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  • Ababa Niraya
  • Abbha Sutta. Thunder clouds arise sometimes because the Abbhāva-lāhaka devas wish to give joy to their bodies. S. iii.256.
  • Abbhāhata Sutta. The world is persecuted by death, age, decay and craving. S. i.40. The verses appear also in the story of Sirimanda Thera (Thag.v.448).
  • Abbhahattha. See Ambahattha.
  • Abbhañjanadāyaka Thera
  • Abbhantara Jātaka (No. 281)
  • Abbhantara Vagga. The fourth division of the Tikā Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā. J.ii.392-430.
  • Abbhasa
  • Abbhava-lāhakā
  • Abbhokāsa Sutta. The five kinds of those who seek solitude. A.iii.220.
  • Abbhuta (Dhamma) Sutta
  • Abbuda 1. A period of suffering in Avīci. For details see Ababa.
  • Abbuda 2. A king of long ago; a former birth of Nigganthipupphiya Thera. Ap.i.263.
  • Ābhā Sutta
  • Ābha Vagga
  • Ābha. A generic name for devas distinguished for their brilliance, such as the Parittābhā and the Āppamānābhā. M.iii.102;MA.ii.902.
  • Abhabba Sutta 1. Various events and the conditions requisite for their presence. A.v.144f.
  • Abhabba Sutta 2. The ten conditions essential for arahantship (A.v.209).
  • Ābhassara
  • Abhaya
  • Abhayā
  • Abhaya Sutta. On what fearlessness means. A.iv.455. See Gijjhakūta Sutta.
  • Abhayācala. Another name for Abhayagiri.
  • Abhayagallaka. A vihāra in Ceylon built by King Mahācūli-Mahā-tissa. Mhv.xxxiv.8.
  • Abhayagiri
  • Abhayagirikā. The monks of the Abhayagiri-vihāra. Mhv.xxxiii.97-8. A summary of their heresies is given at MT. 676f.
  • Abhayamātā
  • Abhayanāga
  • Abhayanagara
  • Abhayankara. One of the royal elephants of King Vasavatti of Benares. J. vi.135.
  • Abhayarājakumāra Sutta
  • Abhayarāja-parivena
  • Abhayasamāna Sutta. Preached to Jānussoni on those who have no fear when death comes to them. A.ii.173f.
  • Abhayattherī. See Abhayā.
  • Abhayavāpi
  • Abhaya-Vihāra. Another name for Abhayagiri Vihāra.
  • Abhayebalākapāsāna
  • Abhayupassaya. A nunnery; see Abhaya (13).
  • Abhayuttara. A name for Abhayagiri.
  • Abhayūvara. The name of the eighth bhānavāra (portion for recitation) of the first Khandhaka of the Mahāvagga of the Vinaya Pitaka.
  • Abhibhū (Sutta)
  • Abhibhūta
  • Abhibhuyya Sutta
  • Abhidhamma Pitaka
  • Abhidhammapannarasatthāna. A treatise by Nava Vimalabuddhi. Gv.64, 74.; Bode, op. cit., 27-8.
  • Abhidhammattha-sangaha
  • Abhidhammattha-vikāsinī. A tīkā on Buddhadatta's Abhidhammāvatāra written by Sumangala. Gv.62; Svd.v.1227.
  • Abhidhammāvatāra
  • Abhidhamma-vibhānavā
  • Abhidhānappadīpikā
  • Abhijāna Sutta. See Parijāna.
  • Abhimārapayojanā. Name given to the conspiracy into which Devadatta and Ajātasattu entered, to have archers shoot at the Buddha and so kill him (J.i.141; vi.130f.; DA.i.154).
  • Abhinandamāna Sutta. One who is enamoured of body, etc., becomes Mara's bondsman; by not being enamoured one becomes free. S. iii.75.
  • Abhinandana Sutta. He who takes delight in any or all of the five khandhas takes delight in suffering; he who does not is released there from. S. iii.31.
  • Abhinandena Sutta (2). By taking delight in the eye, ear, etc., one takes delight in Ill; by not so doing one is released from Ill. Similarly with regard to sights, sounds, etc. S. iv.13.
  • Abhinha Jātaka (No. 27)
  • Abhinīhāra Sutta
  • Abhinivesa Sutta. Bondage of and dependence upon the fetters arise as a result of clinging to the five khandhas (S.iii.186).
  • Abhiñjika Thera
  • Abhiññā Sutta 1. On higher knowledge and its applications. A.ii.246f.
  • Abhīññā Sutta 2. A group of suttas on qualities that could be obtained by an understanding of raga (lust). A.iii.277.
  • Abhiññā Vagga. The twenty-sixth section of the Catukka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. It consists of ten suttas. A.ii.246-53.
  • Abhiññāpariññeyya Sutta. Everything should be known and comprehended as impermanent, woeful, void of self. S. iv.29.
  • Abhiññeyya Sutta. Same as above.
  • Abhirādhana. A friend of Sambhūta Sītavaniya. He went with Sambhūta, Bhūmija and Jeyyasena to hear the Buddha preach. ThagA.i.47.
  • Abhirāmā. One of the three palaces occupied, as a layman, by Nārada Buddha (Bu.x.19).
  • Abhirūpa-Nandā Therī
  • Abhisāma. A king of fifteen kappas ago; a previous birth of Udakāsanadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.218.
  • Abhisamaya Kathā. The third chapter of the Paññā Vagga of the Patisambhidā-Magga (ii.215ff).
  • Abhisamaya Samyutta. The thirteenth Samyutta, forming the second section of the Nidāna Vagga of the Samyutta Nikāya (ii.133ff).
  • Abhisamaya Vagga. The sixth chapter of the Sacca Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikāya. V.459ff.
  • Abhisambodhialankāra
  • Abhisambuddha-gāthā
  • Abhisammata. A king of sixty-three kappas ago; a previous birth of Pātalipupphiya Thera. Ap.i.123.
  • Abhisammataka
  • Abhisanda Sutta
  • Abhiseka
  • Abhītatta. See Ajitajana.
  • Abhivaddhamānaka. See Aggivaddhamānaka.
  • Abhiya Kaccāna. See Sabhiya Kaccāna.
  • Acala. Assistant to the architect of the Mahā Thūpa. MT.535.
  • Acala Cetiya. The name given to the spot at the entrance to Sankassa, where the Buddha first placed his right foot on his descent from Tāvatimsa. DhA.iii.227 (but see Appendix).
  • Acala-Thera. One of the eminent monks present at the foundation of the Mahā Thūpa. MT.526.
  • Ācāmadāyikā
  • Ācāravitthigāma. A village three leagues to the north-east of Anurādhapura. When Dutthagāmani was seeking for materials for the building of the Mahā Thūpa, nuggets of gold, from a span to a finger's breadth in size, appeared in the village. Mhv.Xxviii.13-15.
  • Acarin Sutta. The Buddha, as he walked about, sought the satisfaction, the misery and the escape that come from the earth element. He found these and discovered that they exist also in the other three elements. S.ii.171.
  • Accaya (akodhana) Sutta. Speaks of two kinds of fools - the one who does not see his offence as such, and the other who does not accept a right ruling. S. i.239.
  • Accāyika Sutta. The urgent duties of a farmer and of a monk. A.i.239-40.
  • Accenti Sutta. The hours pass away, be heedful therefore. S.i.3.
  • Acchagallaka (or Acchagiri)
  • Acchagiri. See Acchagallaka.
  • Accharā Sutta
  • Acchariya Sutta
  • Acchariyabbhuta (or Acchariyadhamma) Sutta
  • Acchimatī. One of the five daughters of Vessavana. She was married to Sakka. Latā was her sister. VvA.131.
  • Accima
  • Accimukhī
  • Accuta
  • Accutadevā. A class of devas mentioned among those assembled on the occasion of the preaching of the Maha-Samaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
  • Accutagāmabyāmaka. One of the Pacceka Buddhas in a nominal list. M.iii.70. ApA.i.107.
  • Accutagāmī. One of Vijaya's companions in colonising Ceylon. He founded a settlement at Ujjeni 2 (Dpv.ix.32, 36). The Mahāvamsa (Dpv.vii.45) mentions the founding of Ujjeni 2, but does not give Accutāgamī's name.
  • Accutavarnadanta. One of Ekarāja's elephants. J. vi.135. But see Jāt. trans. vi.72.
  • Acela Sutta
  • Acelaka Vagga. Fifth of the Pācittiya of the Vinaya Pitaka. Vin.iii.195ff.; ibid., v.19-21.
  • Acela-Kassapa
  • Acintita Sutta. The four unthinkables: the Buddhas, their musings, world-speculation and the point of action. A.ii.80.
  • Aciravata
  • Aciravatī
  • Adalidda Sutta. The rich man is he who possesses the seven bojjhangā. S.v.100
  • Adanta Vagga. The fourth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. It consists of ten suttas on the untamed mind. A.i.6f.
  • Ādāsamukha
  • Ādāsānandapa. One of the numerous buildings erected by Parakkamabāhu I. in the Dīpuyyāna in Pulatthipura. It was so called because its walls were made of mirrors. Cv.lxxiii.119.
  • Adassanā Sutta (five). Diverse opinions arise in the world because of the failure to see the five sankhārā, their nature, etc. S. iii.260.
  • Addha Sutta (2). That Ariyan disciple is wealthy who possesses four things: unwavering loyalty to the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha, and virtues held in esteem by the Ariyans. S. v.402.
  • Addha Vagga. The seventh chapter of the Devatā Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikāya (S.i.39-41). The Samyutta Commentary (SA.i.75. See also KS.i.54, n.4) calls it Anvavagga.
  • Addha Vagga. Third section of the Pañcaka Nipāta of the Jātaka Commentary. J. iii.211-227.
  • Addhabhūta Sutta. Preached in the Kalandakanivāpa at Veluvana. Everything is afflicted: eye, objects, eye-consciousness, etc. (Andhabhūta). S.iv.20-1.
  • Addhacandiya Thera. An arahant. In a previous birth he gave Tissa Buddha a bouquet of flowers in the shape of a crescent moon. He was once a king named Devapa. Ap.i.231.
  • Addhacelaka Thera. In a previous birth he gave half a garment to Tissa Buddha. He was thirty-two times king, under the names of Samanta and Odana. He became an arahant. Ap.i.134.
  • Addhakāsī Therī
  • Addhamāsaka
  • Addhariyā-brāhmanā. The word occurs in a list of brahmin teachers in the Tevijja Sutta (D.i.237). They teach a state of union with Brahmā. These are evidently Adhvaryu brahmins.
  • Addhuvasīla. A youth who stole ornaments to win the daughter of his teacher. He failed in his quest. The story is given in the Sīlavīmamsana Jātaka. J. iii.18-20.
  • Addilarattha. A kingdom where once lived a poor man named Kotūhalaka, who, in the present age, became Ghosita-setthi. Food being very scarce in the country, Kotūhalaka and his family left it. DA.i.317; MA.i.539.
  • Adhamma
  • Adhamma Sutta. Three suttas describing dhamma and adhamma and their different qualities (A.v.222ff). In the last Ananda explains in detail what the Buddha taught to the monks in brief.
  • Adhamma Vagga. The tenth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya (A.i.16-19). It consists of forty-two suttas, dealing chiefly with the harm that arises from monks describing what is not Dhamma as Dhamma and vice versa.
  • Adhammavādi
  • Adhammika Sutta. The evils resulting from the unrighteousness of kings and the benefits of their righteousness. A.ii.74f.
  • Adhanapāli. Given as an example of a name. J. i.403.
