Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules)

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...

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 2

Bu-Sk.2.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks put on the upper robe[1] hanging down in front and behind … “…

‘I will put on the upper robe all round me,’ is a training to be observed.”

The upper robe should be put on all round one having made both edges level.[2] Vin.4.186 Whoever out of disrespect puts on an upper robe hanging down in front or behind, there is an offence of wrong-doing.

There is no offence[3] … if he is the first wrong-doer.

Footnotes and references:

[1]:

pārupanti, possibly here refers only to the upper robe, not to the outer cloak.

[2]:

ubho kaṇṇe samaṃ katvā, so that neither end hangs higher or lower than the other.

[3]:

As in Bu-Sk.1.

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