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...
Kd.1.56.1 Then it occurred to the novices: “Now, how many rules for training are there for us and in which we are to train?” They told this matter to the Lord. He said:
“Monks, I allow ten rules for training for novices and novices to train in these:
- “Restraint from onslaught on creatures;
- “Restraint from taking what is not given;
- “Restraint from unchastity;
- “Restraint from lying;
- “Restraint from the occasion of sloth (induced by) fermented liquor, spirits and strong drink;
- “Restraint from eating at the wrong time;
- “Restraint from seeing shows of dancing, singing and music;
- “Restraint from the occasion of using garlands, scents, unguents BD.4.106 and wearing finery; Vin.1.84
- “Restraint from using high beds, large beds;
- “Restraint from accepting gold and silver.
“I allow monks, these ten rules for training for novices and novices to train in these.”
Footnotes and references:
visūka appears to mean twisting, wriggling, restless motion. On the miming nature of singing, dancing and music see BD.3.xl, note and BD.4.298, n.2. These shows where movement was a feature were of quite a different character from shows of inanimate objects. Nuns were forbidden to visit these latter by their Bu-Pc.41.