A Study of Monastic Regulations of the Gelugpa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism——Focus on the inheritance and implementation of "five precepts"
Fang Ji-rong;School of History and Culture, Gansu Normal University for Nationalities;
The Gelugpa monasteries formulated a set of comprehensive and systematic monastic rules and regula-tions in order to strengthen personnel management. The core of the regulations is "five precepts", which involvesevery aspects of a Buddhist scripture learner's life, and with the development of the times, it expanded some-what in terms of its content. In order to ensure the implementation of the regulations, the Gelugpa monasteries setup the post of inspector, and worked out the corresponding penalties. In the practice of regulation abidance,those lamas of Tibetan Buddhism acted as a model and played an exemplary role. It is of great significance nowto develop Tibetan Buddhism by utilizing some of the regulations, which are still proper the development of thetimes to standardize monastic personnel management