2006 年 55 巻 1 号 p. 381-378,1221
The Buddhist samgha was composed of Buddhist Monks.
However, a layman called “aramika” was related to the samgha. This aramika is very important for research on the samgha.
Therefore, in this paper,
・What person became an aramika?
・What was the aramika's role in the samgha?
・When did the aramika idea come about?
These three points are considered based on the description “Offering of aramika by Seniya Bimbisara” in the Vinaya.