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...

Monks’ Analysis: on the Laying-Down-Where (Pātidesanīya)

Monks’ Pātidesanīya 1

Prv.1.1:Bu-Pd.1 “Where was that offence to be Confessed laid down by that Lord who knows, who sees, perfected one, fully Self-Awakened One for eating solid food or soft food, having accepted it with one’s own hand from the hand of a nun who is not a relation (and) has entered among the houses?” It was laid down in Sāvatthī … Concerning a certain monk … A certain monk accepted a benefit from the hand of a nun who was not a relation (and) had entered among the houses … One laying down[1]Vin.5.28 He originates it by two origins: it may be that he originates it by body, not by speech, not by mind; it may be that he originates it by body and by mind, not by speech.

Monks’ Pātidesanīya 2

Prv.1.1:Bu-Pd.2 Offence to be Confessed for eating without restraining a nun who is giving directions … It was laid down in Rājagaha … Concerning the group of six monks … The group of six monks did not restrain nuns who were giving directions … One laying down[2] … He originates it by two origins: it may be that he originates it by body and by speech, not by mind; it may be that he originates it by body and by speech and by mind.

Monks’ Pātidesanīya 3

Prv.1.1:Bu-Pd.3 Offence to be Confessed for eating solid food or soft food among families agreed upon as learners, having accepted it with his own hand … It was laid down in Sāvatthī … Concerning several monks … Several monks, not knowing moderation, accepted … One laying down,[3] two supplementary layings down[4] … He originates it by two origins: it may be that he originates it by body, not by speech, not by mind; it may be that he originates it by body and by mind, not by speech.

Monks’ Pātidesanīya 4

Prv.1.1:Bu-Pd.4 Offence to be Confessed for eating solid food or soft food m forest lodgings, not announced beforehand, having accepted it BD.6.43 with his own hand within a monastery … It was laid down among the Sakyans … Concerning several monks … Several monks did not announce that thieves were living in a monastery … One laying down,[5] one supplementary laying down[6] … He originates it by two origins: it may be that he originates it by body and by speech, not by mind; it may be that he originates it by body and by speech and by mind.

Concluded are the four offences to be Confessed.

Its summary[7]:

Not a relation, giving directions, learners, and about the forest—
The four to be Confessed were proclaimed by the perfect Buddha

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