The monastic rules for Theravada Bhikkhunis, prepared in a bilingual English-Pali edition for study and recitation.
Analysis of the Bhikkhu-Pātimokkha: A translation of the Mahā-Vibhaṅga from the Vinaya-Piṭaka (2014) – Bhante Suddhāso
The canonical explication of the monastic rules.
The First Sanghādisesa Rule for Bhikkhus: The Vinaya Pitaka Text and its Commentarial Exegesis – Bhikkhu Bodhi
The present compilation brings together in English translation the most important Pali Vinaya texts dealing with the first rule in the Sanghādisesa section of the Bhikkhu Pātimokkha: the training rule on intentional emission of semen — one of the disciplinary rules most fundamental to [a bhikkhu’s] training.
The tale is best understood in the light of the need of the early Buddhist tradition to demarcate its position in the ancient Indian context vis-à-vis ascetic practices and ideology.
Buddhist texts are, by and large, nice. There’s no draconian punishments, no irrational fervor, no ‘smiting with swords’. A serene air of reason, balance, and sanity pervades.
This niceness is a huge problem.
A dictionary of the Pāli vocabulary found in the Vinaya Piṭaka.