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 6, Chapter 7

1. Now at that time people provided arbours (maṇḍapas), and couches, and room for the use of the Saṃgha. And the pupils of the Chabbaggiya Bhikkhus, saying, 'It has been laid down by the Blessed One that that which pertains (wholly) to the Saṃgha shall be used according to seniority, but not that which is given only for the temporary use of the Saṃgha,' went on in front of the Saṃgha and occupied the maṇḍapas, and occupied the couches, and occupied the room, saying, 'This shall be for our superiors, and this for our teachers, and this for ourselves.'

And Sāriputta (&c., as in last chapter, §§ 1, 2, down to) Then the Blessed One rebuked them, &c., and said to the Bhikkhus, 'Even that which has been set aside only for the temporary use of the Saṃgha is not, O Bhikkhus, to be reserved for exclusive use according to seniority.'

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