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Buddhist Monastic Discipline (Theravada Bhikkhu Patimokkha With Pali Text)

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Item Code: HAP084
Author: Acharya Buddharakkhita
Publisher: Buddha Vachana Trust, Bangalore
Language: English
Edition: 2015
ISBN: 9788193085905
Pages: 295
Cover: PAPERBACK
Other Details 8.5x5.5 inch
Weight 408 gm
Book Description
About the Author

Venerable Dr. Acharya Buddharakkhita is the founder president of Maha Bodhi Society, Bangalore. He was a member of the Editorial Board of the Sixth Buddhist Synod (Chattha Sangayana) in Yangon, which brought out a complete edition of the sacred Buddhist Scriptures - Tipitaka. Since then he has established many Buddhist centers in India and abroad and rendered yeomen spiritual and humanitarian services. He established Mahabodhi Monastic Institute in Bangalore, India, Buddhist Meditation Center in USA and conducted many Dhamma and Pali courses, meditation courses and written numerous books and translations of the Pali Buddhist Texts. They have been published all over the world, including some German, Portuguese, Korean and Chinese translations. He was editing and publishing English monthly DHAMMA Magazine for four decades.

Mahabodhi Academy for Pāli and Buddhist Studies and Bhagavan Buddha University of Theravada Buddhism are the result of his effort and research to provide a systematic Theravāda Buddhist education as widely as possible, first of its kind in India. The Venerable Dr. Acharya Buddharakkhita passed away on 23rd September 2013 in Maha Bodhi Society, Bangalore at the age of 92.

Introduction

Therevāda monastic discipline (vinaya) consists of rules of monastic training laid down by the Buddha for regulating the conduct of Buddhist monks (bhikkhus) and nuns (bhikkhunis) and their monastic under-training disciples. Basically all these rules are meant to enable the renunciate to exercise restraint over bodily and verbal actions, and thus help in the purification of spiritual life.

Transgression of these training rules means committing an offense, which attracts penalties necessary for rehabilitation of the guilty bhikkhu or bhikkhuni. The Buddha laid down these rules whenever the monastic disciples committed an unwholesome act, or behaved in an unbecoming way. For, wrong conduct or behavior effects the transgressor's spiritual life, and threatens to disrupt the lives of fellow monastics. And this to the detriment of spiritual progress for every one in the Buddha's dispensation, which consists of bhikkhus, bhikkhunis, upāsakas and upāsikās.

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