Sutiro wrote:I think 'Theravada' actually means "word of the Elders' which can be stretched to mean 'doctrine of the elders'. It pays tribute to those bhikkhus who have been ordained the longest regardless of their actual age, whose words are most learned and wise:)
Clarifying the terminology. Vāda in Theravāda means doctrine or school.Sutiro wrote:I guess, then, that you are agreeing with me???
gavesako wrote:This might be useful to read:
http://www.cittaviveka.org/index.php/te ... -theravada