The transformation of Buddhist vinaya in China
The first chapter of this thesis discusses how the Chinese Monastic Order developed the Chinese Monastic Rule some two hundred years before the introduction of the Vinayas (rules of monastic discipline) of the different Indian Buddhist schools into China, and how the different sects of the Chinese Disciplinary School were established after the Vinayas were introduced. The second chapter indicates the reasons why the Chinese Monastic Order originally in the Mahayanist tradition should have...[Show more]
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