Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

Parivāra

2.10. Nuns’ Analysis: on How Many Offences?

Nuns’ Pārājika 5

Because of consenting to physical contact how many offences does she fall into? Because of consenting to physical contact she falls into five offences. If a nun filled with desire, consents to taking hold of a man who is filled with desire below the collar-bone, above the circle of the knees, there is an offence involving Defeat. If a monk rubs (her) body with (his) body the offence is one requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order. If she rubs something attached to the body with the body there is a grave offence. If she rubs something attached to the body with something attached to the body there is an offence of wrong-doing. In tickling with the fingers there is an offence of Expiation. Because of consenting to physical contact she falls into these five offences.

Nuns’ Pārājika 6

Because of concealing a fault how many offences does she fall into? … into four offences. If a nun knowingly conceals a matter involving Defeat the offence is one involving Defeat. If, being in doubt, she conceals it, there is a grave offence. If a monk conceals an offence requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order there is an offence of Expiation; if she conceals a falling away from good behaviour there is an offence of wrong-doing. Because of concealing a fault she falls into these four offences.

Nuns’ Pārājika 7

Because of not giving up (her course) though being admonished up to the third time … she falls into five offences. If a nun who is an imitator of one who is suspended does not give up (her course) though being admonished up to the third time, following the motion there is an offence of wrong-doing, following the two resolutions there are grave offences, following the conclusion of the (three) resolutions there is an offence involving Defeat. If a nun who is an imitator of a schismatic does not give up (her course) though being admonished up to the third time there is an offence requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order. If she does not give up (her) pernicious views though being admonished up to the third time there is an offence of Expiation. Because of not giving up (her course) though being admonished up to the third time she falls into these five offences.

Nuns’ Pārājika 8

Because of completing the eighth thing … she falls into three offences … see Vin.5.72 … she falls into these three offences.

Concluded are the Offences involving Defeat

Saṅghādisesa

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 1

Because of bringing a law-suit a nun, if she be one who speaks in envy … falls into three offences … see Vin.5.72 … Formal Meeting of the Order.

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 2

Because of ordaining a woman-thief … three offences …

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 3

Because of going alone among villages … three offences …

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 4

Because of restoring a nun suspended by a complete Order not having learnt the group’s desire … three offences …

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 5

Because of partaking of solid food or soft food that with her own hand she has accepted from the hand of a man who is filled with desire a nun who is filled with desire falls into three offences …

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 6

Because of instigating (by) saying, “What can this man do to you, lady … eat or partake of … having accepted with your own hand” … three offences …

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 10

Because of not giving up (her course) though being admonished up to the third time a nun who is angry falls into three offences …

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 11

Because of not giving up (her course) though being admonished up to the third time a nun who is overthrown in some legal question … three offences.

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 12

Because of not giving up (her course) though being admonished up to the third time a nun who lives in company … three offences …

Nuns’ Saṅghādisesa 13

Because of not giving up (her course) though being admonished up to the third time (but) instigating (and) saying, “Ladies, live you as though in company, do not you live otherwise” … three offences …

Concluded are the ten Offences requiring a Formal Meeting of the Order

… Because of partaking of curds, having had them asked for, … she falls into two offences. If she accepts them, saying, “I will eat, I will partake of” there is an offence of wrong-doing. For every mouthful there is an offence to be Confessed. Because of partaking of curds, having had them asked for, she falls into these two offences.

Concluded is the Second Chapter: on How Many Offences?