- Babbarā. Name of a tribe. Ap.ii.359.
Babbu Jātaka (No.137)
- Badaguna. A locality in Rohana, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.124.
- Badaratittha. See
- Badaravallī. The scene of a battle between the forces
of Mānābharana and those of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.96.
- Badarībhātikamāna. A locality in Ceylon, mentioned
in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.148.
- Baddhaguna-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon. The cetiya
there, destroyed by the Colas, was restored by Vīrabāhu, viceroy
of Vijayabāhu I. (Cv.lx.80).
- Baddhasīmāpāsāda. A twelve storied uposatha-house
built in Pulatthipura by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.56, 67.
- Baddula Sutta. See
- Bahalagangā. The name given to a portion of the river
flowing from the south of
Himavā. The section is that which flows between the
Tiyaggalapokkharanī and the
Ummaggagangā. It flows through a rock for a distance of
sixty leagues. SnA.ii.439; AA.ii.760; UdA.302; MA.i.586.
- Bahalamassu Tissa Thera. He was a pupil of Mahātissa,,
and when the latter was expelled by the Mahā-vihāra monks for
misdemeanour, Bahalamassu Tissa left the Mahā-vihāra in anger
and, dwelling in Abhayagiri, formed there a separate faction.
- Bāhika. See
Bāhiya Jātaka (No.108)
- Bāhiya Sutta 1. Relates the incident of Bāhiya (3)
asking the Buddha for a lesson. S. iv.63.
- Bāhiya Sutta 2. The same as the above, but the lesson
given is on the satipatthānas. S. v.165.
- Bahubhāni-Jātaka. Evidently another name (given in
DhA.iv.92) for the
Kacchapa Jātaka (No.215).
- Bahubhānī-Sutta. The five disadvantages of excessive
talking: liability to falsehood, malice, harshness, babbling
and suffering after death. A.iii.254.
- Bahucintī. A fish. See the
Mitacintī Jātaka. J. i.427f.
- Bahudhanasetthi. The name conferred by the king of
Rājagaha on Punna, when the latter was raised to the rank of
setthi (DhA.iii.307). See
- Bahudhīti Sutta. Relates the story of Bahudhīti Bhāradvāja.
- Bahukā. A river to which sacrifices were offered
(M.i.39; J. v.388f.). v.l. Bāhukā.
- Bahukāra Sutta. Three persons who are very helpful
to one another he who leads to the Three Refuges, he through
whom one understands Ill, etc., and he who leads one to the
destruction of the Āsavas. A.i.123.
- Bahula-Sutta. Four conditions which conduce
to the growth of insight. S. v.412.
- Bāhumatī. A holy river where men bathe in order to
expiate their sins. M.i.39; MA.i.145.
- Bahunandi. See Bāhuraggi below.
- Bāhuna-Sutta. The questions asked by Bāhuna (q.v.)
and the Buddha's answers thereto. A.v.151 f.
- Bahūpakāra Sutta. Five things which make a monk of
great service to his residence. A.iii.263.
Bahuputta, Bahuputtaka cetiya
- Bāhuputta, Bahuputtaka. King of
Benares and husband of Khemā. He is identified with Sāriputta.
For details see the
Hamsa Jātakā. J. iv.423ff.; cp. Seyya.
- Bahuputtikā. See
- Bāhuraggi. One of seven beings born in the
Avihā world, there to pass away entirely. v.l. Bahunandi.
S.i.35, 60; ThigA. 222.
- Bahusodarī. A goddess (devadhītā)
Gandhamādana (J.vi.83). See the
- Bahussuta Sutta. Five qualities which make a man
learned and wise. S. iv.244.
- Bahutarā Sattā Vagga. The tenth chapter of the Sacca
Samyutta. S. v.473.
Bakabrahma Jātaka (No.405)
- Bakagalluddhavāpī. A locality in Rohana, mentioned
in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.124.
Baka-Jātaka (No.038, 236)
Bakkula, Bākula, Vakkula Thera
Bākula. See Bakkula
- Bālacittapabodhanī. The name of a Tīkā. Gv.65, 67.
- Baladatta. A king, last of the dynasty of
Brahmadeva, who reigned in Ekacakkhu. Dpv. iii.25; MT. 128.
- Baladevavattikā. Followers of a certain cult who
hoped for purification by their practices. MNid.89.
- Bālādicca. A monastery in South India, the residence
of Coliya Dīpankara (Buddhappiya), author of the Rūpasiddhi.
