zavk wrote:I find Ven. Analayo's arguments extremely cogent, fair, and balanced. Definitely my preferred interpretation of ekayano maggo
I agree - except for one small detail. In poetry the choice of expressions is often limited due to the metrics. Therefore an argument based on what is NOT said in a verse from the Dhammapada, would not be very convincing on its own. But all the other arguments Ven. Analayo puts forward, are good. So this is really just a quibble - but he would have made his point well enough (or even better) without mentioning the Dhammapada.