|Restraint of the eyes is good.|
- for the excellence of the Sangha (sanghasutthutāya),
- for the comfort of the Sangha (sanghaphāsutāya),
- for the suppression of badly confused persons (dumma
puggalāna, niggahāya), so that the well-behaved monastics may live with ease(pesalāna, bhikkhūna, phāsuvihārāya),
- for restraining the inflows/defilements (āsavāna, samvarāya),
- for the piety of those who are not pious (appasannāna, pasādāya),
- so that those who are pious may increase (pasannāna, bhiyyobhāvāya),
- so that the true Dhamma may be stable (saddhammatthitiyā),
- for assistance in the vinaya (vinayānuggahāya) .
|Hmm, what dos this story tell us?|
There is also no real danger that he would break away from the community: The agreement with his mother was clear, and for his part, Ven. Sudinna was ready to remain in the community as before .
And indeed, celibacy fits in well with the general ascetic lifestyle, which consists of restraint of the senses for goals such as overcoming craving (tanhā, lit. "thirst") or the attainment of peace .