- Dabba-Mallaputta Thera
- Dabbapuppha Jātaka
- Dabbila. A Pacceka Buddha, mentioned in a nominal
- Daddabha Jātaka (No.322)
- Daddara Jātaka (No.172,
- Dadhimāla (Dadhimāli). A sea, so called because it
gleams like milk or curds. One of the seas mentioned in the
Suppāraka Jātaka. J. iv.140.
- Dadhimukha. A Yakkha chieftain who should be invoked
by disciples of the Buddha in times of need. D.iii.205.
- Dadhivāhana Jātaka
- Dadhivāhana. King of Benares. See the
- Dahara Sutta
- Dahegallaka. See Rahegallaka.
- Dakapāsāna-vihāra. A monastery in West Ceylon built
by Mahallaka-Nāga. Mhv.xxxv.124.
- Dakarakkhasa Jātaka (No.517). No story is related,
but the reader is referred to the Mahāummagga Jātaka for details
(J.v.75). The reference is evidently to the
- Dakkhinā-Sutta. The four purities in gifts (dakkhinā-visuddhi),
depending on whether giver and receiver are both virtuous, or
whether only one of them (A.ii.80f; cp. M.iii.256f). It was
probably also called the Dakkhinā Visuddhi Sutta. KhpA.222.
- Dakkhināgiri (Vihāra)
- Dakkhinajanapada. See
- Dakkhinamalayajanapada. The mountainous country in
South Ceylon; difficult of access and providing only a hard
- Dakkhinamūla. A monastery, perhaps identical with
the Dakkhinavihāra. There Vohārika-Tissa erected a parasol over
the Thūpa (Mhv.Xxxvi.33). The Mahāvamsa Tīkā (p.662) calls it
- Dakkhinamūlavāsa. See Dakkhinamūla above.
- Dakkhinārāma. See
- Dakkhināvibhanga Sutta
- Dakkhināvisuddhi Sutta. See Dakkhinā Sutta above.
- Dalha-Vagga. The first chapter of the Duka Nipāta
of the Jātakatthakathā. J. ii.1-40.
- Dalhadhamma Jātaka
- Dalhadhamma Sutta. Mentioned in the introduction
to the Javanahamsa Jātaka (J.iv.211). This is evidently another
name for the Dhanuggaha Sutta.
- Dalhadhamma. King of Benares. See the
Dalhadhamma Jātaka. He
is identified with Ananda. J. iii.388.
- Dalha-vihāra. A vihāra on Sīhagiri, given by Moggallāna
I. to the Dhammarucikas. Cv.xxxix.41.
- Dalidda Sutta
- Dalla-Moggallāna. See King Moggallāna III.
- Dāmā. An aggasāvikā of Vessabhū Buddha. Bu.xxii.24;
- Dāmahālaka (Dāmagallaka). A monastery in Ceylon,
the residence of the Thera Mahādeva. Mhv.xxxvi.68.
- Dāmali Sutta. Records the visit of Dāmali (q.v.)
to the Buddha.
- Dāmali. A devaputta who visits the Buddha at Jetavana
and tells him that an arahant has to work hard for nothing.
The Buddha points out to him that there is nothing left for
an arahant to do. S. i.47.
- Damatha. A king of one hundred
and fifteen kappas ago, a former birth of
- Dāma-vihāra. A parivena founded by Mahinda II. Cv.xlviii.133.
- Dāna Vagga/Sutta
- Dānakkhanda. A section of the Vessantara Jātaka dealing
with the gifts made by Vessantara on his way to Vankagiri, including
the chariot in which he rode. J. vi.513.
- Dānānisamsa Sutta. The five advantages of making
gifts - popularity, affection, good reputation, steadfastness
in the householder's duty, and happy rebirth (A.iii.41).
- Dānavā. Name given to the Asuras because they were
descendants of Danu. E.g.,Mil.153.
- Dānavatthu Sutta. On eight motives from which alms
are given. A.iv.236f.
- Dānaveghasā. A class of
Asuras, present at the
The Commentary (DA.ii.689) describes them as archers (dhanuggahaasurā).
- Danda Sutta. Incalculable is the beginning of samsāra,
not revealed; just as none knows how a stick thrown up into
the air will fall, whether on its side, its tip, its butt-end,
etc. S. ii.184.
- Danda Vagga. The tenth chapter of the Dhammapada.
- Dandadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety-four kappas
ago he presented to the Order a walking-stick (ālambana) made
from a forest bamboo-tree (Ap.i.283; repeated at ii.456). He
is probably identical with Kumāputtasahāya. ThagA.i.103.
- Dandagona. A village in Ceylon. For a story of a
jackal who lived there see Ras.ii.130f.
- Dandaka Sutta. A stick thrown into the air may fall
in different ways; even so, beings fettered by craving pass
from this world to the next and return again, because they fail
to see the Four Noble Truths. S. v.469.
- Dandakahiraññapabbata. A golden mountain in the Himālaya.
The Bodhisatta was once born there as a golden peacock. For
details see the Mora Jātaka. J. ii.33, 36, 38.
- Dandasena. A king of seventy-four kappas ago, a previous
birth of Asanabodhiya. Ap.i.111.
- Dandissara. A special grant given by kings to mendicant
artists. It is first heard of in the time of Kassapa IV. (Cv.lii.3),
and seems to have been kept up by Sena III (Cv.liii.30) and
Vijayabāhu I (Cv.lx.22).
- Dantabhumi Sutta
- Dantadhātuppakkarana. See
- Dantagāma. See Danta.
