[INDOLOGY] Caste system and Buddhism

David and Nancy Reigle dnreigle at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 17:29:09 UTC 2016

Dear Alakendu Das,

Could you please provide a specific reference for this? Thanks. The
Bodhisattva-bhūmi is a large book.

Best regards,

David Reigle
Colorado, U.S.A.

On Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 4:54 AM, alakendu das <
mailmealakendudas at rediffmail.com> wrote:

> Dr.Rajam,
> There's yet another interesting twist about good deeds and bad deeds.
> Obviously , good deeds are those in accordance with the PanchaSheela .But
> Asanga, the 4th century Mahayana Buddhist philosopher ,in his text
> Bodhisatta-Bhumi, categorically stated that a devout Buddhist may deviate
> from any of the 5 Panchasheelas if he finds anybody who is violating the
> ethical code viz. showing scnt respect to parents or elder brother . or to
> a fellow Bhikkhu.
> It shows the practical aspect of Buddhism, as it went on evolving after
> Buddha .
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