Vinaya (2): The Mahavagga

by T. W. Rhys Davids | 1881 | 156,382 words

The Mahavagga (part of the Vinaya collection) includes accounts of Gautama Buddha’s and the ten principal disciples’ awakenings, as well as rules for ordination, rules for reciting the Patimokkha during uposatha days, and various monastic procedures....

Mahavagga, Khandaka 4, Chapter 6

1. At that time a certain Bhikkhu was guilty of an offence on the day of Pavāraṇā. Now this Bhikkhu thought: 'The Blessed One has prescribed: "Pavāraṇā is not to be held by a Bhikkhu who is guilty of an offence[1]." Now I am guilty of a an offence. What am I to do?'

They told this thing to the Blessed One.

“In case, O Bhikkhus, a certain Bhikkhu be guilty of an offence on the day of Pavāraṇā (&c., as in II, 27. 1, 2, down to:) "When I shall feel no doubt, then I will atone for that offence." Having spoken thus, let him hold Pavāraṇā. But in no case must there any hindrance arise to holding Pavāraṇā from such a cause.”

2-3. At that time a certain Bhikkhu remembered an offence, while Pavāraṇā was being held (&c., see II, 27. 4-8).

End of the first Bhāṇavāra.

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See chap. 16, § 1.

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