Can we consider “Nikayas”,divisions such as Theravada, Mahayana etc.
culaavuso wrote:One might also consider the expulsion of Ajahn Brahm from the Wat Pah Pong community to be a relevant recent event. See this article for Ajahn Brahm's take on the series of events.
SarathW wrote:Are there schisms in Western countries. (USA, UK, Europe etc)?
What is the possibility of new schisms in the west?
How can we stop it?
"There are these five inhabitants of the states of deprivation, inhabitants of hell, who are in agony & incurable. Which five? One who has killed his/her mother, one who has killed his/her father, one who has killed an arahant, one who — with a corrupted mind — has caused the blood of a Tathagata to flow, and one who has caused a split in the Sangha. These are the five inhabitants of the states of deprivation, inhabitants of hell, who are in agony & incurable."
- Anguttara Nikaya 5.129, Parikuppa Sutta
"Now, Sariputta, a speaker of non-dhamma is to be known by eighteen points: In such a case, Sariputta, a monk explains
(1) non-dhamma as dhamma,Sariputta, a speaker of non-dhamma is to be known by these eighteen points.
Dhamma as non-dhamma;
(2) non-discipline as discipline,
discipline as non-discipline;
(3) what was not spoken, not uttered by the tathagata as spoken, uttered by the tathagata,
what was spoke， uttered by the tathagata as not spoken, not uttered by the tathagata;
(4) what was not practised by the tathagata as practised by the tathagata,
what was practised by the tathagata as not practised by the tathagata;
(5) what was not laid down by the tathagata as laid down by the tathagata,
what was laid down by the tathagata as not laid down by the tathagata;
(6) no offence as an offence,
an offence as no offence;
(7) a slight offence as a serious offence,
a serious offence as a slight offence;
(8) an offence which can be done away with as an offence which cannot be done away with,
an offence which cannot be done away with as an offence which can be done away with;
(9) he declares a very bad offence as not a very bad offence,
he explains not a very bad offence as a very bad offence.
- The Book of Discipline IV, page 506 (Vinaya, Mahavagga, 10. Kosambaka Khandhaka)
Has Ven. Thanissrao commit a schism or has pave the way to schism.?
17. "Whosoever debased by his pride, exalts himself and belittles other — know him as an outcast.
21. "Not by birth is one an outcast; not by birth is one a brahman. By deed one becomes an outcast, by deed one becomes a brahman.
- Sutta Nipata 1.7, Vasala Sutta
(4) Just as the mighty rivers on reaching the great ocean lose their former names and designations and are just reckoned as the great ocean; even so, when members of the four castes — nobles, brahmins, commoners and menials — go forth from home into the homeless life in this Dhamma and Discipline proclaimed by the Tathāgata, they lose their former names and lineage and are reckoned only as ascetics following the Son of the Sakyans. This is the fourth wonderful and marvellous quality in this Dhamma and Discipline, which the monks perceive by reason of which they take delight in it.
- Anguttara Nikaya 8.19, Paharada Sutta
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