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Peoplepalicanon

People of the Pali Canon

Pali English

Community of Buddhist Disciples

Monastic Sangha

BhikkhuBhikkhunī
Sikkhamānā
SamaṇeraSamaṇerī

MonkNun
Nun trainee
Novice (m., f.)

Laity

Upāsaka, Upāsikā
Gahattha, Gahapati
Agārika, Agāriya

Lay devotee (m., f.)
Householder
Layperson

Related Religions

Samaṇa
Ājīvaka
Brāhmaṇa
Nigaṇṭha

Wanderer
Ascetic
Brahmin
Jain ascetic

Template:Peoplepalicanon is meant to identify groups of people who readers might commonly come across when reading or reading about the Pali Canon.

This template is not meant to identify single individuals but groups of individuals linked by one of many ways including core spiritual practices, religious beliefs, organizational affiliation, geographic residency, etc. (For information about specific individuals frequently identified in the Pali canon, articles such as Sravaka or Householder (Buddhism) or the Category:Disciples of the Buddha or the Template:Buddhism might be of interest.)

As this template has developed, it has seemed to be useful to categorize the identified groups of people. At this time, this categorization could be represented as:

  • Buddhist Disciples
  • Monastics
  • Laity
  • Other Religions

Future categorizations might include "Townspeople" (such as the famed Kalamas) and "Other Worlds."


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