Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules)

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) 60

Bu-Sk.60.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks taught dhamma to (someone) with a weapon[1] in his hand … “…

“‘I will not teach dhamma to (someone) who has a weapon in his hand (and) who is not ill,’ is a training to be observed.”

Weapon means: a long-bow, a cross-bow.[2] Dhamma should not be taught to (someone) who has a weapon in his hand (and) who is not ill … if he is the first wrong-doer.

The Sixth Division: that on hissing

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Cf. MN.i.429.

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