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MORAL DISCIPLINE AND SELF CONTROL


 

 

STUDY

(1) Omitting some words while reading�masala- ghu.

 

(2) Transgressing the sequence of the Tirthankara �caturguru.

 

(3) Mixing or adding words�masalaghu.

 

(4) Having wrong faith�caturlaghu.

 

(5) Transgressing the order of the guru�caturguru. �Brh. kelp. Bha. I, 288-99.

 

(6) Asking more than three questions regarding the kalikasruta and more than seven questions regarding the Ditthivaya�c.p.u.

                       �Nis. XIX, 8-12.

 

(7) Not studying at four times; studying at an improper time; reading only the lower portions; reading in an indistinct tone; not reading the text in due sequence or reading only one out of two identical passages�c.p.u.

                                   �Nis. XIX, 13-23.

 

 

REQUISITES

Skins

(1) Using complete and intact pieces of skins or clothes�masiyam pariharatthanam ugghaiyam.

�Nis. II, 22-24.

 

Broom

(2) Obtaining the returnable payapunchana on the condition of returning it the same night, but returning it the next day; or returning it the same night when promised to return it the next day�m.p.u.

                       �Nis. V, 15-16.

 

Bedding

(3) Taking out the returnable bedding or that owned by the householder without his consent; or not searching the lost bedding, or not scanning the requisites�m.p.u.

                       �Nis. II, 50-59.

 

Sticks

(4) Making, using or enjoying raw, colored or variously colored wooden, bamboo or cane sticks �m.p.u

           �Nis. V, 25-33.

 

(5) Using a broom which is bigger in measurements; or having fine thread-ends for it; giving one tie to the broom; giving more than three ties to the broom; binding it in a kadusaga way, holding it loosely; keeping it as a pillow; breaking it �m.p.u.

                 �Nis. V, 67-77.

 

Bowl

(6) Expanding the mouth of the pot; binding it improperly; using a pot with many ties for more than one and a half months�m.p.a.

                         �Nis. I, 41-45.

 

(7) Exchanging the alms-bowl without the consent of the ganin; not giving it to him who is unable to procure one�c.p.u.

                        �Nis. XIV, 1-48.

 

(8) Discoloring colored pots and vice versa;

Polishing it with oil, ghee or butter; coating it with powder or paint, washing it with water so as to give it a new appearance�c.p.u.

                                �Ibid.

 

(9) Frequently demanding a bowl in the congregation by getting up�c.p.u.

                          �I bid.

 

(10) For him who sent a person who had not studied the rules about the begging of the alms-bowl, to bring the coating for a pot�calvaro gurakah.

 

(11) -Do- who had studied it but did not remember the details about it�catvaro laghukah.

 

 (12) For coating the pot without the permission of the acarya�masalaghu.

 

(13) For not taking the permission of the cart-owner for oil�masalaghu.

 

(14) For taking oil at night and using it at night� calvaro laghukah.

 

(15) For taking oil at dew- fall or when bulls or calves are tied to the cart�catvaro laghukah.

           

(16) For taking oil when a dog is sitting below the cart

                       �Ealvaro gurakah.

 

(17) For coating the pot for decoration�catvaro

     Gurukah.

 

(18) Accepting a mediocre pot when decided to accept the best�masika.

 

 (19) Determining to accept the inferior one but accepting the mediocre�masika.

 

(20) For accepting an inferior pot when decided to accept the best�pancaka.

 

(21) For determining to accept a mediocre pot but accepting an inferior one�pancaka.

 

(22) For determining to accept a mediocre one, but accepting the best�caturlaghu.

 

(23) For determining to accept the inferior one but accepting the best pot�caturlaghu.

                       - Brh. kalp. Bha. I, 471-529.

 

Seat

(24) Carrying the seat of the householder�c.p.u.

                                   - Nis. XII, 10-13.

 

CLOTHING

(1) For transforming the best piece of cloth into a medium type�masalaghu.

 

(2) -Do- into an inferior one�pancaratrindiva.

 

(3) -Do- a mediocre one into the best type� caturlaghu.

 

(4) -Do- into jaghanya�pancaratrindiva.

 

(5) -Do- an inferior one into the best�caturlalaghu.

 

(6) -Do- into medium type�masika.

 

(7) For accepting a piece of cloth worth Pataliputra rupees 18�catvaro laghavah, or laghumasa, or caturguru.

 

(8) Do �rupees 20 catvaro laghva

 

(9)�Do�rupees 49�sadlaghavah

 

(10) �Do�rupees 50�sadguru

 

(11) �Do�rupees 100�cheda

 

(12)� Do�rupees 250�sadlaghavah

 

(13) �Do�rupees 500�sadguruvah

 

14) -Do�rupees 999�cheda

 

(15) �Do�rupees 1000�cheda or mula.