Suttavibhanga/Patimokkha: "... meetings of the Community."

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Suttavibhanga/Patimokkha: "... meetings of the Community."

Postby Ikkyu » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:39 pm

At the moment I'm reading the Vinaya of the Pali canon, as I'm not sure whether it is identical to those of the Chinese of Tibetan canons and it's easier to get a hold of the reading material.

It says in the Suttavibhanga that certain offenses in the monastic community "entail[s] initial and subsequent meetings of the Community." For instance, "Intentional discharge of semen, except while dreaming, entails initial and subsequent meetings of the Community." (PC/Tptk., Svb., Sanghadisesa # 1)

What does "initial and subsequent meetings of the Community" imply?

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Re: Suttavibhanga/Patimokkha: "... meetings of the Community."

Postby Ikkyu » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:45 am

I guess I'm barking up the wrong tree here with suttas instead of Mahayana sutras?
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Re: Suttavibhanga/Patimokkha: "... meetings of the Community."

Postby viniketa » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:54 am

Ikkyu wrote:At the moment I'm reading the Vinaya of the Pali canon, as I'm not sure whether it is identical to those of the Chinese of Tibetan canons and it's easier to get a hold of the reading material.

It says in the Suttavibhanga that certain offenses in the monastic community "entail[s] initial and subsequent meetings of the Community." For instance, "Intentional discharge of semen, except while dreaming, entails initial and subsequent meetings of the Community." (PC/Tptk., Svb., Sanghadisesa # 1)

What does "initial and subsequent meetings of the Community" imply?


To my knowledge, there is no separate Vinaya (canonic or otherwise) for Mahāyāna, though some communities may add specific rules. Initial and subsequent has no esoteric meaning. Such offenses are usually discussed among the monastics over many occasions.

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