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In Buddhism, the Patimokkha is the basic code of monastic discipline, consisting of 227 rules for monks (bhikkhus) and 311 for nuns (bhikkhunis). It is contained in the Suttavibhanga, a division of the Vinaya Pitaka.

The rules are arranged into sections:

  • Parajika - Rules entailing expulsion from the Sangha (defeat)
  • Sanghadisesa - Rules entailing an initial and subsequent meeting of the Sangha (communal meetings)
  • Aniyata - Indefinite rules
  • Nissaggiya Pacittiya - Rules entailing forfeiture and confession
  • Pacittiya - Rules entailing confession
  • Patidesaniya - Rules entailing acknowledgement
  • Sekhiya - Rules of training
  • Adhikarana Samatha - Rules for settling disputes

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