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) 3–4

Bu-Sk.3.1.1 Bu-Sk.4.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks, having uncovered their bodies, went amidst the houses[1] instead of went read, in Bu-Sk.4, sat down

‘Properly clad will I go (sit down) amidst the houses,’ is a training to be observed.”

BD.3.122 One should go (sit down) amidst the houses properly clad. Whoever out of disrespect, having uncovered the body, goes (sits down) amidst the houses, there is an offence of wrong-doing.

There is no offence if it is unintentional, if he is not thinking, if he does not know, if he is ill in Bu-Sk.4 it is added here: if he has gone into residence for the rains, if there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first wrong-doer.

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antaraghare. See Vinaya Texts i.59, n.2; Vin.3.286, n.2.

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