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By Steven Heine, Charles S. Prebish

The heritage of Buddhism has been characterised through an ongoing rigidity among makes an attempt to maintain conventional beliefs and modes of perform and the necessity to adapt to altering cultural stipulations. Many advancements in Buddhist background, similar to the infusion of esoteric rituals, the increase of devotionalism and lay routine, and the assimilation of warrior practices, replicate the effect of common social adjustments on conventional non secular buildings. even as, Buddhism has been capable of keep its doctrinal purity to a awesome measure. This quantity explores how conventional Buddhist groups have replied to the demanding situations of modernity, corresponding to technological know-how and know-how, colonialism, and globalization. Editors Steven Heine and Charles S. Prebish have commissioned ten essays via major students, every one analyzing a selected conventional Buddhist institution in its cultural context. The essays give some thought to how the come across with modernity has impacted the disciplinary, textual, ritual, devotional, functional, and socio-political traditions of Buddhist proposal all through Asia. Taken jointly, those essays display the variety and power of up to date Buddhism and provide a wide-ranging examine the way in which Buddhism interacts with the fashionable international.

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Violation of any one of the parajika-dharmas results in permanent expulsion from the sangha. SAM≥ GHAVA 2 ES A ≥ - DHARMAS. These thirteen oVenses represent, following the parajika-dharmas, the most severe breach of monastic discipline. Five oVenses deal with sexual transgressions, two with dwelling places, two with false accusation, two with schisms, one with a monk who is diYcult to speak to, and one with monks who corrupt families. The section of the samghava2esa-dharmas is unique in that it represents the only class of Pratimoksa oVenses, which contains speciWc provisions for disciplinary action.

A. stands for his given and family names, Prayudh Arayangkun). The Thai term, phra (Pali, vara), carries the general sense of worthy or venerable. 25. My discussion of Phra Prayudh’s critique of the cult of sacred objects and related phenomena is based primarily on Phra Dhammapitaka (P. A. Payutto), “Sing Saksit, Devakrœt, Pathihan” (Sacred objects, eYcacious deities, and miracles) in Chiwit Nu’ng Thaw Thaw Ni Sang Khwamd Dai Anan (In this single lifetime one can create endless good) (Bangkok: Sahathammika, B.

About Sinhalese Buddhism. 8. Culavamsa, 80: 22–23, Wilhelm Geiger, ed. (London: Pali Text Society, 1980). 9. Culavamsa, 99:172. 10. Holt, The Religious World of Kirti Sri, p. 16. 11. , p. 47. 12. On Vishnu, known as Upulvan in Sinhalese Buddhism, as protector of Buddhism and patron of Sinhaladvipa, see Senarat Paranavitana, The Shrine of Upulvan at Devundara (Colombo: Ceylon Government Archaeological Department, 1953). 13. , Maitreya, the Future Buddha (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988).

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