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 12: a Second Schismatic in the Order)

Prv.17.12.1 “If he is possessed of how many qualities, revered sir, is a schismatic in the Order not doomed to the Downfall, not (doomed) to Niraya Hell, not staying there for an aeon, not incurable?[1]

“If he is possessed of five qualities, Upāli, … not incurable. Of what five? As to this, Upāli, a monk explains non-dhamma as Dhamma, he explains Dhamma as non-dhamma, he explains non-discipline as Discipline, he explains Discipline as non-discipline, but is not one misrepresenting view as to a formal act. If he is possessed of these five qualities … not incurable.

Prv.17.12.2 Prv.17.12.3 Prv.17.12.4 Prv.17.12.5 Prv.17.12.6 Prv.17.12.7 Prv.17.12.8 And if he is possessed of five further qualities … not incurable. Of what five? As to this, Upāli, a monk explains non-dhamma as Dhamma … misrepresenting view as to recitation … misrepresenting intention by offering a voting ticket. If he is possessed of these five qualities, Upāli, a schismatic in the Order is not doomed to the Downfall, not (doomed) to Niraya Hell, not staying there for an aeon, not incurable.”

Concluded is the Twelfth Division: on a Second Schismatic in the Order

Its Summary

Not 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.
BD.6.327 Approval, and pleasure, and intention:
these three contexts are fivefold. /
As above are twenty forms exactly on the dark side,
You must know likewise the twenty exactly on the bright side.

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