However, there were a number of other councils held in Ceylon and Thailand between the fourth and sixth ...
What are these other councils? Where where they held? What was their significance?
Buddhism Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people practicing or interested in Buddhist philosophy, teaching, and practice. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
What are these other councils? Where were they held? What was their significance?
I am going to try to answer this to the best of my abilities.
I do not know the specifics of where they were held, but I do know what they are & their significance.
All the Buddhist councils are meant to preserve the Dhamma the Buddha formulated & to discuss the Tipitaka & its interpretations.
Buddhist councils have not consisted of all schools unified, although in some cases they have been.
I hope my answer suits you well! :)
May you be well.
Councils are only held after some schism between the schools. Bah.
Politics is a Mara to arouse emotion; stick to all the precepts oneself... do not worry about; Titles, Recognition and other such nonsense.
Emotion is human delusion... Born out of: The feeling and sensation skandhas. There is only pain or not pain; same as pranayama breath; Only you know if the breath is a long pain or a short pain, not a long pain or not a short pain.
Move from such pranayama and it becomes the breath of; The Prajna Paramita: One of peace and wisdom.
Here is a descriptions of some of the councils and their significance http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Buddhist_councils