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upāsaka {pi}

Pāḷi; √ upāsaka
alt. sp.: IPA: upɑːs̪əkə, Velthuis: upaasaka, readable: upaasaka, simple: upasaka
translation ~:
khmer: ឧបាសក
thai: อุปาสก
sinhal.: උපාසක
burm.: ဥပါသက


[dic] upāsaka (upasaka)

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ATI Glossary

upāsaka, upāsikā: A male/female lay follower of the Buddha. Compare parisā.


Buddhist Dictionary

by late Ven. Nyanalokita Thera:

upāsaka: lit. 'sitting close by', i.e. a 'lay adherent', is any lay follower who is filled with faith and has taken refuge in the Buddha, his doctrine and his community of noble disciples (AN 8.25). His virtue is regarded as pure if he observes the 5 Precepts (pañca-sīla; see sikkhāpada).

He should avoid the following wrong ways of livelihood: trading in arms, in living beings, meat, alcohol and poison (AN 5.177). See also AN 8.75.


PTS Dictionary

by the Pali Text Society:


Glossary Thanissaro

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Illustrated Glossary of Pāli Terms

by Ven. Varado Maha Thera:

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Glossary various Teacher

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See also

Suttas and Dhammadesanā

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