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


THE MAHAVAGGA

SECOND KHANDHAKA (THE UPOSATHA CEREMONY, AND THE PATIMOKKHA)

Chapter-4 : Buddha Ordains Patimokkha Recitaion on Fasting Day(Uposatha), Once Every Half Month.

1. At that time the Bhikkhus, considering that the Patimokkha recitation had been instituted by the Lord Buddha, recited the Patimokkha every day.

They told this thing to the Lord Buddha.

'The Patimokkha, O Bhikkhus(Monks), is not to be recited every day. He who recites it (every day), commits a dukkata offence. I ordain, O Bhikkhus(Monks), to recite the Patimokkha on the Uposatha day.'

2. At that time the Bhikkhus, considering that it had been prescribed by the Lord Buddha to recite the Patimokkha on the Uposatha day, recited the Patimokkha three times each half month, on the fourteenth, fifteenth, and eighth day of each half month.

They told this thing to the Lord Buddha.

'The Patimokkha, O Bhikkhus(Monks), is not to be recited three times each half month. He who recites it (tnree times), commits a dukkata offence. I prescribe, O Bhikkhus(Monks), that you recite the Patimokkha once each half month, on the fourteenth or on the fifteenth day.'

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