1. So the Samgha carried out the Nissaya-kamma against the Bhikkhu Seyyasaka (saying), 'Thou must remain under the superintendence of others.'
And he, when subjected by the Samgha to the Nissaya-kamma, by resorting to and cultivating the acquaintance of good companions 2, associating with them, getting them to declare to him (the Dhamma), and asking them questions, became wise in the traditions; a man to whom the Nikâyas had been handed down; a reciter of the Dhamma, of the Vinaya, and of the Mâtikas; clever, discreet, wise, modest, full of remorse, and docile; he conducted himself aright, he became subdued, he sought for release, and going up to the Bhikkhus, he spake as follows:
'I, Sirs, after having been subjected by the Samgha to the Nissaya-kamma, am conducting myself aright, and have 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 Samgha revoke the Nissaya-kamma for the Bhikkhu Seyyasaka.
2. 'There are five things, O Bhikkhus (&c., as in chap. 6. 2, down to the end of chap. 7, reading throughout Nissaya-kamma for Tagganiya-kamma).'
345:1 Compare above, chapter 6.
345:2 Compare Dhammapada, ver. 357.