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...

Nuns’ Analysis: on Laying-down-Where (Saṅghādisesa)

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 1

Prv.2.1:Bi-Ss.1 Where was that offence requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order laid down by that Lord … for a nun who speaks in envy (and) brings a law-suit? Concerning whom? On what subject? … By whom has it been conveyed?

“Where was that offence requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order laid down by that Lord … for a nun who speaks in envy (and) brings a law-suit?” It was laid down in Sāvatthī.[1]

“Concerning whom?” Concerning the nun Thullanandā.

“On what subject?” On the subject of the nun Thullanandā’s being one who spoke in envy.

“Is there there … see Prv.2.1:Bi-Pj.5. Instead of by the second recital, the Defeat class of offence (as in Monks’ Bu-Pj.1) read by the third recital, the class of offence requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order … She originates it by two origins: it may be that she originates it by body and by speech, not by mind; it may be Vin.5.56 that she originates it by body and by speech and by mind …

“By whom has it been conveyed?” It has been conveyed by a succession (of teachers):

Upāli, Dāsaka, as well as Soṇaka …

Proclaimed the Vinaya-piṭaka in the Island of Tambapaṇṇi.

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 2

Prv.2.1:Bi-Ss.2 BD.6.83 The offence requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order for receiving a woman thief … was laid down in Sāvatthī[2] … concerning the nun Thullanandā … The nun Thullanandā received a woman thief … One laying down … She originates it by two origins: it may be that she originates it by speech and by mind, not by body; it may be that she originates it by body and by speech and by mind.

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 3

Prv.2.1:Bi-Ss.3 The offence requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order for going among villages alone … was laid down in Sāvatthī[3] … concerning a certain nun … A certain nun went among villages alone … One laying down, three supplementary layings down … She originates it by one origin (as) in the first Defeat.

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 4

Prv.2.1:Bi-Ss.4 The offence requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order for restoring a nun suspended by a complete Order without having obtained permission from the Order which carried out the proceedings in accordance with the rule, the discipline, the Teacher’s instruction, and not having learnt the group’s desire … was laid down in Sāvatthī[4] … concerning the nun Thullanandā … The nun Thullanandā restored a nun suspended by a complete Order without having obtained permission from the Order which carried out the proceedings in accordance with the rule, the discipline, the Teacher’s instruction, and not having learnt the group’s desire … One laying down … She originates it by one origin in throwing off responsibility.

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 5

Prv.2.1:Bi-Ss.5 The offence requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order for a nun who is filled with desire accepting solid food or soft food with her own hand from the hand of a man who is filled with desire … was laid down in Sāvatthī[5] … concerning the nun Sundarīnandā … The nun Sundarīnandā who was filled with desire accepted food[6] from the hand of a man who was filled with desire … One laying down … She originates it by one origin (as) in the first Defeat.

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 6

Prv.2.1:Bi-Ss.6 The offence requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order for instigating (a nun), saying, “What can this man, whether he is filled with desire or is not filled with desire, do to you, lady, BD.6.84 since you are not filled with desire? Please, lady, eat or partake of the solid food or the soft food which this man is giving to you accepting it with your own hand” … was laid down Sāvatthī[7] … concerning a certain nun … A certain nun instigated, saying, “What can … with your own hand.” One laying down … She originates it by three origins.

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 10

Prv.2.1:Bi-Ss.10 The offence requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order for an angry nun who does not give up (her course) though being admonished up to the third time … Vin.5.57 was laid down in Sāvatthī[8] … concerning the nun Caṇḍakālī … The nun Caṇḍakālī, angry, displeased, spoke thus, “I repudiate the Buddha, I repudiate Dhamma, I repudiate the Order, I repudiate the training … ” … One laying down … She originates it by one origin in throwing off responsibility.

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 11

Prv.2.1:Bi-Ss.11 The offence requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order for a nun who has been overthrown in some legal question and does not give up (her course) though being admonished up to the third time … was laid down in Sāvatthī[9] … concerning the nun Caṇḍakālī … The nun Caṇḍakālī, overthrown in some legal question, angry, displeased, spoke thus, “The nuns are following a wrong course through partiality and the nuns are following a wrong course through hatred and the nuns are following a wrong course through confusion and the nuns are following a wrong course through fear” … One laying down … She originates it by one origin in throwing off responsibility.

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 12

Prv.2.1:Bi-Ss.12 The offence requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order for nuns who are living in company and do not give up (their course) though being admonished up to the third time … was laid down in Sāvatthī[10] … concerning several nuns … Several nuns were living in company … One laying down … They originate it by one origin in throwing off responsibility.

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 13

Prv.2.1:Bi-Ss.13 The offence requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order for (a nun who is) instigating (nuns), saying, “Ladies, live you as though in company, do not you live otherwise,” and does not give up (her course) though being admonished up to the third time … was laid down in Sāvatthī[11] … concerning the nun Thullanandā … The nun Thullanandā instigated (nuns) saying, BD.6.85 “Ladies, live you as though in company … ” … One laying down … She originates by one origin in throwing off responsibility.

Concluded are the ten Offences requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order

Its Summary

Envy, woman thief, among the villages, suspended, and about solid food,
“What to you?”, angry, some, company, and on another—these ten.[12]

Footnotes and references:

6.

āmisa, a word not in the relevant part of Vin.4.

12.

For the total of 17 offences of this class for nuns, against 13 for monks, BD.3.212, n.1.