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obhāsa-gāthā

, f., an illumination verse (according to
post
-Buddhaghosa ct.s an ~ is a verse accompanied by or
preceded by the emission of light
[a metaphor for spiritual
illumination
] by the Buddha; the context in which ~ occurs
in
Buddhaghosa suggests that the original meaning of ~
was perhaps "a verse that leads to or brings about the
spiritual illumination
[of a thera]"); bhagavā ... imaṁ ~aṁ
(= Sp 802,12*-15* = Vism 388,1*-4*) abhāsi. thero
gāthāpariyosāne arahattaṁ pāpuṇi, Sp 802,29; satthā ...
imaṁ ~aṁ (≠ Thī 3) vissajjesi, Ps II 137,14; satthā
gandhakuṭiyaṁ nisinno va ... obhāsaṁ vissajjetvā tassa
bhikkhuno abhimukhe nisinno viya paññāyamāno imaṁ
~am (v. ll. obhāsanaṁ; obhāsamānaṁ) āha, Dhp-a I
282,9-10; ath' assā satthā ... imaṁ ~aṁ āha, Thī-a 176,9;
ath' assa bhagavā sappāyaṁ viditvā dhammaṁ desento
imaṁ ~am abhāsi: "yo rāgam udacchidā asesan" (= Sn 2)
ti, Pj II 16,21; bhagavā ... obhāsaṁ muñcitvā ... imā
~āyo abhāsi: "yo nâjjhagamā bhavesu sāran" (= Sn 5) ti,
19,23; ath' assa bhagavā obhāsaṁ vissajjetvā purato
nisinno viya paññāyamānarūpo hutvā imā ~ā abhāsi,
Paṭis-a 658,35 quoting and elaborating on Vism 388,23
(ath' assa Bhagavā ~ā abhāsi; obhāsavissajjanapubbikā
bhāsitagāthā ~ā, Vism-mhṭ Be 1960 II 22,7).