Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Monks’ rules and their analysis

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 38

… in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks looked at others’ bowls captious-mindedly … “…

‘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.