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 raper of nuns

Kd.1.67.1 Now at that time several nuns were going along the high-road from Sāketa to Sāvatthī. Thieves, having issued forth on the road, robbed some nuns and seduced other nuns. Those in the royal service, having set out from Sāvatthī … = Kd.1.66.1, Kd.1.66.1 … The monks told this matter to the Lord. He said:

Monks, if a seducer of a nun is not ordained, he should not be ordained; if he is ordained, he should be expelled.[1]

Monks, if a schismatic is not ordained, he should not be ordained; if he is ordained, he should be expelled.

Monks, if a shedder of (a Truth-finder’s[2]) blood is not ordained, he should not be ordained; if he is ordained, he should be expelled.[3]

Footnotes and references:

1.

Cf. above BD.4.108, where a novice who seduces a nun is to be expelled.

2.

So the Commentary, Vin-a.1024.

3.

Other prohibitions in regard to these classes of persons given at Vin.1.136, Vin.1.320.