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  • Lābhagaraha Jātaka (No. 287)
  • Lābhasakkāra Samyutta. The seventeenth section of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. ii.225 44.
  • Lābhavāsī. A group of ascetic monks within the Buddhist Order in Ceylon. Mahinda IV. showed them special favour (Cv.liv.27), while Vijayabāhu I. gave for their maintenance the villages of Antaravitthi, Sanghātagāma and Sirimandagalagāma, and provided them with necessaries. Cv.lx.68, 72.
  • Labhiya Vasabha. See Vasabha.
  • Lābugāmaka. A village in Ceylon where Pandukābhaya vanquished his uncles. Their heads were collected and lay "like a heap of gourds," hence the name of the village (Mhv.X.72; see also Mhv.Trs.73, n.2.). Its original name was Nagaragāma. MT. 292.
  • Labujadāyaka Thera. An arahant (Ap.ii.409). It was evidently the same as Yasoja.
  • Labujagāma. A village in Ceylon, in the province of Saparagamu. Once, for a short period, the Tooth Relic of the Buddha was placed in the monastery there, after being taken from Jayavaddhanapura (Cp. Cv.xci.17f), and Vimaladhammasūriya removed it from there to Sirivadohanapura. Cv.xciv.11f.
  • Labujamandaka. One of four villages given by Parakkamabāhu IV. for the maintenance of the parivena built by him for Medhankara Thera. Cv.xc.87.
  • Labujaphaladāyaka Thera. An arahant (Ap.i.295). The story given is identically the same as that of Labujadāyaka (q.v.).
  • Lacchī. See Lakkhī.
  • Ladagāma. A village assigned by Jetthatissa for the maintenance of Kālavāpi vihāra. Cv.xliv.101.
  • Lahu Sutta 1. Four conditions, the cultivation of which leads to buoyant (lahu) insight. S. v.412.
  • Lahu Sutta 2. There is no other single thing so quick to change (tahuparivatta) as mind. A.i.10.
  • Lahulla. A village in Ceylon, near Nālandā. Cv.lxx.214.
  • Lājā. A goddess
  • Lajjika. A village in Ceylon given by Aggabodhi I. for the maintenance of the Mūgasenāpati vihāra. Cv.x1ii.23.
  • Lajjitissa. See Lañjatissa.
  • Lakhumā
  • Lakkhadhammā. An illustrious nun of Ceylon. Dpv. xviii.40.
  • Lakkhakhanda. The fourth section of the Vidhura Jātaka, which describes the play of dice between Dhanañjaya and Punnaka, ending in the defeat of the former. J. iv.280 92.
  • Lakkhana
  • Lakkhana Jātaka (No. 11)
  • Lakkhana Samyutta. The nineteenth section of the Samyutta Nikāya. It contains account of the Petas seen by Moggallāna when in the company of Lakkhana Thera. S. ii.254 63.
  • Lakkhana Sutta
  • Lakkhī
  • Lakkhuyyāna. A park in Ceylon, laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. for the benefit of the monks. The Candabhāgā Canal flowed through it. Cv.lxxix.3, 48.
  • Lakuntaka Atimbara. One of the chief ministers of Dutthagāmani. He was the husband of Ubbarī, when, in her last birth, she was reborn as Sumanā. For the story see under Ubbarī (1).
  • Lakuntaka Bhaddiya Thera
  • Lāla
  • Lalātadhātuvamsa. A Pāli work containing the history of the frontal bone relic of the Buddha. For a discussion see P.L.C.255.
  • Lāludāyī Thera
  • Lāmasetthā. A class of devas present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.261; DA.ii.691.
  • Lambacūlaka
  • Lambaka. A rock near Himavā. ThagA.i.97; Ap.i.15, 280; ii.454.
  • Lambakannā
  • Lambītakā. A class of devas present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.261.
  • Lañjakāsanasālā. A building in Ceylon, erected by Lañjatissa for the use of the monks. Mhv.Xxxiii.24.
  • Lañjatissa, Lañjakatissa, Lajjitissa. King of Ceylon
  • Lankā vihāra. A monastery near Mahāgāma; it was near there that Kākavannatissa found Vihāradevī when she landed from the sea (Mhv.Xxii.22). But this is probably a wrong reading.  See MT. 432, where the place is called Tolaka vihāra.
