Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

32. What Rules do Monastics Follow?

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Alice Collett [+-]
University of Wolverhampton
Alice Collett is Director of The South Asia History Project, University of Wolverhampton, UK. Her research focuses on the religious history of ancient India, especially the history of women.

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The monastic code of Buddhism is called the Vinaya. These rules govern all aspects of a monastic life, and both individual and communal behavior. For the individual monk and nun, the rules range from those concerned with the most serious types of immoral, dangerous, or illegal behavior, such as murder and other sorts of violence, to simple and minor matters of decorum or etiquette, such as how to behave courteously when visiting the home of lay followers.

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Collett, Alice. 32. What Rules do Monastics Follow?. Buddhism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 157-162 Nov 2021. ISBN 9781800500907. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40771. Date accessed: 23 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40771. Nov 2021

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