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Right Speech

Making an unfounded charge to a bhikkhu that he has committed a paaraajika offence, in hopes of having him disrobed, is a sa"nghaadisesa offence.

[Sa"ngh.8]

Distorting the evidence while accusing a bhikkhu of having committed a paaraajika offence, in hopes of having him disrobed, is a sa"nghaadisesa offence.

[Sa"ngh.9]

Making an unfounded charge to a bhikkhu — or getting someone else to make the charge to him — that he is guilty of a sa"nghaadisesa offence is a paacittiya offence.

[Paac.76]

Tale bearing among bhikkhus, in hopes of winning favor or causing a rift, is a paacittiya offence.

[Paac.3]

An insult made with malicious intent to another bhikkhu is a paacittiya offence.

[Paac.2]

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