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History of the Buddhist Sangha in India and Sri Lanka

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Published by Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya in [Colombo], Sri Lanka .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sri lanka,
  • India
    • Subjects:
    • Monasticism and religious orders, Buddhist -- Sri lanka -- History,
    • Monasticism and religious orders, Buddhist -- India -- History,
    • Buddhism -- History

    • About the Edition

      Predominantly on Sri Lanka.

      Edition Notes

      StatementGunaratne Panabokke.
      ContributionsUniversity of Kelaniya. Postgraduate Institute of Pali & Buddhist Studies.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBQ6160.S72 P36 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 261 p. ;
      Number of Pages261
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL943843M
      ISBN 109559044117
      LC Control Number95900365

      A close friendship between King Anawrata and Vijayabahu I of Sri Lanka is shown by the mutual assistance that was extended to their military interventions and also by the fact that Vijayabahu I, after his victory over the Cholas, obtained a quorum of bhikkhus from him to restore higher ordination. Mahinda is said to have erected seven viharas at Kaveripattinum while he was on his way to Sri Lanka. However Thailand's two main Theravada Buddhist orders, the Mahanikaya and Dhammayutika Nikaya, have yet to officially accept fully ordained women into their ranks. For example, there were the monks whom King Gothabhaya branded and banished for holding Mahayana views. Bhikkhus going on pilgrimage to Sri Lanka brought news of the developments there.

      Ramkhamahaeng had invited the eminent Sinhala monk from Nakhon Si Thammarat, known simply by his designation as Sangharaja, to take residence in his capital Sukhothai. In highlighting the ways in which Asoka tapped the ethical and spiritual potentials of rulership. Thai art served religion, which formed the national ideal and conception of life. He was born in the Cola kingdom and lived in the 5th Century AD. He stayed and studied Buddhist precepts at Mahavihara in Anuradhapura.

      This work presents facts and figures about the current condition of Buddhism in Thailand, historical background sketches of the establishment and growth of the Buddhist community in Thailand and information on Buddhist education in Thailand. The addition of a second monastery in Anuradhapura by King Valagambahu in the form of Abhayagiri — also in the first century BCE - paved the way for the expansion and diversification of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Historicity of the account The historicity of this account has been questioned, [4] sometimes to the extent of regarding nuns as a later invention. On noting that the prominent mural of the coming of the Sinhalas to Sri Lanka in Cave XVII of Ajantha, I had raised the question in whether that could be evidence for a monk from Sri Lanka in a position of authority in the monastic complex.


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