Black Wool in Nissaggiya Pācittiya (monastic rules entailing forfeiture and confession )

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alexYaYy
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Black Wool in Nissaggiya Pācittiya (monastic rules entailing forfeiture and confession )

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In part 2: The Silk Chapter rules
12. Should any bhikkhu have a felt (blanket/rug) made of pure black wool, it is to be forfeited and confessed.

13. When a bhikkhu is having a new felt (blanket/rug) made, two parts of pure black wool are to be incorporated, a third (part) of white, and a fourth of brown. If a bhikkhu should have a new felt (blanket/rug) made without incorporating two parts of pure black wool, a third of white, and a fourth of brown, it is to be forfeited and confessed.
I don't understand why the colors of wool would be so concerning. I tried to check the Cullavaga but the website I used didn't have the explanation or maybe the explanation is not included in Cullavaga.
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Re: Black Wool in Nissaggiya Pācittiya (monastic rules entailing forfeiture and confession )

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Seems like black was luxurious?
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Re: Black Wool in Nissaggiya Pācittiya (monastic rules entailing forfeiture and confession )

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alexYaYy wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 11:22 pm I tried to check the Cullavagga
For rules contained in the two Pātimokkhas you need to look in the Bhikkhuvibhanga and Bhikkhunīvibhanga.

The Khandhakas (comprising the Mahāvagga and Cullavagga) deal with rules that lie outside the Pātimokkhas.
Anabhirati kho, āvuso, imasmiṃ dhammavinaye dukkhā, abhirati sukhā.

“To not delight in this dhammavinaya, friend, is painful; to delight in it is bliss.”
(Sukhasutta, AN 10:66)
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