Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Monks’ rules and their analysis

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 46

… in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks ate stuffing the cheeks… “…

‘I will not eat stuffing the cheeks,’ is a training to be observed.”

One should not eat stuffing the cheeks. Whoever out of disrespect eats, having stuffed the cheek on one side or on both, 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 all sorts of fruits, if there are accidents, if he is mad, if he is the first wrong-doer.