Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga

by T. W. Rhys Davids | 1881 | 137,074 words

The Cullavagga (part of the Vinaya collection) includes accounts of the First and Second Buddhist Councils as well as the establishment of the community of Buddhist nuns. The Cullavagga also elaborates on the etiquette and duties of Bhikkhus....

Cullavagga, Khandaka 1, Chapter 8

1. 'Now, thus, O Bhikkhus, should the revocation be carried out. Those Bhikkhus who are followers of Paṇḍuka and Lohitaka should go before the Saṃgha, with their upper robe arranged over one shoulder, and should bow down at the feet of the elder Bhikkhus, and squatting down, and raising their hands with the palms joined together, should speak as follows: "We, Sirs, have been subjected by the Saṃgha to the Tajjaniya-kamma, and are conducting ourselves aright in accordance thereto; and we have become subdued, and we seek for release, and beg for a revocation of the Tajjaniya-kamma."

And a second time they should beg [in the same words]. And a third time they should beg [in the same words]. Then a discreet and able Bhikkhu should lay the matter before the Saṃgha:

2. '"Let the venerable Saṃgha hear me. These Bhikkhus who are followers of Paṇḍuka and Lohitaka have been subjected (&c., as before), and they are conducting themselves (&c., as before), and they beg (&c., as before).

'"This is the motion (ñatti).

'"Let the venerable Saṃgha hear me. These Bhikkhus (&c., as before, down to) and they beg for a revocation of the Tajjaniya-kamma. The Saṃgha revokes the Tajjaniya-kamma for the Bhikkhus who are followers of Paṇḍuka and Lohitaka. Whosoever of the venerable ones approves of the revocation of the Tajjaniya-kamma for the Bhikkhus who are followers of Paṇḍuka and Lohitaka, let him hold his peace. Whosoever approves not thereof, let him speak.

'"And a second time I say the same thing. Let the venerable Saṃgha (&c., as before, down to) let him speak.

'"And a third time I say the same thing. Let the venerable Saṃgha (&c., as before, down to) let him speak.

'"The revocation of the Tajjaniya-kamma for the Bhikkhus who are followers of Paṇḍuka and Lohitaka has been carried by the Saṃgha. The Saṃgha approves; therefore is it silent. Thus do I understand."'

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Here ends the first (Kamma), the Tajjaniya-kamma.

Footnotes and references:

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Compare below, chapters 12 and 17.

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