  • Ādhāradāyaka Thera. An arahant. He gave a stool (ādhāraka) to Sikhī Buddha. Twenty-seven kappas ago he became king four times under the name of Samantavaruna. Ap.i.207.
  • Adharatteri. A district in S. India. Cv.lxxvii.69.
  • Adhicchattiya Thera. An arahant. In a previous birth he placed a parasol on the thūpa containing the relics of Atthadassī Buddha (Ap.i.170). He is evidently identical with Sāmidatta (ThagA.ii.189) (v.l. Chattādhichattiya).
  • Adhicitta Sutta. The qualities necessary for the monk developing higher consciousness. A.ii.256f. It is quoted in the Vibhanga Commentary, 229 f.
  • Adhigama Sutta. On the qualities requisite for acquiring good states and for fostering them. A.iii.431f.
  • Adhikakkā. A ford, evidently a well-known bathing-ghat, where pilgrims used to bathe in order to obtain purification from their sins. It is mentioned in a list of rivers and ghats. M.i.39.
  • Adhikarana Vagga
  • Adhikaranasamatha Vagga. One of the divisions of the Suttavibhanga on the procedure for settling disputes.
  • Adhimutta
  • Ādhipateyya Sutta. The three "mandates" which should guide a monk: the self, the world, the Dhamma. A.i.147f.; on the significance of the sutta see Mrs. Rhys Davids, J.R.A.S., April 1933, pp.329ff.
  • Adhoganga. See Gangā.
  • Adhokurangāma. A village in the district of Alisāra in North Ceylon; a fortification there of Gajabāhu was captured by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.171.
  • Adhopupphiya Thera. An arahant. In a previous birth he was a hermit of great power in Himavā and offered flowers to Abhibhū, the chief disciple of Sikhī Buddha. Soon afterwards he was eaten up by a boa-constrictor. Ap.i.128-9.
  • Ādicca
  • Ādicca Damilādhikāri
  • Ādicca Sutta. Just as dawn is the harbinger of the arising of the sun, so is friendship with the good (kalyānamittatā) the harbinger of the arising of the seven bojjhangas. S. v.101; cp. S. v.29.
  • Ādiccabandhu
  • Ādiccupatthāna Jātaka. (No. 175)
  • Ādimalaya. One of the generals of Vijayabāhu I. He openly rebelled against the king and came with his troops to the village of Andu, near Pulatthipura. The king went out against him and destroyed him. Cv.lix.4-6.
  • Adīnasattu. See Alīnasattu.
  • Adinna Sutta. Few are they that abstain from taking what is not given. S. v.469.
  • Adinnapubbaka
  • Ādipādakajambu. A locality in Ceylon where the Ādipāda Vikkamabāhu defeated Mānābharana and his brothers. Cv.lxi.15.
  • Ādipāda-punnāga-khanda. A locality in Rohana in the south of Ceylon. It was in the district of Guttasāla. Here an encounter took place between the forces of Parakkamabāhu I. and those of the rebels in Rohana. Cv.lxxv.14.
  • Aditi. Mother of the sun, who is called Ādicca, which is explained as Aditiyā putto. DA.iii.963.
  • Āditta Jātaka (No. 424)
  • Āditta Sutta/Vagga
  • Ādittapariyāya Sutta
  • Ādittena Sutta
  • Ādiya Sutta
  • Adukkhamasukhi Sutta. A group of twenty-six suttantas, dealing with various heresies regarding the soul. S. iii.220-2
  • Agada. Cakkavatti, sixteen times in succession; Subāhu Thera in a previous birth. ThagA.i.124.
  • Agahya Sutta. Devas and men delight in objects, sounds, etc., but, through the instability of these, they live in sorrow. S.iv.126f.
  • Āgantuka
  • Āgantuka Sutta
  • Āgāra Sutta. Like a guest-house to dwell in which come folk from all quarters, noblemen and brahmins, commoners and serfs, so, in the body, divers feelings arise, pleasant, painful and neutral, carnal (sāmisa) and non-carnal. S. iv.219.
  • Agārava Sutta
  • Agāriya Vimāna. A palace in the Tāvatimsa world, occupied by a couple who, as humans in Rājagaha, had done many deeds of piety. Vv.vi.; VvA.286-7.
  • Agati Sutta. Three discourses on agati and gati - here defined as wrong action done under the influence of desire, hate or delusion and its opposite, right action. A.ii.18f.
  • Aggabodhi
  • Aggabodhi-padhāna-ghara. A building erected by Aggabodhi IV. for the use of the Thera Dāthāsiva. Several villages were made over for its maintenance. Cv.xlvi.11ff.
  • Aggabodhi-parivena. A building belonging to the Jetavanārāma of Anurādhapura and erected by Potthasāta, general of Aggabodhi IV. Cv.xlvi.23.
  • Aggadhamma Sutta. On the six qualities requisite for the attainment of arahantship, which is the highest state (aggadhamma). A.iii.433-4.
  • Aggadhanuggaha-pandita. See Cūla Dhº.
  • Aggalapura. A city where Revata went on his way from Soreyya to Sahajāti, prior to the Council of Vesāli. Vin.ii.300.
  • Aggālava Cetiya
  • Aggāni Sutta. The four perfections: of virtue, concentration, wisdom and release. A.ii.79; see GS.ii.88, n.2.
  • Aggañña Sutta
  • Aggapandita
  • Aggapīthaka-pāsāda
  • Aggappasāda Sutta
  • Aggapupphiya Thera. One of the arahants. In a previous birth he had offered flowers, from the top of a tree, to Sikhī, hence the name. In later birth he was a Cakkavatti named Amita. Ap.i.229.
  • Aggasāvaka Vatthu. The chronicle of Sāriputta and Moggallāna. DhA.i.83-114.
  • Aggavamsa
  • Aggavatī Parisā Sutta. On the three kinds of companies: the distinguished, the discordant and the harmonious. A.i.242-4.
  • Aggi Sutta
  • Aggi-Bhagava
  • Aggibrahmā. Nephew of Asoka and husband of Sanghamittā. He entered the Order on the same day as Tissakumāra, Asoka's brother. Mhv.v.169; Sp.i.51; Mbv.102.
  • Aggidatta
  • Aggideva
  • Aggika Jātaka (No. 129)
  • Aggika Sutta
  • Aggika-Bhārādvāja
  • Aggika-Bhāradvāja Sutta. Another name for the Vasala Sutta.
  • Aggikkhandopama Sutta
  • Aggimāla (Aggimāli). A mythological sea, which stands like a blazing bonfire and is filled with gold (J.iv.139-40). It is one of the seas crossed by the merchants mentioned in the Suppāraka Jātaka.
  • Aggimittā. One of the nuns who accompanied Sanghamittā to Ceylon. Dpv. xv.78; xviii.11.
  • Aggimukha. A species of snake; bodies bitten by them grow hot. DhsA.300; Vsm.368.
  • Agginibbāpaka.-(v.l. Agginibbāpana), a Cakka-vatti of eighty-six kalpas ago; a previous birth of Mānava Thera (ThagA.ii.162f), also called (in the Apadāna i.158-9) Sammukhāthavika.
  • Aggisāma. See Abhisāma.
  • Aggisama. The Thera Pupphathūpiya was born sixteen times in succession as Cakka-vatti and ruled under this name. Ap.i.156.
  • Aggisikha. The name borne by the Thera Gatasaññaka when in previous births he was Cakka-vatti three times in succession. Ap.i.127.
  • Aggismim Sutta. The five evil qualities of fire. A.iii.256.
  • Aggivacchagotta Sutta. (Aggivaccha Sutta)
  • Aggivaddhamānaka. A tank made by King Vasabha of Ceylon (Abhi°). Mhv.xxxv.95.
  • Aggivessa. One of the guards of King Eleyya (A.ii.181). Is this a gotta name? (See below.)
  • Aggivessana
  • Aghamūla Sutta. On the root of pain. S. iii.32.
  • Āghāta Sutta 1. On nine things which cause enmity to be born. A.iv.408.
  • Āghāta Sutta 2.On the nine ways of getting rid of feelings of enmity. A.iv.408-9.
  • Āghāta Vagga. The seventeenth chapter of the Pancaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. It contains ten suttas on various topics, including a dispute between Sāriputta and Udāyi (A.iii.185-202).
  • Āghātavinaya Sutta
  • Ahaha. One of the purgatories mentioned in the Sutta-Nipāta list (p.126). It is the name given to a period of suffering in Avīci and is equivalent in duration to twenty Ababā (SnA.ii.476; S. i.152).
  • Āhāra Sutta
  • Ahicchatta
  • Ahidīpa. The old name for Kāradīpa, near Nāgadīpa. Akitti spent some time there. J.iv.238.
  • Ahigundika Jātaka (No. 365)
  • Ahimsaka Bhāradvāja
  • Ahimsaka Sutta. Records the interview between the Buddha and Ahimsaka Bhāradvāja (S.i.164).
  • Ahimsaka. The earlier name of Angulimāla.
  • Ahināga. Dr. A. K. Coomaraswamy suggests that the word "Ahināga," appearing in Vinaya (i.25), is a proper name, like Ahicchatta. For a discussion see JAOS. vol. 55, 391-392 (notes).
  • Ahinda Sutta
  • Ahipāraka
  • Ahipeta
  • Ahirika Sutta
  • Ahirikamūlakā cattāro Sutta. Four suttas based on the fact that like coalesces with like, the shameless with the shameless, etc. S. ii.162f.
  • Ahogangā
  • Āhuneyya Sutta/Vagga
  • Ajacca. One of the disciples mentioned in the Sīlavīmamsana Jātaka as having tried to win their teacher's daughter and failed. J.iii.19.
  • Ajagara
  • Ajajjara Sutta. See Ajara Sutta (see below).
  • Ajakalāpaka
  • Ajakaranī
  • Ājāni Sutta
  • Ājāniya Sutta. Three discourses identical, in the main, with the Ājañña Sutta (1), but the fourth quality (good proportions) is omitted. The suttas differ from one another in the definition of "speed" in the case of the monk. A.i.244.
  • Ājañña Jātaka (No. 24)
  • Ājañña Sutta
  • Ajapāla. Son of the chaplain of King Esukārī. He renounced the world with his three elder brothers. He was Anuruddha in the present age (J.iv.476ff).
  • Ajapala-nigrodha
  • Ajara Sutta. The Buddha teaches the undecaying and the path thereto (Ajajjara).
  • Ajarasā Sutta. Preached to a deva in praise of wisdom. S.i.36.
  • Ajatasattu
  • Ajelaka-Sutta. Many are those who do not abstain from accepting goats and sheep. S. v.472.
  • Ajinadāyaka. A Thera who later became arahant. He gave a piece of antelope skin to Sikhī Buddha. Five kappas ago he was a Cakka-vatti, Sudāyaka. Ap.i.213-14.
  • Ajita
  • Ajitajana. A king of the race of Mahāsammata. His descendants reigned in Kapilapura. MT.127; Dpv. iii.17 calls him Abhitatta.
  • Ajitakesakambala (Ajitakesakambalī)
  • Ajitañjaya. King of Ketumati. He was a previous birth of Todeyya Thera.
  • Ajitapuccha or Ajitapañhā. Second sutta of the Parāyanavagga of the Sutta Nipāta. See Ajita-(mānava).
  • Ajitarattha (Addika- or Addila-rattha). The country in which the setthi Ghosita was born, in a previous life, as a poor man named Kotūhalaka. DA.i.317; DhA.i.169f.
  • Ajita-Thera
  • Ājīvakā
  • Ājīvaka Sutta
  • Ajivaka. Given as a possible name. J. i.403.