- Dantageha (v.l. Dantaroha). A nunnery founded by
Kutakanna-tissa for his mother. She entered the Order, after
having just cleaned her teeth - hence the name (Mhv.Xxxiv.36;
- Dantakumāra. Son of the
king of Ujjeni. He came to Dantapura to worship the Tooth Relic
and, while there, married Hemamālā,
Guhasīva's daughter. He brought
the Tooth Relic to Ceylon in the reign of Siri Meghavanna (Dāthāvamsa
- Dantika. A district in South India where Lankāpura
burnt twenty-seven villages. Cv.lxxvi.172.
- Danu. Mother of the Asuras, who are, therefore, called
Dānavā (Abhidhānappadīpikā, p.14).
- Dānūpapatti Sutta. On the eight modes of rebirth
of an almsgiver, according to his wish. A.iv.239ff.
- Daraga. A locality near Pulatthipura. Cv.lxx.177.
- Darīmukha Jātaka (No.378)
- Darīmukha. A Pacceka Buddha. See
- Dārubhatika-Tissa. See
- Dāruciriya. See Bāhiya-Darūciriya.
- Dārukammika Sutta
- Dārukassapa. A minister of Dappula II. He started
to build the Kassaparājaka-vihāra, but was unable to finish
it (Cv.l.81). He was probably a younger brother of the Ādipāda
Kassapa, slain by the Pandu king. Cv.Trs.i.145, n.5.
- Dārukkhandha Sutta
- Dāruna Sutta. Dire are gains, favours, flattery,
etc., and we should train ourselves to lay them aside. S. ii.225.
- Dārupattaka. A religious teacher of Jāliya (D.i.157).
He was so called because he carried a wooden bowl with him.
- Dārūrugāma. A village near Kalyāni in Ceylon. Near
it was Jayavaddhanakotta (Cv.xci.6). The name may have been
Dārugāma, the uru being a descriptive adjective meaning mahā
- Dasabala Sutta
- Dasabala Vagga. The third chapter of the Nidāna Samyutta.
- Dasabala-Kassapa. See Kassapa Buddha.
- Dasabrāhmana Jātaka
- Dasadhamma Sutta. The name given in the Sutta Sangaha
(No. 84) to the Dhamma Sutta (2) (q.v.).
- Dasaganthivannanā. A tīkā by Vepullabuddhi of Pagan,
to the Abhidhammatthasangaha (Gv.64, 74).
- Dāsaka Thera
- Dasakamma Sutta. Ten qualities the possessor of which
is called an unworthy man, and abstention from which makes a
man worthy. A.ii.219.
- Dasakammapatha Sutta. Ten kinds of people similarity
in whose actions draws them together. S. ii.167.
- Dasama Sutta. Another name for the
- Dasamagga Sutta. On the tenfold way, which consists
of the Eightfold Path with the addition of knowledge and reliance.
- Dasanga Sutta. The ten classes of people who flock
together because of the qualities they possess in common (S.ii.168).
- Dasannaka Jātaka (No.401)
- Dasaratha-Jātaka (No.461)
- Dasaratha-rājaputta. A name given to Rāma. J. vi.558.
- Dasasiddhika Nanda. One of the
- Dasavatthu. A Pāli treatise. Gv.65, 75.
- Dāsī-Sutta. Few are those who abstain from accepting
male and female slaves; many those who do not. S. v.472.
- Dāsiyā 1. A nun who came from India to Ceylon; she
was eminent in the knowledge of the Vinaya. She lived in Anurādhapura.
- Dāsiyā 2. A nun of Anurādhapura; she was teacher
of the Vinaya. Dpv. xviii.28.
- Dasuttara Sutta
- Dātā-Suttā. A group of suttas about those who give
various kinds of gifts in order to obtain corresponding kinds
of happiness after death (S.iii.250f).
- Dāthā. Daughter of Aggabodhi I. She was given to
the Malayarājā, the sister's son of Aggabodhi I. (Cv.xlii.6,
10), who afterwards became Aggabodhi II (Cv.xlii.64). She seems
to have been also called Sanghabhaddā. (Cv.xlii.41).
- Dāthābhāra. A general of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.104.
- Dāthādhātuvamsa. A
Pāli Chronicle containing the history of the Tooth Relic. It
appears to have differed from the
Dāthāvamsa and was evidently an earlier work. Cv.xxxvii.93;
- Dāthākondañña. A monastery in Sīhagiri, given by
King Moggallāna to the Sāgalikas. Cv.xxxix.41.
- Dāthānāga Thera
- Dāthānāma. A householder of Ambilayāgu and son of
Dhātusena of Nandivāpigāma. Dāthanāma had two sons, Dhātusena
(afterwards king) and Silātissabodhi. Cv.xxxviii.14.
- Dāthāpāsāda. A building erected by Aggabodhi I. at
the Hatthakucchivihāra. Cv.xlii.21.
- Dāthāvaddhana. A village in Rohana, mentioned in
the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu 1 (Cv.lxxiv.77).
- Dāthika. A Tamil usurper. He slew Pilayamāra and
reigned at Anurādhapura for two years, till he was slain by
Vattagāmani-Abhaya. Mhv.xxxiii.59, 60, 78; Dpv. xix.15, 16; xx.17,
- Dāthiya. A Tamil usurper who reigned at Anurādhapura
for three years. He was then slain by Dhātusena (Cv.xxxviii.33).
- Dāthopatissa 1.See Dāthāsiva (2).
- Dāthopatissa 2. - Also called Bhāgineyya-Dāthopatissa.
- Dattā. A granddaughter of Visākhā,
being her son's daughter. She died young, and her mother, full
of grief, was comforted by the Buddha. DhA.iii.278.
