Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Monks’ rules and their analysis

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 39

… in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks made up large mouthfuls … “…

‘I will not make up too large a mouthful,’ is a training to be observed.”

One should not make up too large a mouthful. Whoever out of disrespect makes up too large a mouthful, 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 they are solid victuals, all sorts of fruits, dainties, if there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first wrong-doer.