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) 38

Bu-Sk.38.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks looked at others’ bowls captious-mindedly[1] … “…

‘Not captious-mindedly will I look at others’ bowls,’ is a training to be observed.”

One should not look at others’ bowls captious-mindedly. Whoever out of disrespect looks at others’ bowls captious-mindedly, 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 looks thinking, ‘I will give or I will make (another) give,’ if he is not BD.3.133 captious-minded, if there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first wrong-doer.

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ujjhāna-saññi. Cf. SN.i.23; Thag.958; Dhp.253.