by I. B. Horner | 2014 | 66,469 words | ISBN-13: 9781921842160
The English translation of the Bhikkhuni-vibhanga: the second 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 acollection of rules for Buddhist nuns. The English translation of the Vinaya-pitaka (second part, bhikkhuni-vibhanga) contain...
Bi-Pc.44.1.1 BD.3.329 … at Sāvatthī in the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time nuns did household work. Those who were modest nuns … spread it about, saying: “How can these nuns do household work?” …
“Is it true, as is said, monks, that nuns do household work?”
“It is true, lord.”
The enlightened one, the lord, rebuked them, saying:
“How, monks, can nuns do household work? It is not, monks, for pleasing those who are not (yet) pleased … this rule of training:
“Whatever nun should do household work, there is an offence of expiation.”
Bi-Pc.44.2.1 Whatever means: … nun is to be understood in this case.
Bi-Pc.44.2.2 There is no offence if it is a drink of conjey, if it is for the Order; if it is for worship at a shrine; if in doing household work for herself she cooks conjey or rice or solid food, washes a cloak or a turban; if she is mad, if she is the first wrong-doer.