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Religion Library: Theravada Buddhism

Vision for Society

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Although the suttas reveal strongly utopian and countercultural themes, Theravada societies have developed a symbiotic relationship between Sangha and state in which the king is seen as the upholder of the Dhamma and the head of the Buddhist community.

 
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