21 kinds of wrong livelihood for monastics

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21 kinds of wrong livelihood for monastics (bhikkhus and bhikkhunis)

  • 1. Medical practice (vejjakammaṃ karoti)
  • 2. Acting as a messenger (dūtakammaṃ karoti)
  • 3. Doing things at the behest of laymen (pahiṇakammaṃ karoti)
  • 4. Lancing boils (gaṇḍaṃ phāleti)
  • 5. Giving oil for medical application (arumakkhaṇaṃ deti)
  • 6. Giving emetics (uddhaṃ virecanaṃ deti)
  • 7. Giving purgatives (adho virecanaṃ deti)
  • 8. Preparing oil for nose-treatment (natthutelaṃ pacati)
  • 9. Preparing oil for medicine (pivanatelaṃ pacati)
  • 10. Presenting bamboos (veḷudānaṃ deti)
  • 11. Presenting leaves (pattadānaṃ deti)
  • 12. Presenting flowers (pupphadānaṃ deti)
  • 13. Presenting fruits (phaladānaṃ deti)
  • 14. Presenting soap-clay (sinānadānaṃ deti)
  • 15. Presenting tooth-sticks (dantakaṭṭhadānaṃ deti)
  • 16. Presenting water for washing the face (mukhodakadānaṃ deti)
  • 17. Presenting talcum powder (cuṇṇamattikadānaṃ deti)
  • 18. Using flattering speech (cāṭukamyaṃ karoti)
  • 19. Acting like half-cooked bean soup, i.e., speaking half-truths (muggasūpiyaṃ karoti)
  • 20. Fondling children (pāribatyaṃ karoti)
  • 21. Running errands (jaṅghapesaniyaṃ karoti)

(Vinaya Pitaka)

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