Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Monks’ rules and their analysis

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 41

… in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks opened the door of the face when the mouthful was not brought close … “…

‘I will not open the door of the face when the mouthful is not brought close,’ is a training to be observed.”

One should not open the door of the face when the mouthful is not brought close. Whoever out of disrespect opens the door of the face when the mouthful is not brought close, there is an offence of wrong-doing.

There is no offence if it is unintentional, if he is not thinking … if he is the first wrong-doer.