The Buddhist Sangha begins as an analysis of the ethical aspects of early Pali (Theravada) Buddhism and becomes a proposal that the Buddhist Sangha is a workable paradigm for an ideal society. The Sangha's democratic nature is foregrounded, as well as its emphasis on moral administration and understanding, and its call for harmonious interaction between kings and the general public. In addition, the primary governmental aspects of the Sangha, conflict and its resolution, are discussed in light of Buddhist ethical principles. This book is a comprehensive, philosophical and critical examination of Buddhist ethics and related political principles. Contents: Historical Background; Buddhist Moral Philosophy; The Sangha as an Ideal Society; Secretariat or Supreme Court of the Sangha; The Democratic Nature of the Sangha.