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  • Nābhasa. A class of Nāgas living in the lake Nābhasa (DA.ii.688); they were present at the Mahāsamaya. DA.ii.258.
  • Nābhasa. A lake, the residence of Nāgas called Nābhasā. DA.ii.688.
  • Nacca-Jātaka (No. 32)
  • Nacca-Sutta. Few are they who abstain from witnessing exhibitions of dancing and singing, more numerous they who do not.' S. v.470.
  • Nadibhandagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.104; see also Cv.Trs, ii.55, n.1.
  • Nādika. See ñātikā (??).
  • Nadi-Kassapa
  • Nadi-Sutta
  • Na-dubbhiya Sutta. Sakka once made up his mind not to betray even his enemy. Soon after, Vepacitti, discerning his thoughts, approached him. Sakka wished to take him prisoner, but Vepacitti undertook to show him no treachery. (S.1.225).
  • Nāga
  • Nāgā
  • Nāgacatukka
  • Nāgadāsaka
  • Nāgadatta
  • Nāgadeva. One of the descendants of Mahāsammata. He reigned in Campā, and twenty five of his descendants reigned in Mithilā (Dpv.iii.29).
  • Nāgadīpa
  • Nāgagāma. A village in Nāgadīpa. Ras.ii.51.
  • Nāgakāragāma. A village in the north of Ceylon. Ras.ii.191.
  • Nāgakesariya Thera. An arahant. In the past he was a hunter, and, while wandering in the forest, he saw a full blown nāga flower and offered it with both hands to Tissa Buddha. Seventy seven kappas ago he was a king named Pamokkharana. Ap.i.222.
  • Nāgalena
  • Nāgamahāvihira
  • Nāgamālaka
  • Nāgamandala paritta (or Nāgamandalamanta). Mentioned as a charm possessing the power of bringing blessings on others. VibhA.410,411.
  • Nāgamundā. A female slave, mistress of Mahānāma the Sākiyan. She was the mother of Vāsabhakhattiyā. J.i.133; iv.145.
  • Nāgamundā. An eminent theri of Anurādhapura, a teacher of the Vinaya. Dpv. xviii.34.
  • Nāgapabbatagāma. A village in the province of Malaya in Ceylon. Cv.lxx.10.
  • Nāgapalivethana. One of the seven mountain ranges which must be crossed in order to reach Gandhamādana. SnA.i.66.
  • Nāgapattana. The port from which Buddhaghosa sailed for Ceylon. SadS.53.
  • Nāgapeta Vatthu
  • Nāgapupphiya Thera
  • Nagara. The name of King Madda's capital (?) J. v.310.
  • Nagaragalla. A village in Ceylon gifted by Mahinda I. for the maintenance of a nunnery built by him. Cv.xlviii.36.
  • Nagaraka (v.l. Nangaraka)
  • Nagarakhanda. A section of the Bhuridatta Jātaka, dealing with the marriage of Samuddajā to Dhatarattha. J. vi.167.
  • Nagarapavesana-khanda. A section of the Bhuridatta Jātaka, which deals with the capture of the Bodhisatta by Alambāyana and his ultimate release by Sudassana and Accimukhi. J. vi.197.
  • Nagara-Sutta
  • Nagaravinda. A brahmin village in Kosala where the Buddha once stayed during a tour and where he preached the Nagaravindeyya Sutta. M.iii.290.
  • Nagaravindeyya Sutta. Preached to the brahmins of Nagaravinda. One should honour and reverence only such Wanderers as have shed lust and hate and folly, have a tranquil heart, and walk in the paths of righteousness. Such Wanderers dwell in remote solitudes where there exists nothing which might excite their senses. M.iii.290ff.
  • Nagarūpama Sutta. The seven defenses and the four kinds of supplies which make a king's frontier fortress unassailable by enemies and the corresponding qualities in a noble disciple which render him unassailable by Māra. A.iv.106ff.
  • Nāgasālā
  • Nāgasamālā. One of the two chief women disciples of Sujata Buddha. Bu.xiii.26; J. i.38.
