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) 64

Bu-Sk.64.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now Vin.4.202 at that time the group of six monks taught dhamma to (someone) on a bed … “…

‘I will not teach dhamma to (someone) on a bed and who is not ill,’ is a training to be observed.”

Dhamma should not be taught to (someone) on a bed BD.3.145 (and) who is not ill. Whoever out of disrespect teaches dhamma to (someone) on a bed and even lying on the ground (and) who is not ill, there is an offence of wrong-doing.

There is no offence if it is unintentional … if he is the first wrong-doer.