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Now at that time the Khabbaggiya Bhikkhus followed evil practices such as these--they used to plant [&c., word for word as in the long list at I, 13, I, 2, down to the end].

They told this matter to the Blessed One.

'You are not, O Bhikkhus, to follow manifold evil practices. Whosoever does so, shall be dealt with according to the law.'

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