Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Monks’ rules and their analysis

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 34

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

‘I will eat 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 eaten. Whoever out of disrespect eats 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 by means of his own properties, if there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first wrong-doer.