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Book: Buddhism in Five Minutes

Chapter: 58. Does Buddhism have Rules for Marriage and Family Life?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40799


Buddhist ethics are based on the principle of ahiṃsā, or nonharm, and this is the governing principle for all aspects of both monastic and lay life, thus equally for marriage and family life.

Chapter Contributors

  • Alice Collett ( - collett) 'York St John University'