SOME VINAYA RULES – CHANMYAY SAYADAW

SOURCE:

THE ORDINATION PROCEDURE SOME VINAYA RULES / Chanmyay Sayadaw / ordinate.htm

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/buddhism/ordinate.htm#parajika


1. Four Parajika Rules

Parajika is the name of the offence, and it also refers to the first four rules of Vinaya. It means “defeater” because it defeats a bhikkhu who breaks one of the most important four rules in the disciplinary code of the Sangha. When a bhikkhu violates one of the four rules, he is deprived of Buddhist monkhood and no longer a bhikkhu. He must be disrobed and return to lay life. He cannot be reordained a bhikkhu in his lifetime.

1. Should a bhikkhu engage in any type of sexual activity with a female or male being, even an animal, it entails a Parajika offence and he is no longer a bhikkhu.

2. Should a bhikkhu intentionally steal or take what is not given, even if the thing taken is only worth a quarter of the lowest unit of currency officially used in a country, it entails a Parajika offence and he is no longer a bhikkhu.

3. Should a bhikkhu intentionally deprive a human being of his life or provide him with a lethal weapon for the purpose or encourage him to die, it entails a Parajika offence and he is no longer a bhikkhu.

4. Should a bhikkhu who has not attained Jhana (absorption-concentration), Magga (path knowledge) and Phala (fruition knowledge), falsely claim that he has attained one of them, it entails a Parajika offence and he is no longer a bhikkhu.

2. Thirteen Sanghadisesa Rules

Sanghadisesa means an offence which requires a formal meeting of the Sangha at the initial, middle and final stages of redressing it. It also refers to the thirteen rules of the disciplinary code of the Sangha.

I. Should a bhikkhu intentionally emit semen, except in a dream, it entails a Sanghadisesa offence.

2. Should a bhikkhu, with lustful intention, touch any part of the body of a woman, even that of a new born female baby, it entails a Sahghadisesa offence.

3. Should a bhikkhu, with lustful intention, talk to a woman with lewd words about the covered parts of her body, it entails a Sanghadisesa offence.

4. Should a bhikkhu, with lustful intention, speak in the presence of a woman in praise of her offering sexual intercourse, it entails a Sanghadisesa offence.

5. Should a bhikkhu act as an intermediary for lovers, it entails a Sanghadisesa offence.

6. Should a bhikkhu, having a hut constructed with no donor, exceed the prescribed measurement, or should he not assemble bhikkhus to appoint a proper site with a surrounding area, it entails a Sanghadisesa offence.

7. Should a bhikkhu, having a large dwelling constructed with a donor, not assemble bhikkhus to appoint a proper site with a surrounding area, it entails a Sanghadisesa offence.

8. Should a bhikkhu, being angry, groundlessly accuse another bhikkhu of Parajika, it entails a Sanghadisesa offence.

9. Should a bhikkhu, being angry, groundlessly accuse another bhikkhu of a case of Parajika, using as a pretext some point of legal process connected with another person’s fault, it entails a Sanghadisesa offence.

10. Should a bhikkhu attempt to cause a schism in the Sangha, or should he persist in undertaking a legal process conducive to a schism in the Sangha, he should be admonished by other bhikkhus. Should he, being admonished, attempt as before, then he should be remonstrated with by the Sangha. If he, on being remonstrated with up to the third time, relinquishes his attempt, that is fine. If he does not, it entails a Sanghadisesa offence.

11. Should one or two or three bhikkhus follow that bhikkhu and take his side, they should be admonished by other bhikkhus. Should they, being admonished, persist in taking his side, they should be remonstrated with by the Sangha. If they, on being remonstrated with up to the third time, relinquish it, that is fine. If they do not, it entails a Sanghadisesa offence.

12. A bhikkhu may be naturally difficult to admonish. When he is lawfully admonished by bhikkhus concerning training-precepts, he makes himself unadmonishable. He should then be admonished by bhikkhus not to make himself unadmonishable. If he, being admonished, endeavours as before, he should be remonstrated with by the Sangha If he, on being remonstrated with up to the third time, relinquishes, it is fine. If he does not, it entails a Sanghadisesa offence.

13. A bhikkhu, who is a corrupter of families by gifts of flowers, fruits, different kinds of beautifying powder, etc., with the hope of gaining something from them, should be admonished by other bhikkhus. Should he, being admonished, persist as before, he should be remonstrated with by the Sangha. If he, on being remonstrated with up to the third time, relinquishes, it is fine. If he does not, it entails a Sanghadisesa offence.

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