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Monks’ Analysis: on How Many Offences?—I.B. Horner, Bhikkhu Brahmali

Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Parivāra

1.10. Monks’ Analysis: on How Many Offences?

Monks’ Pārājika 1

Because of indulging in sexual intercourse how many offences does one fall into? Because of indulging in sexual intercourse one falls into four offences. If one indulges in sexual intercourse with a body that is not decayed … … offence of wrong-doing; in an application of lac there is an offence of Expiation. Because of indulging in sexual intercourse one falls into these four offences.

Monks’ Pārājika 2

Because of taking what has not been given … one falls into three offences … of wrong-doing. Because of taking what has not been given one falls into these three offences.

Monks’ Pārājika 3

Because of intentionally depriving a human being of life … one falls into three offences … involving Defeat. Because of intentionally depriving a human being of life one falls into these three offences.

Monks’ Pārājika 4

Because of laying claim (for oneself) to a non-existent, non-actual state of further-men … one falls into three offences … of wrong-doing. Because of laying claim … one falls into these three offences.

Saṅghādisesa

Monks’ Saṅghādisesa 1

Because of emitting semen making an effort … one falls into three offences …

Monks’ Saṅghādisesa 2

Because of coming into physical contact (with a woman) … one falls into five offences. If a nun, filled with desire, consents to taking hold of a man who is filled with desire above the circle of the knees there is an offence involving Defeat. If a monk rubs (her) body with (his body) there is an offence requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order. If he rubs an article of clothing (of hers) with (his) body there is a grave offence. If he rubs an article of clothing (of hers) with an article of clothing (of his) there is an offence of wrong-doing. In tickling with the fingers there is an offence of Expiation. Because of coming into physical contact one falls into these five offences.

Monks’ Saṅghādisesa 3

Because of offending a woman with lewd words one falls into three offences …

Monks’ Saṅghādisesa 4

Because of speaking in praise of sense-pleasures for oneself one falls into three offences …

Monks’ Saṅghādisesa 5–12

Because of acting as a go-between … of begging for having a hut built for oneself … of having a large vihāra built … of defaming a monk … of not giving up (his, their, course) one falls into three offences …

Monks’ Saṅghādisesa 13

Because of not giving up his course a monk who brings a family into disrepute, though being admonished up to three times falls into three offences: following the motion there is an offence of wrong-doing; following the two resolutions there is a grave offence; following the conclusion of the (three) resolutions there is an offence requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order …

Sekhiya

Monks’ Sekhiya 75

Because of, out of disrespect, easing oneself or spitting in water how many offences does one fall into? Because of, out of disrespect … one falls into one offence: wrong-doing. Because of, out of disrespect … one falls into this one offence.

Concluded is the Second Chapter: on How Many Offences?