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Then the Venerable Mahāmoggallāna fixed his attention on the entire Saṅgha of bhikkhus, encompassing their minds with his own mind. He then saw that person sitting in the midst of the Saṅgha of bhikkhus: one who was immoral, of bad character, impure, of suspect behavior, secretive in his actions, not an ascetic though claiming to be one, not a celibate though claiming to be one, inwardly rotten, corrupt, depraved. Having seen him, he rose from his seat, went up to that person, and said to him: “Get up, friend. The Blessed One has seen you. You cannot live in communion with the bhikkhus.” When this was said, that person remained silent.
A second time … A third time the Venerable Mahāmoggallāna said to that person: “Get up, friend. The Blessed One has seen you. You cannot live in communion with the bhikkhus.” A third time that person remained silent.
Then the Venerable Mahāmoggallāna grabbed that person by the arm, evicted him through the outer gatehouse, and bolted the door
walkart wrote:Hello dear friends,
Did Bouddha reject the Bhikkhu Sangha here?
Then the Venerable Mahamoggallana grabbed that person by the arm, evicted him through the outer gatehouse, and bolted the door. Then he retourned to the Blessed One and said to him: "I have evicted that person, Bhante. The assembly is pure. Let the Blessed One recite the Patimokkha to the bhikkhus."
"It's astounding and amazing, Moggallana, how that hollow man waited until he was grabbed by the arm." Then the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhu: "Now, bhikkhus, you yourselves should conduct the uposatha and recite the Patimokkha. From today onward, I will no longer do so. It is impossible and inconceivable that the Tathagata could conduct the uposatha and recite the Patimokkha in an impure assembly"
ihrjordan wrote:So I take it that monks are allowed to employ force when a miscreant won't cooperate?
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