Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka

by I. B. Horner | 2014 | 386,194 words | ISBN-13: 9781921842160

The English translation of the Khandhaka: the second book of the Pali Vinaya Pitaka, one of the three major ‘baskets’ of Therevada canonical literature. It is a collection of various narratives. The English translation of the Vinaya-pitaka (third part, khandhaka) contains many Pali original words, but transliterated using a system similar to the I...

The story of a scourged man

Kd.1.44.1 BD.4.95 Now at that time a certain man who had been scourged as punishment[1] came to have gone forth among the monks. People … spread it about, saying: “How can these recluses, sons of the Sakyans, let one who has been scourged as punish-ment go forth?” They told this matter to the Lord. He said:

Monks, one who has been scourged as punishment should not be let go forth. Whoever should let (one such) go forth, there is an offence of wrong-doing.Vin.1.76

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kasāhata katadaṇḍakamma.