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 10, Chapter 23

Now at that time Bhikkhunīs dwelt in the forest, and men of abandoned life violated them. They told this matter to the Blessed One.

'A Bhikkhunī is not, O Bhikkhus, to adopt the forest life. Whosoever does so, shall be guilty of a dukkaṭa[1].'

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Compare Mahāvagga I, 30, 4, and I, 77, and our note above on X, 17, 8.

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