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) 21–22

Bu-Sk.21.1.1 Bu-Sk.22.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks, their arms akimbo,[1] went (sat down) amidst the houses … “…

‘Not with arms akimbo will I go (sit down) amidst the houses,’ is a training to be observed.” Vin.4.189

One should not go (sit down) amidst the houses with the arms akimbo. Whoever out of disrespect, having placed the arms akimbo on one side or on both, goes (sits down) amidst the houses, there is an offence of wrong-doing.

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

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khambhakata. Vin-a.891 says that this is placing the hand on the hip.

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