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The Suttavibhanga contains the basic training rules for bhikkhus and bhikkhunis, along with the “origin story” for each one. These rules are summarized in the Patimokkha, and amount to 227 rules for the bhikkhus, 311 for the bhikkhunis. The Patimokkkha rules are grouped as follows:

  • Parajika: rules entailing expulsion from the Sangha (Defeat) (4 for bhikkhus, 8 for bhikkhunis)
  • Sanghadisesa: rules entailing an initial and subsequent meeting of the Sangha (13, 17)
  • Aniyata (indefinite) rules (2, 0)
  • Nissaggiya pacittiya: rules entailing forfeiture and confession (30, 30)
  • Pacittiya: rules entailing confession (92, 166)
  • Patidesaniya: rules entailing acknowledgement (4, 8)
  • Sekhiya: rules of training (75, 75)
  • Adhikarana samatha: rules for settling disputes (7, 7)

Summaries and anthologies based on the Suttavibhanga:


  • <a href=“../../../lib/authors/ariyesako/layguide_en.html”>The Bhikkhus' Rules — A Guide for Laypeople: The Theravadin Buddhist Monk's Rules Compiled and Explained,</a> by Bhikkhu Ariyesako.
  • //The Bhikkhuni Patimokkha: The Bhikkhunis' Code of Discipline (Edition 2018),// Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans. A concise summary of the bhikkhuni Patimokkha rules.
  • <a href=“../../../lib/authors/thanissaro/bmc1/index_en.html”>The Buddhist Monastic Code, Volume I: The Patimokkha Training Rules Translated and Explained,</a> by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. This book provides an in-depth examination of each of the rules.
  • <a href=“bhikkhu-pati-intro_en.html”>Introduction to the Patimokkha Training Rules,</a> by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
  • <a href=“bhikkhu-pati_en.html”>The Patimokkha: The Bhikkhus' Code of Discipline,</a> Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans. A concise summary of the bhikkhu Patimokkha rules.
  • //Bhikkhu-Pātimokkha: Das Hauptregelwerk der buddhistischen Mönche//, from the Pali into German by Bhikkhu Ñāṇadassana.
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