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  • Jaccandha Vagga. The sixth chapter of the Udāna.
  • Jagadvijaya. A general of Parakkamabāhu I. He, with Lankāpura, took the most prominent part in the expedition against Kulasekhara and many victories are attributed to him. Cv.lxxvi.255, 292, 303, 313, 319, 332; lxxvii.4, 45, 60, 64, 71, 82.
  • Jāgara Jātaka (No.414)
  • Jāgara Sutta. A riddle set by a deva and answered by the Buddha, regarding the Five Spiritual Powers (bala) which respectively soil or cleanse, according to the spiritual health of the individual S. i.3).
  • Jāgararpa Sutta. A sutta of the Itivuttaka (p. 41) quoted in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 81) on the value of wakefulness.
  • Jagatidāyaka Thera. An arahant. In the time of Dhammadassī Buddha he set up a jagati at the Buddha's Bodhi-tree. Ap.ii.402.
  • Jagatikāraka Thera. An arahant. In the past he set up an altar (?jagatī) at the thūpa of Atthadassī Buddha. Ap.i.221.
  • Jagatipāla
  • Jahī. A Pacceka Buddha, given in a nominal list. ApA.i.107.
  • Jains. See Niganthā.
  • Jajjaranadī. A river in Ceylon, the present Deduru-Oya. On the river was the famous causeway known as Kotthabaddha, restored by Parakkamabāhu I. (Cv.lxviii.16), who also built a dam across the river at Dorādattika. Ibid., vs.37; see also lxxix.67.
  • Jālagāma. See Vālagāma ??.
  • Jalandhara. See Jutindhara (3).
  • Jālaroruva. A Niraya, one of the divisions of the Roruva, the other being Dhūmaroruva. It is filled with blood-red flowers, which enter the body of its inhabitants through the nine openings. J. v.271.
  • Jalasikha. Seventy-four kappas ago there were eight kings of this name, all previous births of Pupphacchattiya Thera (Ap.i.265).
  • Jāli
  • Jālika. One of the ten sons of Kalasoka.
  • Jālikā. See Calikā.
  • Jālina. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
  • Jālinavana. A forest in the dominion of the king of Kosala. It was the hiding-place of Angulimāla. ThagA.ii.58.
  • Jālinī
  • Jāliya
  • Jāliya Sutta
  • Jallibāva. A tank in Ceylon. Cv.lxviii.47.
  • Jaluttama. See Januttama.
  • Jambāli Sutta
  • Jambāvatī. A candālī, mother of King Sivi and wife of Vāsudeva of the Kanhāyanagotta. Vāsudeva saw her on his way to the park from Dvāravatī, and, in spite of her birth, married her and made her his chief queen. J. vi.421.
  • Jambelambiya. A weavers' village in Ceylon, given by Mahānāga to the Uttaravihāra. Cv.xli.96.
  • Jambu. A village, in command of which was a Tamil general of the same name, whom Dutthagāmani slew. Mhv.xxv.15.
  • Jambuddoni
  • Jambudhaja (v.l. Jambudīpadhaja). A thera of Pagan, held in great honour by King Ukkamsika. He was the author of several works, including the Rūpabhedapakāsani. Bode: op. cit., 55f.
  • Jambudīpa
  • Jambugāma. A village, probably a suburb of Campā (see below), which the Buddha visited during his last tour. It lay between Ambagāma and Bhoganagara. D.ii.194.
  • Jambugāmika (Jambugāmiya) Thera
  • Jambuka
  • Jambuka Jātaka (No.535)
  • Jambukhādaka
  • Jambukhādaka Jātaka (No.294)
  • Jambukhādaka Samyutta. The thirty-eighth division of the Samyutta Nikāya. It records discussions between Jambukhādaka and Sāriputta. S.iv.250ff.
  • Jambukhādaka Sutta. See Nibbāna Sutta.
  • Jambukola
  • Jambukola-lena. See Jambukola-vihāra (2).