- Bālaka. See below, Bālakalonakāragāma.
- Balakaranīya Vagga. Several sections of the Mahā
Vagga of the Samyutta Nikāya bear this name i.e.,
S.v.45, 135, 138, 191, 240, 242, 246, 291, 308.
- Balakathā. The ninth chapter of the Yuganandha Vagga
- Balakkāra. A Kālinga prince, kinsman of Tiloka-Sundarī.
He came to Ceylon and was given honour and gifts by Vijayabāhu
- Balāni Sutta. The four powers of faith, energy, mindfulness,
Bālapandita Sutta (M.129)
- Balapāsāna. A locality in Rohana, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.178; lxxv.3,
- Bālāppabodhana. A Pāli work, probably a Commentary
(Gv.63, 73). There exists a Tīkā on it. Ibid., 65, 76.
- Bala-Samyutta. The sixth section of the Mahā Vagga
of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. v.249 53.
- Balasena. A king of fifty seven kappas ago; a previous
birth of Upatthāyaka Thera. Ap.i.241.
- Balatam Sutta. Six qualities, the possession of which
destroys strength in concentration. A.iii.427.
- Bālava. A maintenance village, given by Aggabodhi
IV. to the padhānaghara of Dāthāsiva. Cv.xlvi.13.
- Bala-Vagga 1. The second chapter of the Pañcaka Nipāta
of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.9-14.
- Bala-Vagga 2. The third and eighth chapters of the
Bala Samyutta. S. v.250, 252.
- Bālāvatāra. A Pāli grammar in seven chapters, by
Dhammakitti (or Vācissara), written in the fourteenth century.
It is based on the Kaccāyana and forms an extremely good summary
of Pāli grammar. There are to be found several Singhalese paraphrases
of the work and two tīkās in Pāli. For details see P.L.C.243ff.
- Bālhagilāyana (or Gihīnaya) Sutta (But see KS.v.268,
n.2). A number of monks visit
Anuruddha, who lies grievously ill in the
Andhakavana, and ask him how
it is that painful feelings make no contact on his mind.
He answers that it is because he is well grounded in the four
satipatthāna. S. v.302.
- Balibhojakā. Probably the totemistic name of a Singhalese
clan; they are mentioned in connection with the celebrations
in honour of the Tooth Relic in the reign of Parakkamabāhu II.
Cv.lxxxv.51; see also Cv.Trs.i.29, n.2.
- Baliharana. A forest tract (vanasanda) near Kusinārā
where the Buddha is said to have stayed (A.i.274;v.79). It was
so called because the people there made offerings to various
spirits (AA.i.457; MA.ii.826). The Kinti Sutta was preached
- Balisa Sutta. Dire are gains, favours and flattery,
like to a flesh baited hook, Māra being the fisherman. S. ii.226.
- Bālisika Sutta. Like baited hooks cast by a fisherman
are the objects cognisable by the external sense spheres. He
who avoids them has escaped from the clutches of Māra. S. iv.158.
- Balivadda Sutta. On four kinds of oxen: those that
are fierce to the cows of their own herd, to cows of other herds,
those that are fierce to neither their own nor others; and the
four corresponding kinds of men. A.ii.108.
- Baluggata. Fifteen kappas
ago there were twelve kings of this name, previous births of
Ugga Thera (ThagA.ii.175; Ap.i.165). v.l. Khaluggata.
- Bandha Sutta. See
- Bandhanā Sutta. Those who regard the body, feelings,
perceptions, etc., as self, are fettered by bonds those who
do not are free. S. iii.164.
Bandhanāgāra Jātaka (No.201)
Bandhanamokkha Jātaka (No.120)
- Bandhati Sutta 1. Eight ways in which a woman attracts
a man. A.iv.196f.
- Bandhati Sutta 2. Eight ways in which a man attracts
a woman. A.iv.197.
- Barabbala. A locality in Ceylon, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.51.
- Bārānasīsetthi. See
Bāveru Jātaka (No.339)
- Bāveru. (Babylon).
- Belatta. Father of
Belatthānika (Belatthakāni) Thera
- Belatthaputta. See
- Benares. See Bārānasī.
- Bhaddakaccā, Bhaddākaccā, Bhaddakaccānā,
also Subhaddakaccānā. See
- Bhaddā-Kaccāna. See
- Bhaddakappa. A kappa such
as the present in which five Buddhas are born. BuA.159.
