Finding the stumbling blocks (antarāyikā)

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Finding the stumbling blocks (antarāyikā)

Postby Unrul3r » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:40 pm

Greetings to all!

I read that there are 24 antarāyikā which are stated in the Vinaya. I've done a superficial search to the english Vinaya versions and I haven't found them. Could anyone that has the reference at hand or remembers where they are stated, give me a help finding them?
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Re: Finding the stumbling blocks (antarāyikā)

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:59 pm

There are stumbling-blocks to ordination, and stumbling-blocks to realisation of the Dhamma. Which is it that you want to know?

The ordination procedure is given in the Mahāvagga, where the candidate is questioned about his suitability: “Are you a human being? Are you a man? Are you a free man (not a slave)? Are you free from debt? Are you free from military service? Have your parents permitted your going-forth? Are you fully 20 years of age (from the time of conception)? Do you have a full set or robs and an almsbowl?

The other stumbling blocks are things like concealing an offence, having insulted a noble one, etc. I don't know where to find a complete list.
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Re: Finding the stumbling blocks (antarāyikā)

Postby Coyote » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:42 pm

unrul3r, Ven. Pesala,

is this what you are looking for?

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/bmc2/bmc2.ch14.html
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Re: Finding the stumbling blocks (antarāyikā)

Postby Unrul3r » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:25 pm

I see. Thank you both for your replies.

Pesala: Yes, what I was looking for was the stumbling-blocks to realisation of the Dhamma.
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