This publication offers a bright and exact photo of the everyday life and non secular practices of Buddhist clergymen and nuns within the vintage interval of Theravada Buddhism. the writer describes the best way the Buddha's disciples institutionalized and ritualized his teachings approximately nutrition, gown, cash, chastity, solitude, and discipleship. this custom represents a great of spiritual existence that has been in India and South Asia for greater than thousand years. The advent via Steven Collins describes Theravada Buddhist literature, discusses the problem of the historic reliability of the texts, and gives vast feedback for additional examining. The publication should be of curiosity to students and scholars in Asian stories, spiritual stories, anthropology, and background.
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