  • Nāgasamāla-Thera
  • Nāgasena
  • Nāgasondi. A bathing tank in Cetiyapabbata, restored by Aggabodhi I. (Cv.xlii.28). It is probably the modern Nāgapokuna where, hewn in the face of the rock, the heads of a cobra (nāga) seem to rise out of the water. (Cv.Trs.i.68, n.8)
  • Nāga Sutta.
  • Nāgavaddhana. A monastery in Ceylon, on which Udaya I, bestowed many maintenance villages. Cv.xlix.21.
  • Nāgavana. A pleasance near Hatthigāma, belonging to Uggagahapati. It was there that he first met the Buddha and was converted. A.iv.213; AA.ii.782.
  • Nāga-Vihāra. See Nāgamahā vihāra.
  • Nāgavimāna Vatthu
  • Naggadipa. An island where the children of Vijaya and of his companions landed on being expelled from Lāla. Mhv.vi.45; Dpv.ix.13.
  • Naggaji
  • Nagga-Vagga. The third section of the Pacittiya in the Bhikkhuni Vibhanga. Vin.iv.278 88.
  • Nāgindapalliya. An eminent Thera of Ceylon in the time of Parakkamabāhu I.; he was the leader of the monks in Dakkhinadesa. Cv.lxxviii.9.
  • Nāgita
  • Nāgopama Sutta. See Nāga Sutta (5).
  • Na-hoti Tathāgata Sutta. One of the many views existing in the world due to want of enlightenment. S. iii.215.
  • Na-jirati Sutta. A series of questions asked by a deva and the Buddha's answers. The first question is, "What doth decay and what doth not?" The answer is that material shapes of mortals decay, but not their name. (S.1.43)
  • Najūpama. Ninety four kappas ago there was five hundred kings of this name, all previous births of Uppalahatthiya (Valliya) Thera. v.l.. Sabbūpasama. Ap.i.141; ThagA.i.125.
  • Nakānibilu. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv. lxxvii. 75.
  • Nakhā-cetiya. A holy shrine in Ceylon (at Anurādhapura?). It is mentioned among places at which festivals were held by Kittisirirājasiha. Cv.xcix.38.
  • Nakhasikhā Sutta
  • Nakkhatta Jātaka (No. 49)
  • Nakula
  • Nakulā (1-3)
  • Nakulakannikā. See Nakula.
  • Nakulanagara
  • Nakulanigama. The village in which lived Nakulā (3). BuA. 163.
  • Nakulapitā
  • Nālā
  • Nāla, Nālaka, Nālika
  • Nala. A Gandhabba chieftain (D.ii.258) to be invoked by followers of the Buddha in time of need. Ibid.,iii.204.
  • Nālagāma. A village in the Malaya district in Ceylon. Cv.lxx.296.
  • Nalagārika Thera
  • Nālāgiri
  • Nālaka
  • Nalaka. The personal name of Mahā Kaccāna, Kaccāna being his gotta name.
  • Nalakalāpiya Sutta
  • Nalakapāna
  • Nalakāra
  • Nalakāragāma. A village mentioned in the Subha Sutta (M.ii.206) as being not far from Sāvatthi.
  • Nālaka-Sutta
  • Nālaka-Thera. Given as an example of an ugghatitaññū-puggala. After hearing, only once, the teaching of Pacceka Buddhas, he became himself a Pacceka Buddha. AA.i.354.
  • Nalakhandapadhāna. A practising hall. It was the residence of Culapindapatiyanaga Thera. Ras.ii.145.
  • Nalakutidāyaka Thera
  • Nalamāla, Nalamālī
  • Nalamālika Therī
  • Nalamāliya Thera
  • Nālandā
  • Nalannaru. A tank in Ceylon, repaired by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.47.
  • Nalapāna Jātaka (No. 20)
  • Nalasākiyā
  • Nalāta. See Lalāta.
  • Nala-Vagga. The first chapter of the Samyutta Nikaya. S.i.1 5.
  • Nalerupucimanda
  • Nālijangha. A brahmin, whom Mallikā sent to the Buddha to find out if it were true that the Buddha had said that loved ones brought morrow and tribulation. M.ii.108.