- Bhaddaka-Sutta. Sāriputta tells the monks that he
who delights and engages himself in worldly activities meets
with a luckless fate, while he who renounces such meets with
a lucky fate. A.iii.293.
- Bhaddanahānakottha. A bathing place in Pulatthipura,
built by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.45.
Bhaddasāla Jātaka (No.465)
- Bhaddasena. Son of
Ekarāja and brother of
Candakumāra (J.vi.134). He is identified with Moggallāna.
- Bhaddasena. One of the ten sons of
- Bhaddasenāpati-parivena. A monastic building erected
and endowed by Bhadda, general of Sena I. Cv.l.82.
- Bhaddā-Suriyavaccasā. Daughter of the Gandhabba
Timbarū and beloved of
Bhaddavatikā. A market town near Kosambī....
Bhaddavatiya. Father of Simāvati...
Bhaddayānikā. An offshoot of the Vajjiputtaka heretics
- Bhaddika. See Bhaddiya (3).
- Bhadditthivimāna vatthu. The story of Bhaddā, wife
of Rohaka. See
- Bhadrā Therī. She belonged to a clan of the Sākiyans,
and left the world with Pajāpati Gotamī. While she was meditating,
the Buddha sent her a ray of glory and she attained arahantship.
Bhadra, or ? Bhagandha Hatthaka Sutta...
- Bhadragaka. A headman of
Uruvelakappa and father of Ciravāsi (S.iv. 327). See
Bhadraghata Jātaka (No.291).
- Bhadrakāra. Son of Vidhura and eldest brother of
Sambhava (the Bodhisatta). For details see the
Sambhava Jātaka. Bhadrakāra is identified with Moggallāna.
- Bhadravanasanda. The name given to the grove near
the Bodhitree where the Buddha took his noonday rest after the
meal of milk rice provided by
Bhadrāvudha. One of the sixteen disciples of Bāvarī,
Bhagalavatī. A place in Uttarakuru where the Yakkhas
- Bhagandha Hatthaka Sutta. See
Bhadragandha Hatthaka Sutta.
Bhaggā. The name of a tribe and a country, ...
Bhaggavagotta. A clothed Wanderer (channaparibbājaka)...
- Bhaggavī. See
- Bhaginī Sutta 1. It would not be easy to find a person
who has not been one's sister during samsāra. S. ii.189.
- Bhaginī Sutta 2. There are men who would not lie,
even for a sister's sake. S. ii.243.
- Bhagīrasa. A king of old, mentioned as having held
great sacrifices; he could not, however, advance beyond the
peta world. J. vi.99.
- Bhagīrathī, Bhagīrasī. See Bhāgirathī.
- Bhagu. A famous sage (isi) of old (Vin.i.245; D.i.104,
238, 243; M.ii. 169, 200; A.iii.224; A.iv.61). He was one of
the teachers who composed runes combined with the teachings
Kassapa Buddha. DA.i.273, etc.
- Bhājanadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas
ago he was a potter of Bandhumatī and supplied pots to the monks.
Fifty-three kappas ago he was a king named Anantajāli. Ap.i.218.
- Bhallātakadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Eighteen kappas
ago he was an ascetic and, seeing the Buddha Atthadassī going
through the air, invited him to his hermitage. There he gave
the Buddha a bhallātaka-fruit (Ap.ii.398). He is probably, identical
with Vijitasena. Thag.A.i.426.
- Bhallātaka-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by
Dhātusena (Cv.xxxviii.47) and restored by Vijayabāhu I. (Cv.lx.61).
- Bhallatittha. A landing place in Ceylon where Abhayanāga
once lived. Mhv.xxxvi.43.
- Bhallātiya. King of
Benares. See the
Bhallātiya-Jātaka (No. 504)
Bhallika, Bhalliya, Bhalluka Thera.
Bhalluka. Nephew of
Bhanda, Bhandu Thera
Bhandagāma. A Vajjian village between Vesāli and Hatthigāma
- Bhandagāma-Vagga. The first chapter of the Catukka
Nipāta of the Aguttara Nikāya. A.ii.1-12.
- Bhandāgāra-amacca. Given as an example of a handsome
- Bhandakucchi. One of the gate keepers (dovārikā)
of Mandavya, who were ordered to cast
Mātanga out. J. iv.382.
- Bhandārapotthakī. See
- Bhandika. An eminent Thera, well versed in the four
Nikāyas (catunikāyika). He was evidently an esteemed Commentator.
See, e.g., SA.i.17.
