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Upacāra

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upacāra: 'moment of access'; s. javana.


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Upacāra [fr. upa + car] -- 1. approach, access Vin ii.120, 152; iv.304; J i.83, 172; DhsA 328 (phal˚). -- 2. habit, practice, conduct Vin ii.20 (dassan˚); SnA 140 (id.); J iii.280. -- 3. way, means application, use of (esp. of spells etc.) J iii.280 (mantassa); vi.180; Miln 153, 154 (dur˚ an evil spell); VvA 127 (gram. t.t. kāraṇ˚). -- 4. entrance, access, i. e. immediate vicinity or neighbourhood of ( -- ˚) J iv.182 (nagar˚); usually as gām˚ Vin i.109; iii.46; iv.230; KhA 77; SnA 83, 179. -- 5. attention, attendance Vin iv.272; J vi.180; Miln 154. -- 6. civility, polite behaviour J ii.56; vi.102. -- 7. On upacāra as philos, t.t. and its relation to appanā see Dhs trsln. 53, 54; Cpd. 55; Mystic p. xi. Thus used of samādhi (neighbourhood -- , or access -- concentration, distinguishing it from appanā -- samādhi) at Vism 85, 126, 144 and passim.

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