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  • 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.
  • Badalatthala, Badalatthalī
  • Badaratittha. See Padaratittha.
  • 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.
  • Badarikārāma
  • 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.
  • Baddheraka
  • Baddula Sutta. See Gaddula Sutta.
  • 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. Mhv.Xxxiii.96.
  • Bāhika. See Bāhiya (3)
  • Bāhiya
  • 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 Punna (No.2).
  • Bahudhātuka Sutta
  • Bahudhīti
  • Bahudhīti Sutta. Relates the story of Bahudhīti Bhāradvāja. S.i.170 f.
  • 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.
  • Bahulikā, Bāhulikā
  • Bahumangala cetiya
  • Bāhumatī. A holy river where men bathe in order to expiate their sins. M.i.39; MA.i.145.
  • Bāhuna
  • 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.
  • Bahuputtaka-nigrodha
  • Bahuputtikā. See Sonā Therī.
  • 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) living in Gandhamādana (J.vi.83). See the Sāma Jātaka.
  • Bahussuta Sutta. Five qualities which make a man learned and wise. S. iv.244.
  • Bahussutakā
  • Bahutarā Sattā Vagga. The tenth chapter of the Sacca Samyutta. S. v.473.
  • Bahuvedanīya Sutta
  • Baka
  • Bakabrahma Jātaka (No.405)
  • Bakabrahma Sutta
  • Bakagalluddhavāpī. A locality in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.124. 
  • Baka-Jātaka (No.038, 236)
  • Bakkula Sutta
  • Bakkula, Bākula, Vakkula Thera
  • Bākula. See Bakkula
  • Bala Sutta
  • 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.
  • Baladeva
  • 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. P.L.C.220.
  • Bālaka. See below, Bālakalonakāragāma.
  • Bālakalonakārāma, Bākalonakārāgama
  • 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 of the Patisambhidāmagga.
  • Balakkāra. A Kālinga prince, kinsman of Tiloka-Sundarī. He came to Ceylon and was given honour and gifts by Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lix.46.
  • Bālanakkhatta
  • Balāni Sutta. The four powers of faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration. A.ii.141f.
  • Bālapandita Sutta (M.129)
  • Balapāsāna. A locality in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.178; lxxv.3, 5.
  • 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.
  • Bāla-Vagga
  • 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 there (M.ii.238).
  • 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 Vaccha Sutta.
  • Bandhana Sutta
  • 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.
  • Bandhujīvaka Thera
  • Bandhula
  • Bandhumā
  • Bandhumatī
  • Bandhura
  • Bandhura-Thera
  • Barabbala. A locality in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.51.
  • Bārānasī (Benares)
  • Bārānasīsetthi. See Mahādhana.
  • Bāvarī
  • Bāveru Jātaka (No.339)
  • Bāveru. (Babylon).
  • Belatta. Father of Sañjaya. SnA.ii.423.
  • Belattha Kaccāna
  • Belatthānika (Belatthakāni) Thera
  • Belatthaputta. See Sañjaya Belatthaputta.
  • Belatthasīsa Thera
  • Beluva
  • Beluvapanduvīnā
  • Benares. See Bārānasī.
  • Bhadda
  • Bhaddā
  • Bhaddaji-Sutta
  • Bhaddaji-Thera
  • Bhaddakaccā, Bhaddākaccā, Bhaddakaccānā, also Subhaddakaccānā. See Rāhulamātā.
  • Bhaddakaccānā
  • Bhaddā-Kaccāna. See Bhadda Kaccāna.
  • Bhaddā-Kapilānī Therī
  • 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.
  • Bhaddā-Kundalakesā
  • Bhaddāli-Sutta
  • Bhaddāli-Thera
  • Bhaddanahānakottha. A bathing place in Pulatthipura, built by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.45.
  • Bhaddasāla
  • Bhaddasāla Jātaka (No.465)
  • Bhaddasena. Son of Ekarāja and brother of Candakumāra (J.vi.134). He is identified with Moggallāna. J.vi.157.
