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Author Wijayaratna, Môhan.

Title Buddhist monastic life : according to the texts of the Theravada tradition / Mohan Wijayaratna ; translated by Claude Grangier and Steven Collins ; with an introduction by Steven Collins
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990


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Description xxiv, 190 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The origin of the community -- 2. Dwelling places -- 3. Clothing -- 4. Food -- 5. Money -- 6. Chastity -- 7. Solitude -- 8. The rules of the community -- Conclusion -- Appendices -- Glossary -- Index
Summary This book provides a brief yet detailed account of the ideal way of life prescribed for Buddhist monks and nuns in the Pali texts of the Theravada school of Buddhism. The author describes the way in which the Buddhas disciples institutionalized his teachings about such things as food, dress, money, chastity, solitude and discipleship. This tradition represents an ideal of religious life that has been followed in South and Southeast Asia for over two thousand years. In previous writing on the early period of Buddhist monasticism, scholars have usually tried to give an historical account of the evolution of the monastic order, and so have seen the extant Vinaya texts as coming from distinct historical periods. This book takes a different approach by presenting a synchronic account, which allows the author to show that sources are in fact predominantly consistent and coherent
Analysis Buddhism Monasticism
Notes Translation of: Le moine bouddhiste
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page xix-xxi) and index
Notes Translation of: Le Moine bouddhiste selon les textes du Theravāda
Subject Buddhist monasticism and religious orders.
Theravāda Buddhism.
LC no. 90033129
ISBN 0521364280
0521367085 (paperback)
Other Titles Moine bouddhiste. English