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Im looking for an Vinaya anthology that contains the suttas that were spoken by the Buddha on the occasion of the rules being laid down. Any recommendations?

:anjali:
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don’t cling to it. Whether it’s like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don’t try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That’s all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ‘us’ nor ‘them’. None of them are worthy of clinging to.

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Have you looked at the PTS English editions of the Khandhaka and the SuttaVibhanga?
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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daverupa wrote:Have you looked at the PTS English editions of the Khandhaka and the SuttaVibhanga?
Hi daverupa

I have. The PTS edition of the SuttaVibhanga is contained in 3 volumes at almost $70 a book. Don't really have the money at this time and was hoping to find a cheaper alternative. I haven't looked into the Khandhaka yet. I will have a look thank you.

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This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don’t cling to it. Whether it’s like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don’t try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That’s all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ‘us’ nor ‘them’. None of them are worthy of clinging to.

- Ajahn Chah
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I recommend the Khandhaka from the PTS (published as the Mahavagga and Culavagga, vols. 4 & 5, of The Book of Discipline) as it is the earliest Vinaya text (the Patimokkha is earlier, but the SuttaVibhanga containing it is later). Still fairly pricey.
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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daverupa wrote:I recommend the Khandhaka from the PTS (published as the Mahavagga and Culavagga, vols. 4 & 5, of The Book of Discipline) as it is the earliest Vinaya text (the Patimokkha is earlier, but the SuttaVibhanga containing it is later). Still fairly pricey.
Thanks so much!

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This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don’t cling to it. Whether it’s like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don’t try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That’s all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ‘us’ nor ‘them’. None of them are worthy of clinging to.

- Ajahn Chah
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bodom wrote:Im looking for an Vinaya anthology that contains the suttas that were spoken by the Buddha on the occasion of the rules being laid down. Any recommendations?

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Ven Nanamoli's LIFE OF THE BUDDHA has a fair amount of Vinaya texts.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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tiltbillings wrote:
bodom wrote:Im looking for an Vinaya anthology that contains the suttas that were spoken by the Buddha on the occasion of the rules being laid down. Any recommendations?

:anjali:
Ven Nanamoli's LIFE OF THE BUDDHA has a fair amount of Vinaya texts.
Thanks tilt, great book, I own it. Im looking for something a bit more comprehensive though.

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This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don’t cling to it. Whether it’s like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don’t try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That’s all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ‘us’ nor ‘them’. None of them are worthy of clinging to.

- Ajahn Chah
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On http://www.archive.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and http://www.scribd.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; you can find Horner's and Rhys Davids' translations of the Vinaya texts. I think there all on there.

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Khemadhammo Bhikkhu wrote:On http://www.archive.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and http://www.scribd.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; you can find Horner's and Rhys Davids' translations of the Vinaya texts. I think there all on there.

Metta,

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Thank you Bhante!

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This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don’t cling to it. Whether it’s like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don’t try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That’s all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ‘us’ nor ‘them’. None of them are worthy of clinging to.

- Ajahn Chah
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  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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As a point of clarification, the books titled "Vinaya Texts" vols 1-3 was translated by T.W. Rhys Davids and Herman Oldenberg. [1881-5] and seems to contain the patimokkha(rules only no stories) and the Khandakas. The Khandakas do contain background stories, but not to the patimokkha rules. If you scroll down on this page you can find them
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I believe a print on demand company called Forgotten Books will sell you a hard copy.

I. B. Horner translated both the Suttavibhangha and the Khandakas(Under the title Book of Discipline) , but I don't think they are in the public domain yet. My recollection is that there are several PTS scanned books on archive.org claiming to be the Book of Discipline but when you download them they are something else.

Ajahn Thanissaro's Buddhist Monastic Code will often have a summary of the origin stories, although not for every rule. Certainly enough to give you an idea.

Hope that is helpful(and correct :-))
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