- Dāttha. A Thera, at whose request, according to the
Gandhavamsa (Gv.68, 69; but see Dāthānāgā). Buddhaghosa composed
the Sumangalavilāsinī, and Dhammapāla wrote the tīkā to the
- Datthabba Sutta. The five powers - of faith, energy,
mindfulness, concentration, and insight - and where they are
to be seen. A.iii.12; S. v.196.
- Datthabbena Sutta. He who regards pleasant feelings
as ill, painful feelings as a barb, and neutral feelings as
impermanence, such a one is called "rightly seeing." S. iv.207.
- Dāyagāma-vihāra. A monastery in Rohana, built by
- Dāyapassa. A park near Benares. Sankicca once stayed
there with his followers. J. v.264, 265.
- Demaliyagāma. A locality in Ceylon, mentioned in
the campaigns of Gajabāhu (Cv.lxvii.45).
- Dematavala. A locality of Rohana. Cv.lxxiv.139.
- Dematthapādatthāli. A village in the Malaya district
of Ceylon. Cv.lxx.11.
- Desaka. A township in Sumbharattha,
where the Buddha preached the Telapatta Jātaka (J.i.393) and
the Udaya Sutta (S.v.89). v.l. Sedaka.
- Desakittiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety-two kappas
ago he was a brahmin named Upasālaka who, seeing the Buddha
in the forest, worshipped him. Ap.i.246.
- Desanā or Bhāvanā Sutta. On the psychic power,
its basis, and the practice which leads to its cultivation (S.v.276).
The sutta corresponds, word for word, with a passage in Asvaghosa's
- Desapūjaka Thera. An arahant. He once saw Atthadassī
Buddha passing through the air and, much pleased, offered homage
in his direction. In another birth he was a king named Gosujāta
- Deva Sutta. The struggle of the devas and the asuras
is typical of that of the monks with Māra; victory is sometimes
on one side, sometimes on the other, until the enemy is completely
crushed and rendered ineffective. A.iv.432f.
- Devabhūti, Thirty kappas ago there were five kings
of this name, all previous births of Pupphacangotlya. Ap.i.118.
- Devacārika Sutta. A group of three suttas describing
how Moggallāna visits the deva-worlds and learns from the devas
how they attained happiness through following the Buddha's teaching
- Devacavana Sutta. The name given in the Sutta Sangaha
(No. 29) to a Sutta of the Itivuttaka (p.
76 f.), describing
the signs attendant on a deva's decease and the factors determining
- Devadaha (Vagga/Sutta)
- Devadahakkhana Sutta. Arahants need not strive earnestly
in respect of the six-fold sphere of sense, but those who are
yet students (sekhā) must do so. The reasons for this are given
- Devadāniya. A robber. See
- Devadatta Sutta
- Devadhamma Jātaka (No.6)
- Devadhammika. A class of ascetics (?) mentioned in
a nominal list. They are doomed to purgatory. A.iii.277; see
- Devadūta Sutta
- Devadūta Vagga. The fourth chapter of the Tika Nipāta
of the Anguttara Nikāya (A.i.132-50).
- Devagabbha. A Yakkha. When
Candagutta died, the Yakkha entered into his dead body and pretended
that the king was yet alive. Bindusāra
thereupon cut off his head (MT.188f; cp. J. vi.474).
- Devagajjita. A king of thirty-six kappas ago; a previous
birth of Ankolaka Thera (Ap.i.199).
- Devagāma. A village to the west of Ceylon. Near it
was the Pupphavāsa Vihāra. Ras.ii.13.
- Devagandha. Fourteen kappas ago there were sixteen
kings of this name, all previous births of Gandhamāliya Thera.
- Devahita Sutta. Records the incident related above
about Devahita. S. i.174f.
- Devalā. A Sinhalese princess, sister of Lokitā. Cv.lvii.27.
- Devamalla. Son of Kitti of Makkhakudrūsa. He came
to Kitti (afterwards Vijayabāhu I.) with a large following from
Rohana and offered his services, asking to be made Ādipāda.
Later, he retired to Hiraññamalaya and built a stronghold in
- Devapa. A king of twenty-five kappas ago; a previous
birth of Addhacandiya (Ap.i.231).
- Devapada Sutta. The four paths that lead to the devas;
unwavering loyalty to the Buddha, to the Dhamma, to the Sangha,
and the cultivation of virtues dear to the Ariyans. S. v.392.
- Devapāli. A village in Ceylon in which Aggabodhi
V. built the Girinagara-vihāra. Cv.xlviii.3.
- Devapura. See Devanagara.
- Devaputta Samyutta. The second section of the Samyutta
Nikāya. It contains accounts of visits paid by various devas
to the Buddha. S. i.46ff.
- Devaputta-māra. See Māra.
- Devaputtarattha. A district, evidently in Ceylon,
the residence of an Elder named Pindapātika-Tissa. Vsm.292.
- Devarakkhita. Another name for Dhammakitti, author
of the Nikāya Sangraha. P.L.C.243.
- Devarakkhitalena. A cave in Ceylon, once the residence
of Mahādhammadinna Thera of Talangaratissapabbata. SadS. 88.
- Devarakkhitalena. The residence of Talangara-tissa-pabbata-vāsī
Mahādhamma Thera. Sās., p.88.
- Devārohana. The name given
to the episode describing the Buddha's ascent to the deva world
to preach the Abhidhamma and his descent at
- Devasabha Thera
- Devasetthi. See Deva 12.
- Devasūta. One of the Yakkha chiefs mentioned in the
Ātānātiya Sutta. D.iii.204.
