Vinaya Pitaka (4): Parivara

by I. B. Horner | 2014 | 150,781 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 analyses the rules from various points of view. The English translation of the Vinaya-pitaka (fourth part, parivara) contains many Pali original words, but transliterated using a system similar...

2.3. Nuns’ Analysis: on Falling Away

Prv.2.3 Vin.5.80 Of the four fallings away how many fallings away do the offences for a nun who, filled with desire, is consenting to physical contact with a man who is filled with desire appertain to? Of the four fallings away the offences … appertain to two fallings away: there may be falling away from moral habit; there may be falling away from good behaviour … Of the four fallings away how many fallings away do the offences for one who is partaking of curds, having had them asked for, appertain to? … appertain to one falling away: falling away from good behaviour.

Concluded is the Third Chapter: on Falling Away