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KULLAVAGGA.


FOURTH KHANDHAKA.

THE SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES AMONG THE FRATERNITY.

1. Now at that time the Blessed Buddha was dwelling at Sdvatthi, in the Ar&ma of An£thapirafika. And at that time the A^abbaggiya Bhikkhus used to carry out the formal Acts — the Ta^aniya, and the Nissaya, and the Pabbi^aniya, and the Pa/is£ra»iya, and the Ukkhepaniya — against Bhikkhus who were not present.

Then those Bhikkhus who were modest were annoyed, murmured, and became indignant, saying, 'How can the A^abbaggiya Bhikkhus [act thus][1]?' And those Bhikkhus told the matter to the Blessed One.

'Is it true, O Bhikkhus, as they say, that the A^abbaggiya Bhikkhus carry out the (aforesaid) 1 formal Acts against Bhikkhus who are not present?'

'It is true, Lord!'

The Blessed Buddha rebuked them, saying, 'This is improper (&c, as in I, i, 2, down to the end).'

And when he had thus rebuked them, and had


  1. The words above are repeated.
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