— The Bhikkhu's guidelines —

These are the 227 guidelines that every bhikkhu must learn by heart in Pali language in order to be able to recite them. Here a semantic analysis of each guideline will (hopefully) be provided.

Pārājika 1
Should any bhikkhu — participating in the training and livelihood of the bhikkhus, without having renounced the training, without having declared his weakness — engage in sexual intercourse, even with a female animal, he is defeated and no longer in affiliation.

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