  • Bhaddasena. One of the ten sons of Kālāsoka.
  • 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 Pañcasikha.
  • Bhaddavāggiyā
  • Bhaddavatī, Bhaddavatikā
  • Bhaddavatikā. A market town near Kosambī....
  • Bhaddavatiya. Father of Simāvati...
  • Bhaddayānikā. An offshoot of the Vajjiputtaka heretics ...
  • Bhaddekaratta Sutta
  • Bhaddika. See Bhaddiya (3).
  • Bhadditthivimāna vatthu. The story of Bhaddā, wife of Rohaka. See Bhaddā (4).
  • Bhaddiya
  • Bhaddiya Sutta
  • 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. Thig.vs.9; ThigA.13.
  • Bhadra, or ? Bhagandha Hatthaka Sutta...
  • Bhadragaka. A headman of Uruvelakappa and father of Ciravāsi (S.iv. 327). See Bhadra Sutta.
  • 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. J.v.67.
  • 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 Sujātā. SnA.ii.391.
  • Bhadrāvudha. One of the sixteen disciples of Bāvarī, ...
  • Bhagalavatī. A place in Uttarakuru where the Yakkhas assemble....
  • Bhagandha Hatthaka Sutta. See Bhadragandha Hatthaka Sutta.
  • Bhaggā. The name of a tribe and a country, ...
  • Bhaggava
  • Bhaggavagotta. A clothed Wanderer (channaparibbājaka)...
  • Bhaggavī. See Bhaggava (3).
  • Bhāgineyya
  • 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.
  • Bhāgīrathī
  • 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 of Kassapa Buddha. DA.i.273, etc.
  • Bhagu-Thera
  • 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.
  • Bhallātiya-Jātaka (No. 504)
  • Bhallika, Bhalliya, Bhalluka Thera.
  • Bhalluka. Nephew of Dīghajantu.
  • 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 person. AA.ii.596.
  • Bhandakucchi. One of the gate keepers (dovārikā) of Mandavya, who were ordered to cast Mātanga out. J. iv.382.
  • Bhandana Sutta
  • Bhandārapotthakī. See Kitti (7).
  • 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.
  • Bhandu, Bhanduka
  • Bhandukanna
  • Bhañña.
  • Bhāradvāja
  • Bhāradvāja Sutta
  • 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 Buddha ...
  • 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.
  • Bharata
  • Bhārata
  • 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 ff.
  • Bhāratayuddha. Evidently refers to the story of the Mahābhārata. It is reckoned among the sinful topics of conversation. E.g., VibhA.490.
  • 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. S.iii.25 33.
  • Bharu
  • Bharu Jātaka (No.213).
  • Bharukaccha
  • 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
  • Bhātikatissa-vihāra. A vihāra built by Bhātikatissa.
  • Bhātiyavanka vihāra
  • 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 Hatthā.
  • Bhattabhatika
  • Bhattabhuttavalāhaka. The name given to the spot where Dutthagāmani took his meal after crossing the Mahāvālukagangā, in his advance against the Tamils. MT. 476.
  • Bhattasūpagāma
  • Bhavagga
  • Bhāvāna-Sutta
  • Bhavanetti Sutta. The Buddha tells Rādha that that which leads to rebirth is lust for the body, for feelings, etc. S.iii.190.
  • Bhavanimmita. Fifty seven kappas ago there were four kings of this name, previous births of Phalakadāyaka Thera (Ap.i.174). v.l. Santanāmika.
  • Bhāvasetthi. A previous birth of Bījaka (2). J. vi.228.
  • Bhava-Sutta
  • Bhāvitatta
  • Bhayabherava Sutta
  • 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-Sutta
  • 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. MT. 628.
  • Bhennākata. A locality where Rujā lived as a castrated goat. J. vi.237.
  • Bherapāsāna-vihāra
  • 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 Asayhasetthi. PvA.112,118,119.
  • 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.
  • Bhesakalāvana. A grove in the Bhagga country....
