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’ Expulsion (Pārājika) 4: Non-offence clause

Bu-Pj.4.7.1 MS.704There is no offence (if one makes the claim) because of overestimation; for one not intending to make a claim; for one who is insane; for one who is deranged; for one who is overwhelmed by pain; for the first offender.[1]

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Vin-a.502 says that the monks from the banks of the Vaggumuda were beginners, therefore there was no offence for them.