Monks’ rules and their analysis
Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 38
‘Not captious-mindedly will I look at others’ bowls,’ is a training to be observed.”
One should not look at others’ bowls captious-mindedly. Whoever out of disrespect looks at others’ bowls captious-mindedly, 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 looks thinking, ‘I will give or I will make (another) give,’ if he is not captious-minded, if there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first wrong-doer.