  • Jambukola-vihāra
  • Jambuphaliya Thera. An arahant. He once gave Padumuttara Buddha the first fruits of a jambu-tree (Ap.ii.395). He is probably identical with Nadi-Kassapa. ThagA.i.415.
  • Jambusamudda. See Jambudīpa.
  • Jambusanda. See Jambudīpa.
  • Jana Suttā. Three suttas, in answer to questions by devas as to what brings about rebirth. Craving, answers the Buddha. S. i.37f.
  • Janābrahmamahārāja. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.78.
  • Janagāma. See Jantugāma.
  • Janaka
  • Janapada Sutta
  • Janapada. A district in Northern Malaya in Ceylon, near the frontier of the Dakkhinadesa. Cv.xliv.56, etc. For identification, see Cv. Trs.i.79, n.4; 262, n.1.
  • Janapadakalyānī Nandā
  • Janapadakalyānī Sutta
  • Janasāna (Jarasāna, Jarasona)
  • Janasandha
  • Janasandha Jātaka (No.468)
  • Janavasabha
  • Janavasabha Sutta
  • Janesabha
  • Janghābhāra. A park laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.9.
  • Janghadāsa. Probably an author of some Burmese work, to which Vajira (Cīvara ?) wrote a tīkā. Gv.64, 74.
  • Janogha. A city in Uttarakuru, Kuvera's kingdom. D.iii.201.
  • Jantu
  • Jantu Sutta. Records the incident of the admonishment of the indolent monks by the devaputta Jantu (q.v.). S. i.61f.
  • Jantugāma
  • Jānussonī
  • Jānussonī Sutta
  • Jānussonī Vagga. The seventeenth chapter of the Dasaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.v.249-73.
  • Januttama. A king of fifty-one kappas ago, a previous birth of Mendasira Thera, also called Ganthipupphiya. v.l. Jaluttama. ThagA..i.172; Ap.i.162.
  • Jarā Vagga/Sutta
  • Jarā. A hunter who killed Vāsudeva. J. iv.88f.
  • Jarāmarana Sutta. A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 44) for Rāja Sutta (4)
  • Jarasāna. See Janasāna.
  • Jarudapāna Jātaka (No.256)
  • Jatā Sutta
  • Jatā-Bhāradvāja
  • Jātaka
  • Jātakabhānakavatthu
  • Jātakatthakathā
  • Jātakavisodhana. A study of the Jātaka, written by Ariyavamsa of Ava. Bode: op. cit., 43; Gv.65, 75.
  • Jātattaginidāna. A work ascribed to Culla-Buddhaghosa. Gv.63.
  • Jātaveda. The god of fire. The Jātakas (E.g., J. i.214, 494; iii.17; v.452; vi.201, etc.) contain references to his worship. See Aggi. He is also called Aggideva.
  • Jāti Sutta. Everything is subject to rebirth - eye, objects, etc. S. iv.26.
  • Jātibhūmi occurs in the phrase Jātabhūmakā bhikkhū. M.i.145; but see MA.i.346, where it is explained by jāvatthāna.
  • Jātidhamma Vagga. The fourth chapter of the Salāyatana Samyutta. S. iv.26ff.
  • Jatika. See Jatila (2).
  • Jatila
  • Jatila Sutta
  • Jatilagaha. A city, the residence of Jatilagāhī. AA.ii.812.
  • Jatilagāhī
  • Jātimanta
  • Jātimitta. One of the chief disciples of Metteyya Buddha. Anāgatavamsa, vs.59.
  • Jātipūjaka Thera
  • Jātipupphiya Thera. An arahant. In a previous birth he placed a bouquet of flowers on the dead body of Padumuttara Buddha. As a result he was born among the Nimmānaratī gods. Ap.i.405f.
  • Jātiyāvana
  • Jatukannī (Jatukannika)
  • Jatukanni Sutta
  • Java Sutta. The four qualities which make a king's thoroughbred worthy - straightness, speed, patience and docility - and the similar four qualities of a worthy monk (A.ii.113).
