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Flag Bhakta_glenn September 18, 2013 6:49 AM EDT


Samgha means a congregation of those who have the same view.

In Theravada Buddhism, it is taught that the Buddha is an Arahant, and that those who become spiritually awakened from a Buddhist Way of Mental Training [Bhavana], also become Arahants. 

As Arahants, the disciples have not only seen the 'Buddha Wisdom' they have penetrated its meaning. Thus they are qualified to Guard it, Preserve it, and Dispense it [Teach it]; Dhamma. 

For the Buddha taught that 'He who sees the Dhamma, sees Me. In this context, 'To See is to Know'. Thus, the Arahants Know the Buddha Wisdom. 

Flag Karma_yeshe_dorje November 16, 2014 12:13 AM EST

Well, Bhakta_glenn:

Samgha means a congregation of those who have the same view.

I can't say with respect to the Buddhists. But I do know that a Christian denomination is a flag of convenience! By that I refer to my tests with the Belief-O-Matic™ quiz here, of the actual beliefs of members of various denominations. Like a Quaker Catholic nun, and a Reformed Jew Lutheran! That is, people adhere to denominations for reasons unrelated to match of beliefs!

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