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) 46

Vin.4.196 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks ate stuffing the cheeks[1]… “…

‘I will not eat stuffing the cheeks,’ is a training to be observed.”

BD.3.136 One should not eat stuffing the cheeks. Whoever out of disrespect eats, having stuffed the cheek on one side or on both, 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 all sorts of fruits,[2] if there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first wrong-doer.

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Vin-a.893, “having made swellings as does a monkey.”