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 28

1. So the Saṃgha carried out against Channa the Bhikkhu the Ukkhepaniya-kamma for not acknowledging a fault to the effect that he should not at or dwell together with the Saṃgha. And after he had been subjected by the Saṃgha to the Ukkhepaniya-kamma for not acknowledging his fault he went from that residence to another residence. And the Bhikkhus there did no reverence to him, rose not from their seats to welcome him, rendered him not service, offered him not salutation, paid not respect to him, offered him not hospitality, nor esteemed him, nor honoured him, nor supported him. And when he received from the Bhikkhus neither hospitality, nor welcome, nor esteem, nor honour, nor support, he went from that residence to another residence. And the Bhikkhus there did no reverence to him, rose not from their seats to welcome him, rendered him not service (&c., as before, down to:) he went from that residence to another residence. And when he received no hospitality he returned back again even to Kosambī. Then he conducted himself aright, and he became subdued, and he sought for release, and going up to the Bhikkhus he spake as follows: 'I, Sirs, having been subjected by the Saṃgha to the Ukkhepaniyakamma am conducting myself aright in accordance thereto, and I am become subdued, and I seek for release. What now should I do?'

They told this thing to the Blessed One.

'Then, O Bhikkhus, let the Saṃgha revoke the Ukkhepaniya-kamma for not acknowledging his fault carried out against Channa the Bhikkhu.

2. 'There are five things, O Bhikkhus, [&c., the rest of this section bearing the same relation to the last, which chapter 6, § 2, does to chapter 5.]'

Here end the forty-three cases [in which an Ukkhepaniya-kamma for not acknowledging a fault is not to be revoked].

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