A scholar of ancient, Indian Buddhism.
Selected Works (in chronological order)
… the redefinition of arahantship cannot be looked upon as successful. The relaxed criteria would have enabled many monks of lesser attainment, as well as status-seeking monks, to proclaim themselves arahants. […] In its devalued form it simply could not satisfy the spiritual aspiration of those who sought the ultimate goal.
Featured in the course, " Buddhism as a Religion"