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Women in Buddhist Tradition

Sameer Das Gupta (Author)
Synopsis As Buddhism spread in ancient India, various Vinaya schools developed. Of the eighteen initial school, three are extant today: the Theravada, which is widespread in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia; the Dharmaguptaka, which is fallowed in Taiwan, China, Korea, and Vietnam; and the Mulasarbastivada, which is practiced in Tibet. All of these Vinaya school have spread to western countries in recent year. Considering that the Vinaya was passed down orally for many centuries before being written down and that various school had little communication with each other due to geographical distance, it is amazing that the monastic precepts are so consistence throughout. The difference among them are minor. Over the centuries, each school has developed its own ways of enumerating, interpreting, and living the precepts that accord with the culture and climate of that place.
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About the author

Sameer Das Gupta

Sameer Das Gupta obtained M.A. (History) from University of Delhi. He was associated with library profession for more than two decades, a prolific writer; he has authored many outstanding books in his area of specialization. Some books of him won him wide acclaim.

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Title Women in Buddhist Tradition
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178844336
length viii+248p.