- Devatā Vagga/Samyutta/Sutta
- Devatāpañha, Devatāpañha Jātaka
- Devātideva. The seventh of the future Buddhas. Anāgat.,
- Devatissa. A village in Kotthavāta, given to the
Dhammarucikas by Aggabodhi V. Cv.xlviii.2.
- Deva-vihāra. A vihāra in Antarasobbha, built by Aggabodhi
- Devila. A Kesadhātu, an officer of Parakkamabāhu
I. He was in charge of the district of Mahāniyyāma. Cv.lxxii.57.
- Devinda. A minister of King Vedeha. His story is
given in the Mahāummagga
Jātaka. He is identified with Pilotika. J. vi.478.
- Devi-vihāra. See Dīpa-vihāra.
- Deviyāpattana. A village in South India, captured
by Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.169.
- Devuttara. Thirty-six kappas ago there were sixteen
kings of this name all previous births of Mutthipupphiya (Añjavaniya).
- Dhaja. One of the eight brahmins who recognised the
signs at the Buddha's birth (J.i.56). The Milindapañha (p.236)
speaks of him as one of the Buddha's first teachers.
- Dhajadāyaka Thera
- Dhajagga Sutta
- Dhajavihetha Jātaka
- Dhamma Jātaka (No.457)
- Dhamma Vagga/Sutta
- Dhammabhandāgārika. A name given to Ananda (q.v.).
- Dhammābhinandī. An author mentioned in a list of
- Dhammacakka-kathā. The seventh chapter of the Yuganaddhavagga
of the Patisambhiddmagga. Ps.ii.159-66.
- Dhammacakkappavattana Vagga. Second chapter of the
Sacca Samyutta (S.v.420-31). The first sutta is known as the
- Dhammacakkika (v.l. Dhammacakkadāyaka) Thera. An
arahant. Ninety-four kappas ago he placed a Dhammacakka in front
of the seat of Siddhattha Buddha. Eleven kappas ago he became
king eight times under the name of Sahassarāja. Ap.i.90.
- Dhammacāri. A Burmese monk of the twelfth century;
he was a pupil of Chapata, who wrote the Suttaniddesa at his
request. Gv.74; Bode: op. cit., 18.
- Dhammacariya Sutta.See
- Dhammacarya-geha. A building in Anurādhapura, erected
by Devānampiyatissa. - It was attached to the royal palace,
and when the Tooth Relic was brought to Ceylon it was deposited
in this building. Cv.xxxvii.95.
- Dhammacetiya Sutta
- Dhammadāyāda Sutta
- Dhammaddhaja Jātaka
- Dhammaddhaja. The Bodhisatta born as the chaplain
of Yasapāni, king of Benares. For his story see the Dhammaddhaja
- Dhammadinna Sutta. Records the visit of the householder
Dhammadinna to the Buddha at Isipatana.
- Dhammaganārāma. A monastery built by King Uggata
in Mekhalā for the use of Sobhita Buddha. BuA.139.
- Dhammagutta Thera
- Dhammaguttā, Dhammaguttikā
- Dhammajoti. A Sinhalese monk of the eighteenth century
who wrote a Sinhalese paraphrase (sanne) to the Bālavatāra,
called the Okandapolasanne, because it was written in Okandapola-vihāra.
- Dhammakathī. See Mahādhammakathī.
- Dhammakathika Sutta. A monk questions the Buddha
as to who is a real teacher of the Dhamma and the Buddha replies.
- Dhammakathika Vagga. The twelfth chapter of the Khandha
Samyutta. S. iii.162-70.
- Dhammakonnda. A city in Pabbatarattha in Videha.
There the herdsman Dhaniya was born as a setthiputta. SnA.i.26.
- Dhammamitta. A monk of the Sitthagāma-parivena. He
wrote a Commentary on the Abhidhamma at the request of Mahinda
- Dhammānanda. A monk who wrote several Pāli grammatical
works. The Gandhavamsa (p.74, also Svd.1250; but see under these
names) assigns to him the Kaccāyanasāra together with its tīkā,
and also the Kaccāyanabheda.
- Dhammaññu Sutta. On seven qualities - such as knowing
the Dhamma, moderation, etc. - which make a monk worthy of homage
and of gifts. A.iv.113ff.
- Dhammānusārani. A Pāli commentarial work. Gv.68,
- Dhammapada Sutta. On four righteous things which
are always held in esteem-freedom from covetousness, from envy,
right mindfulness and right concentration of mind. A.129.
- Dhammapāla Jātaka. See
- Dhammapālā, Dhammapālī,
Therī. An arahant. She was the preceptor (upajjhāya) of
- Dhammapālita. A Thera in Rohana, expert in the Vinaya.
His pupil was Khema. Vin.v.3.
- Dhammapāsāda. The palace built by Vissakamma at Sakka's
request for Mahā-Sudassana. For details of its construction
- Dhammaramma. A tank in Ceylon built by Mahāsena.
- Dhammaratha Sutta. A name given in the Sutta Sangaha
(No. 42) to the Accharā Sutta (q.v.).
- Dhammasāla-vihāra. A vihāra in Rohana where Aggabodhi,
son of Mahātissa, erected some buildings. Cv.xlv.46.
- Dhammasamādāna Sutta. See
- Dhammasāmi. The fourth future Buddha. Anāgat., p.40.
- Dhammasangāhaka Therā
- Dhammasaññaka Thera. An arahant. Once, during a festival
in honour of Vipassī Buddha's bodhi-tree, he heard the Buddha
preach and paid him homage. Thirty-three kappas ago he was a
cakkavatti named Sutavā. Ap.i.249.
