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Mv I 46
PTS: Mv I 60 | CS: vin.mv.01.46
The Case of Kaṇṭaka the Novice[1]
Ven. Khematto Bhikkhu
Alternate translations/layout: 'line by line' Pāḷi - English

(Mv.I.60.1) [124] Now at that time Kaṇṭaka, Ven. Upananda the Sakyan’s novice, molested[2] a bhikkhunī named Kaṇṭakī. The monks criticized and complained and spread it about,

“How can a novice engage in that kind of misbehavior?”

They reported the matter to the Blessed One.

“Monks, I allow a novice endowed with ten qualities to be expelled:

“He is a taker of life,
he is a taker of what is not given,
he engages in uncelibacy,
he is a speaker of lies,
he is a drinker of intoxicants,
he speaks dispraise of the Buddha,
he speaks dispraise of the Dhamma,
he speaks dispraise of the Saṅgha,
he holds wrong views,
he is a molester of a bhikkhunī.

“Monks, I allow that a novice endowed with these ten qualities be expelled.


See BMCI: Pc 70, BMCII: Chap. 24: Expulsion.
This is the same word translated as ‘commit sodomy’ above. The Commentary to Mv.I.67.1 makes it clear that it means sexual intercourse.
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