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Answer in 100-150 Words Why Do You Think Women and Men Joined the Sangha - History

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Answer in 100-150 words

Why do you think women and men joined the sangha?

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Solution

The important reasons why men and women joined sanghas could be as follows:

(а) Many of them wanted to renounce the worldly pleasures.

(b) They could study the Buddhist literature and philosophy by staying in the company of other monks.

(c) Many people entered sanghas to become priests and teachers of Buddhism.

(d) All were considered equal and the previous social identity was to be renounced.

(e) The environment of sanghas was democratic. The decision making within sanghas was based on voting. This attracted many and they took to the life of sanghas

Concept: Followers of the Buddha
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NCERT Class 12 History - Themes in Indian History
Chapter 4 Thinkers, Beliefs And Buildings: Cultural Developments
Exercise | Q 5 | Page 111
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