Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Monks’ rules and their analysis

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 52

… in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks ate licking the fingers …

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

One should not eat licking the fingers … if he is the first wrong-doer.