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uposatha {pi}

Pāḷi; √ uposatha
alt. sp.: IPA: upoːs̪ət̪ʰə, Velthuis: uposatha, readable: uposatha, simple: uposatha
translation ~:
khmer: ឧបោសថ
thai: อุโปสถ
sinhal.: උපෝසථ
burm.: ဥပေါသထ


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ATI Glossary

uposatha: Observance day, corresponding to the phases of the moon, on which Buddhist lay people gather to listen to the Dhamma and to observe special precepts. On the new-moon and full-moon uposatha days monks assemble to recite the Pātimokkha rules. [ more ]


Buddhist Dictionary

by late Ven. Nyanalokita Thera:

uposatha: lit. 'fasting', i.e. 'fasting day', is the full-moon day, the new-moon day, and the two days of the first and last moonquarters. On full-moon and new-moon days, the Disciplinary Code, the Pātimokkha, is read before the assembled community of monks (bhikkhu), while on the mentioned 4 moon-days many of the faithful lay devotees go to visit the monasteries, and there take upon themselves the observance of the 8 rules (attha-sīla; sikkhāpada). See AN 8.41ff.


PTS Dictionary

by the Pali Text Society:


Glossary Thanissaro

Uposatha: Observance day, coinciding with the full moon, new moon, and half moons. Lay Buddhists often observe the eight precepts on this day. Monks recite the Pāṭimokkha on the full moon and new moon uposathas. (Vinaya: see BMC2, Chapter 15.)


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

Uposatha: (observance day). See also Sīla.


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