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) 27

Bu-Sk.27.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now Vin.4.190 at that time the group of six monks accepted almsfood inattentively,[1] as though desirous of throwing it away … “…

BD.3.127 ‘Attentively will I accept almsfood,’ is a training to be observed.”

One should accept almsfood attentively. Whoever out of disrespect accepts almsfood inattentively, as though desirous of throwing it away, 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:


asakkacca, carelessly. Vinaya Texts iii.288 has for sakkacca “with the mind alert”; Vin-a.891, “having raised up mindfulness.”