sangha

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Sanskrit संघ (saṃ-gha, heap, multitude, crowd).

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sangha (plural sanghas)

  1. The community of all followers of the Buddha; the ecclesia in which the devout take refuge; those who have "entered the stream" towards nirvana; as one of the three jewels of Buddhism.
  2. The Buddhist congregation including laypersons and "religious" (renunciate monks and nuns who have taken vows).

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