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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: SANGHA AND LAITY
vertical line Posted on Jun.23.2008 @ 05:15AM EDT by buddhahash

hello every1,

i was wondering what zen bhuddism's view on sangha and laity is? what is there relationship of sangha and laity in japan?

thanks

please reply soon

:) :) :)


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Jun.23.2008
12:55PM EDT 
vertical line What's not sangha about the laity?. Monks and non-monks - variously, segregated/separate sleeping quarters, bathroom facilities, sometimes separate meditation halls with donations of money, food, and certain communal luxury goods [tv time], chocolate with no smoking, one alcoholic beverage vs none whatever for monks with English teaching the natives and building materials on the side.
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Reply from 9999999
Jun.23.2008
06:13PM EDT 
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vertical line If a guy wanted to know what a zen buddhist's view would be on sangha and laity he might ask a zen buddhist.

Are there any zen buddhists here?
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Reply from boymonk
Jun.23.2008
10:21PM EDT 
vertical line I was serious before, lay practitioners can get laid, even in Japan. I believe celibacy is a primary aspect of 'lay practitioner'/'sequestered monk' Buddhist practice.

The structure of the OP inquiry is somewhat ambiguous so I was just taking a stab in the dark.
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Reply from boymonk
Jun.23.2008
10:26PM EDT 
vertical line For clarity's sake, a lay practitioner can be part of a sangha. 
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