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1. Now at that time the Bhikkhus made use elsewhere of beds which were appurtenances 2 to the Vihâra of a certain lay-disciple (upâsaka).

Then that upâsaka murmured, &c.

They told the matter to the Blessed One.

'Things appurtenant to one place are not, O Bhikkhus, to be used in another. Whosoever does so, shall be guilty of a dukkata.'

Now at that time the Bhikkhus, fearing to offend if they took (things to sit upon) even into the

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[paragraph continues] Uposatha Hall, or the meeting-place, sat on the ground; and their legs and robes got soiled.

They told the matter to the Blessed One.

'I allow you, O Bhikkhus, to take things away for a certain time only 1.'

Now at that time a large Vihâra belonging to the Samgha went to ruin 2. The Bhikkhus, fearing to offend, did not take the bedding in it away.

They told this matter to the Blessed One.

'I allow you, O Bhikkhus, to take away things in order to save them from destruction.'


216:2 Vihâra-paribhogam. 'Meant for use only in that Vihâra.'. Compare above, VI, 14, I.

217:1 Tâvakâlikam. The word occurs in Gâtaka I, 121, 393 (on which see Rh. D. in 'Buddhist Birth Stories,' p. 170, and 'Buddhist Suttas,' p. 241), in Buddhaghosa's notes on Mahâvagga VII, 5, 1 (above, II, 154, note 7), in the Bhikkhunî-vibhaṅga, Pâkittiya XXV, 2, and in Kullavagga X, 16, 1.

217:2 Samghassa vihâro udriyati. The whole phrase has already occurred at Mahâvagga III, 8.

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