About Bhikkhu

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

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Honorific Buddhist titles – religious positions & qualifications

Honorific Buddhist titles are covering formal and informal religious relationships. These may take the form of prefixes, suffixes or replacement of a person's name, in certain contexts. It may signify either an official religious position, or a qualification. This is a list of Honorific Buddhist titles given in divers Buddhist schools around the .
Monks outside the temple at the Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Rato Dratsang

The forms of organized 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 - .


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 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 of the Teacher, and it has always been used in lands as a handbook of "devotion" or meditation, in whose solemn .
Rigveda (padapatha) manuscript in Devanagari, early 19th century

Glossary of Sanskrit words & phrases

The following list consists of notable concepts that are derived from Hindu and Buddhist cultures and associated traditions, which are expressed as words in Sanskrit or other Indic languages and Dravidian languages. The main purpose of this list is to make it easy for one to find specific concepts, and to provide a guide to unique concepts of and all in one place. Many Sanskrit concepts have an Indian secular meaning as well as .