aṅga, geyya-aṅga

Abstract

Samyutta of the Pali Samyutta-nikaya in conjunction with two other versions preserved in Chinese translation in Taisho vol. 2, nos 99 and 100. Then it compares the main teachings contained in the three versions. This comparative study of these three different versions focuses on some shared images of Brahmas and on disagreements of some teachings presented in the three versions. It reveals similarities and significant differences in structure and doctrinal content, thus advancing the historical/critical study of early Buddhist doctrine in this area.

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2015-01-15

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Choong, M.-K. (2015). A Comparison of the Pali and Chinese Versions of the Brahma Samyutta, a Collection of Early Buddhist Discourses on Brahmas, the Exalted Gods. Buddhist Studies Review, 31(2), 179–194. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsrv.v31i2.179

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