I would like to ask @cdpatton about the word “裸神” in SA 1233 if he doesn’t mind me asking.
I tried to search for this word both in Suttacentral and https://agama.buddhason.org/ but it seems that among Chinese Agamas and Vinayas, this word only occurs in SA 1233. It appears in a group of verses by King Pasenadi which goes like this:
I don’t know if this is relevant but the word “神” appears in the Chinese Madhyamagama in the word “非神” which, I think, means not-self. Which means that “神” by itself would mean “self”.
So my question is, what could “裸神” possibly mean in the context of the verses above? If it meant something like self or soul, would that be because of how the Chinese Samyuktagama is transmitted by the Sarvastivadins?
*If anyone is going to move my topic to somewhere else, please give me an explanation or two.