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 the Chabbaggiya Bhikkhus carried out official acts against Bhikkhus who had not confessed themselves guilty—the Tajjaniya-kamma, or the Nissaya-kamma, or the Pabbājaniya-kamma, or the Paṭisāraṇiya-kamma, or the Ukkhepaniya-kamma.
Those Bhikkhus who were moderate were annoyed, murmured, and became indignant, saying, 'How can the Chabbaggiya Bhikkhus (&c., as before).' And those Bhikkhus told the matter to the Blessed One.
'Is it true, O Bhikkhus, that the Chabbaggiya Bhikkhus do so?'
'It is true, Lord.'
Then he rebuked them, and when he had delivered a religious discourse, he addressed the Bhikkhus, and said:
No official act, O Bhikkhus,—whether the Tajjaniya-kamma, or the Nissaya-kamma, or the Pabbājaniya-kamma, or the Paṭisāraṇiya-kamma, or the Ukkhepaniya-kamma,—is to be carried out against Bhikkhus who have not confessed themselves guilty. Whosoever does so, shall be guilty of a dukkaṭa offence.'
Footnotes and references:
The mode in which such a confession ought to be made is set out in full in IV, 14, 30-34.