Subsequent “acts” affecting the administration of the Sangha have been imposed at various points in history by a king or secular authority. The nature of these acts has generally reflected the political tenor of the times. The acts have been the topic of much study and contention by both monks and laity. How these acts can be updated and made more just is a perennial discussion.

Act of 1902
Act of 1941
Act of 1962

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