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(a) Some of the rules laid down in the VinayaPitaka:

1) When a new blanket was made by a bhikkhu, it was supposed to be kept for at least six years. If before the time span of six years he should have another new felt (blanket/rug) made, regardless of whether or not he has disposed of the first, then – unless he has been authorised by the bhikkhus – it is to be forfeited and confessed.

2) In case a bhikkhu arriving at a family residence is presented with cakes or cooked grain-meal, he may accept two or three bowlfuls if he so desires. If he should accept more than that, it is to be confessed. Having accepted the two or three bowlfuls and having taken them from there, he is to share them among the bhikkhus.

(b) 1. It could be part of the Buddhist monastery.

2. It was a part of being compassionate towards fellow beings.

(c) Buddha gave eightfold path to achieve nirvana, these are-

1. Right observation

2. Right determination

3. Right speech

4. Right action

5. Right livelihood

6. Right effort

7. Right awareness

8. Right Concentration.

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