Bhikkhu Patimokkha

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1 Home » Tipitaka » Vinaya Pitaka | Index | Abbrev | Glossary | Help | Patimokkha: Intro Bhikkhus' Bhikkhunis' Bhikkhu Patimokkha The Bhikkhus' Code of Discipline Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu Source: Transcribed from a file provided by the author. For a comprehensive discussion of the Patimokkha rules, see Thanissaro Bhikkhu's The Buddhist Monastic Code Copyright © 1994 Thanissaro Bhikkhu Access to Insight edition © 1994 For free distribution. This work may be republished, reformatted, reprinted, and redistributed in any medium. It is the author's wish, however, that any such republication and redistribution be made available to the public on a free and unrestricted basis and that translations and other derivative works be clearly marked as such. Contents Parajika — Rules entailing expulsion from the Sangha (Defeat) Sanghadisesa — Rules entailing an initial and subsequent meeting of the Sangha Aniyata — Indefinite rules Nissaggiya Pacittiya — Rules entailing forfeiture and confession Part One: The Robe-cloth Chapter Part Two: The Silk Chapter Pacittiya — Rules entailing confession Part One: The Lie Chapter Part Two: The Living Plant Chapter Part Three: The Exhortation Chapter Part Four: The Food Chapter Part Five: The Naked Ascetic Chapter Part Six: The Alcoholic Drink Chapter Part Seven: The Animal Chapter Part Eight: The In-accordance-with-the-Rule Chapter Part Nine: The Treasure Chapter Patidesaniya — Rules entailing acknowledgement Sekhiya — Rules of training Part One: The 26 Dealing with Proper Behavior Part Two: The 30 Dealing with Food Part Three: The 16 Dealing with Teaching Dhamma Part Four: The 3 Miscellaneous Rules Adhikarana-Samatha — Rules for settling disputes Parajika Rules entailing expulsion from the Sangha (Defeat)
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2 1. Should any bhikkhu — participating in the training and livelihood of the bhikkhus, without having renounced the training, without having declared his weakness — engage in the sexual act, even with a female animal, he is defeated and no longer in communion. 2. Should any bhikkhu, in the manner of stealing, take what is not given from an inhabited area or from the wilderness — just as when, in the taking of what is not given, kings arresting the criminal would flog, imprison, or banish him, saying, "You are a robber, you are a fool, you are benighted, you are a thief" — a bhikkhu in the same way taking what is not given is defeated and no longer in communion. 3. Should any bhikkhu intentionally deprive a human being of life, or search for an assassin for him, or praise the advantages of death, or incite him to die (thus): "My good man, what use is this wretched, miserable life to you? Death would be better for you than life," or with such an idea in mind, such a purpose in mind, should in various ways praise the advantages of death or incite him to die, he also is defeated and no longer in communion. 4.
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