When exactly is dawn?

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When exactly is dawn?

Postby gavesako » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:01 am

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Re: When exactly is dawn?

Postby Ben » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:37 am

Thanks Bhante but I can't seem to get the calendar drop-down boxes to work.
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Re: When exactly is dawn?

Postby appicchato » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:50 pm

Possibly, or not, this question pertains to the earliest time at which a monk is allowed to go on an alms round...in the Buddha's time (and today) it's when a monk can see the lines in the palm of his hand...

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Re: When exactly is dawn?

Postby bazzaman » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:36 am

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Re: When exactly is dawn?

Postby gavesako » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:26 am

In the Pali texts there is a distinction between dawn (aruna) and dawnrise (arunuggamana) so that is why they use these terms. For the Sangha purposes I think the nautical dawn is most appropriate.
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