From a Liberated One to a Liberated One: An avadāna Quotation in the Abhidharmakośopāyikā-ṭīkā
Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā

     This article introduces a brief avadana excerpt (Up 4108) related in Samathadeva's Abhidharmakosopayika-tika, a repertoire of canonical quotations in the Abhidharmakosabhasya, extant in a Tibetan translation included in the Tanjur and stemming from a textual tradition of Mulasarvastivada affiliation. The canonical quotation illustrated by the avadana declares foremost among gifts if a liberated person makes a gift to another liberated person.