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By Manuel Sarkisyanz

Softcover ebook from 1965, principally according to box study in Burma backed by means of the Guggenheim beginning of big apple (1959). The authors hindrance is with cultural backgrounds of Burmese socialism instead of with information of political strategy and association. the best way Burmas rulers have conscripted Buddhist idea and teachings inside a central authority framework is roofed.

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Bode, Pdli literature 01 Burma, p. 60. R. Spence Hardy, Eastern Monachism: An account 0/ the order 0/ mendicants /ounded by Gotama Budha (London, 1850), pp. 329, 375. 3 Sutta Nipdta (verses 649f; 654), III, ix, 56f, 61, in: SBE, Vo!. X, ii (1881), pp. rr6f. 4 Dhammapada, 396, in: SBE, Vo!. X, p. 91; Aggafifia Sutta, Dtgha Nikdya, XXVII, 4; 27f, 3of: trans!. Rhys Davids, pp. , 92f. " 1 The only priority that seemed relevant to Buddha was that of achieving enlightenment, enlightenment by cognition and thereby liberation from the shackles of attachment, release from the burden of Impermanence, a priority achievable by beings from all castes.

4 [bid. S ]ayaswal, pp. 42, ]ayaswal, p. 100. 6 IOI. 22 REPUBLICAN INSTITUTIONS republics is not directly described in the extant Indian sources. " 1 This is confirmed by the description of exemplary observances of the institutions of the Vajjian Confederation serving as introduction to an exhortation for exemplary observances of the monastic order in a speech of Buddha in the Pali Canon: So long ... as the Vajjians meet together in concord and rise in concord - so long as they enact nothing not already established, abrogate nothing that has not been already enacted, and act in accordance with the ancient institutions of the Vajjians - so long ...

22 REPUBLICAN INSTITUTIONS republics is not directly described in the extant Indian sources. " 1 This is confirmed by the description of exemplary observances of the institutions of the Vajjian Confederation serving as introduction to an exhortation for exemplary observances of the monastic order in a speech of Buddha in the Pali Canon: So long ... as the Vajjians meet together in concord and rise in concord - so long as they enact nothing not already established, abrogate nothing that has not been already enacted, and act in accordance with the ancient institutions of the Vajjians - so long ...

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