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 an act not by rule, etc.

Kd.9.5.1 “This is a case, monks, where there is not an offence of a monk’s that should be seen.[1] If an Order or several (monks) or one individual reproves him for it, saying: ‘You, your reverence, have fallen into an offence. Do you see this offence?’ and if he speaks thus: ‘There is not, your reverence(s), an offence of mine that I can see,’ Vin.1.323 and if the Order suspends him for not seeing the offence,[2] it is not a legally valid (formal) act. This is a case, monks, where there is not an offence of a monk’s for which amends should be made. If an Order or several (monks) or one individual reproves him for it, saying: ‘You, your reverence, have fallen into an offence. Make BD.4.463 amends for this offence,’ and if he speaks thus: ‘There is not, your reverences, an offence of mine for which I should make amends,’ and if the Order suspends him for not making amends for the offence,[3] it is not a legally valid (formal) act. This is a case, monks, where there is not a wrong view of a monk’s that should be given up.[4] If an Order or several (monks) or one individual reproves him for it, saying: ‘This is a wrong view of yours, your reverence. Give up this wrong view,’ and if he speaks thus: ‘There is not, your reverence, a wrong view of mine that I should give up,’ and if the Order suspends him for not giving up the wrong view,[5] it is not a legally valid (formal) act.

Kd.9.5.2 “This is a case, monks, where there is not an offence of a monk’s that should be seen, not an offence for which amends should be made. If an Order or several (monks) or one individual reproves him for it, saying: ‘You, your reverence, have fallen into an offence. Do you see this offence? Make amends for this offence,’ and if he speaks thus: ‘There is not, your reverence(s), an offence of mine that I can see; there is not, your reverence(s), an offence of mine for which I should make amends,’ and if the Order suspends him for not seeing or for not making amends, it is not a legally valid (formal) act.

Kd.9.5.3 “This is a case, monks, where there is not an offence of a monk’s that should be seen, not a wrong view that should be given up. If an Order or several (monks) or one individual reproves him for it, saying: ‘You, your reverence, have fallen into an offence. Do you see this offence? This is a wrong view of yours; give up this wrong view’; and if he speaks thus: ‘There is not, your reverence(s), an offence of mine that I can see; there is not a wrong view of mine that I should give up,’ and if the Order suspends him for not seeing or for not giving up, it is not a legally valid (formal) act.

Kd.9.5.4 “This is a case, monks, where there is not an offence of a monk’s for which amends should be made, there is not a wrong view that should be given up. If an Order or several (monks) or one individual reproves him for it, saying: ‘You, your BD.4.464 reverence, have fallen into an offence; make amends for this offence. This is a wrong view of yours, give up this wrong view,’ and if he speaks thus: ‘There is not, your reverence(s) an offence of mine for which I should make amends; there is not a wrong view of mine that I should give up,’ and if the Order suspends him for not making amends or for not giving up, it is not a legally valid (formal) act.

Kd.9.5.5 “This is a case, monks, where there is not an offence of a monk’s that should be seen, there is not an offence for which amends should be made, there is not a wrong view that should be given up. If an Order or several (monks) Vin.1.324 or one individual reproves him for it, saying: ‘You, your reverence, have fallen into an offence. Do you see this offence? Make amends for this offence. This is a wrong view of yours; give up this wrong view,’ and if he speaks thus: ‘There is not, your reverence(s), an offence of mine that I can see; there is not, your reverence(s), an offence of mine for which I should make amends; there is not a wrong view of mine that I should give up,’ and if the Order suspends him for not seeing or for not making amends or for not giving up, it is not a legally valid (formal) act.

Kd.9.5.6 “This is a case, monks, where there is an offence of a monk’s that should be seen. If an Order or several (monks) or one individual reproves him for it, saying: ‘You, your reverence, have fallen into an offence. Do you see this offence?’ and if he speaks thus: ‘Yes, your reverence(s), I see it,’ and if the Order suspends him for not seeing the offence, it is not a legally valid (formal) act.

“This is a case, monks, where there is an offence of a monk’s for which amends should be made. If an Order or several (monks) or one individual reproves him for it, saying: ‘You, your reverence, have fallen into an offence. Make amends for this offence,’ and if he speaks thus: ‘Yes, your reverence(s), I will make amends,’ and if the Order suspends him for not making amends for the offence, it is not a legally valid (formal) act.

“This is a case, monks, where there is a wrong view of a monk’s that should be given up. If an Order or several (monks) or one individual reproves him for it, saying: ‘This, your reverence, is a wrong view of yours. Give up this wrong BD.4.465 view,’ and if he speaks thus: ‘Yes, your reverence(s), I will give it up,’ and if the Order suspends him for not giving up the wrong view, it is not a legally valid (formal) act.

Kd.9.5.7 “This is a case, monks, where there is an offence of a monk’s that should be seen, where there is an offence for which amends should be made … where there is an offence of a monk’s that should be seen, where there is a wrong view that should be given up … where there is an offence of a monk’s for which amends should be made, where there is a wrong view that should be given up … where there is an offence of a monk’s which should be seen, where there is an offence for which amends should be made, where there is a wrong view that should be given up. If an Order or several (monks) or one individual reproves him for it, saying: ‘You, your reverence, have fallen into an offence. Do you see this offence? Make amends for this offence. This is a wrong view of yours; give up this wrong view,’ and if he speaks thus: ‘Yes, your reverence(s), I see, yes, I will make amends, yes, I will give it up,’ and if the Order suspends him for not seeing or for not making amends or for not giving up, it is not a legally valid (formal) act.

Kd.9.5.8 “This is a case, monks, where there is an offence of a monk’s that should be seen. If an Order or several (monks) or one individual reproves him for it, saying: ‘You, your reverence, have fallen into an offence. Do you see this offence?’ and if he speaks thus: ‘There is not, your reverence(s), an offence of mine that I can see,’ Vin.1.325 and if the Order suspends him for not seeing, it is a legally valid (formal) act.

“This is a case, monks, where there is an offence of a monk’s for which amends should be made … If he speaks thus: ‘There is not, your reverence(s), an offence of mine for which I should make amends,’ and if the Order suspends him for not making amends, it is a legally valid (formal) act.

“This is a case, monks, where there is a wrong view of a monk’s that should be given up … If he speaks thus: ‘There is not, your reverence(s), a wrong view of mine, that should be given up,’ and if the Order suspends him for not giving up the wrong view, it is a legally valid (formal) act.

Kd.9.5.9 “This is a case, monks, where there is an offence of a monk’s BD.4.466 that should be seen, where there is an offence for which amends should be made … where there is an offence that should be seen, where there is a wrong view that should be given up … where there is an offence for which amends should be made, where there is a wrong view that should be given up … where there is an offence that should be seen, where there is an offence for which amends should be made, where there is a wrong view that should be given up. If an Order or several (monks) or one individual reproves him for it, saying: ‘You, your reverence, have fallen into an offence. Do you see this offence? Make amends for this offence. This is a wrong view of yours; give up this wrong view,’ and if he speaks thus: ‘There is not, your reverence(s), an offence of mine which I should see, there is not, your reverence(s), an offence of mine for which I should make amends, there is not a wrong view of mine that I should give up,’ and if the Order suspends him for not seeing or for not making amends or for not giving up, it is a legally valid (formal) act.”

Footnotes and references:

1.

I.e. by him.

3.

Cf. Kd.11.31.

4.

paṭinissajjetā = paṭinissajjitabbā, Vin-a.1147.

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