  • Java, Javana. A devaputta. Rujā said she could see Java making a garland ready for her birth in Tāvatimsa. J. vi.239f.
  • Javahamsaka Thera. An arahant. He was once a forester, and having seen Siddhattha Buddha he was so pleased that he paid homage to him. Ap.i.232f.
  • Javakannaka. A family name, not considered of high social standing. Vin.iv.8, 13.
  • Javamāla(ka)-tittha. A ford in the Kappakandara river. Here Dutthagāmani gave his only food to the thera Gotama. Mhv.xxiv.22; MT.465.
  • Javanahamsa Jātaka (No.476)
  • Javasakuna Jātaka (No.308)
  • Jayabāhu
  • Jayaddisa Jātaka (No.513)
  • Jayaddisa. King of Kampilla and father of Alīnasattu. See Jayaddisa Jātaka.
  • Jayagangā. A canal flowing from the Kalāvāpi to Anurādhapura. It was restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.58.
  • Jayamahālekhaka. A rank conferred by Devānampiyatissa on Sumitta, who accompanied the Sacred Bodhi-tree to Anurādhapura (Mbv.165). The rank was evidently held by his descendants in perpetuity. E.g., Cv.lxix.12.
  • Jayampati. Son of Okkāka, king of Kusāvatī, and of his wife Sīlavati. He was the younger brother of Kusa. Whenever Kusa wished to see Pabhāvatī Jayampati would represent him (J.v.282, 286, 287). He is identified with Ananda. For details see Kusa Jātaka. J. v.312.
  • Jayankondāna. A locality in South India. Cv.1xxvi.274.
  • Jayanta 1.King of Ceylon (then known as Mapdadīpa) at the time of Kassapa Buddha. His capital was Visāla. It was a devastating war between Jayanta and his younger brother which brought Kassapa to Ceylon. Mhv.xv.127ff; Dpv. xv.60; xvii.7; Sp.i.87, etc.
  • Jayanta 2. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70.
  • Jayasena
  • Jayasenapabbata. A monastery built by the queen of Udaya I. It was probably given by her to the Tamil bhikkhu community in Ceylon. Cv.xlix.24; but see Cv. Trs.i.129, n.4.
  • Jayavaddhanapura. The Pāli name of the town usually known as Kotte (the fort), built by Bhuvanekabāhu V. Cv.xci.7, 16; xciii.1.
  • Jayavāpi. See Abhayavāpi.
  • Jegucchi Sutta. On the three kinds of persons - one is to be shunned as loathsome, the second to be regarded with indifference, and the third to be followed and honoured. A.i.126f.
  • Jenta
  • Jentā, Jentī. The daughter of a princely family of Licchavis in Vesāli. The rest of her story resembles that of Abhirūpa-Nandā (q.v.), and she attained arahantship after hearing the Buddha preach. Thig.vs.21f; ThagA.27f.
  • Jeta
  • Jetārāma. See Jetavana.
  • Jetavana
  • Jetthā. Chief queen of Aggabodhi IV. She built the Jetthārāma. Cv.xlvi.27.
  • Jetthamūla. Name of a month (May-June). It came in the hot season (E.g., J. v.412). On the fifth day of the waxing moon in Jetthamūla the Buddha's relics were divided (DA.i.6). On the full-moon day of Jetthamūla the Arunavatī Sutta was preached. AA.i.438.
  • Jetthārāma. Built by Queen Jetthā as an abode for the nuns. The villages of Pattapāsāna and Buddhabhelagāma were given for its maintenance and one hundred attendants were provided for its service. Cv.xlvi.27f.
  • Jetthatissa
  • Jetuttara
  • Jetuyyna. Another name for Jetavana. E.g., Mhv.i.56.
  • Jeyyapura. The Pāli name for Sagaing. Bode: op. cit., 40, 71.