- Dhammasattha. Name given to the codes of law drawn
up from time to time in Burma, with the assistance of the monks.
Dhammavilāsa (or Sāriputta) was the author of the oldest of
these known by name. Bode: op. cit., p.33.
- Dhammasava Thera
- Dhammasavana Sutta. The five advantages of hearing
the Dhamma: hearing things not heard, purging; things heard,
dispelling doubt, straightening one's views, calmness of heart.
- Dhammasiri. A monk of Anurādhapura, author of the
Khuddasikkhā. He probably lived about the fourth century A.C.
Gv.61, 70; Svd.1206; P.L.C.77.
- Dhammasīva.- See Dhammā
- Dhammasīva. A village in Ceylon. See
- Dhammasondaka Vagga. The first section of the Rasavāhinī.
- Dhammatāpasā. An eminent Therī of Anurādhapura, expert
in the Vinaya. Dpv. xviii.15.
- Dhammattha Vagga. The nineteenth chapter of the Dhammapada.
- Dhammavādi Sutta
- Dhammavihārī Suttā
- Dhammavilāsa. See Sāriputta 3.
- Dhammika Vagga/Sutta
- Dhammikasilāmegha. A title of King Mahinda III. Cv.xlix.39.
- Dhammika-Tissa. See
- Dhammuttarā, Dhammuttarikā,
- Dhana (Vagga/Sutta)
- Dhanada. See Kuvera.
- Dhanañjāni. See Dhānañjāni.
- Dhanantevāsī. An attendant of
misconducted herself with Dhanantevāsī. J. v.225, 231.
- Dhanapāla (Dhanapālaka)
- Dhanapāla-Gajjita. Mentioned (E.g., J. iii.293) in
reference to the subjugation of the elephant Dhanapāla by the
Buddha. Gajjita is probably the name given to the stanzas spoken
by the Buddha to the elephant on that occasion (Mā kuñjara,
nāgam Āsado, etc.). See J. v.336.
- Dhanapālaka. A householder of Dhanañjaya, who was
converted by Sikhī Buddha. BuA.202.
- Dhanapālī. A slave-girl who, in spite of her name,
was ill-treated by her master and mistress. The incident is
mentioned as illustrating the small importance of a name. J. i.402.
- Dhanapitthi. A locality in Ceylon. In the time of
Aggabodhi IV. its chief was Datta. He erected there a vihāra
called by his name. Cv.xlvi.41, 43.
- Dhanavāpī. One of the three tanks constructed by
Moggallāna H. through damming up the Kadambanadī. Cv.xli.62.
- Dhanavatī. A brahmin lady, mother of Kassapa Buddha.
Her husband was Brahmadatta. D.ii.7; J. i.43; Bu.xxv.34; SnA.i.280.
- Dhanika. See Dhaniya.
- Dhanittha. A king of thirteen kappas ago, a previous
birth of Santhita. Ap.i.210.
- Dhanitthaka. An example of a low family name. Vin.iv.6,
- Dhaniya (Dhaniyagopāla) Sutta. Records the conversation
between the herdsman Dhaniya (q.v.) and the Buddha. Sn.vv.18ff.
- Dhañña Sutta. Few are they who refrain from accepting
uncooked grain, many those who do not. S. v.471.
- Dhanuggaha Sutta
- Dhanuggaha. See
- Dhanumandala. A locality in the hill-district of
Ceylon. In the time of Gajabāhu its chief was Otturāmallaka
(Cv.lxx.17). It was subdued for Parakkamabāhu I. by the Adhikārin
- Dhanusekha. (Dhanusekhavā)
- Dhanuvillaka. A locality in the Malaya district of
- Dharana. See Varana.
- Dharanī. A lake in Kuvera's
- Dhāranīghara. A building in Pulatthipura erected
by Parakkamabāhu I. for the recital of incantations by brahmins.
- Dharanipati. v.l. for Dharanīruha (below).
- Dharanīruha. A king of eleven kappas ago, a former
birth of Tinasūlaka. Ap.i.179.
- Dhātā. A deva who was born in the deva-world because
of his gifts to brahmins. J. vi.201f.
- Dhātaratthā. A tribe of Nāgas, followers of
Dhatarattha. J. vi.219.
- Dhātu Sutta
- Dhātubhājaniyakathā. The last chapter of the Buddhavamsa.
It contains details of the distribution of the relics of Gotama
Buddha (Bu.xxviii). The Commentary makes no comments on this.
- Dhātukathāyojanā. A Pāli work by Sāradassī of Pagana.
Bode: op. cit., 67.
- Dhātumañjūsā. See Kaccāyanadhātumañjūsa ??.
- Dhātusamyutta. The fourteenth division of the Samyutta
Nikāya. S. ii.140-68.
- Dhātusenapabbata. A vihāra built by Mahāsena and
restored by Dhātusena, in the west of Ceylon. Mhv.xxxvii.42;
- Dhātuvamsa. See
- Dhātuvibhanga Sutta
- Dhavajālikā. A vihāra on Sankheyyaka-pabbata in Mahisavatthu.
A monk, named Uttara, once lived there and was visited by Sakka
(A.iv.162ff). The vihāra was so named because it was surrounded
by a dhava-forest. AA.ii.739.
- Dhavalā. A channel flowing eastward from the Aciravatī,
a canal of the Mahāvālukanadī. Cv.lxxix.53.
- Dhavalavitthika. A village in Ceylon in which was
a tank, repaired by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.47.
