bhaniya, sussamana susavago va vi. (296)
Lord Jina, who
has conquered birth, old age and death, has spoken of two pathway: one for
the virtuous householders and other for the virtuous monks. (296)
mukkham, savayadhamme na savaya tena vina.
mukkham, jaidhamme tam vina taha so vi. (297)
worship are the primary doties in religion of a house-holder; without
them, one cannot be sravaka (house-holder). Meditation and study of
scriptures are the primary duties of a virtuous monk; there can be no monk
without them. (297)
bhikkhuhim, garattha samjamuttara.
savvehim, sahavo samjamuttara. (298)
In some case
house-holders are superior to certain monks in respect of conduct. But as
a whole monks are superior in conduct to the house-holder. (298)
aham taha, samcaemi munde java pavvaittae.
devanuppiyanam, amtie pamcanuvvaiyam sattasikkhavaiya.
gihidhammam padivajjissami. (299)
So long as I am
not able to take leave of home and become a monk with a shaven head, I
accept, in the presence of monks, beloved of gods, to observe the twelve
kinds of vows of a house-holder, viz. five small vows (anuvratas), and
seven disciplinary (sikshavratas) vows as prescribed for a layman. (299)
anuvvayaim, satta u sikkha u desajaidhammo.
desena va, tena juo hoi desajai. (300)
The religion of
a house-holder consists in the observance of the five small vows and the
seven disciplinary vows. A house-holder who observes all or some of the
vows becomes a partial monk (i. e., a pious house-holder). (300)