Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Monks’ rules and their analysis

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 44

… in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks ate tossing up balls (of food) … “…

‘I will not eat tossing up balls (of food),’ is a training to be observed.

One should not eat tossing up balls (of food). Whoever out of disrespect eats tossing up balls (of food), 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, if there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first wrong-doer.