Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Monks’ rules and their analysis

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 32

… in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks ate almsfood looking about here and there; they did not know that they were piled up and overflowing … “…

‘Thinking of the bowl will I eat almsfood,’ is a training to be observed.”

One should eat almsfood thinking of the bowl. Whoever out of disrespect eats almsfood looking about here and there, there is an offence of wrong-doing.

There is no offence if it is unintentional … if he is the first wrong-doer.