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The Vinaya Pitaka
The Vinaya Pitaka: Often called the Book of Discipline
Vinaya: Discipline
It is for many Buddhists from the mouth of the Buddha himself
Contains rules of behaviour
Most is written in form of reports of real cases which led to the rule
There are 227 rules known as Patimokkha or Pratimoksha
The rules are recited every two weeks on upavastha day in monasteries
Patimokkha: bond, so the rules allow the Sanga to live together in harmony
The rules are classed more as…read more


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