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) 68

Bu-Sk.68.1.1 … in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks, having sat down on the ground, taught dhamma to (someone) sitting on a seat … “…

‘Having sat down on the ground, I will not teach dhamma to (someone) sitting on a seat (and) who is not ill,’ is a training to be observed.”

Having sat down on the ground, dhamma should not be taught to (someone) sitting on a seat (and) who is not ill. Whoever out of disrespect, having sat down on the ground, teaches dhamma to (someone) sitting on a seat (and) who is not ill, there is an offence of wrong-doing.