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Going against the grain:A historical and comparative analysis of renunciationand celibacy in Indian Buddhist monasticisms

  title={Going against the grain:A historical and comparative analysis of renunciationand celibacy in Indian Buddhist monasticisms},
  author={Phramaha Sakda Hemthep},
This research is concerned with the concept of renunciation and celibacy in Buddhist traditions, and how it has evolved with respect to institutional, social and cultural aspects. The goal of this study is to trace the history of renunciation to Indian contexts and show how the practice of celibacy has evolved in Buddhist Monasticisms. I hypothesise that the practice of celibacy is the most significant concept in maintaining Buddhist communal institutions. It can be used as the moral… 
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