Dear all Dhamma friends,
I would like to seek for comments regarding the contradiction(maybe?) in the Vinaya rules as below:
From the Vinaya Pitaka>Paccittiya Kandam >Bhikkhuni Vibhango>Navamsikkhapadam
The rules was settle up by the Buddha because of the a group of six Nuns(Chabbaggiya Bhikkhuni) learning & practicing the **animal spell(Tiracchanavijja)
and been ridiculed by the lay people, thus the Buddha had settled a rule for the Nuns(Bhikkhuni), those who learned, will be committed an offense(Paccittiya).
But in the end of the story, the Buddha had also allow those Nuns, who practicing the animal spell for the Protection(Guttatthaya Paritta), For keeping in mind, mad, first time to committed such offense are freed of such offense( Anapatti).
So, I am confused to the account of above, which we may learn those mantras,dharanis & others religion's spells are OK for our protection?
**Animal spell, was a translation for Chinese, Pali dictionary was translated it to [Higher knowledge of the animal]