  • Jeyyasena
  • Jeyyavaddhana. The Pli name for Taungu in Burma. Bode: p.40.
  • Jhāna Samyutta 1. (also called Samādhi). The twenty-fourth Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. iii.263-79.
  • Jhāna Samyutta 2. The fifty-third Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. v.307-10.
  • Jhāna Sutta
  • Jhāna Vagga. The last and twentieth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.38-46.
  • Jhānābhiñña Sutta. The Buddha tells the monks that Mahā Kassapa is able to do many of the things he himself can do. S. ii.210ff.
  • Jhānasodhana Jātaka (No.134)
  • Jhatvā Sutta. See Chetvā Sutta.
  • Jinabodhāvalī. A Pāli work composed by Dhammakitti, author of the Bālāvatāra. P.L.C.243.
  • Jinacarita. A Pāli poem of four hundred and seventy-two stanzas dealing with the life of the Buddha, written by Vanaratana Medhankara of the Vijayabāhu-parivena. Gv.72; P.L.C.230f.
  • Jinadattā. A Therī. Isidāsi was ordained under her (ThigA.261). She is described as expert in the Vinaya. Thig.vs.427.
  • Jinadattiya. A fellow celibate of Sudinna Kalandaputta. Sp.i.206.
  • Jinālañkāra
  • Jinna Sutta
  • Jita Ata. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
  • Jitā. One of the palaces occupied by Nārada Buddha before his Renunciation. Bu x.19.
  • Jitābhirāma. A palace occupied by Nārada Buddha in his last lay-life. BuA.151; Bu.x.19.
  • Jitamitta. The chief disciple of Nārada Buddha (J.i.37). See also Vijitamitta.
  • Jitañjaya. See Ajitañjaya.
  • Jitasena. Seventy-seven kappas ago there were sixteen kings of this name, all previous births of Khandaphulliya. Ap.i.198.
  • Jitasenā. Wife of Nārada Buddha in his last lay-life. Bu.x.20; BuA.(151) calls her Vijitasenā.
  • Jīvā. Daughter of Ubbirī and the king of Kosala. When she died, it was her death which made Ubbirī attain to arahantship. v.l. Jīvanti. Thig.vs.51; ThigA.53f.
  • Jīvahattha. Son of Vijaya, king of Ceylon, and of the Yakkhinī Kuvenī. MT.264.
  • Jīvaka
  • Jīvaka Sutta
  • Jīvakambavana
  • Jīvakambavanikā. See Subhā Jīvakambavanikā.
  • Jīvakapañhavatthu. The story of the bandage which Jīvaka applied to the Buddha's foot after his injury, and of the reading by the Buddha of Jīvaka's thoughts. See Jīvaka. DhA.ii.164f.
  • Jīvita Sutta 1.One should train oneself not to lie, even at the cost of one's life. S. ii.234.
  • Jīvita Sutta 2. There are three abilities-femininity, masculinity and vitality. S. v.204.
  • Jīvitapotthakī. See Kitti (7).
  • Jotanā. A commentary by an unknown author. Gv.65, 75.
  • Joti 1. A class of gods, present at the Mahāsamaya (D.ii.261). Buddhaghosa explains (DA.ii.691) that they were flaming deities, like beacon lights on mountain tops.
  • Joti 2. A Burmese monk, author of the Vinayaganthipada. P.L.C.190.
  • Jotidāsa Thera
  • Jotika, Jotiya
  • Jotipāla
  • Jotipāsāna. The name given to the crystals brought from Uttarakuru by Jotika's wife. When anything requiring cooking was placed on them they gleamed hot, and went out of themselves when the cooking was complete. DhA.iv.209; DA.iii.965.
  • Jotirasa
  • Jotivana
  • Jotiya
  • Jūjaka
  • Junha
  • Junha Jātaka (No.456)
  • Jutideva. A king of seventeen kappas ago, a previous birth of Sappidāyaka. Ap.i.212.
  • Jutindhara

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