Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Monks’ rules and their analysis

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 61

… in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks taught dhamma to (someone) wearing shoes … “…

‘I will not teach dhamma to (someone) wearing shoes (and) who is not ill,’ is a training to be observed.”

Dhamma should not be taught to (someone) wearing shoes (and) who is not ill. Whoever out of disrespect teaches dhamma to (someone) mounted on (shoes) or (with shoes) fastened on or (with shoes) unfastened (and) who is not ill, there is an offence of wrong-doing.

There is no offence if it is unintentional … if he if the first wrong-doer.