  • Nālika. A Tamil general, in charge of Nālisobbha. He was defeated by Dutthagāmani. Mhv.xxv.11.
  • Nālika. A mountain in Himavā, on the way to the Mucalinda Lake. Vessantara passed it on his way to Vankagiri. J. vi.518, 519.
  • Nālikera
  • Nālikeradāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he was a park keeper in Bandhumatī and gave to the Buddha a nālikera-fruit (Ap.ii.447f). He is probably identical with Kundala Thera (ThagA.ii.72) or with Khitaka Thera (Ibid., 315).
  • Nālikeramahāthambha. A tank in Ceylon, restored by Parakkamabāhu. Cv.lxxix.33.
  • Nālikeravatthutittha. A ford in the Mahāvālukagangā. Cv.lxxii.14.
  • Nālikīra (Nālikera)
  • Nalinakesariya Thera
  • Nalini. The kingdom of Vessavana. J. vi.313; but VvA. (339, 340) explains Nalini as a kilanatthāna. This agrees with D.iii.202, where mention is made of a Kuvera nalini as one of the beauties of Vessavana's kingdom.
  • Nalini-Jātaka. See Nalinikā Jātaka.
  • Nalinikā. Daughter of the king of Kāsi. She seduced Isisinga. For her story see Nalinikā-Jātaka.
  • Nalinikā-Jātaka (No. 526)
  • Nalira. One of the palaces occupied by Sobhita Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.vii.17.
  • Nālisobbha. A Tamil stronghold in charge of Nālika, and captured by Dutthagāmani. Mhv.xxv.11.
  • Nāmācāradīpanī. An Abhidhamma treatise, probably composed by Chapata. Bode: op. cit., 18.
  • Nāmarūpaparjecheda
  • Nāmarūpasamāsa
  • Nāmarūpa-Sutta. In him who contemplates the enjoyment of all that makes for fettering there comes descent of name and shape. The remaining links in the chain of causation follow on this. S. ii.90.
  • Nāmasiddhi Jātaka (No. 97)
  • Nāma-Sutta. Preached in answer to a deva's question   nāma, more than anything else, brings everything beneath its sway. S. i.39.
  • Nammadā
  • Namuci. A name for Māra, given because he does not allow either gods or men to escape from his clutches, but works them harm. SnA.ii.386.
  • Nānacchanda Jātaka (No. 289)
  • Nānādhimuttiya Sutta. Anuruddha tells his colleagues that by cultivating the four satipatthānas he has come to know the divers characters of beings (S.v.305).
  • Nānātitthiya-Sutta
  • Nānātitthiya-Vagga. The third chapter of the Devaputta Samyutta. S. i.56 68.
  • Nānatta-Vagga. The first chapter of the Dhātu Samyutta (S.ii.140 9).
  • Nanda
  • Nandā
  • Nandādevī. Chief queen of Cūlani Brahmadatta, king of Pañcāla. She is identified with Yasassikā. J. vi.434ff., 478; for details see Mahāummagga Jitaka.
  • Nandagopā
  • Nandaka
  • Nandakovāda Sutta
  • Nandamāla
  • Nandamānava pucchā
  • Nandamātā Sutta. Gives the story of the encounter between Velukantakī Nandamātā and Vessavana. A.iv.63ff.
  • Nandamātā. See Uttarā Nandamātā and Velukantakī Nandamātā.
  • Nandāmūlakagāma.A village in Ceylon near Alisāra, mentioned in the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. There was a castle there captured  by Māyāgeha. Cv.lxx.164.
  • Nandamūlapabbhāra
  • Nandana. A devaputta who visited the Buddha at Sāvatthi and asked him questions regarding virtue, wisdom, etc. The Buddha answered them, and he went away satisfied. S.i.62.
  • Nandana-parivena. A monastery built in Devanapra by Vīrabāhu, nephew of Parakkamabāhu II. Cv.lxxxiii.50.
  • Nandana-pokkharanī. A lake of great splendour in Nandanavana, having one hundred bathing places and one thousand inlets, and covered with the five kinds of lotus. J. ii.189; cp. Nandā pokkharanī. Elsewhere (e.g., J. vi.333) it is called Nandanavana pokkharanī.
