The 8th International Conference Buddhism & Australia
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Cincamana, dressed finely and properly, went toward Jetavana monastery at night-time and slept at a club house of the unbelievers near the monastery. In the early morning she hurried toward the city as if she had come out of Jetavana monastery.
When passersby asked her why she was in a hurry and where she had slept, she replied coyly in a question form:
"What can you gain from knowing what I have been doing?"
Cincamana had been doing like this for a month or so, and then when people enquired about her goings-on, she said by way of admission,
Three or four months later, she placed a bale of cloth on her stomach and tied it around her waist and covered it with her outer garment to make it look like a pregnancy.
Then one day at a sermon meeting at Jetavana monastery Cincamana walked into the audience and made accusations saying, "Oh Great Monk, it is good that you have been giving sermons but you have neglected the pregnancy you have caused in me and failed to make arrangements for my confinement."