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IV, 13, 2.
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THE SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES.

as is mine own, to the end that it may be covered over as with grass, except only as regards serious offences, and as regards those things in which the laity have been concerned." 'And some discreet and able Bhikkhu among the Bhikkhus belonging to the other party is to bring the matter before his own party, saying, " May the venerable ones hear me [&c, as before in the last paragraph, down to the end]." ' Then the discreet and able Bhikkhu among the Bhikkhus belonging to the one party is to bring the matter before the Sawgha, saying, " May the vene- rable Sa/#gha hear me. While we (&c, as before, down to) in divisions. If the time seems meet to the Sawgha, I would confess 1 in the midst of the Sawgha, both on behalf of these venerable ones and on my own behalf, both such offence as is theirs and such offence as is mine own, to the end that it may be covered over as with grass, except only as regards serious offences, and as regards those things in which the laity have been concerned. This is the motion (#atti). May the venerable Sawgha hear me. While we (&c, as before, down to) in divisions. I confess (&c, as before, down to) in which the laity have been concerned. Whosoever of the venerable ones approves of the confession of these our offences, to the end that they may so be covered over as with grass, except as before men- tioned, let him keep silence. Whosoever approves not thereof, let him speak. These our offences are confessed in the midst of the Sawgha, to the end that they may be covered over as with grass, except

Deseyyaw. Compare IV, 14, 33, at the end. 

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