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Bhiksu

From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia
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Bhiksu (Sanskrit) / Bhikkhu (Pali): A Buddhist monk; a man who has given up the Householder's Life to live a Life of heightened virtue (sila) in accordance with the Vinaya in general, and the Patimokkha rules in particular. One of the four primary classes of Buddhist disciples, the male who has taken the monastic precepts.

See also: Bhikkhu

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