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[Here follow the twelve cases in which a Kamma is against the law, and the twelve in which it is according to law; and also the six permissive cases in which it may be carried out, if the Samgha likes, precisely as in chapters 2, 3, and 4.]

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1. 'A Bhikkhu against whom the Ukkhepaniyakamma that follows on not acknowledging a fault has been carried out ought to conduct himself aright. And herein this is the right conduct: he ought not to confer the upasampadâ--he ought not to give a nissaya 2--he ought not to provide himself with a sâmanera 2--he ought not to accept the office of giving exhortation to the nuns 2--if he have accepted that office, he ought not to exhort the nuns 2--he ought not to commit the offence for which the Ukkhepaniya-kamma that follows on not acknowledging a fault has been carried out against him--nor any offence of a similar kind--nor any worse offence--he ought not to find fault with the proceeding (that has been carried out against him)--nor with (the Bhikkhus) who have carried it out-- 3he ought not to accept from a regular Bhikkhu reverence, or

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service, or salutation, or respect, nor allow him to provide a seat, or a sleeping-place, or water for the feet, or a foot-stool 4, or a foot-towel 5 for him, nor to carry his bowl or his robe, nor to shampoo him 3--he ought not to harass a regular Bhikkhu with a complaint that he has failed in morality, or in conduct, or in doctrine, or in the mode of obtaining a livelihood--he ought not to cause division between a Bhikkhu and the Bhikkhus--he ought not to wear the outward signs of being a layman, or of being a follower of some other doctrine 6--he ought not to follow the professors of other doctrines--he ought to follow the Bhikkhus--he ought to train himself in the training of the Bhikkhus--he ought not to dwell under one and the same roof with a regular Bhikkhu, whether in a place formally declared to be a residence, or to be not a residence, or in a place which is neither the one nor the other,--on seeing a regular Bhikkhu he ought to rise from his seat--he ought not to touch 7 a regular Bhikkhu, either inside or outside (of the residence)--he ought not to raise objections against a regular Bhikkhu's taking part in the Uposatha ceremony 8--or in the Pavâranâ

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ceremony--he ought not to issue command (to a junior, inhibiting him from going beyond the bounds, or summoning him to appear before the elders)--he ought not to set on foot a censure against any other Bhikkhu--he ought not to ask another Bhikkhu to give him leave (to rebuke that Bhikkhu)--he ought not to warn (another Bhikkhu whom he supposes to be offending)--he ought not to remind (another Bhikkhu of a law against which he supposes that Bhikkhu to be offending)--and he ought not to associate with the Bhikkhus.'


Here end the forty-three duties which follow on an Ukkhepaniya-kamma for not acknowledging a fault.



372:1 As this chapter, containing the sammâ-vattanâ or right conduct, differs from the corresponding chapters of the preceding Kammas (chapters 5, 10, 15, and 21), it is here set out in full.

372:2 See the passages quoted above (chapter 5).

372:3 The passage between these two figures recurs at II, 1, 1.

372:4 At II, 1, 1. Buddhaghosa explains this word as confined to a stool on which to place feet that have been washed (dhota-pâda-thapanakam).

372:5 Buddhaghosa says on the same expression in II, 1, 1, pâdakathaliyan (sic) ti adhota-pâda-thapanakam pâda-ghamsanam vâ.

372:6 The Samanta Pâsâdikâ says, Na titthiya-dhago ti kusakîrâdim na dhâretabbam. Compare the use of arahad-dhagam at Gâtaka I, 65.

372:7 The Samanta Pâsâdikâ says, Na âsâdetabbo ti na pâsâdetabbo (compare the use of âsâdesi, Gâtaka I, 481). Anto vâ bahi vâ ti vihârassa anto vâ bahi vâ.

372:8 On this and the following sentences compare the passages quoted above, chapter 5.

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