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 two sent away, etc.

Kd.9.4.9 “There are, monks, these two (kinds of) being sent away.[1] There is, monks, the individual who has not arrived at the point of being sent away,[2] but if an Order sends him away he may be rightly sent away, or he may be wrongly sent away. And which, monks, is an individual who has not arrived at BD.4.461 the point of being sent away, but who, if an Order sends him away, is wrongly sent away? Now this is a case, monks, where there is a pure monk, not an offender; if the Order sends him away, he is wrongly sent away. This, monks, is called an individual who has not arrived at the point of being sent away, and who, if the Order sends him away, is wrongly sent away. And which, monks, is an individual who has not arrived at the point of being sent away, but who, if an Order sends him away, is rightly sent away? Now this is a case, monks, where there is an ignorant, inexperienced monk, full of offences, not rid of them,[3] Vin.1.322 one who lives in company with householders in unbecoming association with householders; if an Order sends him away, he is rightly sent away. This, monks, is called an individual who has not arrived at the point of being sent away, but who, if the Order sends him away, is rightly sent away.

Kd.9.4.10 “There are, monks, these two (kinds of) restoration.[4] There is, monks, the individual who has not arrived at the point of restoration, but if an Order restores him, he may be rightly restored, or he may be wrongly restored. And which, monks, is the individual who has not arrived at the point of restoration, but who, if an Order restores him, is wrongly restored? A eunuch,[5] monks, does not arrive[6] at the point of restoration; if the Order restores him, he is wrongly restored. Monks, one living in communion, as it were by theft, … one gone over to a sect … an animal … a matricide … a parricide … a slayer of one perfected … a seducer of a nun … a schismatic … a shedder of (a Truthfinder’s) blood … a hermaphrodite does not arrive at the point of restoration; if an Order restores him, he is wrongly restored. These, monks, are called individuals who do not arrive at the point of restoration, and who, if the Order restores them, are wrongly restored.

Kd.9.4.11 “And which, monks, is an individual who has not arrived BD.4.462 at the point of restoration, and who if an Order restores him, is rightly restored? One with his hands cut off,[7] monks, who has not arrived at the point of restoration, if an Order restores him, is rightly restored. Monks, one with his feet cut off … one with his hands and feet cut off … his ears cut off … his nose cut off … his ears and nose cut off … his fingers cut off … his nails cut off … one with his tendons cut … one who has webbed hands … a hunchback … a dwarf … one who had goitre … one who has been branded … one who has been scourged … one who has been written about … one who has elephantiasis … one who is badly ill … one who has disgraced an assembly (by some deformity) … one who is blind … one with a crooked limb … one who is lame … one paralysed down one side … a cripple … one weak through old age … one who is blind from birth … one who is dumb … one who is deaf … one who is blind and dumb … one who is blind and deaf … one who is deaf and dumb … one who is blind and deaf and dumb who has not arrived at the point of restoration, if an Order restores him, is rightly restored. These, monks, are called individuals who have not arrived at the point of restoration, and who, if an Order restores them, are rightly restored.

The First Portion for Repeating: that on Vāsabha village.

Footnotes and references:

1.

nissāraṇā. Cf. Nuns’ Saṅghādisesas, and see BD.3, Introduction, p.xxxvi. Vin-a.1147 explains that the Order sends away, nissāreti, by an act of banishment, censure and so on.

2.

appatto nissāraṇaṃ; he is not guilty enough to be sent away.

3.

an-apadāna. Vin-a.1148 explains apadāna by pariccheda, and says that the meaning of anapadāna is “without the pariccheda of offences”. Cf. below. Kd.9.7.6.

4.

osāraṇā, see BD.3.28, n.4.

5.

Same list recurs above, Kd.9.4.2.

6.

Again, appatta; but none of these may be ordained, or, if ordained, they should be expelled, nāseti. They therefore cannot be restored, not being in a position to obtain restoration.

7.

Same list at Vin.1.91, where such people may not “go forth”. See above, BD.4.116 for notes.

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