14518Re: more about my experiences at Pune
- Mar 1, 2010Bhante,
thank you. Neither was the Buddha a republican. ;-)
Actually, I am fairly interested in the kind of topics you discussed, not what I would hear in general public talks. Which is why I am interested in private research and study.
The unique points as I understand are:
1. the Sangha is (or is supposed to be) a democratic-style assembly.
2. there are political entities during Buddha's times which were republics, but built upon a deeply-rooted caste system, i.e. having a ruling caste.
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, ashinpan wrote:
So throughout my lecture, I argued that the Buddha was not a democrat as popularly conceived.
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