Gocaracaryā

Posted: 23.01.2017
Updated on: 25.01.2017

To go on round for collection of bhikṣā (accepting food etc. by going to houses for collecting them in conformity with the canonical instruction) from several houses of the householders, by accep­ting it in a little quantity from each one like a grazing cow (which eats a little grass from each spot).

goścaraṇaṃ gocaraḥ, caraṇaṃ - caryā, gocara iva caryā gocaracaryā.

(ĀVaHāVṛ 2 p.57)

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