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) 31

Bu-Sk.31.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks ate almsfood inattentively,[1] as though desirous not to eat … “…

‘Attentively will I eat almsfood,’ is a training to be observed.”

One should eat almsfood attentively. Whoever out of disrespect eats almsfood inattentively, 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 he is ill, if there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first-wrong-doer.

Footnotes and references:

1.

Cf. Bu-Sk.27 above. Bu-Sk.31Bu-Sk.55 repeated at Vin.2.214.

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