1. Now at that time a certain Bhikkhu had committed numerous Samghâdisesa offences, one of which he had concealed for one day, one for two days, one for three days, [and so on down to] and one for ten days.
He told the Bhikkhus, saying, 'I have committed, (&c., as before, down to) and one for ten days. What now shall I do?'
They told this thing to the Blessed One.
'Let then the Samgha, O Bhikkhus, impose upon that Bhikkhu an inclusive probation according to one of those offences which has been concealed for ten days 1.'
'Now thus, O Bhikkhus, ought it to be imposed.'
[Here follows the kammavâkâ in the form given at chapter 1, §§ 2, 3, to the end.]
409:1 From this and what follows it is clear that however many are the offences, and however various the periods of concealment, the probation is only to last for the same period as the longest of the concealments has lasted. Thus the Samanta Pâsâdikâ says here: agghasamodhâno nâma sambahulâsu âpattîsu yâ ekâ vâ dve vâ tisso vâ sambahulâ vâ âpattiyo sabbakirapatikkhannâyo tâsam agghena samodhâya tâsam rattiparikkhedavasena avasesânam ûnatarapatikkhannânam âpattînam parivâso diyyati. Yassa pana satam âpattiyo dasâhapatikkhannâ, aparam pi satam âpattiyo dasâhapatikkhannâ ti, evam dasakkhattum katvâ âpattisahassam divasasatapatikkhannam hoti, tena kim kâtabban ti? Sabbam samodhâpetvâ dasa divase parivasitabbam, evam eken’ eva dasâhena divasasatam pi parivasitam eva hoti. Vuttam pi k’ etam: