Nuns’ rules and their analysis
Nuns’ Expiation (Pācittiya) 28
… at Sāvatthī in the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the nun Thullanandā gave recluses’ robe-material to players and to dancers and to female tumblers and to female conjurors and to drummers, saying: “Do praise me in public.” The players and the dancers and the tumblers and the conjurors and the drummers praised the nun Thullanandā in public, saying: “The lady Thullanandā is very learned, she is a repeater, she is wise, she is skilled in giving talk on dhamma. Give for the lady, make for the lady.” Those who were modest nuns … spread it about, saying:
“Is it true, as is said, monks, that the nun Thullanandā gave recluses’ robe-material to a householder?”
“It is true, lord.”
The enlightened one, the lord, rebuked them, saying:
“How, monks, can the nun Thullanandā give recluses’ robe-material to a householder? It is not, monks, for pleasing those who are not (yet) pleased … this rule of training:
“Whatever nun should give recluses’ robe-material to a householder or to a wanderer or to a female wanderer, there is an offence of expiation.”
Householder means: he who inhabits a house.
Wanderer means: excluding monk and novice, he who has reached (the stage of a) wanderer.
Recluses’ robe-material means: it is called made allowable. If she gives, there is an offence of expiation.