By Chai-shin Yu

ISBN-10: 8120800508

ISBN-13: 9788120800502

This can be a scholarly publication at the first hundred years of the institutional element of the Buddhist faith. within the publication the writer has focused on the improvement of Buddhism because it utilized to the monastic group in addition to the lay humans, dispelling the concept that Buddhism used to be just a philosophical process curious about an self sufficient quest by means of a couple of towards nirvana. even supposing there are various books available in the market facing the doctrinal features of the faith, there are few that care for the elemental components making it a well-liked faith, specifically the authority of the founder, the character of the groups and self-discipline inside either monastic neighborhood and the lay. those points are additional highlighted within the end the place they're in comparison with parallel advancements, throughout the comparable early interval, of Christianity. This clean technique is especially enlightening to the overall reader and the scholars in non secular reviews.

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Unity was inherent in the nature of the community. 0 Hayazim a has observed that a m ajor problem in m odern times is the conflict between society and the individual, for which modern social services 1. H. Oldenberg, Buddha : His Life, His Doctrine, His Order, p. 340. 2. J. H. Kern, Manual o f Indian Buddhism, p. 72. 3. S. D utt, Monachisrn, op. , pp. 63-65. 4. H. N akam ura, Gotama Buddha, p. 251. 5. Vinaya Texts, Part II, tr. by T. W. Rhys Davids and Oldenberg, Mahavagga, X. 4. 4, p. 310.

Sutta-nipata {A Collection o f Discourses), Tr. V. Fausbo ll, Ed. Max Muller, Atthakavagga, Garasutta 6. 3, No.

He promised them that he would divide his community leadership into three parts and that he would give each of them one part of the leadership, retaining the third part for himself. The three of them would lead the community. Sariputta and Moggallana rejected this o(Tcr and moved to the Buddhist community. If we interpret Saiijaya’s words correctly, a teacher had absolute authority of leadership; if lie chose to hand over the leadership to someone else he could do so. 1 Next, let us examine the story of Devadatta.

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