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...

On one on probation, etc.

Kd.9.4.6“If, monks, one on probation as the fourth (member) should grant probation,[1] should send back to the beginning, should inflict mānatta, if he, as the twentieth (member), should rehabilitate, it is not a (formal) act and ought not to be carried out.

“If, monks, one deserving to be sent back to the beginning as the fourth (member) should grant probation, should send back to the beginning, should inflict mānatta, if he, as the twentieth (member), should rehabilitate, it is not a (formal) and ought not to be carried out.

“If, monks, one deserving mānatta as the fourth (member) should grant probation, should send back to the beginning, should inflict mānatta, if he, as the twentieth (member) Vin.1.321 should rehabilitate, it is not a (formal) act and ought not to be carried out. BD.4.460 “If, monks, one undergoing mānatta as the fourth (member) should grant probation, should send back to the beginning, should inflict mānatta, if he, as the twentieth (member), should rehabilitate, it is not a (formal) act and ought not to be carried out.

“If, monks, one deserving rehabilitation as the fourth (member) should grant probation, should send back to the beginning, should inflict mānatta, if he, as the twentieth (member), should rehabilitate, it is not a (formal) act and ought not to be carried out.

Kd.9.4.7 “Monks, the protest of some (people) in the midst of an Order is valid, of others is not valid. And, monks, of whom is a protest in the midst of an Order not valid? Monks, the protest of a nun in the midst of an Order is not valid … of a probationer … of a novice … of a woman novice … of a disavower of the training … of one who has committed an extreme offence … of one who is mad … of one who is unhinged … of one who is in pain … of one who is suspended for not seeing an offence[2] … of one against whom an Order is carrying out a (formal) act. Monks, a protest of these in the midst of an Order is not valid.

Kd.9.4.8 “And, monks, of whom is a protest in the midst of an Order valid? Monks, a protest of a regular[3] monk in the midst of an Order is valid if he belongs to the same communion, if he is staying within the same boundary, even if he only informs the monk next (to him).[4] Monks, his protest in the midst of an Order is valid.

Footnotes and references:

1.

All these constitute part of the penalty for committing a Sānghadisesa offence. Those undergoing the penalty cannot inflict it on others, nor can they rehabilitate them when the penalty is duly over. Cf. Kd.12.1.4.

2.

Same list as that at Kd.9.4.2.

3.

pakatatta. Vin-a.1147 says he is one who has not fallen from moral habit and has not committed a pārajika offence. Cf. Vin.2.6, Vin.2.32f.

4.

ānantarikassāpi bhikkhuno viññāpentassa. Vin-a.1147 says, “if he immediately sits down himself” (in the assembly). Cf. the anantarikā nun at Vin.4.234, i.e. the next nun in an almsfood procession.