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Precepts for Lay Buddhists——Types of Rituals for Initiating Devoted Donors into Monkhood at Dunhuang Based on P.2984V

ZHAN Ru;Institute of Oriental Studies,Peking University;  
This paper primarily focuses on the contents of Dunhuang manuscript P.2984 V. After a discussion based on the sequence of precepts of the main characters initiated into monkhood depicted in the manuscript,the author analyzes the differences between P. 2984 V and other documents focused on the rituals of five precepts listed in this manuscript, which serves as a master copy. The article concludes with a final explication of the reasons for these discrepancies based on the time and details of recorded monkhood initiation rituals and contents,in an effort to reveal the discipline of life at Dunhuang at the time.
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