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....
1. Now at that time a certain Bhikkhu committed two Saṃghādisesa offences which he concealed for two months. And it occurred to him, Lo! I have committed, &c. . . . for two months. Let me now ask the Saṃgha for a probation of one month for &c. . . .' He asked the Saṃgha for a probation of one month for &c. . . . The Saṃgha imposed upon him a probation of one month for &c. . . . Whilst he was undergoing that probation, shame (for the way in which he had acted) overcame him. 'Let me now ask the Saṃgha for a (further) probation of one month for the two Saṃghādisesa offences concealed for two months.'
2. He told the Bhikkhus [all that had happened, in the words of § 1, and asked them], 'What now shall I do?'
They told this thing to the Blessed One.,
3. 'Let then the Saṃgha, O Bhikkhus, impose upon that Bhikkhu a probation for a further month for those two Saṃghādisesa offences concealed for two months.'
[Here follows the kammavācā in the form given in chapter 1, §§ 2, 3.]
'Thus that Bhikkhu, O Bhikkhus, should undergo probation for two months from that date.'
Footnotes and references:
See above, chap. 22. 3.