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IV, 11, 2.

offence (namely, of obstinacy or prevarication); when he has brought upon himself this new offence, some discreet and able Bhikkhu ought to lay the matter before the Samgha, saying,

' " Let the venerable Saw/gha hear me. This Bhikkhu Uvfi/a, being examined in the midst of the Sawgha with an offence, when he has denied it then confesses it, when he has confessed it then denies it, makes counter-charges, and speaks lies which he knows to be such. If the time seems meet to the Sawgha, let the Sawgha carry out the Tassa- p&piyyasik£-kamma against the Bhikkhu Uvi/a.

' " This is the motion.

' " Let the venerable Sawgha hear me. This Bhikkhu Uvi/a (&c, as before). The Sawgha carries out the Tassa-pdpiyyasikd-kamma against Uvd/a the Bhikkhu. Whosoever of the venerable ones approves of the Tassa-p£piyyasik£-kamma being carried out against UvA/a the Bhikkhu, let him keep silence. Whosoever approves not thereof, let him speak.

' "A second time I say the same thing. This Bhikkhu Uv4/a (&c, as before, down to) let him speak. A third time I say the same thing (&c, as before, down to) let him speak.

' "The Tassa-p&piyyasikd-kamma has been carried out by the Sawgha against Uvi/a the Bhikkhu. Therefore is it silent. Thus do I understand 1 ."'

This Kammava , ££ is precisely the same as is laid down in Kullavagga I, 1, 4, &c. in the case of all the other penal Kammas.