  • Ajjhattikanga Sutta. The name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 77) to a sutta of the Itivuttaka on the virtues of yoniso-manasikāra. Itv.9f.
  • Ajjhohāra. One of the six huge mythical fishes of the Great Ocean. It was five hundred yojanas in length and lived on the fungi that grow on rocks. J. v.462.
  • Ajjuhattha-pabbata. See Ambahattha-pabbata (??).
  • Ajjuka
  • Ajjuna
  • Ajjunapupphiya Thera. Probably identical with Sambhūta Thera.
  • Akalanka. A Cola officer who fought against the Singhalese army of Parakkamabāhu I. during the latter's invasion of the Pandu kingdom. Cv.lxxvii.17, 55, 80, 90.
  • Akālarāvi Jātaka (No. 119)
  • Akanitthā devā
  • Ākankha Vagga
  • Ākankheyya Sutta
  • Akarabhanda. A village in Ceylon dedicated by King Kittisirirājasīha to the Tooth-relic. Cv.c.23.
  • Ākāsa Sutta
  • Ākāsacetiya
  • Ākāsagangā
  • Ākāsagotta. See Sañjaya-Akāsagotta.
  • Ākāsagotta. A physician of Rājagaha who lanced the fistula of a monk. Meeting the Buddha, he told him of the lancing, trying to make fun of it. The Buddha, having made inquiries, declared the performance of such an operation a thullaccaya offence (Vin.i.215-16).
  • Ākāsānañcāyata-nūpagā-devi
  • Ākāsukkhipiya Thera. An arahant. In a previous birth he had offered a lotus flower to the Buddha Siddhattha and had thrown another up into the sky above him. Thirty-two kappas ago he was a king named Antalikkhacara. Ap.i.230.
  • Akataññu Jātaka (No. 90)
  • Akatti. See Akitti.
  • Akatuññatā Sutta 1. One who is of bad conduct in deed, word and thought, and is ungrateful; is born in purgatory. A.ii.226.
  • Akatuññatā Sutta 2. Same as above. A.ii.229.
  • Akhilā. Chief woman disciple of Sikhī (Bu.xxi.21); the Commentary calls her Makhilā. BuA.204; also J. i.41.
  • Ākiñcañña Sutta
  • Ākiñcāyatanūpagā-devā. A class of devas born in the ākiñcāyatana, the third Arūpa world (M.iii.103). Their life term is sixty thousand kappas. AbhS.23.
  • Akitti (v.l. Akatti)
  • Akitti Jātaka (No. 480)
  • Akitti-dvāra. The gate through which Akitti left the city. J. iv.237.
  • Akitti-tittha. The ford by which Akitti crossed the river after he left Benāres. J. iv.237.
  • Akkamanīya Sutta. The uncultivated mind is an intractable thing and conduces to great loss; the cultivated mind has the opposite qualities. A.i.5f.
  • Akkamanīya Vagga. The third section of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.5-6.
  • Akkantasaññaka Thera. An arahant. In a previous birth he gave his ragged garment to the Buddha Tissa. Once he was born as a king named Sunanda. Ap.i.211f.
  • Akkhakhanda. A section of the Vidhurajātaka which deals with events leading up to the surrendering of Vidhura by the king, when the latter lost his wager with Punnaka. J. vi.286.
  • Akkhakkhāyika
  • Akkhama Sutta. The qualities which an elephant used by the king should have and similar qualities that should be possessed by a monk. A.iii.157f.
  • Akkhana Sutta. On the eight inopportune occasions for the living of the higher life.  A.iv.225f.
  • Akkhana-Kosa. See Ekakkhara Kosa.
  • Akkhanti Sutta 1. The five evil results of the want of forbearance. A.iii.254.
  • Akkhanti Sutta 2. The same as above with slight variations in detail. A.iii.255.
  • Akkharamālā. A short treatise in Pāli stanzas on the Pāli and Singhalese alphabets, by Nāgasena, a Ceylon scholar of the eighteenth century. P.L.C.285.
  • Akkharavisodhanī. A late Pali work written in Burma. Sās.154.
  • Akkhipūjā
  • Akkosa Sutta/Vagga
  • Akkosaka Bhāradvāja Vatthu. The story of Akosaka-Bhāradvāja. DhA.iv.161f.
  • Akkosaka Vagga. The twenty-second section of the Pāñcakanipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.252-6.
  • Akkosaka-Bhāradvāja
  • Akodha-avihimsā Sutta.On mildness and kindness, the verses being put into the mouth of Sakka. S.i.240.
  • Akodhana Sutta.See Accaya-akodhana Sutta.
  • Ākotaka
  • Akusala Sutta. The man who is sinful in action of body, speech and mind is born in purgatory. A.i.292.
  • Akusaladhamma Sutta. On the unprofitable and profitable states. S. v.18.
  • Akusalamūla Sutta. On the three roots of demerit: greed, malice and delusion. A.i.201; cf. M.i.47, 489.
  • Alagaddūpama Sutta
  • Alagakkonāra
  • Alagvānagiri. A locality in South India, captured by the forces of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvii.12.
  • Ālāhana-parivena
  • Alajanapada
  • Alaka
  • Alakā. The town of the god Kubera (Cv.lxxiv.207; lxxx.5), evidently another name for Ālakamandā.
  • Alakadeva
  • Ālakamandā
  • Alakhiya-rāyara. One of the Tamil generals who fought on the side of Kulasekhara against Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvi.145.
  • Alakkhī. The goddess of Ill-luck. She delights in men of evil deeds. J. v.112-14.
  • Ālamba
  • Ālambagāma. A tank in Ceylon built by Jetthatissa. Mhv.Xxxvi.131.
  • Ālambanadāyaka Thera. An arahant. In a past birth he gave an Ālambana (prop?) to the Buddha Atthadassī. Sixty kappas ago he was born three times as king under the name of Ekāpassita. Ap.i.213.
  • Ālambara
  • Ālambāyana
  • Alambusā
  • Alambusa Jātaka (No. 523)
  • Alandanāgarājamahesī
  • Alankāranissaya. A scholiast on Sangharakkhita's Subodhālankāra, written by a Burmese monk in A.D. 1880. Bode, op. cit., 95.
  • Alāra
  • Ālāra Kālāma
  • Ālāra. See Alāra.
  • Alasaka. The name of a disease, of which Korakhattiya died (D.iii.7). Rhys Davids translates it as "epilepsy" and suggests that its name is a negative of lasikā, the synovial fluid. Dial.iii.12, n.2.
  • Alasandā
  • Alāta
  • Alattūru. Name of two Tamil chiefs in the army of Kulasekhara. They took part in various battles and were eventually conquered by the forces of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvi.140, 184, 214, 217, 220, 305.
  • Ālava Sutta. Records the conversation between the Buddha and Ālavaka Yakkha (q.v.) at Ālavi. S. i.213-15.
  • Ālavaka (Sutta)
  • Ālavakā (v.l. Ālavikā)
  • Ālavaka-gajjita.- Mentioned in a list of works considered by Buddhaghosa to be heretical. SA.ii.150; Sp.iv.742.
  • Ālavaka-pucchā
  • Ālavandapperumāla
  • Ālavī
  • Ālavi-Gotama
  • Ālavikā 1.See Ālavakā.
  • Ālavikā 2. A nun. See Selā.
  • Ālavikā Sutta. Contains the conversation between ālavikā (Selā) and Mara which ended in the latter's discomfiture. S. i.128f.
  • Āligāma. A stronghold in the Ālisāra district on the banks of the modern Ambanganga. Here Parakkamabāhu's forces fought a decisive battle with those of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.113ff, and Geiger's note thereon in the Cv.Trs.i.296, n.4.
  • Alīnacitta Jātaka (No. 156)
  • Alīnacitta. King of Benares; one of the lives of the Bodhisatta. He was so-called ("Win-heart") because he was born to win the hearts of the people. He was consecrated king at the age of seven. His story is related in the Alīnacitta Jātaka.
  • Alīnasattu
  • Ālindaka. Probably the name of a monastery in Ceylon where lived the thera Mahā Phussadeva. SA.iii.154; VibhA.352.
  • Ālisāra
  • Allakappa
  • Āloka Sutta. There are four lights: of the moon, the sun, of fire and of wisdom, the light of wisdom being the chief. A.ii.139.
  • Ālokalena
  • Alomā (Alonā?)
  • Āluvadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Thirty-one kappas ago he gave an Āluva (fruit?) to the Pacceka Buddha Sudassana, near Himavā. Ap.i.237.
  • Amabavitthi. A village in the north of Ceylon. It was the birthplace of Culatissa Thera. Ras.ii.30.
  • Amaccharī Sutta. A woman should not be stingy and she should be wise. S. iv.244.
  • Amadha. See Damatha.
  • Āmagandha (Sutta)
  • Āmakadhañña-peyyala. The ninth chapter of the Sacca Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikāya. It contains a list of the gifts which Ariyan monks abstain from accepting. S. v.470-3.
  • Āmalacetiya. A thupa in Ceylon. It is not known who built it. Aggabodhi I. erected a parasol over it. Cv.xlii.62.
  • Āmalakīvana, Amalakivana. A grove at Cātumā. The Buddha once stayed there, and it was on that occasion that the Cātuma Sutta was preached. M.i.456.
  • Āmandagāmanī Abhaya
  • Āmandaphaladāyaka Thera. An arahant. In a previous birth, while carrying a pingo laden with fruit, he saw the Buddha Padumuttara and offered him an Āmanda fruit (pumpkin?). In the present age he became an arahant. Ap.ii.459.
  • Amara
  • Amarā (Amarādevī)
  • Amarādevī-pañha
  • Amaragiri
  • Amarapura
  • Amaravatī
  • Amarinda. Name given to Sakka, king of the gods. E.g., ThagA.151, 112.
  • Amaruppala. The name borne by Kākavannatissa when he was a hunter in a village near Amaruppala-lena. Ras.ii.56.
  • Amaruppala-lena. A cave in the Malaya province of Ceylon. Kākavannatissa was once born in a hunters' village near it. Ras.ii.56.
  • Amata (Sutta / Vagga)
  • Amatadundubhi. One of the names under which the Bahudhātuka Sutta is known (M.iii.67). Like soldiers in the field of battle, so the disciples in the path, developing insight after the method of this sutta, raise aloft the standard of Arahantship - hence the name. MA.ii.888.
  • Amba Jātaka (No. 124, 474)
  • Amba Sutta. The four kinds of mangoes (ripe, etc.) and four corresponding classes of monks. A.ii.106f.
  • Ambacora Jātaka (No. 344)
  • Ambadāyaka Thera
  • Ambadugga. A tank in Ceylon, built by Kutakannatissa. Mhv.Xxxiv.33.
  • Ambagāma
  • Ambahattha
  • Ambakhādaka-Mahātissa. See Mahātissa (3).
  • Ambala. Probably the name of a tower in the Jetavana monastery. The Sunakha Jātaka was preached there about a dog who lived in its resting-hall (J.ii.246).
  • Ambalala. A locality in Rohana, near the Kantakavana, where the forces of Parakkamabāhu I., under Rakkha, were victorious in battle. Cv.lxxiv.58.
  • Ambalatthikā
  • Ambalatthika-Rāhulovāda Sutta
  • Ambālavana. See Ambātaka.
  • Ambālavāpi. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. (Cv.lxviii.46) A canal known as Tambapannī flowed from the tank northwards. Cv.lxxix.50.
  • Ambāmacca
  • Ambamāla Vihāra. A monastery in Rohana built by Dappula I. Cv.xlv.55.