  • Lankā, Lankādīpa, Lankātala. Pāli names for Ceylon
  • Lankādhikārī. A title in use in the time of Parakkamabāhu I. It was higher than either Sankhanāyaka or Lankādhināyaka, and was conferred on the two officers, Kitti and Rakkha. Cv.lxx.278,306.
  • Lankādhināyaka, Lankādhinātha, Lankānātha. A title in use in the time of Parakkamabāhu I., held both by Kitti and Rakkha, who later became Lankādhikārī. Cv.lxx. 24, 205.
  • Lankāgiri. A title in use at the time of Parakkamabāhu I. Among those mentioned as having borne it are Mahī, Nātha and Sora. See. Cv.lxxii.27, 124; lxxvi.250.
  • Lankāgiripabbata. A hill in the mountainous central province of Ceylon, in the district once known as Bodhīgāmavara. It is mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxvi.90; lxx.88; for identification with modern Laggala, see Cv.Trs.i.259, n.3.
  • Lankājayamahālekhaka
  • Lankāmahālāna. See Lankājayamahālekhaka.
  • Lankānagara, Lankāpura. One of the chief cities of the Yakkhas in Ceylon. Polamittā, wife of Mahākālasena, the chief Yakkha of Ceylon, was a princess of Lankāpura (Mhv.vii.33; MT. 260). Kuvenī herself was evidently from Lankāpura, because it was there she went when she was abandoned by Vijaya. Mhv.vii.62; MT. 265.
  • Lankāpura
  • Lankārāma. A monastery in Ayodhyā where lived the author of the Saddhammasangaha (q.v.).
  • Lankātilaka
  • Lasunadāyaka Thera. An arahant. In the time of Vipassī Buddha he was an ascetic living on garlic (lasuna). Pleased with the Buddha and his monks, he once gave a whole pingo load of garlic to the monastery. Ap.i.89.
  • Latā
  • Latthivana, Latthivanuyyāna
  • Latukika Jātaka (No. 357)
  • Latukikopama Sutta
  • Lāvarāvapabbata. Probably a monastery in Ceylon rebuilt by Aggabodhi IX. Cv.xlix.76.
  • Lena-vihāra. See Lonagiri.
  • Licchavi Sutta. See the Nandaka Sutta.
  • Licchavī. A powerful tribe of India in the time of the Buddha.
  • Licchavibhānavāra. The second bhānavāra of the sixth khandhaka of the Mahāvagga. Vin.i.210 33.
  • Līlāvatī
  • Linatthadīpanī. A tīkā by Vācissara on the Patisambhidāmagga. P.L.C.217.
  • Līnatthappakāsinī 1, or Līnatthavannanā. A series of tīkās on the four Nikāyas and the Jātaka. They are ascribed to Dhammapāla. Gv. 60, 69; also P.L.C. 192.
  • Līnatthappakāsinī 2. A tīkā on the Kankhāvitaranī, by an unknown author. Gv.62, 72.
  • Līnatthavannanā. See Līnatthappakāsinī (1).
  • Līnatthavisodhanī. A Commentary on the Saddabindu by ñānavilāsa of Pagan. Bode, op. cit., 25, n.4.
  • Lingatthavivarana
  • Litta Jātaka (No. 91)
  • Litta Vagga. The tenth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Jātaka. J. i.379 410.
  • Lohadvāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by King Mahānāma. Cv.xxxvii.212.
  • Lohakumbha, Lohakumbhī, Lohitakumbhiya
  • Lohakumbhi Jātaka (No. 314)
  • Lohakūtapabbata Vihāra. A monastery in a very remote place in India. It could be reached only by hanging on to the branch of a tree when the wind bent it. Dāthāsena attained arahantship there. Ras.ii.110f
  • Lohapāsāda. A building at Anurādhapura...
  • Loharūpa. The name given to an image of the Buddha, one of several in Anurādhapura. Cv.xlix.17.
  • Lohicca
  • Lohicca Sutta
  • Lohitaka
  • Lohitavāhakhanda. The field of battle on which Canda, son of Pandula, slew the five brothers'of Suvannapālī. Mhv.X.43.
  • Lohitavāsī. A class of devas present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
  • Loka
  • Loka Sutta
  • Loka Vagga. The thirteenth chapter of the Dhammapada.
