" The rebuke fell into two major
parts. In the first part, the Buddha reminded Ven. Sudinna of his position as a
sama˚a—a monk or contemplative—and that his behavior was unworthy of his
position. Also, the Buddha pointed out to him the aims of the teaching and noted
that his behavior ran counter to them. The implication here was that Ven.
Sudinna had not only acted inconsistently with the content of the teaching, but
had also shown callous disregard for the Buddha’s compassionate aims in
making the Dhamma known"
The second part of the rebuke dealt in terms of personal qualities: those that a
bhikkhu practicing discipline is to abandon, and those he is to develop.
“Then the Blessed One, having in many ways rebuked Ven. Sudinna,
having spoken in dispraise of being burdensome, demanding, arrogant,
discontented, entangled, and indolent; in various ways having spoken in
praise of being unburdensome, undemanding, modest, content,
scrupulous, austere, gracious, self-effacing, and energetic; having given a
Dhamma talk on what is seemly and becoming for bhikkhus, addressed
This was where the Buddha formulated the training rule, after first stating his
reasons for doing so.
“‘In that case, bhikkhus, I will formulate a training rule for the bhikkhus
with ten aims in mind: the excellence of the Community, the comfort of
the Community, the curbing of the impudent, the comfort of well-behaved
bhikkhus, the restraint of effluents related to the present life, the
prevention of effluents related to the next life, the arousing of faith in the
faithless, the increase of the faithful, the establishment of the true
Dhamma, and the fostering of discipline.’”
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... o/bmc1.pdf
Ven. Sudinna was free to disrobe and re-ordain later but would lose some standing in the community.
Hell is closer than we think!. Painful bodily feeling and mental affliction are hell.
"But who or what will go anywhere after death?"
Who or what feels pain and mental distress?