Learning the Vinaya

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

Learning the Vinaya

Postby oceanbox » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:26 pm

Hello,

I noticed many people on the forum are quite knowledgeable in regards to the Vinaya and the different levels of offenses. I wondered if there are any useful online training guides or books which help study the material, or whether anyone has any good suggestions for studying it. I have Thannisaro Bhikkus books but I am unsure if this is something I just read whole

Thank you

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Re: Learning the Vinaya

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:22 pm

Hi Oceanbox,

I think that most of the answers you see here can be found in these on-line resources:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/vin/index.html

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Re: Learning the Vinaya

Postby James the Giant » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:48 am

oceanbox wrote:I have Thannisaro Bhikkus books but I am unsure if this is something I just read whole
I'm studying these two books at the moment, (Buddhist Monastic Code 1 and 2) and I'm finding them fascinating and enjoyable.
I say just go for the whole thing and read the big books.
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
SN 9.11
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Re: Learning the Vinaya

Postby daverupa » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:32 pm

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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