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...

The Five Divisions (Fourth Division )

Prv.21.4.1 The laid down in the not laid down,[1] a laying down that is supplementary to a laying down,[2] a laying down that is a verdict in the presence of, … a verdict of innocence … of past insanity, Vin.5.224 a laying down that is to be carried out on his acknowledgement, a laying down that is the decision of the majority, a laying down for specific depravity, a covering over (as) with grass is laid down for the excellence of the Order, for the comfort of the Order. Founded on these two reasons a covering over (as) with grass was laid down for disciples by the Tathāgata. Founded on two reasons a covering over (as) with grass was laid down for disciples by the Tathāgata for the restraint of evil-minded men … for establishing True Dhamma, for protecting Discipline. Founded on these two reasons a covering over (as) with grass was laid down for disciples by the Tathāgata.

Concluded is the Fourth Division: on What was Laid Down

Footnotes and references:

1.

Vin-a.1413 says: the seven classes of offence; setting aside the Buddhas Kakusandha, Koṇāgamana and Kassapa, any rules of training not laid down in between are called laid down.

2.

See above, Vin.5.1.