Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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v.l. Upavāla.– He was examined by the Saṅgha in connection with an offence he had committed. He first denied it, then confessed it, then denied it again, and made counter-charges and spoke lies, knowing them to be such. The Buddha requested the monks to carry out the formal act for specific depravity (tassa-pāpiyyasikā-kamma) against him. Vin.ii.85 f; where the details of procedure are also given.