Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Monks’ rules and their analysis

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 30

… in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks accepted heaped-up almsfood … “…

‘I will accept almsfood at an even level,’ is a training to be observed.”

One should accept almsfood at an even level. Whoever out of disrespect accepts heaped-up almsfood, 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 there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first wrong-doer.

The Third Division: that on arms akimbo