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.
Venerated Objects and Symbols of Early Buddhism (1990) – Peter Harvey
Featured in the course, " Buddhism as a Religion"