by I. B. Horner | 2014 | 345,334 words | ISBN-13: 9781921842160
The English translation of the Bhikkhu-vibhanga: the first part of the Suttavibhanga, which itself is the first book of the Pali Vinaya Pitaka, one of the three major ‘baskets’ of Therevada canonical literature. It is a collection of rules for Buddhist monks. The English translation of the Vinaya-pitaka (first part, bhikkhu-vibhanga) contains many...
Bu-Pc.45.1.1 BD.2.360 … at Sāvatthī in the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the venerable Upananda, the son of the Sakyans, having gone to the house of a friend, sat down in a private place together with his wife, the one with the other. Then that man … spread it about, saying:
“How can master Upananda sit down in a private place together with a woman, the one with the other?”
Monks heard this man who … spread it about. Those who were modest monks … spread it about, saving:
“How can the venerable Upananda, the son of the Sakyans, sit down in a private place together with a woman, the one with the other?” …
“Is it true, as is said, that you, Upananda, sat down … the one with the other?”
“It is true, lord.”
The enlightened one, the lord, rebuked him, saying:
“How can you, foolish man, sit down … the one with the other? It is not, foolish man, for pleasing those who are not (yet) pleased … And thus, monks, this rule of training should be set forth:
“Whatever monk should sit down in a private place together with a woman, the one with the other, there is an offence of expiation.”
Bu-Pc.45.2.1 Whatever means: … is monk to be understood in this case.
Woman means: a human woman, not a female yakkha, not a female departed one, not a female animal, one who is learned, competent to know good speech and bad speech, what is lewd and what is not lewd.
The one with, the other means: there is a monk and also a woman.
A private place means: … private from the eye … ordinary talk.
The Fifth Vin.4.98