Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Monks’ rules and their analysis

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 5–6

… in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks, making play with hand and foot, went amidst the houses instead of went read, in Bu-Sk.6, sat down … “…

‘Well-controlled will I go (sit down) amidst the houses,’ is a training to be observed.”

One should go (sit down) amidst the houses well-controlled. Whoever out of disrespect, making play with hand or foot, goes (sits down) amidst the houses, 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 he is mad, if he is the first wrong-doer.