- Bhandikā-parivena. A building attached to the Abhayiāgiri
vihāra and built by Kassapa V. (Cv.lii.68) It evidently received
its name in honour of the king's mother. Cv. Trs.i.167, n. 6.
- Bharana. One of the chief warriors of Dutthagāmani.
He was the son of Kumāra of Kappalakandara and was very fleet
of foot. At the age of ten or twelve he could chase hare and
elk, seize them and dash them on the ground. Mhv.xxiii.64
ff. See also Ras.ii.96.
- Bharandu Sutta. Records the visit of the Buddha to
the hermitage of
Bharandukālāma. A.i.276 ff.
Bharandukālāma. A recluse, once a co-disciple of the
- Bhāra-Sutta. The burden is the five upādānakkhandhas,
the burden-bearer is the person (puggala), the taking up of
the burden is the lust that leads to rebirth, the laying down
of the burden is passionless ceasing of craving. S. iii.25f.
- Bharatakumāra. Son of the second queen of Dasaratha
and stepbrother of Rāma and Lakkhana. For his story see the
Dasaratha Jātaka. He is identified with Ananda. J. iv.124
- Bhāratayuddha. Evidently refers to the story of the
Mahābhārata. It is reckoned among the sinful topics of conversation.
- Bharattāla. A village in Ceylon, given by Aggabodhi
IV. for his maintenance of the Dāthāsiva-padhānaghara. Cv.xlvi.12.
- Bhāra-Vagga. The third chapter of the Khandha Samyutta.
Bharu Jātaka (No.213).
- Bharukacchaka Vatthu. The story of a monk of
Bharukaccha who having (in his dream) lain with a woman,
thought he was guilty of a pārājikā offence. But
Upāli ruled that he was blameless. Vin.iii.39; Sp.i.283.
- Bhātaragāma. A village in Ceylon, residence of Nāgā
Therī. AA.ii.654; MA.i.546.
- Bhātā-Sutta. It is not easy to find one who has not
been a brother in the long faring of samsāra. S. ii.189.
- Bhāti, Bhātiya. King of Magadha, father of
Bimbisāra. Dpv. iii.52f.; MT.137.
Bhātikābhaya. Also called Bhātika or Bhātiya
- Bhātikatissa-vihāra. A vihāra built by
- Bhatta Sutta. The five disadvantages which come to
a family who wait to eat till the sun has fully risen. A.iii.260.
- Bhattā. See
- Bhattabhuttavalāhaka. The name given to the spot
where Dutthagāmani took his meal after crossing the Mahāvālukagangā,
in his advance against the Tamils. MT. 476.
- Bhavanetti Sutta. The Buddha tells Rādha that that
which leads to rebirth is lust for the body, for feelings, etc.
- Bhavanimmita. Fifty seven kappas ago there were four
kings of this name, previous births of Phalakadāyaka Thera (Ap.i.174).
- Bhāvasetthi. A previous birth of
Bījaka (2). J. vi.228.
- Bhayasīva 1. A member of the Moriya clan in Ceylon,
contemporary of Silākāla. His son was Aggabodhi and his nephew
King Mahānāga. Cv.xli.69f.
- Bhayasīva 2. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.69; ApA.i.106.
- Bhaya-Vagga. The thirteenth chapter of the Catukka
Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.ii.121 33.
- Bhayoluppala. A tank in Ceylon, made by Kutakannatissa
(Mhv.Xxxiv.33). The name was later corrupted into Bahuppala.
- Bhennākata. A locality where Rujā lived as a castrated
goat. J. vi.237.
- Bheravāya. A rock cave, near Himavā, where Sambula-kaccāna
dwelt in meditation. ThagA.i.314.
Bherī. A female ascetic ...
Bherivāda-Jātaka (No. 59)
- Bheruva. A city, the residence of
- Bhesajja-anuññāta-bhānavāra. The thirteenth chapter
of the sixth Khandaka of the Mahāvagga of the Vinaya Pitaka.
- Bhesajjamañjūsā. A Pāli medical work written in the
time of Parakkamabāhu II. by a monk of Ceylon. The author is
referred to as Pañcaparivenādhipati. Saranankara wrote a Sinhalese
Commentary on it. Cv.xcvii.59; Svd.1265.
- Bhesakalā. A Yakkhinī. See
Bhesakalāvana. A grove in the Bhagga country....
- Bhesikā. The barber of
- Bhidura Sutta. A sutta quoted in the Sutta Sangaha
(No. 83) from the Itivuttaka (p.69f). The body breaks up, consciousness
is contemptible; all things change.
- Bhikkhadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas
ago he gave a spoonful of food to Siddhattha Buddha. Eighty
seven kappas ago he was king seven times under the name of Mahārenu
(Ap.i.140). He is probably identical with Godhika Thera. ThagA.i.124.
- Bhikkhadāyī. See Bhikkhudāsi.
Bhikkhāparampara Jātaka (No.496)
- Bhikkhunā-Sutta 1. In the Buddha's method of explaining
Dhamma, there feelings are divided into various categories of
2, 3, 5, 6, 18, 30, 108, etc. S. iv.229.
- Bhikkhunā-Sutta 2. Same as Bhikkhu Sutta (6).
- Bhikkhunī-khandhaka. The tenth section of the Culla
Vagga of the Vinaya Pitaka.
- Bhikkhunī-Samyutta. The fifth section of the Samyutta
Nikāya. S. i.128 35.
- Bhikkhunī-Vibhanga. The second section of the Sutta
Vibhanga of the Vinaya Pitaka, also called Cūla Vibhanga.
- Bhikkhupātimokkha. See
- Bhikkhu-Samyutta. The twenty first section of the
Samyutta Nikāya. S. ii.273 86.
- Bhikkhu-Vagga 1. The seventh section of the Majjhima
Nikāya, containing suttas 61 70.
- Bhikkhu-Vagga 2. The twenty fifth section of the
- Bhikkhu-Vibhanga. The first division of the Sutta
Vibhanga of the Vinaya Pitaka. It is also called the Mahā Vibhanga.
- Bhillivāna-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon built by
Bhīma. A sage of old ...
- Bhima. The name of a celestial musician or a musical
instrument. VvA.93, 96, 211, 372.
- Bhīmarāja. A Kālinga prince of Sīhapura, brother
of Tilokasundarī. He came to Ceylon and Vijayabāhu I. gave him
suitable maintenance. Cv.lix.46.
- Bhīmasena 1. A weaver; see the
- Bhīmasena 2. One of the five Pāndavas, sons of King
Pandu; he was the husband of
Kanhā. J. v.424, 426.
- Bhinnālavanagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned
in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.97.
- Bhinnorudīpa. A monastery in Ceylon built by Aggabodhi
I. for the Elder (probably Dāthāsiva) who was living in the
Mahāparivena. The revenue from Vattākārapitthi was given for
its maintenance. Cv.xlii.26.
- Bhiruka-Jātaka. See
- Bhisa. A king of three kappas ago, a previous birth
of Bhisāluvadāyaka. Ap.i.120.
- Bhisāluvadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas
ago he gave some lotus stalks and water to Vipassī Buddha. Three
kappas ago he was a king named Bhisa. Ap.i.120.
- Bhisamulāladāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety two kappas
ago he met Phussa Buddha alone in the forest and gave him lotus
stalks and petals. Ap.i.286f.
Bhisapuppha Jātaka (No.392).
- Bhīta-Sutta. The Buddha, in answer to a deva's question,
says that if a man be pure in word, deed and thought, has faith,
and is generous, he need not fear life in another world. S. i.42.
- Bhiyya. One of the chief lay patrons of Paduma Buddha.
Bhogagāmanagara. A village in the Vajji country,..
- Bhogasamhara petavatthu. The story of a woman of
Rājagaha who, having earned money by selling things with false
measures, was born in the peta world. Pv.iv.14; PvA.278f
- Bhoga-Sutta. The five disadvantages of riches and
also the five advantages of the same. A.iii.259.
- Bhogavatī. A palace in the Nāga world, the residence
of the Nāga king Varuna, father of Irandatī. J. vi. 269, 270.
- Bhojakagiri. A vihāra in Kālinga, built by Asoka,
at the cost of one crore, for his brother Tissa (Ekavihārika).
- Bhojanadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas
ago he gave a meal to Vessabhū Buddha. Twenty five kappas ago
he was a king named Amitābha. Ap.i.253.
- Bhojanasuddhika. The Bodhisatta born as the king
Benares. See the
Dūta Jātaka. J. ii.319, 321.
- Bhojana-Vagga. The fourth section of the Pācittiya
of the Vinaya Pitaka. Vin.iv. 69 90.
- Bhokkanta. A village in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon.
Till deserted by its inhabitants (probably through fear of the
Tamils), it was the residence of Sumanā, wife of Lakuntaka
- Bhujaka. A tree with fragrant wood, found only in
- Bhujangadvāra. One of the gates of Pulatthippura.
