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) 25

Bu-Sk.25.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks, crouching down on their heels,[1] went amidst the houses … “…

‘Not crouching down on the heels will I go amidst the houses,’ is a training to be observed.”

One should not go amidst the houses crouching down on the heels. Whoever out of disrespect goes amidst the houses crouching down on the heels, there is an offence of wrong-doing.

There is no offence if it is unintentional … if he is the first wrong-doer.

Footnotes and references:

1.

ukkuṭika, an ascetic practice; see Vin.1.45, DN.i.167, AN.i.296, Dhp.141. Pali-English Dictionary gives a description of this “special manner of squatting”; see also Dialogues of the Buddha 1.231, n.4, and cf. Vin-a.891 and DN-a.357.