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 of guidance

Kd.9.7.6 “This is a case, monks, where an ignorant, inexperienced monk,[1] full of offences, not rid of them, lives in company with householders in unbecoming association with householders. It then occurs to monks: ‘This monk, your reverences, ignorant, inexperienced, … in unbecoming association with householders. Come, let us carry out a (formal) act of guidance for him’; and these carry out a (formal) act of guidance for him, not by rule, in an incomplete assembly. He goes from that residence to another residence … as above in Kd.9.7.1 … not by rule, in a complete assembly … by rule, in an incomplete assembly … by what has the appearance of rule, in an incomplete assembly … by what has the appearance of rule, in a complete assembly. The cycle should be worked out as it is below.[2]

Footnotes and references:

1.

Cf. above, Kd.9.4.9.

2.

I.e. in Kd.9.7.1– Kd.9.7.5. The “wheel”, cakka, series, cycle, is the “arrangement of five categories on which this exposition is based …” (as said in note at Vinaya Texts ii.281). “Below” stands for our “above”, from the fact that the palm-leaf manuscripts are arranged with the first leaf at the bottom of the pile of leaves of which any work or “book” is made up.

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