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 luring away

Kd.1.59.1 Now at that time the group of six monks lured away[1] the novices of monks who were elders. The elders, getting their own tooth-wood and water for rinsing the mouth, were incommoded.[2] They told this matter to the Lord. He said: “Monks, another’s assembly should not be lured away. Whoever should lure it away, there is an offence of wrong-doing.

Footnotes and references:

1.

apalāḷenti, to draw over (to themselves). Buddhaghosa at Vin-a.1014 hints at bribery, the group of six saying they would give bowls and robes to the novices.

2.

kilamati, more usually to go short of; to be tired, fatigued. Those who shared cells and pupils should get tooth-wood and water for rinsing the mouth for their preceptors and teachers respectively, Kd.1.25.8, Kd.1.32.3.