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, religion and philosophy founded in India c.525 B.C. by Siddhartha Gautama, called the Buddha. There are over 300 million Buddhists worldwide. One of the great world religions, it is divided into two main schools: the Theravada or Hinayana in Sri Lanka and SE Asia, and
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(also Sanga), a river in central Africa, in the Central African Empire and the People’s Republic of the Congo and partially along the border of the United Republic of Cameroon; a right tributary of the Congo (Zaire) River. The Sangha originates at the confluence of the Kadéï and Mambéré rivers. It is approximately 790 km long measuring from the site of the confluence and approximately 1,300 km long measuring from the source of the Kadéï. It drains an area of approximately 200,000 sq km. The largest tributaries are the Dja, on the right, and Likouala-aux-herbes, on the left. The river is fed primarily by rain. The mean flow rate measured at Ouesso fluctuates from 700 eu m per sec in March to 4,250 cu m per sec in October-November. The Sangha is navigable all the way to the confluence of its sources. It is used for floating timber. There is also fishing.

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The authorities and ordination legitimacy: Cases of East Asian sangha
Narada, when he arrived there, was able to build ties of affection with the local community and these ties kept him within the sangha, even when he was tempted to leave after the JVP (Janata Vimukti Peramuna--People's Liberation Movement) uprising of the late 1980s, when he was forced into hiding because his university studies placed him under suspicion of being a JVP supporter.
I believe that the ordination for bhikkhuni in Korean tradition at that time was given by bhikkhu sangha only, and this ordination was not an exception.
Boy and animal live in perfect harmony until Sangha injures the family dog and is sent away to the private collection of a young prince (Nguyen).
The court heard that Mr Sangha tried to diffuse the situation by pointing out that they shared a passion for Liverpool Football Club, but McManaman responded by punching him in the face, sending him to the ground.
The court heard that Mr Sangha tried to diffuse the situation by pointing out that they had a shared passion in supporting Liverpool Football Club but McManaman responded by punching him in the face.
Prostitution, of course, is against the teachings of the Buddha, but the Thai sangha hierarchy has said virtually nothing about this issue.
Sangha There are currently 120 seats, with Labour holding 79, the Conservatives 29, the Lib Dems 10, one independent and one seat is vacant following a resignation.
The council said it has tried to resolve the situation and held talks with the businessman - and there is still opportunity for Mr Sangha to settle the debt.
At the Joint Sangha Council held yesterday evening held at the Dalada Maligawa, Kandy yesterday evening, members of the Karaka Maha Sangha Sabha of the Asgiriya and Malwatu Chapters led by Anunayake of the Malwatte Maha Vihare, Ven.