Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Monks’ rules and their analysis

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 23–24

… in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks, having dressed themselves, including their heads, in the upper robes, went (sat down) amidst the houses … “…

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

One should not go (sit down) muffled up amidst the houses. Whoever out of disrespect goes (sits down) amidst the houses, having dressed himself, including his head, in the upper robe, 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.