delivered a religious discourse, he addressed the Bhikkhus, and said: 'The formal Acts, O Bhikkhus, the Tagganiya-, the Nissaya-,the Pabbâganiya-, the Patisâraniya-, and the Ukkhepaniya-kammas, ought not to be carried out against Bhikkhus who are not present. Whosoever does so, shall be guilty of a dukkata offence.'
1. The single Bhikkhu who speaks not in accordance with the right, the many who speak not in accordance with the right, the Samgha which speaks not in accordance with the right. The single Bhikkhu who speaks in accordance with the right, the many who speak in accordance with the right, the Samgha which speaks in accordance with the right.
Now (it may happen that) the one Bhikkhu who speaks not in accordance with the right may point out (the right course) to a single Bhikkhu who speaks in accordance with the right, or gives him to understand what it is, or urges him to see or consider the matter in that light, or teaches him, or
- This short enumeration of the different categories occurring in the subsequent paragraphs is quite in the style of the Abhidhamma texts, in which such lists are accustomed to be called mâtikâ; compare the expression mâtikâ-dharo as applied to a learned Bhikkhu in the stock phrase at Mahâvagga X, 2, 1; Kullavagga I, 11; IV, 14, 25, &c.
- The Samanta Pâsâdikâ here says: nigghâpetîti yathâ so tam attham nigghâyati oloketi evam karoti.
- Pekkheti anupekkhetîti yathâ so tam attham pekkhati k′ eva punappunañ ka pekkhati evam karoti.(Samanta Pâsâdikâ).