Re: [Pali] Re: AN2.1.10 Vassuupanaayikasutta (1/1)
- This is further to my e-m on the above subject.
Everything about the vassuupanaayikaa is given in Vinaya Mahavagga: vassuupanaayikakkhandhaka, No need to guess the meaning.
Hope this information will help.
D. G. D. C. Wijeratna
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- Dear Ven. Kumara and DC,
thank you. I guess we have finally solved the mystery.
* vassuupanaayikaa (f) day marking the beginning of the rains retreat.
[lit.] beginning of rain.
- vassa (m) rain.
- upanaayika (adj) beginning.
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Kumara Bhikkhu wrote:
Or, if we take the "ika" to refer to the day, then it's days of vassa entry thereby making it clearer.
> I don't find any sense of period in vassuupanaayikaa. I would
> prefer simply vassa entry
> I think it refers to beginning point of vassa rather than the period.
>>* vassuupanaayikaa (f) period for observance of the rains retreat.
>> [lit.] period marked by the beginning of rain.
>> - vassa (m) rain.
>> - upanaayika (adj) beginning.