Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Nuns’ rules and their analysis

Nuns’ Expiation (Pācittiya) 50

… at Sāvatthī in the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six nuns taught worldly knowledge. People … spread it about … Bi-Pc.44.1. Instead of learn read teach. … “… this rule of training:

Whatever nun should teach worldly knowledge, there is an offence of expiation.”

Whatever means: … nun is to be understood in this case.

Worldly knowledge means:

Should teach means: if she teaches by line … Bi-Pc.44.2. Instead of learns read teaches. … if she is the first wrong-doer.

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