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...

Fifty cases of doubt

Kd.2.30.1 “This is a case, monks … They know that there are other resident monks who have not arrived. Thinking: ‘Now, is it allowable for us to carry out the Observance or is it not allowable?’ they carry out the Observance and recite the Pātimokkha (although) they are in doubt. While the Pātimokkha is being recited by them, other resident monks, a BD.4.174 larger number, arrive. Monks, the Pātimokkha should be recited again by those monks … cf. Kd.2.29.2, Kd.2.29.3 … an offence of wrong-doing for the reciters.

Kd.2.30.2 “This is a case, monks, … cf. Kd.2.29.2, Kd.2.29.3 … an offence of wrong-doing for the reciters.

Kd.2.30.3 Told are the Fifteen Cases on being in Doubt.