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Tsong-kha-pa's reforms represented a return to tradition. He enforced strict
monastic discipline, restored celibacy and the prohibition of alcohol and meat,
established a higher standard of learning for monks, and, while continuing to
respect the ...
The schism that gave rise to the two sects is traditionally said to have taken place
following a migration of Jaina monks southward from the Ganges or from Ujjain to
Karna- taka during a serious famine in the reign of Candragupta Maurya.
All Eastern Orthodox bishops must be monks (and, hence, celibate), although
married men may become priests. Monasticism has fostered Hesychasm, a
distinctively Eastern form of mysticism, which employs breathing techniques and
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