- Bhūmicāla-Vagga. The seventh chapter of the Atthaka
Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iv.293-313.
- Bhūmiya. A king of fifteen kappas ago; a previous
birth of Nāgasamāla. Ap.i.119.
- Bhummā. A class of devas, earth bound deities. They
belong to the lowest category of devas. E.g., A.iv.119.
- Bhummaja. One of the
Chabbaggiyā. His followers were called Bhummajakā.
Bhuñjatī.Wife of Vessavana and a devout follower of
- Bhūridatta. The Bodhisatta born as the son of the
Nāga king, Dhatarattha. See the
- Bhūripañña. One hundred and seven kappas ago there
were four kings of this name, previous births of Paccupatthānasaññaka
(Ekūdāniya). Ap.i.153; ThagA.i.153.
- Bhūri-Sutta. Four conditions which, if developed,
lead to extensive insight. S. v.412.
- Bhūtagana. A mountain near
Himavā. Ap.i.179; ThagA.i.215.
- Bhūtamangalagāma. A village in the Cola country in
South India. Buddhadatta lived there in a monastery built by
- Bhūtapāla-Nanda. One of the
- Bhūta-parivena. A monastic building erected by Aggabodhi
VIII (Cv.xlix.46). It was probably attached to the Bhūtārāma
- Bhūtavālika. A setthiputta, held up as an example
of a devout follower of the Buddha (AA.i.335). He is probably
identical with Bhūtapālasetthi.
- Bhuttakatittha. A ford, probably on the Mahāvālukanadī.
It was two leagues from Vālagāma Vihāra. See Tambasumana.
- Bījagāma. A village in Ceylon where Mahallaka Nāga
built the Tānaveli (or Canavela ) vihāra. Mhv.xxxv.125.
- Bilangika Bhāradvāja Sutta. Relates the story of
the conversion of
Bilangika Bhāradvāja. S. i.164.
Bilārikosiya Jātaka (No.450)
- Bilārikosiya. A rich miser whom Sakka converted into
a generous donor. See the
- Billagāmatittha. A ford in the Mahāvālukagangā, mentioned
in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.48,122.
- Billaphaliya Thera. An arahant. He was an ascetic
living on the banks of the Candabhāgā in the time of Kakusandha
Buddha. One day he gave the Buddha a billa fruit (wood apple)
from the tree which grew in his grove. Ap.ii.397.
- Billasela. A mountain in Ceylon. Vijayabāhu III.
built, on its summit, a temple for the Tooth Relic (Cv.lxxxi.33;
see also Cv.Trs.ii.138, n.4.). From there the Relic was removed
by Parakkamabāhu II. to Jambuddoni. Cv.lxxxii.7.
- Billasela-vihāra. A monastery on Billasela, where
Bhuvanekabāhu, brother of Parakkamabāhu II., erected, under
the king's orders, a parivena called the Bhuvanekabāhu parivena.
- Bimbādevī. See
- Bimbasundarī. Probably another name for Bimbādevī.
She is identified with Amarādevi of the
Mahā Ummagga Jātaka. J. vi.478.
- Bimbī. An eminent laywoman, follower of the Buddha.
- Bimbijāliya Thera. An arahant. In the past he gave
a bimbijālika flower to Padumuttara Buddha. Sixty eight kappas
ago he was king four times under the name of Kiñjakesara. Ap.i.225.
- Bīranatthambhaka Vagga. The seventh chapter of the
Duka Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā. J. ii.164ff.
- Bodhanā Sutta. The Buddha explains to a monk, in
answer to his question, that the bojjhangas are so called because
they conduce to wisdom. S. v.83.
- Bodhī. Daughter of Kassapa I. Cv.xxxix.11.
- Bodhiāvāta. A village in Rohana mentioned in the
accounts of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.97, 146.
- Bodhigāmavara. A village and district in the Dakkhinadesa
of Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkāmabāhu
1. Cv.lxvi.78; lxix.9; lxx.88; for its identification see Cv.Trs.i.259,
- Bodhighariya Thera. An Arahant. Ninety four kappas
ago he built a pavilion by the Bodhi tree of Siddhattha Buddha.
Sixty five kappas ago he became king in Kāsika, which city was
built for him by Vissakamma, ten leagues long and eight broad.
His palace was called Mangala. Ap.ii.401.
