Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Monks’ rules and their analysis

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 29

… in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks, accepting almsfood, accepted also much curry … “…

‘I will accept almsfood with equal curry,’ is a training to be observed.”

Curry means: there are two kinds of curry, bean curry, kidney-bean curry, that may be conveyed by hand. Almsfood with equal curry should be accepted. Whoever out of disrespect accepts also much curry, there is an offence of wrong-doing.

There is no offence if it is unintentional, if he is not thinking, if he does not know, if he is ill, if it is of another flavour, if it belongs to relations, if it is offered, if it is for another, if it is by means of his own property, if there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first wrongdoer.