He who slanders a brother, or hears one slandering, and does not at once correct him, with three impositions. He who utters some abuse with spleen, let him likewise do penance with three impositions. He who in censuring something does not wish to show it to his immediate
p.153superior, until he may show it to the senior father, with three impositions, unless all these things arise out of a confession of modesty. If a brother has been melancholy if possible, let him receive comfort, if he can contain himself, let him keep back his confession for the meanwhile, so that he may speak more modestly, when the melancholy has ceased let the brethren pray for him.
If anyone says to his brother, enticing him who dwells in the best spot, It is better for you to live with us, or in some community, with three impositions. And Let anyone who finds fault for showing obedience to a brother do penance likewise.