  • Ambanganatthāna
  • Ambapālī (Ambapālikā)
  • Ambapāli Sutta
  • Ambapāli Vagga. The first chapter of the Satipatthāna Samyutta in the Mahāvagga of the Samyutta Nikāya (S.v.141-8).
  • Ambapālivana
  • Ambapāsāna. A monastery in the village of Anganakola in South Ceylon, where lived the Elder Cittagutta. MT.552.
  • Ambapindiya Thera
  • Ambara-Ambaravatī. The double name of a city in Uttarakuru. D.iii.201; DA.iii.966.
  • Ambaramsa. See Abbhasa.
  • Ambariya Vihara. A monastery in Ceylon, the residence of Pingala-Buddharakkhita Thera. It was near Antaravaddhamana-pabbata (SA.ii.113; MA.i.165; DhsA.103). It was also the residence of Pindapātika-Tissa Thera. AA.i.277.
  • Ambasakkhara
  • Ambasakkharapeta Vatthu. The story of Ambasakkhara and the peta, as given above. The Elder Kappitaka related the story to the Buddha, and the Buddha made it an occasion for a discourse to the assembled multitude. PvA.243-4.
  • Ambasāmanera. Name of Silākāla. When he was a novice in the Order, at Bodhimanda Vihāra, he fulfilled his duties to the community with zeal and skill. Once he presented a mango-fruit to the Sangha, and the monks, being pleased, gave him this name. Cv.xxxix.48ff.
  • Ambasanda
  • Ambasuppiya. See Appihā.
  • Ambātaka Thera. An arahant. Fourteen kappas ago he had given a mango to a Buddha (Ap.ii.394). He is probably identical with Rājadatta Thera. ThagA.i.403.
  • Ambātakavana
  • Ambātakiya Thera. An arahant. Thirty-one kappas ago he had met the Buddha Vessabhū in the mountains and given him a mango. Ap.ii.399.
  • Ambatittha
  • Ambatitthaka
  • Ambattha
  • Ambattha Sutta
  • Ambattha-gotta
  • Ambatthaja. Seventy kappas ago there were fourteen kings of this name, all former lives of Ambadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.117.
  • Ambatthakola
  • Ambatthala
  • Ambattha-vijjā
  • Ambavana
  • Ambavāpi. A tank at Būkakalla in Ceylon. It was given over to the Mātambiya-padhānaghara by the Tamil, Potthakuttha. Cv.xlvi.19-20.
  • Ambavāsavāpi. One of the tanks restored by Parakkamabāhu I. before his great war. Cv.lxviii.43. For identification see Cv. trans. i.280, n.5.
  • Ambayāgadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety-one kappas ago, going to the forest in pursuit of his trade, he met the Buddha and gave him an offering of mangoes (v.l. Appaº).
  • Ambayāgu(yāga ?)-dāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety-four kappas ago he had met a Pacceka Buddha named Sataramsī, when the latter had just awakened from samādhi, and had given him a broth (?) made of mangoes (Ap.i.284).
  • Ambilahāra Vihāra
  • Ambila-janapada. A district in Ceylon. In it was the Rajatalena. MT.400.
  • Ambilapassava
  • Ambilāpika. A village given by Jetthatissa III. for the supply of food to Kassapagirivihāra. Cv.xliv.98.
  • Ambilayāgu. A village in Ceylon. It was the residence of Dāthānāma, father of Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.15.
  • Ambillapadara. A village given by Aggabodhi III. to the Cetiyapabbata monastery. Cv.xliv.122.
  • Ambutthi. A tank built by Upatissa II. Cv.xxxvii.185.
  • Ambuyyāna. A monastery in Ceylon. Udaya I. (or Dappula) built in it the dwelling-house Dappulapabbata. Cv.xlix.30; trs. i.126 n.1. According to Cv.l.80, it was built not by the king but by Mahādeva. It was finished later by Sena I. Cv.l.80.
  • Āmisakiñcikkha Sutta. One of the suttas in a group of eight, dealing with people who will not lie for the sake of gain - and, in this case, for the sake of anything worldly whatsoever. S. ii.234.
  • Amitā
  • Amita. A king of twenty-five kappas ago; a previous birth of Aggapupphiya Thera (v.l. Amitobhava, Amitogata). Ap.i.229.
  • Amitābha. A king of twenty-five kappas ago; a previous birth of Ekasaññaka Thera. Ap.i.210.
  • Amitabhogā. Five setthīs in Bimbisāra's dominions, whose wealth was limitless. They were Jotiya, Jatila, Mendaka, Punnaka, and Kākavaliya. AA.i.220; for details see s.v.
  • Amitañjala. A king of fourteen kappas ago; a previous birth of Sālapupphiya Thera (v.l. Asitañjala). Ap.i.219.
  • Amitobhava. See Amita.
  • Amitodana
  • Amitta. See Somamitta.
  • Amittabhā. A king of twenty-five kappas ago; a former life of Bhojanadāyaka Thera (v.l. Amittaka). Ap.i.253.
  • Amittaka. See Amittabhā.
  • Amittatāpanā
  • Amittatāpana. A king of seventeen kappas ago; a previous life of Pavittha Thera (ThagA.ii.185), probably to be identified with Ekadamsaniya of the Apadāna (i.168).
  • Amoraphaliya Thera
  • Anabhirati Jātaka (No. 65, 185)
  • Anabhirati Sutta. The idea of distaste for all the world, if cultivated, is fruitful. S. v.132.
  • Anabhirati-bhikkhu Vatthu
  • Anabhisamaya Sutta. Preached to the wanderer Vacchagotta. Diverse opinions arise in the world through not seeing the nature of the body, etc. S. iii.260.
  • Anāgāmī Sutta. The six qualities necessary for the third Fruit of the Path. A.iii.421.
  • Anāgāmi-thera Vatthu. Story of a monk who became anāgāmi; when asked by his pupils, however, he did not say anything regarding his attainment. After death he was born in the Suddhāvāsā. His pupils, grieving for him in their ignorance, were enlightened by the Buddha. DhA.iii.288-9.
  • Anāgata Sutta. The five kinds of anticipatory fears that should make a forest-dwelling monk zealous and active. A.iii.100f.
  • Anāgatavamsa
  • Ānaka (v.l. Ānnaka)
  • Anālaya Sutta. The Buddha teaches the destruction of attachment and the path leading thereto. S. iv.372.
  • Anamatagga Samyutta
  • Ananaka Sutta. The four kinds of bliss possible to a householder: a bliss of ownership, of wealth, of debtless ness and of blamelessness. A.ii.69f.
  • Ānañcāyatana Sutta. On the three infinite spheres: infinite space, infinite consciousness, and sphere of nothingness. A.i.267.
  • Ānanda
  • Ānandā
  • Ānanda Sutta/Vagga
  • Ānanda-bhaddekaratta Sutta
  • Ānandabodhi
  • Ānandakumāra
  • Ānandamānava. See Ānanda (17).
  • Ānandena Sutta. The Buddha is asked by Ananda to tell him of a doctrine which would make him more ardent and intent. The Buddha teaches him the doctrine of impermanence. S.iii.187-8.
  • Anangana Jātaka
  • Anangana Sutta. A record of a conversation between Sāriputta and Moggallāna on the nature of blemishes (anganāni) and on the benefits of recognising and removing them. M.i.24ff.
  • Ānañjasappāya Sutta
  • Ānañjasappāya Sutta. See Ānañjasappāya Sutta.
  • Ananta. The serpent king referred to under Anantapokkharanī, but not elsewhere mentioned in the old books. He is also called Anantabhoga. For details see Hopkins' Epic Mythology (pp. 23-4).
  • Anantajālī. King. A previous birth of Bhājanadāyaka fifty-three kappas ago (Antarajāli). Ap.i.218.
  • Anantajina
  • Anantakāya
  • Anantapokkharanī. A pond constructed by Parakkamabahu I. in Pulatthipura. The steps surrounding the pond were laid like the coils of the serpent-king Ananta. Cv.lxxiii.120.
  • Anantarabhandaka-tittha. A ford in the Mahāvāluka-gangā in Ceylon. Cv.lxxii.16.
  • Anantarapeyyāla. One of the sections of the Vidhura Jātaka. J. vi.304.
  • Anantavā Sutta. On the world as being unlimited. S.iii.215.
  • Ananusociya Jātaka (No. 328)
  • Ananussuta Sutta. The five-fold power of a Tathāgata. A.iii.294f.
  • Ānāpāna Kathā. The third section of the Mahāvagga of the Patisambhidāmagga. Ps.i.162ff.
  • Ānāpāna Samyutta. The fifty-fourth section of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. v.311-41.
  • Ānāpāna Sutta. The idea of in-breathing and out-breathing, if cultivated and developed, leads to much profit. S. v.132.
  • Ānāpāna Vagga. The seventh chapter of the Bojjhanga Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. v.129-32.
  • Ānāpānasati Sutta
  • Anāsava Sutta. The Buddha teaches that which is free from Āsavas and the way thereto. S. iv.369.
  • Anāsava. A Pacceka Buddha found in a list of Pacceka Buddhas. He lived in Isigili. M.iii.70; Ap.i.107.
  • Anatam Sutta. See Anta Sutta.
  • Anātha. A Pacceka Buddha of thirty-one kappas ago. Uddālapupphiya Thera, in a previous birth, offered him an uddāla-flower. Ap.i.288.
  • Anāthapindika
  • Anāthapindika Sutta/Vagga
  • Anāthapindika-putta-Kāla Vatthu. Story of the conversion of Anāthapindika's son Kāla. DhA.iii.189-92.
  • Anāthapindika-Setthi Vatthu. Story of the goddess, guardian of Anāthapindika's gate.
  • Anāthapindikassārāma. See Jetavana.
  • Anāthapindikovāda Sutta
  • Anaticārī Sutta. A woman who is no adulteress will be born in heaven. S. iv.244.
  • Anatta Sutta
  • Anattā Sutta
  • Anattalakhana Sutta/Vatthu
  • Anattaniya Sutta. For that which does not belong to the self, desire must be put away. S. iii.78.
  • Anattena Sutta. Lust and desire for that which is without a self should be put away. S. iii.178.
  • Anatthapucchakabrāhmana Vatthu. Story of a brahmin who asked the Buddha whether he knew only of that which was good or did he know evil as well? The Buddha set his doubts at rest. DhA.ii.227-9.
  • Anatthatāya Sutta. Negligence (pamāda) conduces to great loss. A.i.16.
  • Añcanavana. See Añjanavana.
  • Andabharīgāmakūtaka Sutta
  • Andabhūta Jātaka (No. 62)
  • Andhā
  • Andha Sutta. On the three classes of persons: the blind, the one-eyed, and the two-eyed (A.iii.128f).
  • Andhabhūta Sutta. See Addhabhūta Sutta.
  • Andhakā
  • Andhakāra Sutta. The ignorance of Ill, its arising, etc., is greater and more fearsome than the darkness of interstellar space (lokantarika). S. v.454-5.
  • Andhakāra Vagga. The second section of the Pācittiya in the Bhikkhunī-vibhanga. Vin.iv.268-71.
  • Andhakāra. A village in Ceylon, one of the villages given by Aggabodhi IV. for the maintenance of the Padhāna-ghara built by the king for the Thera Dāthāsiva. Cv.xlvi.12.
  • Andhakarattha. See Andhakā (1).
  • Andhakavenhu
  • Andhakavenhu-(dāsa)-puttā
  • Andhakavinda
  • Andhakavinda Brāhmana. See under Andhakavinda. His story is given as an illustration of how followers of the Buddha would often pursue him with manifold gifts. E.g., UdA.112.
