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Author Carrithers, Michael.

Title The forest monks of Sri Lanka : an anthropological and historical study / Michael Carrithers
Edition First Edition
Published Delhi : Oxford, 1983


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Description xii, 306 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Part I. The Simple Life: 1. Introduction; 2. European monks; 3. The path of purification -- Part II. Asceticism and Aspiration: 4. The Sinhalese monk Pannananda; 5. The asceticism of the legends; 6. The legends in practice: I. Asceticism in the village temple; 7. The legends in practice: II. Asceticism in the streets -- Part III. Purity in History: 8. The reform of oneself and a few others; 9. The total reform and unification of the Sangha -- Part IV. Working Towards Wisdom: 10. Starting a successful reform; 11. Meditation; 12. Organizing for self-cultivation -- Part V. Wisdom and Loving-Kindness: 13. Conclusion
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 295-299
Subject Buddhism-Monastic life -- Sri Lanka
Buddhist monks -- Sri Lanka.
Spiritual life -- Buddhism.
Spiritual life -- Buddhism -- Sri Lanka.
LC no. 83901219
ISBN 0195613899