- Dhītā Sutta
- Dhītaro Sutta
- Dhonasākha Jātaka (No.353)
- Dhotodana. Son of
Sīhahanu and brother of
Suddhodana (Mhv.ii.20; SnA.ii.357).
In the Tibetan books (Rockhill: p.13) he is called Dhonodana,
and is said to have been the father of
- Dhovana Sutta
- Dhūmakāri Jātaka (No.413)
- Dhūmakāri. A brahmin goatherd.
For his story see the Dhūmakāri
Jātaka. He is identified with
Pasenadi, king of Kosala. Cp.
Vāsettha. J. iii.402.
- Dhūmaketu. Thirteen kappas ago there were eight kings
of this name, all previous births of Tivantipupphiya. Ap.i.196.
- Dhūmaroruva. A Niraya. The eyes of beings born there
are put out with fierce smoke. SnA.ii.480; J. v.271.
- Dhūmasikha. Mentioned with Apalāla, Cūlodara, Mahodara,
Aggisikha and Dhanapāla, as a beast tamed by the Buddha and
converted to the faith. Sp.i.120.
- Dhūpadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety-four kappas
ago he burnt incense in the cell of Siddhattha Buddha. Ap.i.78.
- Dhuva Sutta. The Buddha teaches stability and the
path leading thereto. S. iv.370.
- Dibbacakkhu. A false ascetic, a previous birth of
Devadatta. For his story see the
- Dibba-vihāra. See Dīpa-vihāra.
- Diddha Sutta (v.l. Dittha
Sutta). Gains, favours and flatteries are like a poisoned dart
to one whose mind has not attained to knowledge. S. ii.229.
- Dīghabāhugallaka. A vihāra built by Mahācūli-Mahātissa.
- Dīghabhānaka-Mahā-Abhaya. See
- Dīghabhānaka-Mahā-Siva. See
- Dīghabhayagallaka. A Tamil stronghold in charge of
Dīghābhaya and captured by Dutthagāmanī. Mhv.xxv.12.
- Dīghacankamana. A parivena in Anurādhapura, built
on the spot where Mahinda used to walk up and down in meditation.
- Dīghacārika Sutta. Two suttas on the five results
arising from roving about. A.iii.257.
- Dīghacārika Vagga. The twenty-third chapter of the
Pañcaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.257-61.
- Dīghāgama. See Dīgha-Nikāya.
- Dīghajantu (Dīghajantuka)
- Dīghajānu Sutta. Records the visit of
Dīghajānu to the Buddha.
- Dīghalambika. A village, the birthplace of Dīghāyu.
The Buddha lived there in the Araññakutikā. DhA.ii.235.
- Dīghalatthi Sutta. Records the visit of Dīghalatthi
(q.v.) to the Buddha.
- Dīghalatthi. A devaputta who once visited the Buddha
at the Kalandakanivāpa in Veluvana and spoke a verse (S.i.52).
The Commentary (SA.i.87) says that Dīghalatthi (long-stick)
was his nickname, referring to his great height while
- Dīghāli. A locality in Rohana. Cv.lxxv.60; lxxii.63;
see Cv.Trs.i.325, n.2 and ii.49, n.3.
- Dīghaloma Sutta. One who yearns for gains, favours
and flattery, is like a long-fleeced she-goat in a thicket of
briars. S. ii.228.
- Dīghanakha Sutta
- Dīghapāsānaka. A locality in Anurādhapura, through
which the sīmā of the Mahāvihāra passed. Mhv. Appendix, p.332,
- Dīghapitthi. The man who ran away with Dīghatālā,
wife of Golakāla. J. vi.337f.
- Dīghapitthikā. A class of petas whose bodies are
sixty leagues in height. AA.ii.712; PsA.79.
- Dīgharāji. A village in Magadha, the residence of
many Samsāramocaka heretics. PvA.67.
- Dīghāsana. A monastery in Ceylon, in which lived
Mahānāma Thera (Cv.xxxix.42). Geiger thinks (Cv.Trs.i.48, n.1)
that Dīghāsana is very probably a wrong reading for Dīghasanda.
- Dīghasandana (Dīghasandanaka)
- Dīghasandasenāpati-parivena. See
- Dīghasumana. A Thera of Ceylon, expert in the Vinaya.
- Dīghasumma. A Thera of Kalyāni. A fisherman, living
at the mouth of the Kalyāni River, gave him alms on several
occasions and remembered him at the moment of his death. MA.ii.1008;
- Dīghatālā. Wife of Golakāla.
She ran away with Dīghapitthi, but Mahosadha restored her to
her husband. J. vi.337f.
- Dīghathūnikā. The mare on which Dutthagāmani fled
from Cūlanganiyapitthi. When the king and his minister Tissa
offered their food to the Thera Gotāma, the mare also gave him
her share. Mhv.xxiv.20, 27.
- Dīghati. See Dīghiti.
- Dīghavatthu. A tank, repaired by Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lx.49.
- Dīghāvu-bhanavāra. Second chapter of the tenth Khandaka
of the Mahāvagga of the Vinaya-pitaka. Vin.i.343ff.
- Dīghāyu (Dīghāvu)
- Dīghīti Kosala Jātaka
- Dīghīti, Dīghati
- Dinna. Probably an attendant of King Milinda. Mil.,
- Dīpa Sutta
- Dīpa. A monk, probably of Ceylon, author of the Parivārapātha
- Dpv.dādhipati. There were once four kings of this
name, all previous births of Sūcidāyaka Thera. Ap.i.122.
- Dīpālatittha. A ford in the Mahāvāluka-gangā. Cv.lxxii.54.
- Dīpanayā. An eminent therī of Ceylon, resident in
Rohana. She was expert in the Dhamma and the Vinaya. Dpv. xviii.40.
