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) 30

Bu-Sk.30.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks accepted heaped-up[1] almsfood … “…

‘I will accept almsfood at an even level,’[2] is a training to be observed.” Vin.4.191

One should accept almsfood at an even level. Whoever out of disrespect accepts heaped-up almsfood, 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 there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first wrong-doer.

The Third Division: that on arms akimbo

Footnotes and references:

1.

thūpikata.

2.

samatitthika. See Buddhist Suttas, p.178, n. Sinhalese edition reads samatittika; also Vin-a.892, which explains by samapuṇṇa, samabharita, filled evenly, heaped up evenly.

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