Indian Buddhism 2

Indian Buddhism 2 - Indian Buddhism Internal Politics The...

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Indian Buddhism Internal Politics The First Buddhist King: Asoka
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Canon Formation No writings by Buddha No successor
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Early Councils First Council - Rajagrha, Rain retreat after parinirvana
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Early Monastic Lineages Unified canon but no unification under one leader Eventually there are 18 lineages in Indian Buddhism
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Second Council - 100 years later Wilderness Monks think City Monks are lax in discipline Vaisali Monks adopt practices said to violate the precepts
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Ten Disputed Practices 1. Carrying salt in an animal horn 2. Taking food when the sundial shadow reads two fingers past noon 3. After eating, traveling to another village to eat another meal the same day 4. Holding several fortnightly assemblies (so you can make up one you missed) 5. Make decisions with an incomplete assembly and getting decisions from absent monks later
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Ten Disputed Practices Cont’d 6. Citing habitual practice as the authority sanctioning violations 7. Drinking milk after meals (special food/
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