Objectives of the Monks life derived in the “Vinaya Pitaka”
Dr. AMN Wasantha Mendis
The word “Bikshuwa” (monk) gives the meaning that, person who minimize the craving or the person who with “Bikshanaya” with practice. (Sumangala dictionary, 2 sec, 1956;677) According to the Sinhala dictionary “Bikshu” means, the person who practice monkhood (bikshatanaya) or the person who ordained in the Buddhist dispensation. (Sinhala dictionary,18 sec,1990;676) Buddhist dictionary also derives the same meaning. (Buddhist dictionary, 2 sec, year not mentioned).” Bisksu” means the person who ordained, according to (Practical Sinhala dictionary,2 sec,1984;1236). But the reality of the word “Bikku” was used as a honorable word to represent Buddhist sangha. The meaning of “Bhikku” has been denoted as one who knows on fear of existence, one who lives by alms and one who wearing robes by using broken clothes in Atuva. According to the “Mahaniddesapali” the meaning of word “bhikku” is one who eliminatesdefliments; leave off existence, reduction of punrbava and bramcariya. The all ordain bhikkhus and ArhatBhikkhus have been knowed as “the bhikkhus” in another place. The Buddhist monk is not more social member, he is a person who succeeds “vimuktiya” and also he shows path to others.