Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Monks’ rules and their analysis

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 36

… in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks covered up the curry and the condiment with conjey, desiring something: more …”…

‘I will not cover up the curry and the condiment with conjey, desiring something more,’ is a training to be observed.”

One should not cover up the curry or the condiment with conjey, desiring something more. Whoever out of disrespect covers up the curry or the condiment with conjey, desiring something more, there is an offence of wrong-doing.

There is no offence if it is unintentional, if he is not thinking, if lie does not know; if the owners give, having covered it up; if he is not desiring something more; if there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first wrongdoer.