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.62.1.1 BD.3.363 … at Sāvatthī in the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time nuns ordained a woman giving suck. She walked for alms. People spoke thus: “Give almsfood to the lady, the lady has a companion.” The people … spread it about, saying: “How can the nuns … Bi-Pc.61.1, instead of pregnant woman read woman giving suck …” “… this rule of training:
“Whatever nun should ordain a woman giving suck, there is an offence of expiation.”
Bi-Pc.62.2.1 Whatever means: … nun is to be understood in this case.
Woman giving suck means: she is a mother or a foster-mother.
Should ordain means: … Bi-Pc.61.2. Read, If she thinks that she is a woman giving suck when she is a woman giving suck; if she thinks that she is not a woman giving suck, etc. … if she is the first wrong-doer.