  • Andhakavinda Sutta/Vagga
  • Andhanāraka. One of the villages given by Aggabodhi IV, for the maintenance of the Padhāna-ghara built for the Elder Dāthāsiva. Cv.xlvi.13.
  • Andhapura
  • Andhatthakathā. One of the Commentaries used by Buddhaghosa (Sp.iv.747). It was handed down at Kāñcipura (Conjevaram) in South India.
  • Andhavana
  • Andu. A village near Pulatthipura. Cv.lix.5.
  • Anejakā. A class of devas mentioned as having been present on the occasion of the preaching of the Mahā-Samaya Sutta. D.ii.160.
  • Anekavanna
  • Anekavannavimāna. The abode of Anekavanna-devaputta. Vv.74-5.
  • Anga
  • Anga Sutta
  • Angagāma. A tank built by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.37.
  • Angaka. Nephew (sister's son) of Sonadanda. D.i.123.
  • Angamu. A place in Ceylon identified with the modern Ambagamuva (Geiger Cv. trans. i.298, n. 3). The Senāpati Deva once encamped there. Cv.lxx.130.
  • Anganakola. A village in South Ceylon, the residence of Ambapāsāna-vāsī-Cittagutta. MT.552.
  • Anganasālaka. A village given by Aggabodhi II. to the Abhaya(giri-)vihara. Cv.xlii.63.
  • Angāni Sutta 1. The five qualities of exertion (padhāna). A.iii.65.
  • Angāni Sutta 2. On the five qualities which a monk should have and the five which he should discard to complete his duties in the religion and attain its highest eminence. A.v.16-17.
  • Anganika-Bhāradvāja
  • Angarājā. The chieftain of Anga in the Buddha's time. See Anga.
  • Angārapabbata. A blazing mountain of white hot coal, one of the tortures of the Mahāniraya. Kvu.597.
  • Angati
  • Angika Sutta. On the development of the fivefold Ariyan Samādhi. A.iii.25-9.
  • Angirasa (Angīrasa)
  • Angīrasī. A term of affection (Radiant One) used by Pañcasikha in addressing Suriyavaccasā (D.ii.265). The Commentary (DA.iii.701) explains that she was so called because her limbs shone (ange rasmiyo assāti Angīrasī.)
  • Angulimāla (Angulimālaka)
  • Angulimāla Paritta. See above; referred to also in the Milindapañha (p.151) in a list of Parittas.
  • Angulimāla Sutta. Contains the story of the bandit's conversion and the bliss of his deliverance. M.ii.97ff.
  • Angulimāla-pitaka. Given in a list of heretical works. SA.ii.150; Sp.iv.742.
  • Anguttara Nikāya
  • Anguttaranavatīkā. By Sāriputta, author also of Sarātthadīpanī-Vinaya-tīkā (q.v.). Gv.71.
  • Anguttarāpa
  • Anguttara-tīkā. By Candagomi, evidently an author of Ceylon. Svd.v.1201.
  • Anguttaratthakathā. Quoted in the exegesis to the Jātaka. J. i.131.
  • Āni Sutta
  • Anicca Sutta / Vagga
  • Aniccā Sutta. On the seven kinds of persons who are worthy of homage and of gifts. A.iv.13-14.
  • Aniccadhamma Sutta. Desire for that whose nature is impermanent should be destroyed. S. iii.199.
  • Aniccatā Sutta
  • Anidassana Sutta. The invisible and the path leading thereto. S. iv.370.
  • Anīgha. A Pacceka Buddha; occurs in a list of Pacceka Buddhas. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
  • Anikadatta. See Anikaratta.
  • Anīkanga
  • Anikaratta
  • Ānimandavya. See Animandavya.
  • Animandavya. See Mandavya.
  • Animisa-cetiya
  • Animitta Sutta. Preached by Moggallāna ; it records an occasion when he experienced unconditioned rapture of the heart (animittaceto-samādhi). S. iv.268.
  • Aniruddha. See Anuruddha.
  • Ānisamsa Sutta. On the six advantages of realizing the first fruit of the Path (Sotāpattiphala). A.iii.441.
  • Ānisamsa Vagga
  • Anissukī Sutta. A woman who is faithful, modest, scrupulous, not wrathful and rich in wisdom, will be reborn in a happy condition. S. iv.244.
  • Anītika Sutta and Anītikadhamma Sutta. On the state that is free from ill and the path thereto. S. iv.371.
  • Anitthigandhakumāra
  • Anitthigandhakumāra Vatthu. See Anitthigandhakumāra (3).
  • Anivatta Brahmadatta
  • Aniyata. The third division of the Pārājika of the Sutta Vibhanga. Vin.iii.187-94.
  • Añjalī. One of the nuns who accompanied Sanghamittā to Ceylon. Dpv.xviii.24.
  • Añjana
  • Añjanadevi
  • Añjana-pabbata. One of the six peaks of the Himālaya from which rose the five great rivers and round which were the seven lakes (J.v.415). Pabbata, one of the seven chief pupils of the Bodhisatta Jotipāla, had his hermitage there. J. v.133.
  • Anjana-vana (Añcana-vana)
  • Añjanavaniya Thera
  • Añjanavasabha
  • Añjasa. A king of two kappas ago, father of Sunanda, a previous birth of Upāli. Ap.i.45, v.111; ThagA.i.367.
  • Ankolaka Thera. An arahant. In a previous birth he had offered an ankola-flower to Siddatha Buddha. Once, thirty-six kalpas ago, he was a Cakkavatti named Devagajjita. Ap.i.199.
  • Ankolaka-pupphiya Thera
  • Ankura
  • Ankura Vatthu. The story of Ankura. DhA.iv.80-2.
  • Ankurapeta Vatthu. See Ankura. According to MA.i.225 and DA.i.178, in this story the word brahma-cariya is used to mean veyyāvacca (service).
  • Anna Sutta 1.All creatures desire food, so food should be given in charity (S.i.32).
  • Anna Sutta 2. A.ii.86f.; but see GS.ii.96. n.1.
  • Añña Sutta. On the results of developing the four satipatthāna. S.v.181.
  • Annabhāra
  • Aññamjivām aññamsarīram Sutta. That the body is one thing and the soul another is the view held by some people. S.iii.215.
  • Aññanā Sutta. Five of the same name recording conversations with the Paribbājaka Vacchagotta regarding the results of ignorance. S. iii.257-9.
  • Annasamsāvaka
  • Aññāta-Kondañña (Aññā-Kondañña) Thera
  • Aññatara Sutta 1.On the chain of causation. S. ii.75-6.
  • Aññatara Sutta 2.Few are born among men because beings do not see the four Ariyan truths. S. v.465.
  • Aññatara° Vatthu. Several stories given in the Dhammapada Commentary are designated only by such titles as Aññatara-itthi vatthu, Aññatara-kutumbika vatthu, etc. For reference to such stories see DhA. Index (Vol. v.).
  • Aññatara-Bhikkhu Sutta. Two of this name containing questions on the holy life and the destruction of the Āsavā. S.v.7-8.
  • Aññatara-Brahma Sutta. A certain Brahmā thought no recluse or brahmin could come to his world. The Buddha, Mogallāna, Mahākassapa, Mahākappina and Anuruddha all appeared there and refuted his views. S. i.144f.
  • Aññatitthiya Bhānavāra. Ends the sixteenth chapter of the second khandhaka of the Mahāvagga. Vin.i.115.
  • Aññatitthiya Sutta. Describes a visit of Sāriputta to some heretical teachers in Rājagaha and the discussions that ensued. Ananda reports the incident to the Buddha, who approves and explains the questions further. S. ii.32f.
  • Aññatitthiya Sutta. The answers that should be given to followers of other faiths if they should question about lust, malice and delusion. A.i.199-201.
  • Aññatitthiya Vagga. Several discourses on the views of other teachers. S. v.27f.
  • Anodhi Sutta. Three suttas on the development of unlimited reflection of anicca, dukkha and anattā. A.iii.443f.
  • Anojā
  • Anoma
  • Anomā
  • Anomadassī
  • Anomārāma
  • Anomasatta. An epithet of the Buddha. UdA.304; KhpA.170.
  • Anomiya Sutta. Contains verses in praise of the Buddha who is called the Peerless (Anonianāma) (S.i.33). The verses are found also in the Sutta Nipāta (Sn.p.177).
  • Anopamā
  • Anopama. Birthplace of the Vessabhū Buddha and capital of his father, King Suppatīta. D.ii.7; but Bu.xxii.18 gives it as Anoma. The BuA. (p. 205) calls it Anūpama.
  • Anorata. The name by which Anuruddha (Anawrata), King of Burma (Ramañña), is generally known. He was a religious reformer and was helped in his task by a Talaing monk, Arahanta. Bode: Pāli Lit. of Burma, pp. 11-13.
  • Anotatta
  • Anottapā Sutta. Records a conversation between Mahākassapa and Sāriputta in Isipatana. A man without ardour (anātāpī) and without care (a-nottāpī) is incapable of Enlightenment and Nibbana. S.ii.195f.
  • Anottappamūlakā-tīni Sutta. Through an element (dhātuso) beings meet together, the indiscreet with the indiscreet, the untaught with the untaught, the unwise with the unwise and vice versa. S. ii.163.
  • Anta Jātaka (No. 295)
  • Anta Sutta. The Buddha teaches the end, as well as the way thereto. See also Antā Sutta. (S.iv.373).
  • Antā Sutta. The four separate divisions: Sakkāya, its arising, ceasing, and the way thereto. S. iii.157-8.
  • Anta Vagga. The first chapter of the Uparipaññāsaka of the Khanda Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikāya (S.iii.157ff).
  • Antaka. See Māra.
  • Antalikkhacara. A king who reigned thirty-two kappas ago; Ākā-sukkhipiya Thera in a previous birth. Ap.i.230.
  • Antaraganga. A district in Ceylon. Ras.ii.10.
  • Antarāganga. A monastery in Ceylon to which Jetthatissa III. gave the village of Cullamātika. Cv.xliv.100.
  • Antaramegiri. A monastery built by King Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.48.
  • Antarapeyyāla. A section of the Nidāna Samyutta containing twelve suttas with abridged contents. S. ii.130ff.
  • Antarasobbha
  • Antaravaddhamāna
  • Antaravitthi
  • Antavā Sutta. The origin of the view that the world is limited. S. iii.214.
  • Antevāsī Sutta. A monk dwells at ease without a pupil or a teacher, the pupil or co-resident (antevāsī) being the name given to evil and unprofitable states of mind which arise in him and abide in him through the senses. Such states are also called "teacher" (ācariya) because they beset and master him. S. iv.136-8.
  • Antureli. One of the villages given by King Aggabodhi IV. for the maintenance of the Padhāna-ghara, which he built for the Thera Dāthā-siva. Cv.xlvi.13.
  • Anubuddha Sutta. Preached at Bhandagāma, on the importance of understanding. A.ii.1f.
  • Anudhamma Sutta. The Bhikkhu, who conforms to the Dhamma, should live in disgust for the body, feeling, etc. S. iii.40-1.
  • Anugāra. An eminent wandering ascetic. He is mentioned as living in the Paribbājakārāma in the Moranivāpa in Veluvana near Rājagaha. He was probably one of the company who was with Sakuludāyi when the Buddha came to visit the latter. M.ii.1.
  • Anuggaha Sutta. Right belief is endowed with five advantages. A.iii.20-l.
  • Anujīvisamiddha. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.33.
  • Anujjā (v.l. Anojā)
  • Anukampaka Sutta. The five ways in which a resident monk shows his sympathy for his lay supporters. A.iii.263f.
