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A Jaina Mendicant Council: Proceedings of the 8th Sthānakavāsī Jaina Bṛhad Śramaṇa Saṅghīya Sādhu-Sādhvī Sammelana, Indore 20-29 March 2015

Flügel, Peter (2016) 'A Jaina Mendicant Council: Proceedings of the 8th Sthānakavāsī Jaina Bṛhad Śramaṇa Saṅghīya Sādhu-Sādhvī Sammelana, Indore 20-29 March 2015.' Jaina Studies - Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, 11. pp. 28-31.

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Abstract

The article discusses the role of monastic councils in the history of Jainism and analyses the unscripted rules of procedure of the great council (bṛhad sammelana) of the mendicants of the Sthānakavāsī Śramaṇasaṅgha 20-29 March 2016 in Indore. Two issues were at stake at the sammelana: (a) selection of the predestined successor to the head of the order,(b)constitutional reform.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Jainism, Sthānakavāsī, Śramaṇasaṅgha, Sammelana, monastic legistation, succession, meditation
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions > Centre of Jaina Studies
ISSN: 2059-4151
Copyright Statement: With permission of the editors
Depositing User: Peter Flugel
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2016 09:16
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/22179

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