The First Dharma Council
They then summoned him, saying, "Arise. Go and sit upon the lion's seat and explain where the Buddha first spoke the Vinaya and formulated prohibitions."
Upali accepted the instruction of the Sangha, sat in the lion's seat and said, "Thus I have heard:
At one time, the Buddha was at Vaisali.
At that time, Sudinna, son of Kalanda, first indulged in concupiscence. For this reason, the Buddha formulated the first major transgression.
The explication of the meaning of the two hundred and fifty prohibitions constitutes three sections. Additionally there are the Seven Dharmas, the Eight Dharmas, the Bhikshuni Vinaya, the 'Item-Added Section,' 'The Inquiries of Upali on Various Topics Section,' the 'Miscellaneous Section,' and the 'Goodness Section.' Topics such as these, in eight categories and ten sections, constitute the treasury of the Vinaya."
To be continued