  • Anukevatta
  • Anula
  • Anulā
  • Anulatissapabbata. A vihāra in Gangārājī in East Ceylon, built by Kanitthatissa. Mhv.xxxvi.15.
  • Anulepadāyaka Thera. An arahant. In Atthadassī's time he supplied plaster to a monk for carrying out some repairs to a building. Ap.i.251.
  • Anulomadāyaka Thera
  • Anumana Sutta
  • Anumānapañha
  • Anūna. The name used by the Yakkha Punnaka to hide from Dhañjaya his real name, lest he should be mistaken for a slave. The word has the same meaning as Punnaka. J. vi.273-4.
  • Anupada Sutta
  • Anupada Vagga. The second section of the Uparipaññāsa of the Majjhima Nikāya. M.iii.25ff.
  • Anupādāya Sutta. The holy life is lived with final emancipation, free from grasping, as its aim. S. v.29.
  • Anupalakkhanā Sutta. Diverse views are the result of want of discrimination. S. iii.261.
  • Anupama
  • Anupamā
  • Anūpama Thera.
  • Anupanāhī Sutta. The woman who is not wrathful will be born in a happy condition. S. iv.244.
  • Anupiya (Anupiyā)
  • Anūpiya.See Anupiya.
  • Anupubba
  • Anura. A general of the Vanga king's army, maternal cousin of Sīhabāhu, father of Vijaya. When Sīhabāhu left the lion's den with his mother and sister they came across Anura who was ruling the border country. Later Anura married Sīhabāhu's mother. Mv.vi.16-20; MT.246.
  • Anurādha
  • Anurādhagāma. The name given to the settlement founded by the two Anurādhas. It was near the Kadamba-nadi (Mhv.ix.9; x.76). The capital, Anurādhapura, was later founded near it.
  • Anurādhapura
  • Anurāja. Son of Sunanda, King of Surabhi, at the time of Mangala Buddha. He visited the Buddha in the company of his father, and, having listened to his preaching, became an arahant. BuA.119-20.
  • Anurārāma
  • Anuruddha Sutta/Samyutta
  • Anuruddha Thera
  • Anusamsāvaka Thera. An arahant. In a past birth he gave a spoonful of rice to the Buddha Vipassī. Ap.i.247.
  • Anusāsika Jātaka (No. 115)
  • Anusāsikā. The name of the greedy bird in the Anusāsika Jātaka. J. i.429.
  • Anusaya Sutta
  • Anusayā Sutta. On how the anusayā can be uprooted. S.iv.32.
  • Anusissa
  • Anusota Sutta. On four classes of persons: those who go with the stream and those who go against it; those who stand fast and those who have crossed over. A.ii.5f.
  • Anussati Sutta 1. The six topics of recollected ness. A.iii.284. In the Visuddhi Magga (p. 226) it is called Gedha Sutta.
  • Anussati Sutta 2. A detailed explanation of the above. A.iii.312ff.
  • Anutīracārī. An otter who had a dispute with another otter, Gambhīracārī, about a fish. They appealed to a jackal, Māyāvī, and lost in the bargain, the jackal claiming the middle of the fish as the price of his arbitration, leaving only the head and the tail for the otters. J. iii.333f.; DhA.iii.141-2.
  • Anuttarasangāmavijaya (Dhammapariyāya).One of the names by which the Bahudhātuka Sutta is known. M.iii.68.
  • Anuttāriya Sutta 1. The six unsurpassables. A.iii.284.
  • Anuttāriya Sutta 2. A detailed explanation of the above. A.iii.325f.
  • Anuttariya Vagga. The third chapter of the Chakka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.309-29.
  • Anuvattanā Sutta. Like a cakkavatti's eldest son, who, because of five qualities, administers the kingdom like his father, so does Sāriputta administer the Kingdom of Righteousness founded by the Buddha. A.iii.148-9.
  • Anuvindakā. Name of a people, mentioned with hosts of others, as seeking and finding hospitality in the house of Jatukannika, when, in a previous birth, he was a banker in Hamsavatī. Ap.ii.359.
  • Anva Vagga. See Addha Vagga.
  • Āpā
  • Apacara
  • Apacāyika Sutta. See Pacāyika Sutta.
  • Apaccakkhakamma Suttā. Five discourses in which the Buddha explains to Vacchagotta how diverse opinions arise through want of clearness about the facts of body, feeling, perception, activities and consciousness. S.iii.262.
  • Apaccupalakkhanā Sutta. Same as the above, only substituting "through not discriminating" for "through want of clearness." S.iii.261.
  • Apaccupekkhanā Sutta. Same as the above, but substituting "through not looking into" for "through not discriminating." S.iii.262.
  • Apadāna
  • Apadāna-Atthakathā, the commentary on the Apadāna. See Visuddhajanavilāsinī.

  • Apadāniya Thera. An arahant. Ninety-two kappas ago he eulogised the life-history (apadānam pakittayim) of the Buddha and paid homage at his feet. As a consequence of this good deed he knew no evil birth thereafter (Ap.i.24).
  • Apadika
  • Apagata Sutta. Records a conversation between the Buddha and Rāhula in Jetavana. The Buddha explains how the mind is freed from notions of "I" and "mine." S. ii.253; see Rāhula Sutta (3).
  • Apajjura
  • Apalāla
  • Apalāladamana. See Apalāla.
  • Apalokina Sutta. The Buddha teaches the un-decaying and the path that leads thereto. S. iv.370. On the name see KS.iv.262, n.2.
  • Apalokita. See Apalokina.
  • Āpana
  • Āpana Sutra. See Saddha Sutta.
  • Āpāna. One of the Vanni chiefs of Ceylon, brought into subjection by Bhuvanekabāhu I. (Cv.xc.33)
  • Apannaka Jātaka (No. 1)
  • Apannaka Sutta/Vagga
  • Apannakatā Sutta. On the three qualities which make a monk proficient in following the sure course (apannakapatipadā): guarding the senses, moderation in eating and wakefulness. A.i.113f.
  • Apanthaka. Given as a personal name in a passage where it is stated that names are mere designators, they signify nothing. Thus "Panthakas " (Guides) too lose their way, so do "Apanthakas." J. i.403.
  • Apāra Sutta
  • Aparāditthi Sutta
  • Aparagoyāna
  • Aparagoyma. See Gotama (3).
  • Aparājita
  • Aparanna
  • Aparantā. Mentioned in a list of tribes. Ap.ii.359.
  • Aparantaka (Aparanta)
  • Aparaseliyā
  • Aparihāni Sutta. There are seven things that decline not, viz., the seven bojjhangas. S. v.85; see also ibid., 94.
  • Aparihāniya Sutta
  • Aparika. See Apadika.
  • Apāsādika Sutta. Two discourses on the evils of being unamiable. A.iii.255-6.
  • Apassena. A cakkavatti who lived six kappas ago; a previous birth of Ārakkhadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.215.
  • Āpatti (Sutta/Vagga)
  • Āpāyika Sutta. On three persons who are doomed to purgatory (A.i.265).
  • Āpāyika Vagga. The twelfth chapter of the Tika Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya (A.i.265-73). It contains ten suttas on various topics.
  • Apāyimha Vagga. The ninth section of the Eka Nipāta of the Jātaka. J. i.360-79.
  • Apheggusāra. A treatise, of about the fourteenth century, on Abhidhamma topics, written by a scholar of Hamsavatī in Burma. Bode: op. cit., 36 and n.2; Sās.48.
  • Apheggusāradīpanī A book composed at Hamsavatī, probably by Mahāsuvannadīpa, teacher of Queen Sīvalī. In Nevill's MS. Catalogue in the British Museum it is described as an anutīkā dealing with matter in the Abhidhammatthavibhāvanī. Bode: op. cit. 36, n.2.
  • Apilāpiya. A cakkavatti of eighty-six kappas ago; a former birth of Tikandīpupphiya Thera. Ap.i.202.
  • Appacintī. A fish who lived in the Ganges with his brothers Bahucintī and Mitacintī. He and Bahucintī were caught in a fisherman's net and were rescued by Mitacintī. The story is told in the Mitacintī Jāt. (i.427-8).
  • Appakā (or Virata) Vagga. The eighth chapter of the Sacca Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. v.468-70.
  • Appaka Sutta
  • Appamāda Sutta / Vagga
  • Appamādovāda. The name given to the stanzas in the Dhammapada (Nos. 21-23) on heedfulness. J. v.66.
  • Appamānābhā
  • Appamānasubhā
  • Appamateyya Sutta. See Matteyya.
  • Appamatta Sutta. See Asamatta.
  • Appamattaka Vagga. The nineteenth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. In the spiritual world, by analogy with Nature, only a few are selected out of many who will be lost. A.i.35-8.
  • Appameyya Sutta. Of three classes of persons, the arahant is the immeasurable (appameyya). A.i.266.
  • Appam-supati Sutta. The five kinds of persons who sleep but little. A.iii.156.
  • Appassuta Sutta 1. A woman who has small knowledge is born in purgatory. S. iv.242.
  • Appassuta Sutta 2. Four classes of persons, some of small learning and some of wide learning. A.ii.6f.
  • Appativāni Sutta. By him who knows not birth and becoming, grasping, craving, feeling, contact, etc., there must be no turning back in the search for knowledge. S. ii.132.
  • Appativedhā Sutta. Preached to Vacchagotta. Divers opinions arise in the world through want of perception of the nature of the body, etc. S. iii.261.
  • Appatividitā-Sutta. Spoken by a deva; a Buddha has arisen, now is the time for those who have not perceived the truth to do so. S. i.4.
  • Appihā
  • Appiyā. See Suppiyā.
  • Aputtaka
  • Aputtaka Sutta
  • Aputtasetthi Vatthu. The story of Aputtaka given above. DhA.iv.76-80.
  • Ārabbhavatthu Sutta. On the eight occasions in which exertion should be applied. A.iv.334f.
  • Ārabhati Sutta. There are five kinds of people in the world. Those who commit faults and repent, etc. A.iii.165-7.
  • Araddhaviriya Sutta. A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No.80) to a Sutta in the Itivuttaka (p.115f.), which is called in the Anguttara as Cara Sutta (q.v.).
  • Arahā Sutta
  • Araham Sutta
  • Arahanta Sutta/Vagga
  • Arahanta. A Talaing monk, the preceptor and advisor of Anuruddha. King of Burma. He made far-reaching reforms in the Burmese Sangha of his day ( Bode, op. cit., 12-13).
  • Arahatta Sutta/Vagga
  • Araja. One of the palaces occupied by Dhammadassī before he became the Buddha. Bu.xvi.14.
  • Araka
  • Araka Jātaka (No. 169)
  • Araka Sutta. The teachings of Araka. A.iv.136ff.
  • Ārakkha Sutta. Earnest care should be exerted to guard one's thoughts from running riot among passionate things, from being malicious, from being deluded and from following the path laid down by various recluses (false teachers?). A.ii.120.
  • Ārakkhadāyaka Thera
  • Ārāma Sutta. See Sāriputta-Kotthita Sutta.
  • Āramā Vagga. The sixth division of the Pacittiya of the Bhikkhunī Vibhanga (Vin.iv.306-17).
  • Ārāmadanda. A brahmin.
  • Ārāmadāyaka Thera. An arahant. In a past life he planted a garden with shady trees for the Buddha Siddhattha, and gave the Buddha the fruits and flowers that grew there. Thirty-seven kappas ago he was born seven times as king, by name Mudusītala. Ap.i.251.
