Khalupacchabhattika: 1 definition



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Source: Dhamma Dana: The 13 Ascetic Practices of Buddhist Monks

One of the Thirteen Dhutaygas.

The Pali term "khalupacchabhattika" means "the one who got used to refuse any extra food after having refused some a first time".

"khalu" = "interdiction (refusal)"; "pacchabhatta" = "extra food obtained after a pavarito"

When a bhikkhu eats one of the five kinds of foods, and he refuses (through a gesture or a word) any extra food proposed by someone else than the one who stretches it out to him (or is ready to serve some to him), this bhikkhu commits a pavarito. Some extra food obtained after a pavarito was committed is called "pacchabhatta". This food made authorised according to the vinaya (see the procedure) is called "paccabhattabhojana". The bhikkhu who has the habit to consume this type of food, according to the vinaya, is called "pacchabhattika".

When this practice is conveniently done, with steadiness and diligence, with the determination of not breaking it, we say that there is "khalupacchabhattikayga " (state of mind related to the refusal of extra food after having refused some a first time).

According to restrictions, there do exist three kinds of practitioners of the khalupacchabhattika dhutayga:

  1. ukkattha khalupacchabhattika, the noble practitioner of the khalupacchabhattika dhutayga
  2. majjhima khalupacchabhattika, the intermediate practitioner of the khalupacchabhattika dhutayga
  3. mudu khalupacchabhattika, the ordinary practitioner of the khalupacchabhattika dhutayga

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