IV. Salayatana Vagga
35: Salayatana Samyutta
4. Asivisa Vagga
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Six Sense Bases
35: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases
The Fourth Fifty
4. The Vipers
Dutiya Darukkhandhopama Suttam
The Simile of the Great Log 2
Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
"OBhikkhu Bodhi 2000., The Connected Discourses of the Buddha (Wisdom Publications, 2000)
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The Blessed One saw a great log being carried along by the current of the river Ganges, and he addressed the bhikkhus thus:
"Do you see, bhikkhus,  that great log being carried along by the current of the river Ganges?"
"Yes, venerable sir."... (as above) ... When this was said, the Venerable Kimbila asked the Blessed One:
"What, venerable sir, is the near shore ... what is inward rottenness?"
(Replies as above except the following:)
"And what, Kimbila, is inward rottenness?
Here, Kimbila, a bhikkhu commits a certain defiled offence, an offence of a kind that does not allow for rehabilitation. This is called inward rottenness."