84000 Glossary of Terms

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ལས། | Glossary of Terms




  • Term
Publications: 1
Translation by Robert Miller
  • Act
  • ལས།
  • las
  • karman

Matters that govern the saṅgha community’s daily life, regular observances (such as the rains retreat and the purification) and special events (like ordination) are ratified by a formal act of the saṅgha. There are one hundred and one such types of formal acts, all of which fall into one of three categories depending on the procedure needed for ratification. An act of motion alone requires only a motion; an act whose second member is a motion require a motion and the statement of the act; while an act whose fourth member is a motion require a motion and three statements of the act.