Vinaya

The Vinaya (a word in Pāli as well as in Sanskrit, with literal meaning 'leading out', 'education', 'discipline') is the regulatory framework for the Buddhist monastic community, or sangha, based on the canonical texts called Vinaya Pitaka. The teachings of the Buddha, or Buddhadharma can be divided into two broad categories: 'Dharma' or doctrine, and 'Vinaya', or discipline. Another term for Buddhism is dharmavinaya.

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Superbuddha - Practice - Monastic Life
... Vinaya is the specific moral code for monks and nuns ... The precise content of the vinayapitaka (scriptures on Vinaya) differs slightly according to different schools, and different schools or subschools set different standards for the degree of adherence to ... In this sense, living life as the vinaya prescribes it is, as one scholar puts it "more than merely a means to an end it is very nearly the end in itself ...
Vinaya - Interpretation
... In this sense, living life as the vinaya prescribes it is, as one scholar puts it "more than merely a means to an end it is very nearly the end in itself." It seems that initially these were ... was recited from memory, with Ananda reciting the dhamma and Upali reciting the Vinaya ...
Second Buddhist Council - Modern Scholarship - Addition of Vinaya Rules
... saw the Sthaviras as being the breakaway group which was attempting to modify the original Vinaya ... In this account, the council was convened at Pāṭaliputra over matters of vinaya, and it is explained that the schism resulted from the majority (Mahāsaṃgha) refusing to accept the addition ... an account in which an old monk rearranges and augments the traditional Vinaya, consequently causing dissention among the monks that required the king's arbitration and ...
Lineage (Buddhism) - Vinaya
... In the lineage of the vinaya, the requirements for ordination as a monk or a nun include the presence of at least five other monks, one of whom must be a fully ordained ...
Mulasarvastivada - Vinaya Lineage
... The Mūlasarvāstivāda vinaya is one of three surviving vinaya lineages, along with the Dharmaguptaka and Theravāda ... Ralpacan restricted Buddhist ordination to the Mūlasarvāstivādin vinaya ... Its vinaya texts are extant in Tibetan (9th century translation) and Chinese (5th century translation), and to some extent in the original Sanskrit ...