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EASTERN MONACHISM (An Account of the Origin, Laws, Discipline, Sacred Writings Mysterious Rites, Religious Ceremonies, Present Circumstances of the Order of Mendicants Founded by Gautama Buddha)

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EASTERN MONACHISM (An Account of the Origin, Laws, Discipline, 

Sacred Writings Mysterious Rites, Religious Ceremonies, Present 

Circumstances of the Order of Mendicants Founded by Gautama Buddha)

EASTERN MONACHISM (An Account of the Origin, Laws, Discipline, Sacred Writings Mysterious Rites, Religious Ceremonies, Present Circumstances of the Order of Mendicants Founded by Gautama Buddha)

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Item Code: IDF715
Author: R. SPENCE HARDY
Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications
Language: English
Edition: 1989
ISBN: 8170301599
Pages: 494
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.7" X 5.9"
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The present book is an account of origin, laws, discipline, sacred writings, mysterious rites, religious ceremonies of the Buddhist. The book deals with the Law and regulations of he Priesthood; Names and mendicancy; the diet; sleep; the tonsure; celibacy; poverty; residence; obedience; the exercise of discipline; miscellaneous regulation; the order of nunslthe sacred books; modes of worship, ceremonies and festivals; meditation; ascetic rites and supernatural powers; Niwana: its paths and fruition; the modern priesthood; the voice of the past. In the end book contains as Index.

CONTENTS
Preface v
Chapter 1 Gotama Buddha 1
Chapter 2 The Law and Regulations of the Priesthood 7
Chapter 3 Names and Titles 11
Chapter 4 The Noviciate 19
Chapter 5 Ordination 48
Chapter 6 Celibacy 52
Chapter 7 Poverty 68
Chapter 8 Mendicancy 77
Chapter 9 The Diet 101
Chapter 10 Sleep 117
Chapter 11 The Tonsure 121
Chapter 12 The Habit 126
Chapter 13 The Residence 144
Chapter 14 Obedience 153
Chapter 15 The Exercise of Discipline 160
Chapter 16 Miscellaneous Regulation 165
Chapter 17 The Order of Nuns 176
Chapter 18 The Sacred Books 184
Chapter 19 Modes of Worship, Ceremonies and Festivals 221
Chapter 20 Meditation 270
Chapter 21 Ascetic Rites and Supernatural Powers 281
Chapter 22 Nirwana: its Paths and Fruition 312
Chapter 23 The Modern Priesthood 343
Chapter 24 The Voice of the Past 384
Chapter 25 The Prospects of the Future 474
Index and Glossary 481

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