- Bodhiguttā. A nun of the Hatthālhakārāma in Anurādhapura,
colleague of Sanghamittā. She belonged to the Moriya clan and
was the elder sister of Sunandā, wife of Bodhigutta. Mbv. 169.
- Bodhimātu Mahātissa Thera. He came through the air
to receive from
Dutthagāmanī a share of the food which the latter had obtained
while fleeing from Culanganiyapitthi. According to other accounts
the Thera's name was
Kutumbiyaputta Tissa. AA.i.366.
- Bodhisammajjaka Thera. An arahant. In the past he
picked up leaves from the courtyard of a Bodhi tree and cleaned
it (Ap.ii.457). He is probably identical with Tissa Thera. ThagA.i.105f.
- Bodhisenapabbatagāma. A village in the Dakkhinadesa
of Ceylon where Vikkamabāhu II defeated Mānābharana and his
two brothers. Cv.lxi.33.
- Bodhisiñcaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas
ago, when a great festival was being held in honour of the Bodhi
tree of Vipassī Buddha, he sprinkled perfumed water on the tree.
Thirty three kappas ago he became king eight times under the
name of Udakāsecana (Ap.i.131). v.l. Bodhisaññaka.
- Bodhi-Sutta. On the seven bojjhangas as the seven
things that cause not decline (aparihāniyā dhammā). A.iv.23.
- Bodhitalagāma. A village on the road from Gangāsiripura
to Samantakūta where Devappatirāja built a bridge. Cv.lxxxvi.21.
- Bodhī-Theri. A friend of
Isidāsī, who related the story of her own past lives at
the request of Bodhī. ThigA.p.261.
- Bodhitissa. A chieftain, probably of Malaya. He built
the Bodhitissa-vihāra. Cv.xlvi.30.
- Bodhitissa-vihāra. See Bodhitissa above.
Thera. An Arahant. Eighteen kappas ago he was born in Rammavatī
under the name of Muraja and paid great homage to the Bodhi
tree. Fifteen kappas ago he was a king named Damatha. Ap.i.174.
- Bodhī-Uppalavannā Kassapagiri. The name given to
the enlarged monastery at Issarasamanārāma built by Kassapa
I. Cv.xxxix.11; see also Cv.Trs.i.43, n.7.
- Bodhi-Vagga. The first chapter of the Udāna.
- Bodhivāla. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Kitti (Vijayabāhu I.). Cv.lvii.54.
- Bodhivamsa. See
- Bodhivandaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas
ago he saw the pātali bodhi of Vipassī Buddha and worshipped
- Bojjhā, Bocchā. An eminent upāsikā. The Anguttara
Nikāya (A.iv.259, also 347) records a visit paid by her to the
Buddha at Jetavana. The Buddha then preached to her on the uposatha
and the advantages of keeping the fast.
- Bojjhangakathā. The third chapter of the Yuganaddha
Vagga of the Patisambhidāmagga.
- Bojjhangakosalla Sutta. One of the sections of the
Bojjhanga Samyutta. VibhA.229, 231; the reference is to S. v.112f.
- Bojjhanga-Sākacca Vagga. The sixth chapter of the
Bojjhanga Samyutta. S. v.102ff.
- Bojjhanga-Samyutta. The second section (forty sixth
Samyutta) of the Mahāvagga of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. v.61ff.
- Bojjhā-Sutta. Records the visit of Bojjhā (q.v.)
to the Buddha and the sermon preached to her on the uposatka.
- Bokusala. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account
of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.169.
- Bolagāma. A village mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.6.
Brahāchatta Jātaka (No.336)
- Brahma. See
- Brahmadeva-Sutta. Records the story of
Brahmadeva Thera (q.v. 3) and his mother. S. i.140ff.
- Brahmakāyikā devā. See
- Brāhmanagāma. A village in Ceylon, near which Mahāsena
built the Kalandavihāra. MT.685.
- Brāhmanagāmavāpi. A tank in Ceylon, restored by Parakkamabāhu
- Brāhmana-Samyutta. The seventh section of the Samyutta
Nikāya. S. i.160-84.
- Brahmapārisajja, Brahmapurohita. See
- Brahmā-Samyutta. The sixth section of the Samyutta
Nikāya. S. i.136 59.
- Brahmavaddhana 1. An old name for
Bārānasī (J.iv.119). A king named Manoja reigned there.
For details see the
Sona Nanda Jātaka. J. v.312ff.
- Brahmavaddhana 2. Son of Metteyya Buddha before his
Renunciation. Anāgatavamsa, vs.48.