- Dīpanī. Wife of Mahinda VI. She was a cowherd's daughter
- Dīpankara-nagara. Probably another name for
- Dīpa-vihāra. A monastery
in Ceylon, residence of
Summa Thera. v.l.
Devī-vihāra, Dībba-vihāra. MA.i.126; AA.i.319; ii.845, etc.
- Dīpāyana. See
- Dpv.llā. Daughter of Vijaya and Kuveni. MT.264.
- Dīpi Jātaka (No.426)
- Dīpika. See Pañcadīpika.
- Dīpuyyāna. A park in Pulatthipura laid out by Parakkamabāhu
I. It was so called because it formed a peninsula. Cv.lxxiii.113;
lxxix.6; Cv.Trs.ii.14, n.2.
- Disā. A slave-woman of
Okkāka. She was the mother of
Kanha, ancestor of the
- Disāpāmokkha. A monk of Burma. He joined the Order
in his old age and studied hard, till he astonished the chief
theras by his learning, and was appointed by King Narapati as
his teacher. Sās., p.77.
- Disāpāmukha. A Yakkha who kept guard, with seven
thousand other Yakkhas, at the seventh gate of Jotika's palace.
- Dittha Sutta. See Diddha
Sutta. See KS.ii.156, n.2.
- Ditthadhammika Sutta. Kāludāyi asks Ananda, who explains,
what is meant by ditthadhammika-nibbāna. A.iv.454.
- Ditthamangalikā. Daughter of a setthi in Benares
and wife of Mātanga. For her story see the
- Ditthena Sutta. The Buddha mentions certain heresies
existing in the world and explains their origin. S. iii.211.
- Ditthi Sutta
- Ditthikathā. Second chapter of the Mahāvagga of the
- Divācandantabātava. A forest in Rohana. Cv.lxxiv.61.
- Dīyavāsa. A locality through which passed the sīmā
of the Mahāvihāra. Mbv.135.
- Diyavāsa. A brahmin. The boundary of the Mahāvihāra
passed by his house. Mbv.135; Mhv., p.332, vs.14.
- Dohalakhanda. A section of the Vidhurapandita Jātaka.
It deals with Vimalā's plan for seeing Vidhura. J. vi.262-74.
- Dohalapabbata. A mountain in Ceylon, probably in
the district of Janapada. Silāmeghavanna once occupied it (Cv.xliv.56;
Cv.Trs.i.79, n.4). Near to it was an image house of the Buddha,
called S¨kara. Cv. c.294.
- Dola. A minister of Devānampiyatissa. Sanghamittā
lived in his house before the Upāsikārāma was built, so did
Anulā till her ordination. MT. 388, 408.
- Dolāmandapa. A building erected by Parakkamabāhu
I. in the Dīpuyyāna. It was so called because it contained a
swing hung with minute golden bells. Cv.lxxiii.116.
- Dolapabbata. Also called Dolangapabbata. A mountain
in Ceylon, to the south of the Mahāvālukanadī, where Pandukābhaya
had his stronghold for four years. Mhv.xi.44; MT.287.
- Dona Sutta
- Dona-gajjita. A poem composed by the brahmin
Dona, in honour of the Buddha.
- Donapāka Sutta
- Donavatthu. A brahmin village
near Kapilavatthu, the
residence of Punnā-Mantānīputta
and of Aññākondañña.
ThagA.i.37; ii.1; AA.i.81, 84, 114.
- Donivagga. A village mentioned in the campaigns of
Parakkamabāhu I (Cv.lxxv.69, 72). It stood in a depression twelve
miles from the modern Ratnapura, and the name is preserved in
a stream flowing through it, the Denavaka. Cv.Trs.ii.50, n.3.
- Dorādattika. A locality on the Jajjarā-nadī. At this
spot Parakkamabāhu I. built a dam across the river and constructed
a canal from there to Sūkaranijjhara. Cv.lxviii.37.
- Dovaca Sutta. To get rid of unruliness, evil friendship
and being tossed about in mind, one should cultivate the opposite
- Dovārikamandala. See
- Dubbaca Jātaka (No.116)
- Dubbalakattha Jātaka
- Dubbalavāpitissaka-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon,
founded by Saddhātissa (Mhv.Xxxiii.8). Kanitthatissa built for
it an uposatha-hall. Mhv.xxxvi.17.
- Dubbanniya Sutta
- Dubbinoda Sutta. Five things are hard to push against:
ill-will, infatuation, ostentation and vagrant thoughts. A.iii.184.
- Dubbutthi. A king of Ceylon. He held a Giribhandamahāpūjā.
- Duccarita Sutta
- Duccarita Vagga. The twenty-fifth chapter of the
Pañcaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.267-70.
- Duddada Jātaka (No.180)
- Dudīpa. See Dujīpa.
- Duggata Sutta. Whenever one sees a hardship or a
hard lot one should remember that one, too, has suffered likewise
in some life or other. Incalculable is the course of samsāra.
- Duggati Sutta. The Ariyan who has unwavering faith
in the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha and is possessed of
virtue, is free from an unhappy condition of existence. S. v.364.
- Dujjaya. A king of a past age, a previous birth of
Cūla-Cunda Thera. Ap.i.102.
- Dukkara (or Kumma) Sutta
- Dukkathā Sutta. To five persons certain talk is ill-talk
- talk on faith to the faithless, on virtue to the virtueless,
on learning to one of little learning, on generosity to the
mean, on insight to the foolish. A.iii.181.
