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VI:2 Monks not observing the rules of Holy Order

Bhikkhus Assaji and Punabhasuka and their disciples were staying in Kitagiri village. While staying there, they planted fruit trees for their personal gain. They also violated some minor precepts for bhikkhus, thus making the monastery noisy and unconducive for other bhikkhus striving for their spiritual development.

The Buddha, hearing of the behaviour of these bhikkhus sent his two Chief Disciples, Sariputta and Moggallana to advise them to change their behaviour. After the admonition given by Sariputta and Moggallana, most of the errant bhikkhus changed their way of life, while some returned to the household life.

55/170 Dhammapada & Commentary Khuddhaka J.i.106ff. despair

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