Nuns’ rules and their analysis
Nuns’ Expiation (Pācittiya) 44
“Is it true, as is said, monks, that nuns do household work?”
“It is true, lord.”
The enlightened one, the lord, rebuked them, saying:
“How, monks, can nuns do household work? It is not, monks, for pleasing those who are not (yet) pleased … this rule of training:
“Whatever nun should do household work, there is an offence of expiation.”
There is no offence if it is a drink of conjey, if it is for the Order; if it is for worship at a shrine; if in doing household work for herself she cooks conjey or rice or solid food, washes a cloak or a turban; if she is mad, if she is the first wrong-doer.