A comparison of the Pāli and Chinese versions of the Devatā Sam. yutta and Devaputta Sam. yutta, collections of early Buddhist discourses on devatās “gods” and devaputras “sons of gods”

Mun-keat Choong

Abstract


This article first examines the textual structure of the Pāli Devatā and Devaputta Samyuttas in conjunction with two other versions preserved in Chinese translation in a collection entitled 諸天相應Zhutian Xiangying in Taishō 2, nos. 99 and 100. Then it compares the main teachings contained in the three versions.


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