Information on sesame (tila)

Georg von Simson g.v.simson at EAST.UIO.NO
Wed Dec 30 09:53:41 UTC 1998


<excerpt><bigger><bigger>I would be grateful to receive information
about the use of sesame in old  indian food habits (sanskrit or pali
quotations etc.).




Prof. Saverio Sani


</color>Sesame oil (taila) is mentioned among the "superior foods"
(praNItabhojana) in the bhikSu-prAtimokSasUtra of the SarvAstivAdins
and its pAli parallel, rule pAtayantikA 40 (= pAcittiya 39). It may be
used as a medicine for sick monks: NiHsargikA pAtayantikA 30 (=
nissaggiya pAcittiya 23).

Best regards,

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