Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga

by T. W. Rhys Davids | 1881 | 137,074 words

The Cullavagga (part of the Vinaya collection) includes accounts of the First and Second Buddhist Councils as well as the establishment of the community of Buddhist nuns. The Cullavagga also elaborates on the etiquette and duties of Bhikkhus....

Cullavagga, Khandaka 1, Chapter 5

1. 'A Bhikkhu against whom the Tajjaniya-kamma has been carried out ought to conduct himself aright. And herein this is the right conduct[2]: he ought not to confer the upasampadā—he ought not to give a nissaya[3]—he ought not to provide himself with a sāmaṇera[4]—he ought not to accept the office of giving exhortation to the nuns[5]—and if he has accepted the office, he ought not to exhort the nuns[5]—he ought not to commit the offence for which the Tajjaniya-kamma has been carried out by the Saṃgha against him—nor any offence of a similar kind—nor any worse offence—he ought not to find fault with the proceeding (that has been carried out against him)—nor with (the Bhikkhus) who have carried it out—he ought not to raise objection against a regular[6] Bhikkhu's taking part in the Uposatha ceremony[7]—or in the Pavāraṇā ceremony[8]—he ought not to issue commands (to a junior inhibiting him from going beyond the bounds[9], or summoning him to come before the elders)—he ought not to set on foot a censure against any other Bhikkhu[10]—he ought not to ask another Bhikkhu to give him leave (to rebuke that Bhikkhu[11])—he ought not to warn (another Bhikkhu[12] whom he supposes to be offending)—he ought not to call upon another Bhikkhu to remember (whether he has or has not committed an offence)—and he ought not to associate with the Bhikkhus.'


Here end the eighteen duties which follow on a Tajjaniya-kamma.

Footnotes and references:


This chapter is repeated below for the Nissaya-, Pabbājaniya-, and Paṭisāraṇiya-kammas (chapters 10, 15, and 21). The corresponding rule for the first two Ukkhepaniya-kammas is different, and much more stringent (chapter 27, repeated in chapter 31); but that for the third (chapter 33) is again the same as the rule laid down in this chapter. In the second Khandhaka(s, 2) the list of restrictions is again longer.


Sammāvattanā. See Mahāvagga I, 26, 1; 27,1; 33, 1; 34, 1.


Buddhaghosa says, āgantukānaṃ nissayo na dātabbo. The relation of a junior Bhikkhu either to his upajjhāya or to his ācariya is alike called nissaya (Mahāvagga I, 36, 1); but the term is more especially applied to the latter (Mahāvagga I, 32, 2, whereas in the corresponding formula for the upajjhāya, Mahāvagga I, 25, 7,-- the word nissaya does not occur). In other words, nissaya means all that is included in the phrase 'nissāya te vatthabbaṃ' (Cullavagga I, 9, 2).


Compare Mahāvagga I, 36, 37.


See below, Cullavagga X, 9, 4, and also the 21st Pācittiya.


Compare Minayeff, Pātimokkha, p. 63.


Compare Pātimokkhaṃ ṭhapetuṃ at Cullavagga IX, 2.


Compare Mahāvagga IV, 16, 2.


As, for example, under the rule at Mahāvagga I, 27, 2. Buddhaghosa says, Na savacaniyaṃ kātabban ti aham āyasmantaṃ asmiṃ vatthusmiṃ vacaniyaṃ karomi imamhā āvāsā param pi mā pakkāmi yāva na taṃ adhikaraṇaṃ vūpasantaṃ hotīti. He also gives a longer note, partly to the same effect, on the corresponding passage in II, 1, 2, which will be found in our note there, and from which we have taken the second clause in the parentheses.


See the note on this word in the next chapter.


Compare Mahāvagga II, 16, 1.


Compare Cullavagga IX, 5

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