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During the remaining three months, known as Vassa or rainy season, residence in a monastery was obligatory.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)|Charles Eliot
The year is divided into two periods of wandering, two of meditation and one of repose corresponding to the old Vassa.
So, again, on another occasion he allowed a man to keep Vassa in a caravan, and on a third occasion in a covered boat or ship.
Thereupon the Buddha prescribed that the monks were to keep ‘Vassa,’ and refrain from peregrination during the rains.
We now pass on to a description of the observances usual during the period of Vassa (see pp. 82-84).