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Pali Term: Ussūraseyyā

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Pali Term: Ussūraseyyā

Postby Tom » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:53 am

Does this refer to sleeping after sunrise or after dawn?
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Re: Pali Term: Ussūraseyyā

Postby Dhammanando » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:37 am

ccharles wrote:Does this refer to sleeping after sunrise or after dawn?


It's not altogether certain whether it means (1) oversleeping in the morning, (2) taking siestas at noon, or (3) sleeping at any time during the day. But if it means #1, then much like the English expression "to have a lie-in" the word doesn't entail any stipulation as to whether one sleeps until after sunrise or until after dawn.
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Re: Pali Term: Ussūraseyyā

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:01 am

The PTS dictionary gives Ussūraseyya as "Sleeping after sunrise."
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