- a monk.
- any of the first disciples of Buddha.
Also bhik·ku [bik-oo] /ˈbɪk u/.
Origin of bhikshu
1805–15; < Sanskrit bhikṣú (> Pali bhikkhu)
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Examples from the Web for bhikshus
We know that the Bhikshus had to support each other mutually in this work.The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)
Thus Buddha, for the Bhikshus' sake, explained the law in various ways.
The Bhikshus after having begged their food, likewise went back to the bamboo grove.
When you have cut down both the forest (of lust) and its undergrowth, then, Bhikshus, you will be rid of the forest and free!The Dhammapada
He seems to say that it is right for the laity to make an offering of their bodies by burning but not for Bhikshus.Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)