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) 52

Bu-Sk.52.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks ate licking the fingers …

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

One should not eat licking the fingers … if he is the first wrong-doer.