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) 40

Bu-Sk.40.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks made up long pieces (of food)[1] …” …

‘I will make up the pieces (of food) into a round,’ is a training to be observed.”

One should make up a piece (of food) into a round. Whoever out of disrespect makes up a long piece (of food), 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 they are solid victuals, all sorts of fruits, dainties,[2] if there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first wrong-doer.

The Fourth Division: that on attentively

Footnotes and references:


ālopa, morsel, bit of food, here a mouthful.


Cf. above, Bu-Sk.39.