10 intentions of the rules for monks and nuns

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The Ten Intentions of the Rules for monks and nuns:

1. Protecting the community

2. Insuring the community’s comfort

3. Warding off ill-meaning people

4. Helping well behaved monks and nuns

5. Destroying present defilements

6. Preventing future defilements

7. Benefiting non-followers

8. Increasing the number of followers

9. Establishing the Discipline

10. Observing the rules of restraint

(from Vinaya, Suttavibhanga I.38)

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