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) 53

Bu-Sk.53.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks ate licking the bowl … “…

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

One should not eat licking the bowl …

There is no offence if it is unintentional … if he is ill, if from an insignificant remainder he eats having collected,[1] having licked at one side, if there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first wrong-doer.

Footnotes and references:

1.

Cf. Bu-Sk.35.

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