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 How many Offences? (Pārājika)

Nuns’ Pārājika 5

Prv.2.2:Bi-Pj.5 Consenting to physical contact with a man who is filled with desire how many offences does a nun who is filled with desire fall into? Consenting … a nun who is filled with desire Vin.5.72 falls into three offences: if she consents to taking hold of below the collar-bone, above the circle of the knees, the offence is one involving Defeat; if she consents to a taking hold of above the collar-bone, below the circle of the knees, the offence is a grave one; if she consents to taking hold of something attached to the body, the offence is one of wrong-doing. These are the three offences that, consenting … a nun who is fined with desire falls into.

Nuns’ Pārājika 6

Prv.2.2:Bi-Pj.6 Concealing a fault, a nun who is one who conceals a fault … falls into three offences: if she conceals, knowing the matter is BD.6.103 one involving Defeat, the offence is one involving Defeat; if, being in doubt, she conceals, the offence is a grave one; if she conceals a falling away from good behaviour, the offence is one of wrong-doing. These are the three offences that, concealing a fault, a nun who is one who conceals a fault falls into.

Nuns’ Pārājika 7

Prv.2.2:Bi-Pj.7 Not giving up (her course) though being admonished up to the third time, a nun who is an imitator of one who is suspended … falls into three offences: following the motion there is an offence of wrong-doing; following the two resolutions there are grave offences; following the conclusion of the (three) resolutions the offence is one involving Defeat. These are the three offences that, though being admonished up to the third time, a nun who is an imitator of one who is suspended falls into.

Nuns’ Pārājika 8

Prv.2.2:Bi-Pj.8 Completing the eighth thing … she falls into three offences: if she is told by a man, “Come to such and such a place” and goes there, the offence is one of wrong-doing; in merely approaching the reach of the man’s hand, the offence is a grave one; if she completes the eighth thing the offence is one involving Defeat.

Concluded are the Offences involving Defeat