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) 59

Bu-Sk.59.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks taught dhamma to (someone) with a knife in his hand … “…

‘I will not teach dhamma to (someone) who has a BD.3.143 knife in his hand (and) who is not ill,’ is a training to be observed.” Vin.4.201

Knife means: a weapon,[1] single-edged, double-edged.[2] Dhamma should not be taught to (someone) who has a knife in his hand (and) who is not ill … if he is the first wrong-doer.

Footnotes and references:


paharaṇi. Oldenberg queries, and suggests “paharaṇī?”.


Cf. MN.i.281.

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