Małżeństwo i rodzina w buddyzmie therawada
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MARRIAGE AND FAMILY IN THE THERAVADA BUDDHISMOn the basis of the available sources, the author analyses the issue of marriage and family in the tradition of the Theravada (Hinayana) Buddhism. It is worth pointing out here that scholars dealing with the Buddhist religion take up the above problems but rarely. The aim of the current article is to deal with the problem in the widest possible context of the Buddhist doctrine.The family is the smallest unit of society. The author of the article discusses the religious conception of the origin of the family, and in so doing he relies on the Buddhist cosmology. He discusses in great detail the three main forms of marriage, the position of the woman in society, the problem of the typology of women, the issue of sexuality, the problem of family planning, and finally family relations between the parents and children. In the final remarks, the author presents the general conclusions which emerged from the analysis of the above topic.
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