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eka-seyya

, mfn. and n. (eka + seyyā, prob. first
used as adj. form of
eka-seyyā (esp. defining brahmaca-
riya), (which consists in) having a bed alone (cf. eka 2;
v. sa. [Pw] eka-śāyin), but currently used as subst.: (a)
the lying for one, i.e. the lying alone (cf. seyyaṁ, Vin
IV 41,27'); (b) dwelling for one, i.e. solitary dwelling
(cf. seyyā, Vin IV 17,1'); the difference between (a) and
(b) was liable to be blurred (cf. Sp 745,9-10 ad Vin IV
17,1': seyyā ti kāyapasāraṇa-saṁkhātaṁ sayanam pi
vuccati, yasmiṁ senāsane sayanti tam pi), and ct.s,
generally followed by Trsl.s, tend to prefer
(b), thus
emphasising viveka; — ~ is frequently followed by
ekabhatta, and preceded by ekāsana (v. s.v. and cf.
senāsana); — (a) epex. of brahmacariya: dukkaraṁ kho
Soṇa yāva-jīvaṁ ~aṁ ekabhattaṁ brahmacariyaṁ, iṅ-
gha tvaṁ . . . tatth' eva agārika-bhūto Buddhānaṁ sā-
sanaṁ anuyuñja kāla-yuttaṁ ~aṁ ekabhattaṁ brahma-
cariyan ti, Vin I 194,31-34 (ekakassa [v.l. ekassa] sey-
yaṁ, Sp 1087,18; "the observance of brahmachariya
[which confines a man] to one seat and one meal"
[d'Alwis, Intr. 95]; "the solitary sleeping place" [BD IV
261; v. n. 1]) ≠ Ud 57,20-23 (which reverses ~am and
ekabhattaṁ; "the Brahma-life with its one meal a day
and solitude"
[Woodward]; adutiya-seyyaṁ: ettha ca se-
yyā-sīsena . . . kāya-vivekaṁ dīpeti, na ekākinā hutvā
sayana-mattaṁ, Ud-a 309,17-20) = Dhp-a IV 101,11-12;
ekâsanaṁ ~aṁ methuna-viratiṁ, Ud-a 168,8 (ad "brah-
macariyaṁ"); piṇḍāya caritabbaṁ ~ aṁ (BeCeSe and
Ee v.l. so; Ee ~â) ekabhattaṁ brahmacariyaṁ ati-duk-
karaṁ, Sp 205,30; ~aṁ ekabhattaṁ cā ti ādikaṁ . . .
brahmacariyaṁ, Spk I 352,20; — ifc. ekabhatta-°
(°-brahmacariya, Sp 248,16; BeSe so; CeEe -ā-); — (b)
ekāsanaṁ ~aṁ eko caram atandito, Dhp 305 (obf of
caram, or adv. acc.?; he who, as well as dwelling alone,
wanders alone
), for which Dhp-a (Ekavihārittheravat-
thu) gives two (complementary) expl.: so kira thero
ekako va nisīdati . . . "bhikkhunā nāma vivittena bhavi-
tabban" ti viveke ānisaṁsaṁ kathetvā, III 471,14
472,2; . . . satiṁ upaṭṭhapetvā . . . mūlakammaṭṭhāna-
manasikārena nipannassa bhikkhussa seyyā, 472,9-13;
. . . ekāsanaṁ ~aṁ indriya-damo dhuta-dhammehi cit-
tassa niggaho . . . evam-ādīni yāni bhikkhunā . . . pavat-
tetabbāni puññāni tehi ma bhayittha, It-a I 74,17; — cf.
eka-seyyā.