‘The oldest account of the history of the Order after Buddha’s death is in the last two chapters of the Cullavagga of the Vinaya, which give the
When monks or lay-people came to the Buddha with a dispute over the behaviour of the monks and nuns, the Buddha would quietly listen and
‘Go forth, O Bhikkhus, on your wanderings, for the good of the Bahujana, for the happiness of the Bahujana, – in compassion for the world
Throughout the 5000 or so Buddhist texts – the Buddha states that when enlightenment is realised, it is understood that the concept of ‘rebirth’ is
This database demonstrates that not only has the Buddhist monastic community continuously increased since the Liberation of Tibet in 1951, but that the Buddhist monastic community has never been in such good health, possessed such a good quality of life or expected to live such an over-all life-expectancy.
Original Article: By Pheonix Buddhism (Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) The body of Venerable Luang Pho Daeng was photographed for this article on January 8th, 2015. He sits upright