Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Monks’ rules and their analysis

Monks’ Training (Sekhiya) 73

… in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time the group of six monks eased themselves standing

‘I will not ease myself standing if not ill,’ is a training to be observed.”

One must not ease oneself standing if not ill. Whoever out of disrespect eases himself standing if not ill, there is an offence of wrong-doing.

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