  • Bhesikā. The barber of Lohicca. D.i.224.
  • 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.
  • Bhikkhādāyaka
  • 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.
  • Bhikkhādāyikā
  • Bhikkhaka-Sutta
  • Bhikkhāparampara Jātaka (No.496)
  • Bhikkhū Sutta
  • Bhikkhudāsikā, Bhikkhadāyikā
  • 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
  • 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-Sutta
  • Bhikkhunīvāsaka Sutta
  • Bhikkhunī-Vibhanga. The second section of the Sutta Vibhanga of the Vinaya Pitaka, also called Cūla Vibhanga.
  • Bhikkhupātimokkha. See Anumāna Sutta.
  • Bhikkhu-Samyutta. The twenty first section of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. ii.273 86.
  • Bhikkhu-Sutta
  • Bhikkhu-Vagga 1. The seventh section of the Majjhima Nikāya, containing suttas 61 70.
  • Bhikkhu-Vagga 2. The twenty fifth section of the Dhammapada.
  • 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 Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.50.
  • 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.
  • Bhīmaratha
  • Bhīmasena 1. A weaver; see the Bhīmasena Jātaka.
  • Bhīmasena 2. One of the five Pāndavas, sons of King Pandu; he was the husband of Kanhā. J. v.424, 426.
  • Bhīmasena-Jātaka (No.80)
  • Bhīmatittha-Vihāra
  • 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 Pañcagaru Jātaka.
  • Bhisa. A king of three kappas ago, a previous birth of Bhisāluvadāyaka. Ap.i.120.
  • Bhisadāyaka Thera
  • Bhisa-Jātaka (No.488).
  • 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. Bu.ix.23.
  • Bhiyyasa (Bhīya)
  • 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.
  • Bhoja
  • Bhojājānīya-Jātaka (No.23).
  • Bhojakagiri. A vihāra in Kālinga, built by Asoka, at the cost of one crore, for his brother Tissa (Ekavihārika). ThagA.i.506, 507.
  • 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 of Benares. See the Dūta Jātaka. J. ii.319, 321.
  • Bhojana-Sutta
  • Bhojana-Vagga. The fourth section of the Pācittiya of the Vinaya Pitaka. Vin.iv. 69 90.
  • Bhojaputta
  • 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 Atimbara (DhA.iv.50).
  • Bhujaka. A tree with fragrant wood, found only in Gandhamādana. VvA.162.
  • Bhujangadvāra. One of the gates of Pulatthippura. Cv.lxxiii.162.
  • Bhūmicāla-Sutta.
  • Bhūmicāla-Vagga. The seventh chapter of the Atthaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iv.293-313.
  • Bhūmija-Sutta.
  • Bhūmija-Thera
  • 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 the Buddha...
  • Bhūridatta. The Bodhisatta born as the son of the Nāga king, Dhatarattha. See the Bhūridatta Jātaka.
  • Bhūridatta-Jātaka (No.543).
  • Bhūripañha-Jātaka (No.452).
  • 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.
  • Bhusāgra
  • Bhūta
  • 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 Venhudāsa. P.L.C.107.
  • Bhūtapāla
  • Bhūtapāla-Nanda. One of the Nava-Nandā.
  • Bhūta-parivena. A monastic building erected by Aggabodhi VIII (Cv.xlix.46). It was probably attached to the Bhūtārāma (q.v.).
  • 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.
  • Bhuvanekabāhu
  • Bhuvanekabāhu-parivena
  • Bījagāma. A village in Ceylon where Mahallaka Nāga built the Tānaveli (or Canavela ) vihāra. Mhv.xxxv.125.
  • Bījaka
  • Bīja-Sutta
  • Bilālapādaka
  • Bilālidāyaka Thera
  • Bilangika Bhāradvāja
  • Bilangika Bhāradvāja Sutta. Relates the story of the conversion of Bilangika Bhāradvāja. S. i.164.
