This site gathers text and translation of certain texts relating to the Bhikkhuni Patimokkha, the code of discipline for Buddhist nuns. It was undertaken as part of . Interest, purity, the suitable time, the number of bhikkhunis and the advice. The four features to be suitable. The day of the full moon, all the. The Bhikkhuni Vibhanga contains the explication and analysis of that 40%, to create a comprehensive Bhikkhuni Patimokkha vocabulary, as well as a new.

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In the origin story to this rule, donors make such a gift. She knows, she speaks for us, and that is pleasing to us,” other bhikkhunis are to admonish them thus: The Gold and Silver Chapter 21 [ 18 ].

Restraint in Accordance with the Patimokkha

Take yours back,” and then snatch it back or have it snatched back, it is to be forfeited and confessed. Should any bhikkhuni stand or converse with a man, one on one, in the open air, it is to be confessed. Should any bhikkhuni engage in various types of trade, the article obtained is to be forfeited and confessed. Should any bhikkhuni sit in private on a secluded seat with a man, it is to be confessed. Should any bhikkhu, when the Patimokkha is being repeated, say, “Why are these lesser and minor training rules repeated when they lead only to anxiety, bother and confusion?

If she should stay longer than that, it is to be confessed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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In Buddhism, women are as capable of reaching nirvana as men. Should any bhikkhu say to a bhikkhu, “Come, my friend, let’s enter the village or town for alms,” and then — whether or not he has had food given to him — dismiss him, saying, “Go away, my friend. Should any bhikkhuni chew or consume staple or non-staple food at the wrong time, it is to be confessed.

Should any bhikkhuni, having given consent by proxy to a formal act carried out in accordance with the rule, later complain about the actit is to be confessed. In that sense, as practitioners of what Buddha taught, our practice not only has to be nourished by our own inspiration to attain Nibbana in a simple way, or by what we learn reading Suttas, bhikkkhuni nourished also through our deepest wish to practice according to the patimikkha that the Buddha laid down.

When a bhikkhu is making a new bed or bench, it is to have legs at most eight fingerbreadths long, using Sugata fingerbreadths, not counting the lower edge of the frame.


If she dwells apart from any of her five robes even for one night — unless authorized by the bhikkhunis — it is to be forfeited and confessed. Should any bhikkhuni give Acceptance to a maiden fully twenty years old but who has not trained for two years in the six precepts, it is to be confessed.

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What was yours is still yours. This means that the formal act settling the issue must be carried out in the presence of the Community, in the presence of the individuals, and in the presence of the Dhamma and Vinaya. In addition, the Bhikkhuni Patimokkha contains 13 Pacittiya rules that are identical to rules for bhikkhus that are contained in the Khandhakas; one Parajika rule similar to a Bhikkhus’ Sanghadisesa rule; one Parajika rule similar to patimokkhha Bhikkhus’ Pacittiya rule; two Sanghadisesa rules similar to Bhikkhus’ Khandhaka rules; one NP rule similar to a Bhikkhus’ NP; two Pacittiyas similar to a Bhikkhus’ Sanghadisesa; five Pacittiyas similar to Bhikkhus’ Pacittiyas; and eight Pacittiyas similar to rules for bhikkhus that are contained in the Khandhakas.

In case a bhikkhuni arriving at a family residence is presented with cakes or cooked grain-meal, she may accept two or three bowlfuls if she so bhikkjuni.

The Vinaya does not allow for any power-based relationship between the monks and nuns. Problems playing this file? Should any bhikkhu stand eavesdropping on bhikkhus when they are arguing, quarreling, and disputing, thinking, “I will overhear what they say” if doing it for just this reason and no other, bhhikkhuni is to be confessed.

Also, the eight Patidesaniya rules for the bhikkhunis are elaborations of a single Bhikkhus’ Pacittiya rule. Please, lady, take what the man is giving — staple or non-staple food — with your own hand and consume or chew it”: The bhikkhuni order was established five years after the bhikkhu order of monks at the request of a group of women whose spokesperson was Mahapajapati Gotamithe aunt who raised Gautama Buddha after his mother died.

I was embarrassed to say it and ashamed of the institution I was representing. Should any bhikkhu have an unordained person recite Dhamma line by line paatimokkha himit is to be confessed. For the non-Sangha-member practitioners in Thailand, see Maechi. In excess of that, it is to be cut down and confessed.

A motion is made to the entire group that this procedure will be followed. Retrieved 16 June An out-of-turn meal, except on the proper occasions, is to patimokka confessed.

I will receive alms food appreciatively: Benefit of the doubt is given to the monk unless there is over-riding evidence.


You, lady, are a corrupter of families, a woman of depraved conduct. When a bhikkhu bhimkhuni having a large dwelling built, he may supervise two or three layers of facing to plaster the area around the window frame and reinforce the area around the door frame the width of patimokkhz door opening, while standing where there are no crops to speak of.

And should patinokkha bhikkhuni, thus admonished by the bhikkhunis, say about the bhikkhunis, “The bhikkhunis are prejudiced by favoritism, prejudiced by aversion, prejudiced by delusion, prejudiced by fear, in that for this sort of offense they banish some and do not banish others,” the bhikkhunis are to admonish her thus: If the brackets follow the rule and simply contain a reference to a rule in the Mahavagga Mv or Cullavagga Pqtimokkhathe corresponding bhikkhus’ rule is contained in the Khandhakas.

Ordained women practicing in the Tibetan tradition usually hold an ordination that is, in effect, a novice ordination. These are the proper occasions here. This is special because the tradition of full ordination for women was not transmitted from India to Bhikmhuni. It said that even the most senior nun had to sit behind the most novice monk because, although her ordination was superior, the basis of that ordination, her bnikkhuni, was inferior.

I will not eat licking the hands: Should any bhikkhuni, having herself given a robe-cloth to another bhikkhuni, and then being angered and displeased, snatch it back or have it snatched back, it is to be forfeited and confessed. I will make a rounded mouthful: University of California Press, Berkeley. The nissaggiya pacittiya are thirty rules entailing “confession with forfeiture.

Theravadawhere the presence of nuns is a prerequisite for new nuns to be ordained. Should any bhikkhuni try to frighten another bhikkhuni, it is to be confessed.

Should any bhikkhu set a bed, bench, mattress, or stool belonging to the Community out in the open, or have it set out, and then on departing neither put it away nor have it put away, or should he go without taking leave, it is to be confessed.

It also gives definitions for all of the words contained within the precepts to both clarify and establish their meaning. I will receive alms food with bean curry in proper proportion: Do not misrepresent the Blessed One, for it is not good to misrepresent the Blessed One.