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Those who practice buddhism but have not yet attained to a state from which they cannot fall back into worldliness are normally called not a sangha, but a Parisad (assembly or group). One of the principle purposes of a parisad is to act as much like a sangha as possible. It is, it could be said, a make believe sangha. This make believe is done, not only for the benefit of the individuals who belong to the parisad, but also, for the general welfare of humanity. 


(Richard Hayes)

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