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What is vinaya in buddhism?

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Asked by spandana k, 17 Jan '13 07:16 am
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The Vinaya is the regulatory framework for the Buddhist monastic community, or sangha, based on the canonical texts called Vinaya Pitaka. The teachings of the Buddha, or Buddhadharma can be divided into two broad categories: 'Dharma' or doctrine, and 'Vinaya', or discipline.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 17 Jan '13 07:26 am

 
  
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The Vinaya-pitika is the section of the Tripitaka that contains the rules for Buddhist monks and nuns.
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 21 Jan '13 03:47 pm

 
  
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An interesting BA
Answered by anil garg, 17 Jan '13 08:11 pm

 
  
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Vinaya is the disciplinary code for self training laid down by the Buddha for monks and nuns to observe. Vinaya plays a pivotal role in their monastic way of life.
Answered by anantharaman, 17 Jan '13 04:12 pm

 
  
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"Vinaya" means "discipline" in Sanskrit and Pali. The Vinaya, or Vinaya-pitaka ("basket of discipline") is one of the three "baskets" or sections of the Tripitaka. It contains the rules of communal life for monks and nuns.

The rules of the Vinaya are said to come from the historical Buddha. As the number of his disciples grew, and conflicts arose, people would bring accounts of misbehavior to the Buddha. The Buddha would then create rules to address the situation.

The Pali Vinaya-pitaka, the best known version of the Vinaya, is divided into four parts:

Suttavibhanga : This contains the complete rules of discipline and training for monks and nuns. There are 227 rules for bhikkhus (monks) and 311 rules for bhikkhunis (nuns).
Khandhaka (Mahavagga) : This contains an account of the Buddha's life shortly after his enlightenment as well as stories about prominent disciples. The Khandhaka also records rules for ordination and some ritual procedures.
Khandhaka (Cullavagga) : This se ...more
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 17 Jan '13 10:48 am

 
  
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Vinaya is the disciplinary code for self training laid down by the Buddha for monks and nuns to observe. Vinaya plays a pivotal role in their monastic way of life.
Answered by iqbal seth, 17 Jan '13 07:46 am

 
  
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