- Dukkha Sutta
- Dukkhadhamma Sutta. When a monk knows the arising
and the destruction of all states of ill, he realizes the nature
of sensual pleasures and has no longing for them. This is explained
by various similes. S. iv.188ff.
- Dukkhakhandha Sutta. See
Sutta and Mahādukkhakhandha
- Dukkhalakkhana Vatthu. The story of five hundred
monks who, in the time of Kassapa Buddha, had practised meditation
on the characteristics of suffering. In the present age they
became arahants immediately on hearing a stanza on suffering.
- Dukkham-ajjhatta Sutta. The eye is Ill, so are the
other senses, and therefore void of self. S. iv.2.
- Dukkham-bāhira Sutta. Forms seen by the eye are Ill,
so are the things perceived by other senses. They are void of
self. S. iv.4.
- Dukkham¨la. A Pacceka Buddha, mentioned in a nominal
list. ApA.i.107; M.iii.70.
- Dukkhāni Sutta. The five ills of a recluse: he is
not content with any of the four requisites and finds no delight
in the holy life. A.iii.146.
- Dukkhatātissa Sutta. On the three forms of suffering,
caused by pain, by the activities and by the changeable nature
of things. S. v.56; cp. Dukkha Sutta 6
- Dukkhena Sutta. Desire should be put away for that
which has suffering inherent in it. S. iii.178.
- Dukūla (Dukūlaka). A hunter's son, father of Suvannasāma.
He is identified with Mahā Kassapa. For his story see the
Sāma Jātaka. See alsoMil.123;
- Dullabha Sutta. Three persons are hard to find in
the world: a Tathāgata, one who can expound the Dhamma and Vinaya
of a Tathāgata, and a grateful person. A.i.266.
- Duludesa. A country, probably in South India. Cv.lvi.11.
- Dumasāra. A Cakkavatti of four kappas ago, a former
birth of Saññaka Thera. Ap.i.120.
- Dumbara. A district in the Malaya country of Ceylon.
- Dummedha Jātaka (No.50,
- Dundubhissara Thera.An arahant. After the Third
Council he accompanied the Thera Majjhima to the region at the
foot of the Himālaya (Sp.i.68; MT.317; Mbv.115). In the Dpv.vamsa
(viii.10) he is called Durabhisāra.
- Duppañña Sutta
- Duppasaha. A king of long ago, descendant of Mahāsammata.
He was the last of fifty kings who ruled in Ayujjha. Sixty of
his descendants reigned in Benares. Dpv. iii.16; MT.127.
- Durājāna Jātaka (No.64)
- Dūravāpi. A tank built by Ilanāga (Mhv.Xxxv.32),
probably identical with Dūratissavāpi (q.v.).
- Dussadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety-four kappas
ago he was a khattiya, and having received some garments as
a tribute, gave them to the Buddha Siddhattha. Sixty-seven kappas
ago he was a king named Parisuddha (Ap.i.185).
- Dussalakkhana. A brahmin of Rājagaha who claimed
to be able to prognosticate by looking at pieces of cloth. For
his story see the Mangala
- Dussanta. The Pāli form of the Sanskrit Dusyanta.
- Dussārāma. A monastery in Sīlavatī where the Buddha
Sikhī died (Bu.xxi.28). The Commentary calls it Assārāma (BuA.204).
- Dussīla Sutta
- Dussīlya or Anāthapindika Sutta
- Dūta Jātaka (No.260,
- Dūteyya Sutta
- Dutiya Sutta
- Dutiyamakkata Jātaka. See Dūbhiyamakkata ??.
- Dutiyapalāyi Jātaka
- Dutiyasela-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon (Sinhalese,
Devanagala). Kittisirirājasīha gave to the vihāra the village
of Ratanadoni. Cv.c.232.
- Dutthakumārī. Daughter of a banker of Benares. For
her story see the Takka Jātaka.
- Duvera or Anāthapindika Sutta
- Dvādasasahassaka. A district in Rohana, the modern
Giruvā-pattu. The meaning of the name is the province of the
twelve thousand villages (Cv.lxi.22; lxxv.160, 166; Cv.Trs.i.227,
- Dvāraka. See Dvāravatī.
- Dvārakathā. The name of a book. Gv.65, 75.
- Dvāranāyaka. A village in Ceylon, given by Aggabodhi
IV. for the maintenance of the padhānaghara built by him for
- Dvārapālaka Vimāna
- Dvāravatī (Dvāraka)
- Dvattimsākāra. The third section of the Khuddakapāthaka
- on the thirty-two component parts of the body. Khp. p.2; KhpA.37ff.
- Dvaya Sutta 1.The various "duals" which exist -
eye and object, ear and sound, etc. S. iv.67.
- Dvaya Sutta 2.Owing to the "duals," mentioned above,
arise the different kinds of consciousness, etc. - e.g., owing
to the eye and objects arise eye-consciousness, etc. S. v.167f.
- Dvayakāri Sutta. Double dealers are born, after death,
among the egg-born harpies (S.iii.247).
- Dvayatānupassanā Sutta
- Dvebhāra. A king of twenty-five centuries ago, a
previous birth of Sukatāveliya. v.l. Vebhāra. Ap.i.217.
- Dvedhāvitakka Sutta
- Dvemātikā. A late compilation, made in Burma, from
the Pāli texts. It contains the Bhikkhu- and Bhikkhunī-pātimokkha,
and extracts from the Parivāra and other Vinaya texts. Bode,
op. cit., 6, n.2.
- Dverataniya Thera. An arahant. In the time of Vipassī
Buddha he was a hunter, and, seeing the Buddha in a forest,
gave him a piece of flesh. Four kappas ago he was a king named