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) 44

Bu-Sk.44.1.1 BD.3.135 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks ate tossing up balls (of food)[1] … “…

‘I will not eat tossing up balls (of food),’ is a training to be observed.

One should not eat tossing up balls (of food). Whoever out of disrespect eats tossing up balls (of food), there is an offence of wrong-doing.Vin.4.196

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,[2] all sorts of fruits,[3] if there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first wrong-doer.

Footnotes and references:

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piṇḍukkhepakaṃ = piṇḍaṃ ukkhipitvā ukkhipitvā, tossing up the halls (the lumps of almsfood) again and again, Vin-a.893.