3 We do not permit private commands to supersede a command already given by the abbot or the superiors whom he has assigned. 4 In other situations, let all the juniors obey their seniors with all love and concern. 5 If anyone is found contentious, let him be corrected.
6 Now if any brother is corrected in any way by the abbot or by any other senior for any reason, however small, 7 or if he even senses that any senior is angered or disturbed by him, however little, 8 let him immediately and without delay cast himself on the ground at his feet and continue to lie there making satisfaction until this disturbance is healed by a blessing.
9 But if anyone scorns doing this, either he should be subjected to corporal punishment, or, if he is stubborn, he should be expelled from the monastery.