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Adapted from the Translation by T. W. Rhys Davids and Hermann Oldenberg


THE MAHAVAGGA

FIRST KHANDHAKA(THE FORMATION OF THE ORDER OF BHIKKHUS)

Chapter-26: Duties of Instructors Towards Their Pupils.

1. 'The upajjhaya, O Bhikkhus(Monks), ought to observe a strict conduct towards his saddhiviharika. And these are the rules for his conduct: Let the upajjhaya, O Bhikkhus(Monks), afford (spiritual) help and furtherance to the saddhiviharika by teaching by putting questions to him, by exhortation, by instruction. If the upajjhaya has an alms-bowl and the saddhiviharika has not, let the upajjhaya give the alms-bowl to the saddhiviharika or take care that the saddhiviharika gets an alms-bowl. If the upajjhaya has a robe and the saddhiviharika has not, let the upajjhaya give the robe, &c. If the upajjhaya has the articles (required for a Bhikkhu) and the saddhiviharika has not, &c.

2-6. 'If the saddhiviharika is sick, let (the upajjhaya) arise early and give him the teeth-cleanser and water to rinse his mouth with. Then let him prepare a seat (for the saddhiviharika). If there is rice-milk (&c., as in chap. 25. 8, 9, down to:), and give it him with some water in it. When he expects: "Now he must be about to return," let him prepare a seat, get water for the washing of his feet (&c., as in chap. 25. 10-131, down to:). Let him offer to the saddhiviharika water to drink.

7-10. 'If the Vihara(monastery) in which the saddhiviharika dwells, is dirty . . . . (&c., as in chap. 25. 14-22).

11. 'If the robe of the saddhiviharika must be washed, let the upajjhaya tell the saddhiviharika: "Thus must you wash your robe," or let him take care that the saddhiviharika's robe is washed. If a robe must be made for the saddhiviharika, let the upajjhaya tell the saddhiviharika: "Thus must you make the robe," or let him take care that the saddhiviharika's robe is made. If dye must be boiled for the saddhiviharika, &c. If the robe of the saddhiviharika must be dyed, let the upajjhaya tell, &c. When he dyes the robe, let him dye it properly, and turn it whenever required, and let him not go away before the dye has ceased to drop. If the saddhiviharika is sick, let him nurse him as long as his life lasts and wait until he has recovered.'

End of the duties towards a saddhiviharika.

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