Monastic Rules

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Monastic Rules

Postby fragrant herbs » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:07 am

Can someone tell me where in the Pali Canon is the list of monastic rules? I know that monks have over 200 and nuns over 300. I once read the books that Thanissaro Bhikkhu published. Thank you.

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Re: Monastic Rules

Postby Goofaholix » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:09 am

fragrant herbs wrote:Can someone tell me where in the Pali Canon is the list of monastic rules? I know that monks have over 200 and nuns over 300. I once read the books that Thanissaro Bhikkhu published. Thank you.


The Vinaya Pitaka.
“Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it.” ― Ajahn Chah

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Re: Monastic Rules

Postby fragrant herbs » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:12 am

thanks so much. now i can look it up. :anjali:


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Re: Monastic Rules

Postby cooran » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:30 am

Thank you, Bhante! :bow:

with metta and respect,
Chris
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Re: Monastic Rules

Postby fragrant herbs » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:00 am

Thank you so much Bhikkhu Pesala. I had read both of the code books years ago when I used to attend a monastery.


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