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) 17–18

Bu-Sk.17.1.1 Bu-Sk.18.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks, their arms swaying, went (sat down) amidst the houses, bending their arms … “…

‘Not swaying the arms 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 arms. One should go (sit down) holding the arms straight. Whoever out of disrespect, the arms swaying, goes (sits down) amidst the houses bending the arms, there is an offence of wrong-doing.

BD.3.125 There is no offence … as in Bu-Sk.15, Bu-Sk.16 … if he is the first wrong-doer.

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