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.4.9.1 “This is a case, monks, where several resident monks five or more, collect together on an Invitation day.[1] They know that other resident monks have not arrived. Thinking: ‘Now, is it allowable for us to invite or is it not allowable?’ they invite (although they are in doubt). While they are inviting, other resident monks, a larger number, arrive. Monks, these monks should invite again, and there is an offence of wrong-doing for those who have invited.

Kd.4.9.2 “This is a case, … cf. Kd.4.8.2, Kd.4.8.3they should invite in their presence, and there is an offence of wrong-doing for those who have invited.

Kd.4.9.3 Told are the Fifteen Cases on Being in Doubt.

Footnotes and references:

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Cf. Kd.2.30.