Buddhist Legal Studies Experimentation for University-Approved Students and Professional Religious Organisations
12 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2011 Last revised: 24 Jul 2011
Date Written: July 6, 2011
Organizations in Australia are controlled by civil laws to guide administration. For small religious ethnic Buddhist majority temples, more details protocols with need to be established based on Australian culture of Buddhism. Current lack of proper legal procedures against faulty Buddhist administration will require new guideline. It is understood that specific regulations are specially drafted to guide the ethic of religious organization in addition to civil laws, ensuring no contradictory statements happened. Due to the nature of loving kindness and spirituality of religious entity, many scripture-based regulations are not properly followed due to lack of proper references and guidelines inherited previously but may not be suitable for Australian context. This is particularly true for Australian Buddhism where the dharma-based Law of Karma etc have not been fully explored and applied. This project will serve to investigate standard regulations suitable for Buddhist organization in order to formally prosecute and condemn corrupted leaders with reference to Islamic Syariah and Catholic Law.
Keywords: Buddhist, religious laws
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