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...

The portion with eighteen cases measured, etc.

Kd.13.33.1 “This is a case, monks, where a monk having fallen into several offences entailing a formal meeting of the Order, not having concealed not many, not having concealed many, not having concealed one kind, not having concealed different BD.5.88 kinds, not having concealed those of a like division,[1] not having concealed those of the other division,[2] not having concealed separate ones,[3] not having concealed connected ones,[4] leaves the Order.[5]

Footnotes and references:

1.

sabhāga … visabhāga, possibly referring to the two divisions of offences entailing a formal meeting of the Order; that where offences are offences at once, and that where offences become so after (unsuccessful) admonition up to the third time.

2.

sabhāga … visabhāga, possibly referring to the two divisions of offences entailing a formal meeting of the Order; that where offences are offences at once, and that where offences become so after (unsuccessful) admonition up to the third time.

3.

vavatthitā.

4.

sambhinnā. For example, there are no other Formal Meetings similar to Bu-Ss.1, Bu-Ss.5, Bu-Ss.12, or Bu-Ss.13. These, therefore, are “separate”. Formal Meetings Bu-Ss.2, Bu-Ss.3, Bu-Ss.4 are “connected” because they deal with the same subject matter and to some extent use the same wording; the same is also true of Formal Meetings Bu-Ss.6, Bu-Ss.7 and Bu-Ss.8; Bu-Ss.9, Bu-Ss.10 and Bu-Ss.11. Vin-a.1191 says that vavatthitā and sambhinnā are pariyāyavacana of sabhāga and visabhāga.

5.

This is the whole of this paragraph as it stands. See note at Vinaya Texts ii.431 which says that the conclusion should be supplied as in Kd.13.28.1, with the exception that the penalty in each case is “a probation corresponding in length to the period which has elapsed since the first of those offences which the re-ordained Bhikkhu has concealed. The details are only worked out in Kd.13.28.1, of the first of the several pairs here enumerated, and are intended to be supplied here for each of the other pairs in a similar way. All the pairs recur in Chapters Kd.13.35, Kd.13.36.”

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