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...
“Whatever nun, being invited or being satisfied, should eat or partake of solid food or soft food, there is an offence of expiation.”
Bi-Pc.54.2.1 Whatever means: … nun is to be understood in this case.
Being invited means: being invited to any one meal of the five (kinds of) meals.
Being satisfied means: eating is to be seen, a meal is to be seen, standing within a reach of the hand, she asks (her), a refusal is to be seen.
Soft food means: the five (kinds of) meals: … meat.
If she accepts, thinking: “I will eat, I will partake of,” there is an offence of wrong-doing. For every mouthful, there is an offence of expiation. If she BD.3.349 accepts for the sake of nutriment (food to be eaten) during a watch of the night, during seven days, during life, there is an offence of wrong-doing. For every mouthful, there is an offence of wrong-doing.
Bi-Pc.54.2.2 There is no offence if, being invited (but) not being satisfied, she drinks conjey; if she eats having asked the owner (for permission); if when there is a reason she makes use of (food to be eaten) during a watch of the night, during seven days, during life; if she is mad, if she is the first wrong-doer. Vin.4.312
Footnotes and references:
The words are here changed to nimantitā vā pavāritā vā from bhuttavi pavarita of the story. This latter pair (in the masculine) appears in the monks’ sikkhāpada (Bu-Pc.35); therefore the Old Commentary there defines bhuttāvī, having eaten, while above it defines nimantitā, being invited; but the terms used in these two definitions are the same.