The Discipline of a Buddhist monk is refined and is intended to be conducive to the arising of mindfulness and wisdom. This code of conduct is called the Vinaya. The Vinaya, as laid down by the Buddha, defines the status of a monk as being that of a mendicant. A mendicant is one who relies chiefly or exclusively on charitable donations to survive. The four requisites -- food, clothing, shelter and medicines -- are what lay people can offer as a practical way of expressing generosity and appreciation of their faith in belonging to the Buddhist Community. Rather than giving requisites to particular monks whom one likes and knows, the practicing Buddhist learns to offer to the Sangha as an act of faith and respect for the Sangha as a whole. Monks respond by sharing merit, spreading good will and the teachings of the Buddha to all those who wish to hear, irrespective of personal feelings.
- Set of 3 Buddhist Monk Statues
- Ceramic & Enamel
- Approximate size: 7.3x6.5x9.3 cm
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