Monks’ rules and their analysis
Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 7–8
‘With the eyes cast down will I go (sit down) amidst the houses,’ is a training to be observed.”
One should go (sit down) amidst the houses with the eyes cast down looking only a plough’s (distance ahead). Whoever out of disrespect, looking about here and there, goes (sits down) amidst the houses, there is an offence of wrong-doing.