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  Buddhist Monastic Discipline: A Study of its Origin and Development in Relation to the Sutta and Vinaya Pitaka
By: Jotiya Dhirasekera

Buddhist Monastic Discipline: A Study of its Origin and Development in Relation to the Sutta and Vinaya Pitaka


 
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Author: Jotiya Dhirasekera
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9789551604080
Publication Date: 2005

Product Code: 17755
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The Buddist Monastic Order is the earliest corporate organisation in the world where within a framework of flexible organisation there was evolved anciliary bodies, riles, regulations and codes of conduct of the most minute detail.  Every aspect of a monks life, living in society and together with other monks as well as nuns, have been gone into in the ancient texts.  The author has brought to life the ancient organisational forms, rules, and codes and the methods adopted to enforce them without the charge of tyranny being levelled against the Elders.  He has shown how the Buddhist concept of ceaseless change has made inroads into the organisation and has been dextrously handled so as to safeguard the doctrine and the organisation.  The author draws extensively from the original ancient Pali, Sanskrit and Chinese texts.  This book is felt to be of great value to students of Buddhism, students of Asian History and Indologists.  This book will be of value to students of political theory whose sources have so far been confined to Geek, Roman and Sanskrit material.  it throws new light on ancient Buddhist social organisation.

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