  • Lokabyūha. A class of devas. One hundred thousand years before the end of the world cycle (kapputthāna) they wander about among men with disheveled hair, weeping, wearing red garments, ugly in form, announcing the approach of doom. This is called kappakolāhala. BuA.224f.; J. i.47f.
  • Lokadīpasāra. A collection of chapters on different subjects   hell, animal kingdom, etc.   written by Medhankara of Muttimanagara. Gv.64, 74; Bode, op. cit., 35f.
  • Lokagalla. An important strategic position in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.79, 81, 83, 166.
  • Lokajitvāna. A general of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.24.
  • Lokakāmaguna Vagga. The twelfth chapter of the Salāyatana Samyutta. S. iv.91 109.
  • Lokanāthā. One of the five daughters of Vijayabāhu I. and Tilokasundarī. She married Kittisirimegha. Cv.lix.31, 44.
  • Lokandara. A monastery, evidently in Ceylon. Maliyadeva Thera preached the Cha Chakka Sutta there and sixty monks became arahants. MA.ii.1024.
  • Lokantaranirayā
  • Lokānuvicarana Sutta. A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 51) to the Raja Sutta ?? (2) (q.v.)
  • Lokapālā. The name given to the kings of the Cātummahārājikadevā.
  • Lokapaññatti. A Pāli treatise by an unknown author. Gv. 62, 72.
  • Lokappadīpakasāra. A religious treatise of the fourteenth century by Medhaankara, Sangharāja of Burma. Bode, op. cit., 35f.
  • Lokappasādaka, Lokappasādana. See Lokavivarana.
  • Lokavipatti Sutta
  • Lokavivarana
  • Lokāyata. Name of a branch of brahmin learning (D.i.11, etc.); the name signifies that which pertains to the ordinary view (of the world) -  i.e., common or popular philosophy -  much the same as lokakkhāyika (popular philosophy). For a discussion of the word see Dial.i.166 72.
  • Lokāyatika Sutta. A brahmin, well versed in Lokāyata (q.v.), asks the Buddha a series of questions regarding the world and existence. The Buddha ignores them and teaches him the paticcasamuppāda, which he accepts. S. ii.77f.
  • Loke Sutta. Dona notices the footprints of the Buddha on the road between Ukkatthā and Setavyā, and, following them, comes upon the Buddha. Dona asks the Buddha who he is -  deva, yakkha, gandhabba, etc.? -  and the Buddha explains to him that he is a "Buddha." A.ii.37f.
  • Lokissara. A Tamil chief who came from India with a spear wound on his shoulder. He defeated Līlāvatī in Ceylon and reigned there for nine months (1210 11 A.C.), till he was defeated by the general Parakkama. Cv.lxxx.47f.
  • Lokitā
  • Lokuppatti. A Pāli work by Aggapandita of Pagan. Gv. 64, 74; Bode, op. cit., 21.
  • Lokuttarakathā. The eight chapter of the Yuganandha Vagga of the Patisambhidā-Magga.
  • Lolā
  • Lola Jātaka (No. 274)
  • Lomahamsa Jātaka (No. 94)
  • Lomahamsa. A Pacceka Buddha, mentioned in a nominal list. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
  • Lomahamsapariyāya. Another name, given by the Buddha himself to the Mahāsīhanāda Sutta. M.i.83.
  • Lomasa Vangīsa
  • Lomasakangiya Bhaddekaratta Sutta. The Bhaddekaratta Sutta as it was preached to Lomasakangiya.
  • Lomasakangiya Thera
  • Lomasakassapa Jātaka (No. 433)
  • Lomasakassapa. The Bodhisatta born as an ascetic. See the Lommakassapa Jātaka.
  • Lomasanāga. A monk of Ceylon who lived in the Padhānaghara in the Piyanguguhā on Cetiyapabbata. He is given as an example of a monk who did not abandon his meditations in spite of extreme cold or heat. MA.i.65.
  • Lonagiri
  • Lonambila Sutta. Given as an example of a sutta in which the Buddha expands the meaning by means of similes. (AA.i.32) The reference is, perhaps, to the Lonaphala Sutta.
  • Lonaphala Vagga/Sutta
  • Losaka Jātaka (No. 41)
  • Losaka Tissa Thera
  • Lūkhapāpurana Sutta
  • Lumbineyya. See Lumbinī.
  • Lumbinī

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