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1. Now at that time a certain Bhikkhu had committed numerous Samghâdisesa offences, one of which he had concealed for one day, two for two days, three for three days, [and so on down to] and ten for ten days.

He told, &c.

They told, &c.

'Let then the Samgha, O Bhikkhus, impose upon that Bhikkhu an inclusive probation equal in duration to the longest time during which he has concealed any one or more of those offences 1.'

[Then follows the kammavâkâ as before.]


410:1 Literally, 'according to the value of whichever offences among those offences have been the longest concealed.'

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