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About Bhikkhu

A bhikkhu is an ordained male in . Male and female monastics are members of the .

Monks outside the temple at the Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Rato Dratsang

The forms of organized Buddhist monasticism

Buddhist monasticism is one of the earliest surviving forms of organized monasticism and one of the fundamental institutions of Buddhism. and nuns, called and bhikkhuni, are responsible for the preservation and dissemination of the Buddha's teaching and the guidance of Buddhist lay people. Three surviving traditions of monastic discipline (), govern modern monastic life in different regional traditions: - the Theravada in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka - the Dharmaguptaka in East Asia - .

THE TWIN TRUTHS

After reading THE ’S WAY OF VIRTUE we will go through "The Twin Truths". For the proper understanding of , these opening stanzas are all-important. One of the Buddha's key-thoughts was what modern psychologists call the "law of apperception": the value of things depends upon our attitude to them. Part of Gautama's of reform was a "transvaluation of values," a shifting of emphasis; and, like the Stoics, he taught the indifference of the things .

The Buddha’s Way of Virtue

Introduction The Dhammapada was accepted at the Council of Asoka in 240 B.C. as a collection of the sayings of Gautama, yet it was not put into writing until some generations had passed, and probably contains accretions of later date. However that may be, there is no doubt that it breathes the very spirit of the Teacher, and it has always been used in lands as a handbook of "devotion" or meditation, in whose solemn .