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) 47

Bu-Sk.47.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks ate shaking the hands about.[1] … “…

‘I will not eat shaking the hands about,’ is a training to be observed.”

One should not eat shaking the hands about. Whoever out of disrespect eats shaking the hands about, 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 he shakes the hands about getting rid of the crumbs,[2] if there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first wrong-doer.

Footnotes and references:

1.

hatthaniddhunakam.

2.

kacavaraṃ chaḍḍento.