It must be remembered that this is a thing aside from his monkhood.
Of the internal management of the monkhood I have but little to say.
And therefore the monkhood, powerful as they were, left all politics alone.
Buddhist monkhood was purely voluntary, so that all were free to come and go.
And what is to be said of the present condition of the Buddhist monkhood?
It bids a man, if he strives after perfection, abandon the world and lead a life of monkhood.
I found, too, that a lofty idea prevails in Ceylon in regard to the status of the monkhood.
In the former I noticed a large central hall, in which the ceremony of admission to the monkhood takes place.
In regard to the gradations of the monkhood a more complete organization exists in Burma than in Ceylon.
Though sometimes called a novice he is merely under 264 education, and not necessarily a candidate for the monkhood.