- Brahmavatī. A brahminee, the mother of Metteyya Buddha.
Vsm.434; DhSA.415; Dvy.60; Anāgatavamsa, vs. 96.
- Brahmāyu-Sutta. Records the story of the conversion
of Brahmāyu ...
- Bubbula. A village in Ceylon, mentioned in the account
of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.99; see Cv.Trs.i.295,
- Budalavitthi. A village in Ceylon where Vijayabāhu
I. erected five dwelling places for the monks on the spot where
his parents had been cremated. Cv.lx.57.
- Buddhā. Wife of Prince Bodhi and, later, of Moggallāna.
By Bodhi she had a daughter Lokitā and by Moggallāna four children:
Kitti (afterwards Vijayabāhu I.), Mittā, Mahinda and Rakkhita.
- Buddhabhelagāma. A village in Ceylon given by Jetthā,
wife of Aggabodhi IV., for the maintenance of the Jetthārāma.
- Buddhadeva Thera. A member of the Mahimsāsaka sect.
He was one of the three monks - the others being Atthadassī
and Buddhamitta - at whose suggestion the Jātakatthakathā
was written. J. i.1.
- Buddhagāma vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon for the
maintenance of which Sena II. gifted a village. Cv.li.74.
- Buddhagāma. A village and district in the Dakkhiniadesa
of Ceylon. It is mentioned in the account of the campaigns of
Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lviii.43; lxvi.19, 25, 39, 62; lxix.9; lxx.311;
lxxii.178; for its identification see Cv.Trs.i.206, n.1.
- Buddhagāmakanijjhara. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu
- Buddhaghosuppatti. A very late account of the life
of Buddhaghosa; it is more a romance than a historical chronicle.
For an account of this see Law, Pāli Lit.
558 f. The work has been translated
and edited by Gray (London).
- Buddhālankāra. A Pāli poem based on the Sumedhakathā
by Sīlavamsa. Bode, p. 43.
- Buddhamātā. See
- Buddhanāga Thera. A disciple of Sāriputta of Ceylon.
He wrote the Vinayatthamañjūsā on the Kankhāvitaranī at the
request of a monk named Sumedha. Gv.61f., 71; SadS.65; Svd.1212;
- Buddhanāyaka, Buddhanātha. A general of Mānābharaina
(2). He was defeated at Nāla by the Kesadhātu Rakkha. Later,
during eight days, he fought at Pillavitthi a battle against
the forces of Parakkamabāhu I. and again against the Adhikārin
Rakkha. He was killed in the last-named conflict. Cv.lxx.296;
lxxii.171, 266, 270. See Cv.Trs.i.311,n.2.
- Buddhapakinnakhandha. The twelfth chapter of the
- Buddhapitā. See
- Buddharāja. A powerful man of Rohana who is said
to have quarrelled with Loka, ruler of Kājaragāma. Cv.lvii.45.
- Buddhasiri. A monk of the Mahāvihāra, at whose request
Buddhaghosa wrote the Samantapāsādikā. Sp.i.2.
- Buddhasoma. A monk of Ceylon, friend of Ananda, the
author of the Saddhammopāyana. The work was composed by Ananda
to be sent as a religious gift to Buddhasoma. P.L.C.212.
- Buddha-Sutta. See
Araham Sutta (5).
- Buddha-Vagga 1. The fourteenth chapter of the Dhammapada.
- Buddha-Vagga 2. The first chapter of the Nidāna Samyutta.
- Buddhavīmamsaka-mānava. See
- Buddhija, Buddhiya. Personal attendant of Kakusandha
Buddha. Bu.xxiii.20; J. i.42; D.ii.6.
- Buddhippasādinī. A Tīkā on the Padasādhana by Srī
Rāhula of the fifteenth century. P.L.C.205.
- Buddhupatthāka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one
kappas ago he blew a conch shell in honour of Vipassī Buddha.
Twenty four kappas ago he became king sixteen times under the
name of Mahānigghosgā (Ap.i.138f). He is probably identical
with Vimala Thera. ThagA.i.122f.
- Buddhūpatthāyaka Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas
ago he was named Vetambarī and his father dedicated him to the
service of the Buddha (? Sikhī). Twenty three kappas ago he
became king four times under the name of Samanūpatthaka. Ap.i.242.
- Būkakalla. A village in Ceylon near which was the
Ambavāpī given by Potthakuttha to the Mātambiya padhānaghara.
- Burudatthalī. A ford across the Mahāvālukagangā.