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 without a preceptor, etc.

Kd.1.69.1 Now at that time monks ordained one who had no preceptor. They told this matter to the Lord. He said:

Monks, one who has no preceptor should not be ordained. Whoever should ordain (one such), there is an offence of wrong-doing.


Kd.1.69.2 Now at that time monks ordained one who had an Order as preceptor[1] … He said:

BD.4.114Monks, one who has an Order as preceptor should not be ordained. Whoever should ordain (one such), there is an offence of wrong-doing.


Kd.1.69.3 Now at that time monks ordained one who had a group as preceptor … He said:

Monks, one who has a group as preceptor should not be ordained … offence of wrong-doing.


Kd.1.69.4 Now at that time monks ordained one who had a eunuch[2] as preceptor … one who had one living in communion as it were by theft as preceptor … one who had one who had gone over to (another) sect as preceptor … one who had an animal as preceptor Vin.1.90 … one who had a matricide as preceptor … one who had a parricide as preceptor … one who had a murderer of a perfected one as preceptor … one who had a seducer of a nun as preceptor … one who had a schismatic as preceptor … one who had the shedder of (a Truth-finder’s) blood as preceptor … one who had a hermaphrodite as preceptor. They told this matter to the Lord. He said:

Monks, one who has a eunuch as preceptor … one who has a hermaphrodite as preceptor should not be ordained. Whoever should ordain (one such), there is an offence of wrong-doing.

Footnotes and references:

1.

It is to be gathered from Vin-a.1025 that an Order might (inadvertently) contain any of the types of malefactors mentioned above from a matricide down to a hermaphrodite.

2.

The following classes of persons mentioned also above, BD.4.108ff.