1. Now at that time the Khabbaggiya Bhikkhus carried out official acts against Bhikkhus who had not confessed themselves guilty--the Tagganiya-kamma, or the Nissaya-kamma, or the Pabbâganiya-kamma, or the Patisâraniya-kamma, or the Ukkhepaniya-kamma.
Those Bhikkhus who were moderate were annoyed, murmured, and became indignant, saying, 'How can the Khabbaggiya Bhikkhus (&c., as before).' And those Bhikkhus told the matter to the Blessed One.
'Is it true, O Bhikkhus, that the Khabbaggiya Bhikkhus do so?'
'It is true, Lord.'
Then he rebuked them, and when he had delivered a religious discourse, he addressed the Bhikkhus, and said:
No official act, O Bhikkhus,--whether the Tagganiya-kamma, or the Nissaya-kamma, or the Pabbâganiya-kamma, or the Patisâraniya-kamma, or the Ukkhepaniya-kamma,--is to be carried out against Bhikkhus who have not confessed themselves guilty 1. Whosoever does so, shall be guilty of a dukkata offence.'
23:1 The mode in which such a confession ought to be made is set out in full in IV, 14, 30-34.