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:


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


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


As in Bu-Sk.1.

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