Sacrament of Confession - Buddhism

Buddhism

Buddhism has been from its inception primarily a renunciate and monastic tradition. Abstaining from sex and other worldly matters is very much a primary practice compared to Hinduism or the Abrahamic religions, where sex, pleasure and the accumulation of wealth can be seen in the context of doing God's will{highly dubious original claim at best}. Within the monastic framework (called the Vinaya) of the sangha regular confession of wrongdoing to superiors (elders; Pali: Thera) is mandatory. In the sutras of the Pali Canon Bhikkhus confessed their wrongdoing to the Buddha himself. That part of the Pali Canon called the Vinaya requires that monks confess their individual sins before the bi-weekly convening for the recitation of the Patimokkha .

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