The 227 Vinaya rules – Are there reason behind it

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The 227 Vinaya rules – Are there reason behind it

Postby SarathW » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:23 am

I understand that Buddha imposed Vinaya rules based on some particular event or caused. Is there a book or link where I can read the story behind imposing these rules.
Is it Vinaya Pitaka? Please see the link for the list.

http://en.dhammadana.org/sangha/vinaya/227.htm

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Re: The 227 Vinaya rules – Are there reason behind it

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:34 am

Try the links here:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/vin/index.html

In particular:
The Buddhist Monastic Code I
The Patimokkha Training Rules Translated and Explained
by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... intro.html


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Re: The 227 Vinaya rules – Are there reason behind it

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:45 am

SarathW wrote:I understand that Buddha imposed Vinaya rules based on some particular event or caused. Is there a book or link where I can read the story behind imposing these rules.
Is it Vinaya Pitaka? Please see the link for the list.

http://en.dhammadana.org/sangha/vinaya/227.htm

Unfortunately not alll of the origin stories are complete in the BMC1, although the BMC does provide the main one of relevance some of the nuances are not found in just one story and some rules evolved over time.
They are found in the Vinaya pitaka and this part covers three volumes (six volumes in total).
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Re: The 227 Vinaya rules – Are there reason behind it

Postby Sekha » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:49 am

Try also there:
https://sites.google.com/site/wikivinay ... -on-vinaya

There are actually plenty of very interesting suttas in the Vinaya Pitaka. Unfortunately, they are not very easily accessible yet. And it is generally necessary to read the origin story to understand the reason behind the rule, although it is not completely clear in some cases, as for example the Buddha imposing the rains retreat because of monks stepping on crops. It looks sometimes like he was just waiting for the opportunity to set up certain rules.

And by reading the Vinaya, we get to know much more about how the Buddha behaved in day-to-day life situations, which is very interesting. Definitely something to recommend.
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Re: The 227 Vinaya rules – Are there reason behind it

Postby SarathW » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:24 am

Thanks everyone.
Thanks mike for the link. It was very helpful.


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