1. 'In case, O Bhikkhus, a Bhikkhu commit two Samghâdisesa offences which he conceals for two months. And it occurs to him (&c., as in last chapter). . . . And he asks . . . . And the Samgha imposes . . . . And whilst he is undergoing that probation, shame (&c.) overcomes him, &c. . . . And he asks the Samgha for a probation of a further month for those two Samghâdisesa offences concealed for two months. And the Samgha imposes upon him a further probation, &c. . . . Then, O Bhikkhus, that Bhikkhu should from that date undergo that further
probation of one month for those two Samghâdisesa offences concealed for two months 1.
2, 3. 'Now in case, O Bhikkhus, a Bhikkhu have committed two Samghâdisesa offences, which he conceals for two months. And of one month he is aware, but of the other month he is not aware . . . . one month he recollects, but the other month he does not recollect . . . . one month he wittingly conceals, but the other month he unwittingly conceals.'
[This chapter is word for word the same as chapter 23, reading 'month' for 'offence.']
416:1 This repetition of the last chapter is again only to afford a basis for the succeeding variations, as above, in chap. 23.