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 3, Chapter 25
1. 'In case, O Bhikkhus, a Bhikkhu commit two Saṃghādisesa offences which he conceals for two months. And it occurs to him (&c., as in last chapter). . . . And he asks . . . . And the Saṃgha imposes . . . . And whilst he is undergoing that probation, shame (&c.) overcomes him, &c. . . . And he asks the Saṃgha for a probation of a further month for those two Saṃghādisesa offences concealed for two months. And the Saṃgha imposes upon him a further probation, &c. . . . Then, O Bhikkhus, that Bhikkhu should from that date undergo that further probation of one month for those two Saṃghādisesa offences concealed for two months.
2, 3. 'Now in case, O Bhikkhus, a Bhikkhu have committed two Saṃghādisesa offences, which he conceals for two months. And of one month he is aware, but of the other month he is not aware . . . . one month he recollects, but the other month he does not recollect . . . . one month he wittingly conceals, but the other month he unwittingly conceals.'
[This chapter is word for word the same as chapter 23, reading 'month' for 'offence.']
Footnotes and references:
This repetition of the last chapter is again only to afford a basis for the succeeding variations, as above, in chap. 23.