Vinaya [2]

Update : November 14, 2022

Training Rules

The Viniya (monastic rules of conduct) describes 227 rules.
4 + 13 + 2 + 30 + 92 = 227

The offenses range from irremediable, heavy, to light.

4 Parajika Offenses

They are heavy offenses for which there is no remedy.

  • Sexual act
  • Stealing
  • Killing any human being
  • False statement about supernormal attainment

The penalty is ex-communication from the Sangha of monks.

13 Samghadiesa Offenses

  • Heavy offense that must be dealt by Sangha meetings
  • Must undergo probation and penance imposed by the Sangha to receive rehabilitation

2 Indefinite rules

  • No fixed penalties for the transgressions
  • However, there are procedures by which the Sangha may assess appropriate punishment

30 rules entailing expiation with forfeiture

  • forfeit something as a penalty

92 rules entailing expiation [without forfeiture]

  • 4 rules entailing confession
  • 75 monastic rules of discipline
    minor precepts regulating the conduct of the novice or the monk
    mode of dress, deportment, eating, …
  • 7 dispute-settlements

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