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...

Procedure for making amends

Kd.4.6.1 Now at that time a certain monk came to have fallen into an offence on an Invitation day.[1] Then it occurred to this monk: “It is laid down by the Lord that an offender should not invite,[2] and I have fallen into an offence. Now what line of conduct should be followed by me?” They told this matter to the Lord. He said: “This is a case, monks, … cf. Kd.2.27.1, Kd.2.27.2; read Invitation day for Observance day) … When he has spoken thus, he may invite, but no obstacle should be put in the way of the Invitation from such a cause.”

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Cf. Kd.2.27.1.


Cf. below, BD.4.223.