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Now at that time Bhikkhunîs dwelt in the forest, and men of abandoned life violated them.

p. 363

They told this matter to the Blessed One.

'A Bhikkhunî is not, O Bhikkhus, to adopt the forest life. Whosoever does so, shall be guilty of a dukkat1.'


363:1 Compare Mahâvagga I, 30, 4, and I, 77, and our note above on X, 17, 8.

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