Dispute resolution

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Dispute resolution

Postby SarathW » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:11 am

How do monks resolve a dispute between a newly ordinate or novice monk and his teacher?
If the student firmly disagree with the teacher what other options available to him or his teacher?
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Re: Dispute resolution

Postby cooran » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:16 am

Hello SarathW,

Hopefully some of our Bhikkhus will see your post and provide assistance with the answer.

In the mean time - here are a few links:

This section includes the complete set of rules for the Sangha, along with the "origin story" for each one. The rules are summarized in the Patimokkha, and amount to 227 rules for the bhikkhus, 311 for the bhikkhunis. The Patimokkkha rules are grouped as follows:
• Parajika: rules entailing expulsion from the Sangha (Defeat) (4 for bhikkhus, 8 for bhikkhunis)
• Sanghadisesa: rules entailing an initial and subsequent meeting of the Sangha (13, 17)
• Aniyata (indefinite) rules (2, 0)
• Nissaggiya pacittiya: rules entailing forfeiture and confession (30, 30)
• Pacittiya: rules entailing confession (92, 166)
• Patidesaniya: rules entailing acknowledgement (4, 8)
• Sekhiya: rules of training (75, 75)
• Adhikarana samatha: rules for settling disputes (7, 7)

the 7 adhikaranasamathas

the novices' discipline

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Re: Dispute resolution

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:13 am

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Re: Dispute resolution

Postby appicchato » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:21 am

Personal experience tells me there's not really much room for dispute at all...one either accepts what's being offered, rejects it, or puts it on the back burner for further consideration...but to dispute?, not really...again, just me...

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