Pāḷi; √ upāsaka
alt. sp.: IPA: upɑːs̪əkə, Velthuis: upaasaka, readable: upaasaka, simple: upasaka
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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).
by the Pali Text Society:
by Ven. Thanissaro Maha Thera:
by Ven. Varado Maha Thera:
Suttas and Dhammadesanā