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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-70 : Offence for Ordinating Without Bowl & Robes or with Borrowed Ones.

1. At that time the Bhikkhus conferred the upasampada ordination on persons that had no alms-bowl. They received alms with their hands. People were annoyed, murmured, and became angry, saying, 'Like the Titthiyas.'

They told this thing to the Lord Buddha.

'Let no one, O Bhikkhus(Monks), receive the upasampada ordination without having an alms-bowl. He who confers the upasampada ordination (on a person that has not), commits a dukkata offence.'

2. At that time the Bhikkhus conferred the upasampada ordination on persons that had no robes. They went out for alms naked. People were annoyed (&c., as in § 1).

3. At that time the Bhikkhus conferred the upasampada ordination on persons that had neither alms-bowl nor robes. They went out for alms naked and (received alms) with their hands. People were annoyed (&c., as in § 1).

4. At that time the Bhikkhus conferred the upasampada ordination on persons that had borrowed alms-bowls. After the ordination (the owners) took their alms-bowls back; (the Bhikkhus) received alms with their hands. People were annoyed (&c. . . . . down to): 'Like the Titthiyas.'

They told this thing to the Lord Buddha.

'Let no one, O Bhikkhus(Monks), receive the upasampada ordination who has borrowed the alms-bowl. He who confers,' &c. (as in the first clause).

5. At that time the Bhikkhus conferred the upasampada ordination on persons that had borrowed robes. After the ordination (the owners) took their robes back; (the Bhikkhus) went out for alms naked. People were annoyed (&c., as in § 1 to the end).

6. At that time the Bhikkhus conferred the upasampada ordination on persons that had borrowed alms-bowls and robes, &c.

Here end the twenty cases in which upasampada is forbidden.

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