  • Ārāmadūsaka Jātaka (No. 46, 268)
  • Ārāmassa. A village in Ceylon, given by King Udaya I. for the maintenance of a Loharūpa (bronze statue) of the Buddha. Cv.xlix.17.
  • Ārāmikagāma
  • Arammā. A tribe mentioned in a list of tribes. Ap.ii.359.
  • Ārammana Sutta
  • Aranā Sutta. On the Undefiled. Preached in answer to a deva's questions as to who are undefiled and fit to receive homage from everyone. Monks, says the Buddha, are so worthy (S.i.44-5).
  • Aranadīpiya Thera
  • Aranañjaha. See Arunañjaha.
  • Aranavibhanga Sutta
  • Aranemi
  • Arani Sutta
  • Ārañjara. See Arañjaragiri.
  • Arañjaragiri
  • Arañña
  • Arañña Jātaka (No. 348)
  • Arañña Sutta/Vagga
  • Āraññaka Mahāabhaya
  • Āraññaka Sutta. The name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 85) to the Anāgata Sutta (q.v.).
  • Araññakutikā
  • Araññasatta. A king of twenty kappas ago; a previous birth of Nimittasaññaka Thera (v.l. Araññamanna; Araññasanta). Ap.i.261.
  • Araññavāsī Nikāya
  • Arati
  • Arati Sutta
  • Aravacchā
  • Aravāla
  • Āravāla. See Aravāla.
  • Aravāladaha. The lake in which Aravāla lived.
  • Arikārī. A monastery in Ceylon. It is not recorded by whom it was first built. Udaya I. found it in a dilapidated condition and had it repaired. He also built there a house for the distribution of food and added a pāsāda (Cv.xlix.32).
  • Arimaddana
  • Arimaddavijayagāma
  • Arimanda. A city in which the Bodhisatta was born as the Khattiya Vijatāvī in the time of the Buddha Phussa. BuA.194.
  • Arindama
  • Arittha (Sutta)
  • Arittha Vihāra. The monastery built by Lañjakatissa in Aritthapabbata. Mhv.xxxiii.27; Mhv.trans.230, n.6.
  • Aritthajanaka
  • Aritthakā
  • Aritthapabbata
  • Aritthapura
  • Arittha-thapita-ghara. See Sirivaddhaghara (?).
  • Ariya (Sutta)
  • Ariyā Sutta. The four iddhi-pādas, if cultivated, conduce to the utter destruction of Ill. They are ariyaniyyānikā. S.v.255.
  • Ariyabālisika Vatthu. The story of the fisherman Ariya given above, Ariya 2.
  • Āriyacakkavatti
  • Ariyagālatissa
  • Ariyagāla-tittha. A ford, probably on the Mahāvāluka-nadī. Ras.ii.38.
  • Ariyākara Vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon. Ras.ii.189.
  • Ariyākari. A monastery in Rohana in South Ceylon. Dappula gave it to the village of Mālavatthu and built therein an image house. He also had a valuable unnaloma and a hemapatta made for the image there. Cv.xlv.60-l.
  • Ariyaka-Vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon. Ras.ii.174.
  • āriyakkhattayodhā
  • Ariyakoti. A monastery (probably in Ceylon), the residence of Mahā Datta Thera. MA.i.131.
  • Ariyālankāra
  • Ariyamagga Sutta/Vagga
  • Ariyamuni
  • Ariyapariyesanā Sutta
  • Ariyasāvaka Sutta
  • Ariyavamsa
  • Ariyavamsālankāra. A book written by ñānābhisāsanadhaja Mahādhammarājaguru Thera of Burma, author of the Petakālankāra and other books. Sās.134.
  • Ariyavasā Sutta. The ten dwellings of Ariyans, past, present and future. A.v.29.
  • Ārohanta
  • Aruka Sutta. On the man whose mind is like an open sore, as opposed to one who is lightning-minded or diamond-minded. A.i.123f.
  • Aruna
  • Arunabala. See below Arunapāla.
  • Arunaka. Thirty-six kappas ago there were seven kings of the name of Arunaka, all previous births of the Thera Vatthadāyaka (Ap.i.116).
  • Arunañjaha. Seventy kappas ago there were sixteen kings of the name of Arunañjaha. They were all past births of Asokapūjaka Thera (Ap.i.199).
  • Arunapāla. A king of thirty-five kappas ago, a former birth of Kanikārapupphiya Thera (who is evidently identical with Ujjaya, Ap.i.203). In the Theragāthā Commentary (i.119) he is called Arunabala.
  • Arunapura. A city in the time of the Buddha Sikhī. Ambapālī was born there in a brahmin family (Ap.ii.613; ThigA.i.213). It is probably identical with Arunavatī.
  • Arunavā. See Aruna (1).
  • Arunavatī (Sutta)
  • Arunavatī Paritta. Same as Arunavatī Sutta.
  • Arundhavatī. See Amaravatī (2).
  • Aruppala. One of the villages given by Kittisirirājasīha for the maintenance of the Gangārāma Vihāra. Cv.c.212.
  • Āsā-Vagga. The eleventh chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya (A.i.86-8). It contains twelve suttas on various topics.
  • Āsā. Daughter of Sakka.
  • Asaddha Sutta. Like joins with (literally "flows together with") like, unbelievers with unbelievers, the lazy with the lazy, etc. S. ii.159.
  • Asaddhamūlakāpañca Sutta. The same in its main features as the Asaddha Sutta. S. ii.160-1.
  • Asadisa
  • Asadisa Jātaka (No. 181)
  • Asadisa Vagga. The fourth section of the Duka Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā. J.ii.86-113.
  • Asadisadāna
  • Asadisadāna Vatthu. The story of the Asadisadāna and its sequel, the story of Pasenadi's two ministers Kāla and Junha. See Kāla.
  • Asallakkhanā Sutta. Preached to the Paribbājaka Vacchagotta. Through want of discernment of the nature of the body, etc., diverse opinions arise in the world. S. iii.261.
  • Asama
  • Asamā
  • Asamāhita Sutta. Like joins with like, e.g. the un-concentrated with the un-concentrated, because of some fundamental quality (dhātu) common to both. S. ii.166.
  • Asamapekkhanā Sutta. By not seeing the nature of body, etc., diverse opinions arise in the world. Preached at Sāvatthi to the Paribbājaka Vacchagotta. S. iii.261.
  • Asamatta Sutta
  • Asampadāna Jātaka (No. 131)
  • Asampadāna Vagga. The fourteenth section of the Eka Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā. J.i.465-86.
  • Asanabodhiya Thera
  • Āsanatthavika Thera
  • Asandhimittā
  • Asani Sutta
  • Āsanka Jātaka (No. 380)
  • Āsankā. The adopted daughter of the Bodhisatta in the Āsanka Jātaka. She was so called because she came to him when he crossed the water owing to his doubt (āsankā) as to what was in the lotus. J. iii.250.
  • Asankhata Samyutta. Also called Nibbāna Samyutta. The forty-third section of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. iv.359-73.
  • Asankhata Suttas. A group of suttas describing the way to the uncompounded (asankhata). S. iv.362ff.
  • Asankiya Jātaka (No. 76)
  • Asaññasattā
  • Asaññataparikkhāra-bhikkhu Vatthu
  • Āsanupatthāyaka Thera
  • Asappurisa Sutta
  • Asātamanta Jātaka (No. 61)
  • Asātarūpa Jātaka (No. 100)
  • Asatthārāma. The place where the Buddha Piyadassī died. Bu.xiv.27.
  • Āsava Sutta
  • Āsavakkhaya Sutta
  • Āsavānam-khaya Sutta. By cultivating the five indriyas (saddhā, etc.) a monk in this very life realises the liberation by insight which is without the Āsavas. S. v.203.
  • Āsāvatī
  • Asayha
  • Asekhiya Sutta. Five things which make a monk worthy of offerings, etc. A.iii.134.
  • Asela
  • Āseva Sutta. If, just for the duration of a finger snap, a monk indulges a thought of good-will, such a one is verily a monk (A.i.10).
  • Āsevitabba Sutta. On the characteristics of the person who should be followed. A.i.124f.
  • Asibandhakaputta
  • Asiggāha Silākāla. See Silākāla.
  • Asiggāhaka-parivena. A building in the Thūpārāma. Ras.ii.123.
  • Asilakkhana Jātaka (No. 126)
  • Āsimsa Vagga. The sixth section of the Eka Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā. J.i.261-84.
  • Asipattavana. One of the tortures of purgatory. In the distance the grove appears as a mango grove, and when the inhabitants of purgatory enter, wishing to eat the mangoes, leaves which are sharp like swords fall on them, cutting off their limbs. Sn.v.673; SnA.ii.481.
  • Asisūkarika Sutta
  • Asita
  • Asita Devala
  • Asitābhu Jātaka (No. 234)
  • Asitābhū. Wife of Prince Brahmadatta. Her story is given in the Asitābhū Jātaka.
  • Asitañjala. See Amitañjala.
  • Asitañjana
  • Asīti Nipāta. The twenty-first section of the Jātakatthakathā (J.v.333-511).
  • Āsīvisa Sutta/Vagga
  • Āsīvisopama Sutta
  • Asoka
  • Asokā
  • Asokamālā
  • Asokamālaka
  • Asokapūjaka Thera
  • Asokārāma
  • Assa Sutta
  • Assagutta Thera
  • Assaji (Sutta)
  • Assaji-Punabbasukā
  • Assaji-Punabbasuka-Vatthu. The story of the visit of the Aggasāvakas to the Assaji-Punabbasukā, mentioned above. DhA.ii.108-10.
  • Assaka
  • Assaka Jātaka (No. 207)
  • Assakanna. One of the mountains round Sineru (SnA.ii.443; Sp.i.119). It is higher than Vinataka, and between these two flows the Sīdantara Samudda. J. vi.125.
  • Assalāyana
  • Assalāyana Sutta. Records the conversation between the Buddha and Assalāyana when the latter went to visit him. M.ii.147ff.
  • Assamandala
  • Assamukha. One of the four rivers that flow out of the Anotatta Lake. Many horses are found on its banks. SnA.ii.438; UdA.301.
  • Assapāla
  • Assapura
  • Assapura Suttas. See Mahā Assapura and Cūla Assapura.
  • Assārāma. The place of death of Sikhī Buddha (BuA.204). The Buddhavamsa (Bu.xxi.28) calls it Dussārāma.
  • Assāroha. Probably a nickname for the horse-trainer whose visit to the Buddha is recorded in the Assa Sutta. He is described as a gāmani (head man of a village). S. iv.310.
  • Assāsa Sutta. A conversation between Sāriputta and the Paribbājaka Jambukhādaka as to what constitutes comfort (assāsa) and how it might be won. S. iv.254.
  • Assatara
  • Assu Sutta. Preached at Sāvatthi. The tears shed by a person faring in Samsāra, as a result of various sorrows, are greater in quantity than the waters of the four oceans. One should therefore feel repulsion for all things of this world. S.ii.179-80.
  • Assutavā Sutta. From the adjusted friction of two sticks fire is born; if there is no friction there is no fire. Similarly, from contact feeling is born: if contact ceases feeling ceases. The well-taught disciple knows this and attains freedom. S.iv.95.
  • Assutavata Sutta
  • Asubha Sutta
  • Asubhakammika Tissa Thera. Referred to in the Majjhima Commentary (MA.i.228; J. iii.534; see also MT.401) as an example of a monk in whom lustful desires ceased because he dwelt on the Impurities and associated only with worthy friends. He was an arahant.
