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- Lābhagaraha Jātaka
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Labujaphaladāyaka Thera. An arahant (Ap.i.295). The
story given is identically the same as that of Labujadāyaka
- 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.
- 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 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
- 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
- Lakuntaka Bhaddiya Thera
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.
- Lambaka. A rock near Himavā. ThagA.i.97; Ap.i.15,
- 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.
- 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.
- 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;
- Lankārāma. A monastery in Ayodhyā where lived the
author of the Saddhammasangaha (q.v.).
- 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.
- Latthivana, Latthivanuyyāna
- Latukika Jātaka
- Latukikopama Sutta
- Lāvarāvapabbata. Probably a monastery in Ceylon rebuilt
by Aggabodhi IX. Cv.xlix.76.
- Lena-vihāra. See Lonagiri.
- Licchavi Sutta. See the
- 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.
- Linatthadīpanī. A tīkā by Vācissara on the Patisambhidāmagga.
- 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.
- Litta Jātaka (No.
- 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.
- Lohakumbha, Lohakumbhī, Lohitakumbhiya
- Lohakumbhi Jātaka
- 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
- Lohapāsāda. A building
- Loharūpa. The name given to an image of the Buddha,
one of several in Anurādhapura. Cv.xlix.17.
- Lohicca Sutta
- Lohitavāhakhanda. The field of battle on which
Canda, son of Pandula, slew
the five brothers'of Suvannapālī.
- Lohitavāsī. A class of devas present at the preaching
of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
- 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.
- 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,
- Lokandara. A monastery, evidently in Ceylon. Maliyadeva
Thera preached the Cha Chakka Sutta there and sixty monks became
- 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
- 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.,
- Lokappasādaka, Lokappasādana. See
- Lokavipatti Sutta
- 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.
- 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.
- Lola Jātaka (No. 274)
- Lomahamsa Jātaka
- Lomahamsa. A Pacceka Buddha, mentioned in a nominal
list. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
Another name, given by the Buddha himself to the
- Lomasa Vangīsa
- Lomasakangiya Bhaddekaratta Sutta. The
Bhaddekaratta Sutta as
it was preached to Lomasakangiya.
- Lomasakangiya Thera
- Lomasakassapa Jātaka
- 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.
- 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 Vagga/Sutta
- Losaka Jātaka (No.
- Losaka Tissa Thera
- Lūkhapāpurana Sutta
- Lumbineyya. See Lumbinī.