1. Now at that time a certain Bhikkhu committed two Samghâdisesa offences which he concealed for two months. And it occurred to him, Lo! I have committed, &c. . . . for two months. Let me now ask the Samgha for a probation of one month for &c. . . .' He asked the Samgha for a probation of one month for &c. . . . The Samgha imposed upon him a probation of one month for &c. . . . Whilst he was undergoing that probation, shame (for the way
in which he had acted) overcame him. 'Let me now ask the Samgha for a (further) probation of one month for the two Samghâdisesa offences concealed for two months.'
2. He told the Bhikkhus [all that had happened, in the words of § 1, and asked them], 'What now shall I do?'
They told this thing to the Blessed One.,
3. 'Let then the Samgha, O Bhikkhus, impose upon that Bhikkhu a probation for a further month for those two Samghâdisesa offences concealed for two months.'
[Here follows the kammavâkâ in the form given in chapter 1, §§ 2, 3.]
'Thus that Bhikkhu, O Bhikkhus, should undergo probation for two months from that date 1.'
415:1 See above, chap. 22. 3.