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...

Upāli-Pentads (Division 11: a Schismatic in the Order)

Prv.17.11.1 “If he is possessed of how many qualities, revered sir, is a schismatic in the Order doomed to the Downfall, to Niraya Hell, staying there for an aeon, incurable[1]?”

“If he is possessed of five qualities, Upāli, … incurable. Of what five? As to this, Upāli, a monk explains non-dhamma as Dhamma, he explains Dhamma as non-dhamma … non-discipline as Discipline, … Discipline as non-discipline[2] and BD.6.325 he is one misrepresenting view as to formal act.[3] If he is possessed of these five qualities, Upāli … incurable.

Prv.17.11.2 And if he is possessed of five further qualities … incurable. Of what five? As to this, Upāli, a monk explains non-dhamma as Dhamma … and he is one misrepresenting view as to recitation. If he is possessed …

Prv.17.11.3 And if he is possessed of five further qualities … incurable. Of what five? As to this, Upāli, a monk explains non-dhamma as Dhamma … and he is one who, talking, misrepresents view. If he is possessed …

Prv.17.11.4 And if he is possessed of five further qualities … incurable. Of what five? As to this, Upāli, a monk explains non-dhamma as Dhamma … and he is one misrepresenting view by speaking out. If he is possessed …

Prv.17.11.5 And if he is possessed of five further qualities … incurable. Of what five? As to this, Upāli, a monk explains non-dhamma as Dhamma … and he is one misrepresenting view by offering a voting-ticket. If he is possessed …

Prv.17.11.6 And if he is possessed of five further qualities … incurable. Of what five? As to this, Upāli, a monk explains non-dhamma as Dhamma … and is one misrepresenting approval[4] as to a formal act … as to the recitation … (by) talking … by proclamation … by offering a voting ticket. If he is possessed …

Prv.17.11.7 And if he is possessed of five further qualities … incurable. Of what five? As to this, Upāli, a monk explains non-dhamma as Dhamma … and is one misrepresenting pleasure[5] as to a formal act … by offering a voting ticket. If he is possessed …

Prv.17.11.8 And if he is possessed of five further qualities … incurable. Of what five? Vin.5.203 As to this, Upāli, a monk explains non-dhamma as Dhamma … and is one misrepresenting intention[6] as to a formal act, is one misrepresenting intention as to the recitation, is one misrepresenting intention (by) talking, is one misrepresenting intention by speaking out, is one misrepresenting intention by offering a voting ticket. If he is possessed BD.6.326 of these five qualities, Upāli, a schismatic in the Order is doomed to the Downfall, to Niraya Hell, staying there for an aeon, incurable.”

Concluded is the Eleventh Division: on a Schismatic in the Order

Its Summary

Misrepresenting view as to formal act,
as to recitation and (by) talking,
By speaking out, by a voting-ticket:
these five are dependent on view.
Approval, and pleasure, and intention:
these three contexts are fivefold.

Footnotes and references:

1.

As at Vin.2.202.

3.

For this and the next four misrepresentations see above, Prv.17.10.9.