Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Monks’ rules and their analysis

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 17–18

… in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks, their arms swaying, went (sat down) amidst the houses, bending their arms … “…

‘Not swaying the arms will I go (sit down) amidst the houses,’ is a training to be observed.”

One should not go (sit down) amidst the houses swaying the arms. One should go (sit down) holding the arms straight. Whoever out of disrespect, the arms swaying, goes (sits down) amidst the houses bending the arms, there is an offence of wrong-doing.

There is no offence … as in Bu-Sk.15, Bu-Sk.16 … if he is the first wrong-doer.