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ādi-brahmacariya

, n., the primary morality,
the elementary rightness, the essential rules of right
as the foundation of a higher life
(opp. magga-brah-
macariya); cf. Hardy, Manual p. 492 (2. ed., p. 511),
Rhys Davids, Buddhist Suttas p. 16, note 2; Abh
431 c (opp. ābhisamācārika; brahmacariyassa ariyassa
maggassa ādimhi tadatthāya ca caritabbattā ~aṁ,
Abh-sūci 37,17); nom.sg. ādi brahmacariyassa ti ~aṁ,
Vism-mhṭ Se I 46,15 ad Vism (I) 10,28; acc. sg. tiṇṇa-
vicikiccho + ajjhāsayaṁ ~aṁ, D II 224,9,11; 229,32;
230,2 (karaṇatthe paccattavacanaṁ, adhikâsayena
uttama-nissayabhūtena ~ena porāṇa-brahmacariya-
bhūtena ca ariyamaggena, Sv 658,13); sāvakā vinītā
assāsappattā paṭijānanti ajjhāsayaṁ ~aṁ, D III
39,14; 52,28 (purāṇa-brahmacariya-saṅkhātaṁ ariya-
maggaṁ, Sv 835,18'); samaṇabrāhmaṇā diṭṭhadham-
mâbhiññāvosānapāramippattā ~aṁ paṭijānanti, M II
211,4-25 ('brahmacariyassa ādibhūtā uppādakā ja-
nakā', Ps III 453,12).