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  1. bhikkhunoun

    A Buddhist monk or priest; one who follows all Buddhist precepts as a full member of the sangha.

  2. Etymology: From the Pali, meaning a "beggar."

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  1. Bhikkhu

    A bhikkhu (Pali: भिक्खु, Sanskrit: भिक्षु, bhikṣu) is an ordained male in Buddhist monasticism. Male and female monastics ("nun", bhikkhunī, Sanskrit bhikṣuṇī) are members of the Sangha (Buddhist community).The lives of all Buddhist monastics are governed by a set of rules called the prātimokṣa or pātimokkha. Their lifestyles are shaped to support their spiritual practice: to live a simple and meditative life and attain nirvana.A person under the age of 20 cannot be ordained as a bhikkhu or bhikkhuni but can be ordained as a śrāmaṇera or śrāmaṇērī.

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  1. Bhikkhu

    A Bhikkhu or Bhikṣu is an ordained male Buddhist monastic. A female monastic is called a Bhikkhuni Nepali: भिक्षुणी. The life of Bhikkhus and Bhikkhunis is governed by a set of rules called the patimokkha within the vinaya's framework of monastic discipline. Their lifestyle is shaped to support their spiritual practice, to live a simple and meditative life, and attain Nirvana. In the Vinaya monastic discipline, a man under the age of 20 cannot ordain as a bhikkhu but can ordain as a samanera; the female counterpart is samaneri.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bhikkhu in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bhikkhu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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