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IV, 4, 11.
KULLAVAGGA

granted by the Samgha to Dabba the Mallian. The Samgha approves thereof. Therefore is it silent. Thus do I understand[1]." '

11. 'There are five things which make a grant of acquittal to those who are conscious of innocence to be according to law. The Bhikkhu must be innocent and without offence, others must have censured him, he must ask the Samgha for acquittal as being conscious of innocence, the Samgha must grant it, the Samgha must be duly held and duly constituted. These, O Bhikkhus, are the five things which make a grant of the acquittal of those who are conscious of innocence to be according to law.'

 


 

5.[2]

1. Now at that time the Bhikkhu Gagga was insane and out of his mind ; and by him, when so insane and out of his mind, many things unworthy of a samana had been committed, as well in speech as in act 3 . The Bhikkhus warned the Bhikkhu Gagga of a fault so committed by him when insane and out of his mind, saying, 'Does the venerable one call to

Buddhaghosa explains this word as follows: 'Bhisitaparikantan ti v££aya bMsitaw kdycna parikkantaw parikkametvS. katan ti attho/ The similar word Parikantaw, which occurs in the Sutta-vibhahga, Pdr^ika IV, 1, 2, in the sense of lacerated, is from the root krint.


  1. This section is repeated below, chap. 14, § 27, with the necessary alterations for a general rule instead of a particular case.
  2. The particular decision given in this chapter for the particular case is elaborated in chap. 14, §28 below into a general rule for every similar case.