  • Asura
  • Asura Vagga/Sutta
  • Asurinda (Asurindaka) Sutta
  • Asurindaka Bhāradvāja
  • Ātānātā. A city in Uttarakuru, mentioned with Kusinātā, Parakusinātā and Nātāpuriyā (D.iii.200).
  • Ātānātiya Sutta
  • Ātappa Sutta
  • Atappā-devā
  • Atarandā-mahābhodikkhandha. A village in Rohana where the forces of Dhamilādhikāri destroyed the rebels. Cv.lxxv.97.
  • Atata
  • Athabbana (āthabbana)
  • Athalayunnāda. A district in S. India. Cv.lxxvi.261.
  • Athalayūru-nadālvāra. A Tamil chieftain. Cv.lxxvi.140, 260; lxxvii.27.
  • Aticāri Sutta. That an adulteress is born in purgatory. S.iv.242.
  • Atideva. The Bodhisatta born as a Brahmin in the time of Revata Buddha. Having heard the Buddha preach he gave him his upper garment (J.i.35; Bu.vi.10; Mbv.10). He belonged to Rammavatī. BuA.134.
  • Atimbara. Minister of Dūtthagāmani. SdS.77.
  • Atimuttaka
  • Atimuttaka-sāmanera Vatthu. See Atimuttaka (2).
  • Atinivāsa Sutta. The five evil results of long dwelling (atinivāsa). A.iii.258.
  • Atipandita. The Bodhisatta was once born as the son of a merchant family in Benares and was named Pandita. He entered into partnership with another man, named Atipandita, who tried to deceive him but in vain. J.i.405f.
  • Atītānāgatapneuppanna Suttas. Three in number. Seeing that the sankhāras are (1) impermanent, (2) ill, and (3) without the self, the Ariyan disciple cares not for what is past, is not in love with the present and seeks dispassion for the future. S.iii.19-20.
  • Atītena Sutta. Seeing that the eye, ear, etc., of the past are impermanent, the Ariyan disciple should cease desiring them. S. iv.151.
  • Atitti Sutta. There is no satiety in sleep, in drinking liquor and in sexual intercourse. A.i.261.
  • Atta Sutta 1. Self-possession is the forerunner of the Eightfold Path. S. v.36.
  • Atta Sutta 2. The self-possessed monk develops the Eightfold Path. S. v.37.
  • Attadanda Sutta
  • Attadattha Thera
  • Attadīpa Sutta. Monks should be refuges unto themselves, the Dhamma should be their refuge. They should seek for the very source of things in the impermanence of the five Khandhas. S.iv.42f.
  • Attadīpa Vagga. Of the Samyutta Nikāya (S.iii.42ff), contains ten suttas on the nature of the body and the self.
  • Attahita Sutta. Three suttas on the four kinds of people in the world: bent on their own profit; on another's profit; on the profit of both; on the profit of neither. A.ii.97ff.
  • Attakāra Sutta. On individuality and non-individuality; preached in answer to a brahmin's questions. A.iii.337f.
  • Attakarana Sutta. See Atthakarana Sutta.
  • Attālhidhātusena Vihāra. A monastery built by King Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.49.
  • Attantāpa Sutta. On the self-tormentor who practices various austerities, and the tormentor of others - butcher, fisherman, etc. and those who, like some kings, torment both themselves and others. A.ii.203ff.
  • Attānuvāda Sutta. On the four kinds of fears: fear of self-reproach, of others' reproach, of punishment, and of woeful state. A.ii.121f.
  • Atta-piya Sutta. A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 46) for Piya Sutta (2).
  • Atthadassī
  • Atthaka
  • Atthakāma Vagga. The fifth section of Eka Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā. J.i.234-61.
  • Atthaka Nipata.The eight book of the Anguttara Nikāya.
  • Atthaka-nāgara Sutta
  • Atthakanagara. A city, from which came the householder Dasama who, while on a visit to Pātaliputta on business, went to see Ananda at Beluvagāma and questioned him (M.i.349f.; A.v.342-7). The conversation is recorded in the Atthaka-nāgara Sutta.
  • Atthakarana Sutta
  • Atthakathācariyā. Composers (?) of the Commentaries. They lived prior to Buddhaghosa, because he refers to them. E.g., AA.i.273.
  • Atthakathā-Thera. Mentioned in the Dīgha Commentary (iii.728) as being capable of solving the doubts that arose in the mind of Mahā Sīvali Thera of the village hermitage.
  • Atthaka-Vagga/Sutta
  • Atthakula Sutta. The reasons why certain families, having attained great possessions, fail to last long. A.ii.249f.
  • Atthama. Pacceka Buddha, one of the names given in a list of such. M.iii.70; ApA.i.106.
  • Atthana Jātaka
  • Atthāna Vagga. A group of the "impossibilities"; examples of such are the simultaneous existence of two Buddhas, or the following of a good result from an evil deed. A.i.26-30.
  • Atthānaparikappa Sutta
  • Atthangika (Magga) Sutta
  • Atthapuggala Sutta. Two suttas on the eight persons who are worthy of homage and of gifts. A.iv.292, 293.
  • Atthasadda Jātaka
  • Atthasahassa. A district of Rohana in Ceylon (Cv.lxi.24; lxxv.154) to the east of the modern Valaveganga. See Geiger, Cv. trans., i.227, n.4.
  • Atthasālinī
  • Atthasandassaka Thera
  • Atthasata Sutta (°Pariyaya). Method of describing the 108 feelings - thirty-six each of the past, present and future. S. iv.231.
  • Atthassadvāra Jātaka (No. 84)
  • Atthavasa Vagga. The seventeenth chapter of the Duka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya (A.i.98-100). It deals with the aims behind the Buddha's injunctions to monks with regard to the practice of samatha and vipassanā, to be employed as remedies against lust, etc.
  • Atthavyākhyāna
  • Atthika Sutta. A group of suttas dealing with the benefits occurring from meditating on skeletons. S. v.129ff.
  • Atthinukhopariyāya Sutta
  • Atthipesī Sutta. Preached about a pets, a mere skeleton, seen near Gijjhakūta by Moggallāna and Lakkhana. He had been a cattle-butcher in Rājagaha. S. ii.254.
  • Atthipuñja Sutta. A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 21) for Puggala Sutta (1).
  • Atthirāga Sutta. All existence is the result of attachment to the four kinds of food: kabalinkāra (solid food), phassa (contact), manosañcetanā (will), and viññāna (consciousness). This is explained with various similes. S. ii.101-4.
  • Atthisena
  • Atthisena Jātaka (No. 403)
  • Atthissara. The name under which Devadatta, having suffered for five parts of a kappa in purgatory, will become Pacceka Buddha. DhA.i.125; Mil.111.
  • Attho Sutta. See Virocana-asurinda Sutta (?).
  • Atula
  • Atulamba. The mango tree produced by the juggler Bhandu-kanna to make Prince Mahāpanāda laugh. The mango is known as Vessavana's mango and it is impossible to approach it. J. iv.324; see also ii.397.
  • Atulya. King. A previous birth of Asanatthavika Thera. Twenty-seven kappas ago he was king seven times under this name. Ap.i.255.
  • Ātumā
  • Ātuma Thera
  • Avakannaka. Given in the Pācittiya rules' as an example of a low name (hīnanāma). Vin.iv.6ff.
  • Avandiya. A Tamil chief who fought on the side of Kulasekhara against Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvi.146.
  • Avantaphaladāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety-four kappas ago he had given a fruit without a stalk (avanta) to a Pacceka Buddha named Sataramsi. Ap.i.294.
  • Avanti
  • Āvantikā. The name given to monks of Avanti who helped Yasa Kākandakaputta to overcome the heresy of the Vajjiputtakas. Mhv.iv.19ff.
  • Avantiputta
  • Āvarana Sutta. There are five things that overwhelm the mind and weaken the insight: kāmacchanda, vyāpāda, thīnamiddha, uddhaccakukkucca and vicikicchā. A.iii.63-4.
  • Āvarana-nīvarana Sutta.-(Also called Nīvaranāvarana). The five things, as above, which overwhelm the mind and weaken the insight and the seven bojjhangas which counteract them and conduce to the attainment of emancipation through knowledge. S.v.94-6.
  • Āvaranatā Sutta
  • Avāriya Jātaka (No. 376)
  • Avāriya Vagga. The first division of the Chakka Nipāta of the Jātakatthakatha (J.iii.228-74).
  • Avāriyā. Daughter of Avāriyapitā. J. iii.230.
  • Avāriyapitā. The ferryman of the Avāriya Jātaka.
  • Avaroja
  • Avaruddhaka
  • Āvāsika Vagga. The twenty-fourth chapter of the Pañaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. It consists of ten suttas dealing with the qualities of a resident monk which make him worthy of honour and agreeable, or otherwise. A.iii.261-7.
  • Avataphaliya Thera
  • Āvattagangā
  • Avavādakā
  • Avela. One of the palaces used by the Buddha Revata in his last lay-life. Bu.vi.17.
  • Āvenika Sutta
  • Āveyya. A king of fifty-nine kappas ago, a former birth of Samādapaka Thera. (v.l. Āvekkheyya). Ap.i.185.
  • Avīci
  • Avidūre Nidāna
  • Avihā
  • Avihimsā Sutta. See Akodha Sutta.
  • Avijjā Vagga/Sutta
  • Avijjāpaccaya Sutta. Two suttas. Conditioned by ignorance, activities (sankhārā) come to pass, and so on for each factor of the Paticcasamuppāda. S. ii.60-3.
  • Avikakkā (v.l. for Adhikakkā).
  • Avitakka Sutta
  • Āvopupphiya Thera. An arahant. He heard Sikhī Buddha preach and, being pleased with the sermon, threw a heap of flowers into the sky, above the Buddha, as an offering to him. Twenty kappas ago he became a king under the name of Sumedha (Ap.i.112).
  • Avyādhika Thera. An arahant. In a previous birth he built an aggi-sālā for Vipassī Buddha and a hospital and hot baths for the sick. Later, seven kappas ago, he was a king named Aparājita. Ap.i.215.
  • Avyākata Samyutta. The forty-fourth section of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. iv.374.
  • Avyākata Vagga
  • Avyāpajjha Sutta. The Buddha teaches the harmless and the path thereto. S. iv.371.
  • Āyācana Sutta/Vagga
  • Āyācitabhatta Jātaka (No. 19)
  • Āyāgadāyaka Thera
  • Ayakūta Jātaka (No. 347)
  • Āyasmanta. A general of King Sāhasamalla.
  • Āyatana Sutta
  • Ayoghara
  • Ayoghara Jātaka (No. 510). The story of Prince Ayoghara as given above. The story was told regarding the Buddha's Renunciation.  In the Jātakamālā the name appears as Ayogrha. Jātakamālā No. 32.
  • Ayogula Sutta
  • Ayojjhā
  • Ayoniso (or Vitakkita) Sutta
  • Āyu Sutta
  • Āyupāla
  • Āyupālā (āyupālī).An arahant Therī, preceptor of Sanghamittā. Mhv.v.208; Sp.i.51.
  • Āyūra
  • Āyussa Sutta. Two in number, on the five conditions (such as excessive eating), which do not bestow long life, and on the five conditions which do. A.iii.145.
  • Āyuvaddhana Kumāra
  • Ayyakā Sutta. Pasenadī's grandmother died at the age of 120. He had been very fond of her, and would have done anything to have kept her. He was so grieved at her death that he came to the Buddha for consolation. The Buddha tells him that all creatures have to die. S. i.96ff.
  • Ayyakā-kālaka
  • Ayyamitta Thera
  • Ayyamitta. See Mahāmitta (?).
  • Ayya-Uttiya.-(°ika)
     

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