Theravāda Vinayapiṭaka

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8. Answers About The Beginning Of Observance

What is the beginning of a (formal) act for Observance, what is in the middle, what is the ending? What is the beginning of a (formal) act for Invitation … What is the beginning of a (formal) act of censure … of guidance … of banishment … of reconciliation … of suspension … of imposing probation, of sending back to the beginning, of inflicting mānatta (discipline), of rehabilitation, what is the beginning of a (formal) act for ordination, what is in the middle, what is the ending? What is the beginning of a nullification of a (formal) act of censure … of guidance … of banishment … of reconciliation … of suspension … What is the beginning of a verdict of innocence … of a verdict of past insanity … of a decision for specific depravity … of a covering over (as) with grass … What is the beginning of an agreement as to an exhorter of nuns … of an agreement to be away, separated from the three robes … of an agreement as to a rug … of an agreement as to a silver-remover … as to an assigner of outer cloaks … as to an assigner of bowls … as to a walking-staff … as to string … as to a walking-staff and string, what is in the middle, what is the ending?

What is the beginning of a (formal) act for Observance, what is in the middle, what is the ending? The “being all together” is the beginning of a (formal) act for Observance, carrying out is in the middle, the conclusion is the ending. What is the beginning of a (formal) act for Invitation … ? The “being all together” is the beginning … the conclusion is the ending. What is the beginning of a (formal) act of censure … of guidance … of banishment … of reconciliation … of suspension … of imposing probation … of sending back to the beginning … of inflicting mānatta (discipline) … of rehabilitation … The matter and the individual are the beginning, a motion is in the middle, a resolution is the ending. What is the beginning for a (formal) act of ordination … ? The individual is the beginning of a (formal) act for ordination, a motion is in the middle, a resolution is the ending.

What is the beginning of a nullification of a (formal) act of censure … of guidance … of banishment … of reconciliation … of suspension, what is in the middle, what is the ending? Proper conduct is the beginning, a motion is in the middle, a resolution is the ending.

What is the beginning of a verdict of innocence … of a verdict of past insanity … of a decision for specific depravity … of a covering over (as) with grass … of an agreement as to an exhorter of nuns … of an agreement as to a walking-staff and string, what is in the middle, what is the ending? The matter and the individual are the beginning, a motion is in the middle, a resolution is the ending.