Aṅguttara Nikāya
008. Vinayavaggo - On the discipline

1. Paṭhamavinayadharasuttaṃ - First on bearing the discipline

008.01. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is a bearer of the discipline. What seven?

He knows ecclestiastical offences, the non-ecclestiastical offences, the light ecclestiastical offences, the heavy ecclestiastical offences, is virtuous restrained in the higher cods of rules, observes the precepts seeing fear in the slightest fault, becomes the gainer without a wish, without doing anything and quickly, of the four higher states of the mind. The pleasant abidings here and now. Destroying desires, the mind released and released through wisdom, abides having realized here and now. The bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is a bearer of the discipline.

2. Dutiyavinayadharasuttaṃ - Second on bearing the discipline

008.02. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is a bearer of the discipline. What seven?

He knows ecclestiastical offences, the non-ecclestiastical offences, the light ecclestiastical offences, the heavy ecclestiastical offences, of the higher code of rules he becomes competent to detail and to analyse and discriminate as expositions and words. He becomes the gainer without a wish, without doing anything and quickly, of the four higher states of the mind. The pleasant abidings here and now. Destroying desires, the mind released and released through wisdom, abides having realized here and now. The bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is a bearer of the discipline.

3Ṭatiyavinayadharasuttaṃ - Third on bearing the discipline

008.03. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is a bearer of the discipline. What seven?

He knows ecclestiastical offences, the non-ecclestiastical offences, the light ecclestiastical offences, the heavy ecclestiastical offences, he is irrefutably established in the discipline, becomes the gainer without a wish, without doing anything and quickly, of the four higher states of the mind. The pleasant abidings here and now. Destroying desires, the mind released and released through wisdom, abides having realized here and now. The bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is a bearer of the discipline.

4. Catutthavinayadharasuttaṃ - Fourth on bearing the discipline

008.04. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is a bearer of the discipline. What seven?

He knows ecclestiastical offences, the non-ecclestiastical offences, the light ecclestiastical offences, the heavy ecclestiastical offences, recollects the manifold previous births such as one birth, two births, ... re ... with all details the previous births, with the heavenly eye purified beyond human sees beings born according to their actions. Destroying desires, the mind released and released through wisdom, abides having realized here and now. The bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is a bearer of the discipline.

5. Paṭhamavinayadharasobhanasuttaṃ - First ornamental disciplinarian

008.05. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is an ornamental disciplinarian. What seven?

He knows ecclestiastical offences, the non-ecclestiastical offences, the light ecclestiastical offences, the heavy ecclestiastical offences, is virtuous restrained in the higher cods of rules, observes the precepts seeing fear in the slightest fault, becomes the gainer without a wish, without doing anything and quickly, of the four higher states of the mind. The pleasant abidings here and now. Destroying desires, the mind released and released through wisdom, abides having realized here and now. The bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is an ornamental disciplinarian.

6. Dutiyavinayadharasobhanasuttaṃ - The second ornamental disciplinarian

008.06. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is an ornamental disciplinarian. What seven?

He knows ecclestiastical offences, the non-ecclestiastical offences, the light ecclestiastical offences, the heavy ecclestiastical offences, of the higher code of rules he becomes competent to detail and to analyse and discriminate as expositions and words. becomes the gainer without a wish, without doing anything and quickly, of the four higher states of the mind. The pleasant abidings here and now. Destroying desires, the mind released and released through wisdom, abides having realized here and now. The bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is an ornamental disciplinarian.

7. Tatiyavinayadharasobhanasuttaṃ - The third ornamental disciplinarian

008.07. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is an ornamental disciplinarian. What seven?

He knows ecclestiastical offences, the non-ecclestiastical offences, the light ecclestiastical offences, the heavy ecclestiastical offences, of the higher code of rules he is irrefutably established in the discipline, becomes the gainer without a wish, without doing anything and quickly, of the four higher states of the mind. The pleasant abidings here and now. Destroying desires, the mind released and released through wisdom, abides having realized here and now. The bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is an ornamental disciplinarian.

8. Catutthavinayadharasobhanasuttaṃ - The fourth ornamental disciplinarian

008.08. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is an ornamental disciplinarian. What seven?

He knows ecclestiastical offences, the non-ecclestiastical offences, the light ecclestiastical offences, the heavy ecclestiastical offences, recollects the manifold previous births such as one birth, two births, ... re ... with all details the previous births, with the heavenly eye purified beyond human sees beings born according to their actions. Destroying desires, the mind released and released through wisdom, abides having realized here and now. The bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is an ornamental disciplinarian.

9. Satthusāsanasuttaṃ - The dispensation of the Teacher

008.09. Venerable Upali approached The Blessed One, worshipped, sat on a side and said:

Venerable sir, it is good if The Blessed One teach me in short, so that I could hearing it withdraw from the crowd, secluded, become diligent to dispel and abide.

Upali, you know the Teaching -'Know that some things, do not with certainty lead to turning away, disenhantment, cessation, appeasement, realization, enlightenment and extinction. Know with certainty! This is not the Teaching, the Discipline, nor the dispensaton of the Teacher. Know that some things, with certainty lead to turning away, disenhantment, cessation, appeasement, realization, enlightenment and extinction. Know with certainty! This is the Teaching, the Discipline, and the dispensaton of the Teacher.

10. Adhikaraṇasamathasuttaṃ - Settlement of legal matters

008.10. Bhikkhus, these seven are the ways in which whatever arisen legal matters should be settled. What seven? Settling the matter in the presence of a chapter of priests and the accused party. Causing to recall the situation, acquittal on the ground of restored sanity, causing to make a promise. Settling the matter on a majority of votes of the Community. Causing the accused to see the demerit, Covering up the whole thing as though with grass.

Bhikkhus, these seven are the ways in which whatever arisen legal matters should be settled.