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 20

1. 'There are five things, O Bhikkhus, which when they characterise a Bhikkhu, the Saṃgha, if it likes, should carry out the Paṭisāraṇiya-kamma against him; (that is to say), when he goes about to bring loss on the laity—when he goes about to do harm to the laity—when he goes about to deprive the laity of their dwellings—when he reviles and finds fault with the laity—when he brings about division between the laity. These are the five things, O Bhikkhus, which (&c., as above, down to) against him.

'There are other five things, O Bhikkhus, which when they characterise a Bhikkhu, the Saṃgha, if it likes, should carry out the Paṭisāraṇiya-kamma against him; (that is to say), when he speaks to the laity in dispraise of the Buddha—when he speaks to the laity in dispraise of the Dhamma—when he speaks to the laity in dispraise of the Saṃgha—when he puts laymen down, and lowers them by censure—when he does not fulfil a promise made in accordance with the Rules to the laity. These are the other five things, O Bhikkhus, which (&c., as before, down to) against him.

'There are five kinds of Bhikkhus, O Bhikkhus, against whom the Saṃgha, if it likes, should carry out the Paṭisāraṇiya-kamma; (that is to say), one who goes about to bring loss on the laity (&c., as in the last paragraph, down to the end).'

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Here end the four times five cases of suspicion.

Footnotes and references:

[1]:

See above, chapter 4.

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