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


THE MAHAVAGGA

FOURTH KHANDHAKA(PAVARANA CEREMONY AT THE END OF THE RAINY SEASON,VASSA)

Chapter-14 : Not Before a Bhikkuni and to Be Held on Pavarana Day only with Some Exceptions.

1-3. 'Let no one, O Bhikkhus(Monks), hold Pavarana in a seated assembly (of Bhikkhus) before a Bhikkhuni(Nun), (&c)

4. 'Let no one, O Bhikkhus(Monks), hold Pavarana by (accepting) the Pavarana declaration of a parivasika, except if the assembly has not yet risen (at the time when the Pavarana is declared). And let no one, O Bhikkhus(Monks), hold Pavarana on another day than the Pavarana day, except for the sake of (preserving) concord among the Sangha.'

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