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 aiming at schism

Kd.4.11.1 “This is a case,[1]Vin.1.167 … They know that there are other resident monks who have not arrived. Saying: ‘These are perishing, these are being destroyed, what good are these to you?’ they invite, aiming at a schism. While they are inviting, other resident monks, a larger number, arrive. Monks, those monks should invite again, and there is a grave offence for those who have invited.

Kd.4.11.2 BD.4.220 “This is a case, … cf. Kd.4.8.2, Kd.4.8.3; Read grave offence instead of offence of wrong-doing; in the case of a like number a smaller number read those who have invited have duly invited, the rest should invite. … they should invite in their presence, and there is a grave offence for those who have invited.

Kd.4.11.3 Told are the Fifteen Cases on aiming at a Schism.

Told are the Seventy-five Cases.

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Cf. Kd.2.32.