2. Koseyya Vagga

6. Should a bhikkhu receive or make someone else receive gold, silver or any form of money or take delight at gold etc. placed for him, it entails a Nissaggiya Pacittiya offence (4-2-8).

N.B.: Should a bhikkhu receive something bought by someone with the money which a donor has entrusted to his steward, he has no offence.

7. Should a bhikkhu engage in trade with money, it entails a Nissaggiya Pacittiya offence (4-2-9)

Exception: A bhikkhu may ask price but can neither bargain nor buy.

8. Should a bhikkhu engage in various kinds of buying and selling (bartering), it entails a Nissaggiya Pacittiya offence (4-2-10)

3. Patta Vagga

9. Should a bhikkhu, having obtained an extra alms- bowl, keep it for more than ten days without determining it or assigning it to another bhikkhu, it entails a Nissaggiya Pacittiya offence (4-3-1)

N.H.: An extra alms-bowl should be understood in the same way as an extra robe. [See rule I of Nissaggiya Pacittiya] If the alms- bowl is determined or assigned to another bhikkhu within ten days, there is no offence.

10. Should a bhikkhu ask for a new alms-bowl when one’s current bowl is not beyond repair, it entails a Nissaggiya Pacittiya offence (4-3-2)

11. There are medicines for sick bhikkhus, namely, ghee, fresh butter, oil, honey and molasses. After a bhikkhu has accepted them with his hand, they can be kept in store and used for seven days at most. If they are kept and used for more than seven days, it entails a Nissaggiya Pacittiya offence (4-3-3)

Exception: A bhikkhu may use them externally after the seventh day.

12. Should a bhikkhu give another bhikkhu a robe and, being angry and displeased, snatch it back or have it snatched back, it entails a Nissaggiya Pacittiya offence. (4-3-5)

13. Should a bhikkhu knowingly persuade a donor to give him a gift that is intended for the sangha, it entails a Nissaggiya Pacittiya offence (4-3-10)


BornJuly 24, 1928, in Pyinma Village, Taungdwingyi township, Myanmar.

Samanera (novice): at the age of 15 at Tawya beikman Monastery.

Named : Shin Janaka

Bhikkhuhood: at the age of 20

Degrees attained:

  • Dhammacariya from Sakya-Siha examination.
  • Dhammacariya from state Sasana University.
  • Abhivamsa from Sakya-Siha examination.
  • G.C.E. (A level) from London. Sanskrit, Hindi and Sinhala Language

Vipassana Meditation : In 1953, under the supervision of the Most venerable Mahasi Sayadaw for four months.

Career :

  • Lecturer at Mahavisuddhayone Buddhist University in Mandalay.
  • Editorial assistance in the Sixth Buddhist Council by way of reviewing the Pali scriptures.
  • Nayaka Sayadaw at Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha.

Abbot of Chanmyay Yeiktha: February 1977.

Author (in Myanmar) : Preface of “Vissuddhimagga Mahatika Nissaya” written by the Most Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, “Visuddhimagga” in Myanmar 1st Volume, reply to the criticism to the “World Buddhism” magazine in Colombo and so on. “Peace and Happiness” was the famous one.

Mission: 1979-present (1997), Venerable Sayadaw conducted several meditation retreats and delivered Dhamma Talks in twenty-five countries in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and the U.S.A.

Forest Monastery:Branch of Chanmyay Yeiktha is Hmawbhi Centre, good location and only 45 minutes from Yangon by car.

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