Family Matters in Indian Buddhist Monasticisms

@inproceedings{Clarke2013FamilyMI,
  title={Family Matters in Indian Buddhist Monasticisms},
  author={Shayne Clarke},
  year={2013}
}
Scholarly and popular consensus has painted a picture of Indian Buddhist monasticism in which monks and nuns severed all ties with their families when they left home for the religious life. In this view, monks and nuns remained celibate, and those who faltered in their "vows" of monastic celibacy were immediately and irrevocably expelled from the Buddhist Order. This romanticized image is based largely on the ascetic rhetoric of texts such as the Rhinoceros Horn Sutra. Through a study of Indian… Expand
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