  • Bilāra-Jātaka (No.128)
  • Bilāra-Sutta
  • Bilārikosiya Jātaka (No.450)
  • Bilārikosiya. A rich miser whom Sakka converted into a generous donor. See the Bilārikosiya Jātaka.
  • 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. Cv.lxxxv.59.
  • Bimbādevī. See Rāhulamātā.
  • 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. A.iv.347; AA.ii.791.
  • 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.
  • Bimbisāra
  • Bindumatī
  • Bindusāra
  • Bīranatthambhaka Vagga. The seventh chapter of the Duka Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā. J. ii.164ff.
  • Bīrānī
  • Bodhāhārakula, Bodhidhārakula
  • 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.
  • Bodhi
  • 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, n. 1.
  • 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.
  • Bodhigutta
  • 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.
  • Bodhimanda
  • Bodhimanda-vihāra
  • 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.
  • Bodhirājakumāra Sutta
  • Bodhirukka
  • 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.
  • Bodhisatta
  • 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.
  • Bodhiupatthāyaka 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 Mahābodhivamsa.
  • Bodhivandaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he saw the pātali bodhi of Vipassī Buddha and worshipped it. Ap.i.290.
  • 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.
  • Bojjhanga-Sutta
  • Bojjhā-Sutta. Records the visit of Bojjhā (q.v.) to the Buddha and the sermon preached to her on the uposatka. A.iv.259ff.
  • 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 Brahmaloka
  • Brahmacariya Sutta
  • Brahmadatta
  • Brahmadatta-Jātaka (No.323)
  • Brahmadatta-kumāra
  • Brahmadeva
  • Brahmadeva-Sutta. Records the story of Brahmadeva Thera (q.v. 3) and his mother. S. i.140ff.
  • Brahmajāla Sutta
  • Brahmakāyikā devā. See Brahmaloka.
  • Brahmāli Thera
  • Brāhmanadhammika Sutta
  • Brāhmanagāma. A village in Ceylon, near which Mahāsena built the Kalandavihāra. MT.685.
  • Brāhmanagāmavāpi. A tank in Ceylon, restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.32.
  • Brāhmana-Samyutta. The seventh section of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. i.160-84.
  • Brāhmana-Sutta
  • Brāhmanatissa-cora, Brāhmanatissabhaya
  • Brāhmana-Vagga
  • Brahmanimantanika Sutta
  • Brahmañña Sutta
  • Brahmapārisajja, Brahmapurohita. See Brahmaloka.
  • Brahmā-Samyutta. The sixth section of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. i.136 59.
  • Brahmā-Sutta
  • 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
  • Brahmāyu-Sutta. Records the story of the conversion of Brahmāyu ...
  • Brahmlakoka
  • Bubbula. A village in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.99; see Cv.Trs.i.295, n.4.
  • 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.
  • Buddha
  • 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. Cv.lvii.40.
  • Buddhabhelagāma. A village in Ceylon given by Jetthā, wife of Aggabodhi IV., for the maintenance of the Jetthārāma. Cv.xvli.28.
  • Buddhadāsa
  • Buddhadatta Thera
  • 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 I. Cv.lxviii.45.
  • Buddhaghosa
  • 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).
  • Buddhakula
  • Buddhālankāra. A Pāli poem based on the Sumedhakathā by Sīlavamsa. Bode, p. 43.
  • Buddhamātā. See Buddhakula.
  • Buddhamitta
  • 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; P.L.C.201.
  • 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 Buddhavamsa.
  • Buddhapitā. See Buddhakula.
  • Buddhappiya
  • Buddharāja. A powerful man of Rohana who is said to have quarrelled with Loka, ruler of Kājaragāma. Cv.lvii.45.
  • Buddharakkhita
  • Buddhasaññaka
  • Buddhasīha
  • 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. S.ii.1-11.
  • Buddhavamsa
  • Buddhavīmamsaka-mānava. See Uttara (9).
  • 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. Cv.xlvi.20.
  • Bulī
  • Bumū
  • Burudatthalī. A ford across the Mahāvālukagangā. Cv.lxxii.36.

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