Vinaya Pitaka (1): The Analysis of Monks’ Rules (Bhikkhu-vibhanga)

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) 15–16

Bu-Sk.15.1.1 Bu-Sk.16.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now Vin.4.188 at that time the group of six monks, their bodies swaying, went (sat down) amidst the houses, bending their bodies … “…

‘Not swaying the body will I go (sit down) amidst the houses,’ is a training to be observed.”

One should not go (sit down) amidst the houses swaying the body. One should go (sit down) holding the body straight. Whoever out of disrespect, the body swaying, goes (sits down) amidst the houses bending the body, 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.16 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.