  • Nandana-Sutta
  • Nandana-Vagga. The second chapter of the Devatā Samyutta. S.i.5-13.
  • Nandanavana
  • Nandanavimāna Vatthu. A story of a man who looked after his parents and continued to do so after his marriage. He was later born in Tāvatimsa, where he was visited by Moggallāna. Vv.vii.2; VvA.300f.
  • Nandapañña. A native of Hamsarattha; author of the Gandhavamsa (q.v.).
  • Nandāpokkharanī. A lake, five hundred leagues in extent, in the Nandanavana in Tāvatimsa, which arose there as the result of the merit of Nandā, wife of Magha. (J.i.204, 205; vi. 132, 232, 531; DhA.i.275.) v.l. Nandanapokkharanī (q.v.). 
  • Nandarājā and Nandarājadevī. See Nanda (11).
  • Nandārāma
  • Nandarāmā. One of the chief women supporters of Paduma Buddha. Bu.ix.23.
  • Nandasārathī. Chief warrior of Elāra. He was killed by Velusumana. MT.315.
  • Nandasena. An Upāsaka of a village near Sāvatthi. His wife, Nandā, was a wicked woman and, after death, became a peta. When she revealed herself to him, Nandasena gave alms in her name, and she gained happiness. Pv.ii.4; PvA.89ff.
  • Nandatissārāma. A monastery in Ceylon built by Kapitthatissa. Mhv.Xxxvi.14.
  • Nandati-Sutta. A deva visits the Buddha and tells him of various sources of gladness   children, cattle and sense pleasures. The Buddha replies that these are really all sources of sorrow. S. i.6; op. ibid.,107.
  • Nandavaccha. See Nanda (13).
  • Nandavatī
  • Nandhimitta (Nandimitta)
  • Nandī. The name of Mahā Kassapa when he was king of Benares. The story is given in Ras.i.26f. The name if; evidently a variant of Nanda. See Nanda (11).
  • Nandicakka. An Elder who came to Ceylon at the head of a chapter of monks from Rakkhanga, at the request of King Vimaladhammasūriya, in order to confer the upasampadā ordination on the monks of Ceylon. Cv. xciv.15.
  • Nandigāma
  • Nandika. A Tamil chieftain of Nandigāma. Mhv.xxv.14.
  • Nandikkhaya-Sutta
  • Nandikkhaya-Vagga. The sixteenth chapter of the Salāyatana Samyutta. S. iv.142 8
  • Nandimitta. See Nandhimitta. See also Ras.ii.78 f. for a very detailed story.
  • Nandimitta-Vihāra. A monastery built by Nandimitta on the banks of the Jajjaranadī. Ras.ii.81.
  • Nandipadmara. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara; he was captured by the Sinhalese forces. Cv.lxxvii.86.
  • Nandirāja-Vagga. The second section of the Rasavāhinī.
  • Nandisena
  • Nandivaddha. One of the chief lay supporters of Anomadassī Buddha. Bu.viii.24.
  • Nandivaddhana. One of the ten sons of Kālāsoka.
  • Nandivānija
  • Nandivāpigāma. A village in Ceylon, residence of Dhātusena, father of Dāthānāma (Cv.xxxviii.14). Gokanna, officer of Gajabāhu, was once defeated there (Ibid.,lxx.72). The village is perhaps identical with Nandigāma.
  • Nandivisāla
  • Nandivisāla-Jātaka (No. 28)
  • Nandivisāla-Sutta. Records the visit of the deva Nandivisāla (2) to the Buddha. S. i.63.
  • Nandiya
  • Nandiyamiga-Jātaka (No. 385)
  • Nandiyāvatta. The name of a huge fish dwelling in the ocean. AA.i.285.
  • Nandopananda
  • Nanduttara
  • Nangalakula-Thera
  • Nangalisa-Jātaka (No. 123)
  • Nangaraka. See Nagaraka.
  • Nanguttha-Jātaka (No. 144)
  • Nārada
  • Nāradakūta. A mountain, the dwelling place of the Yakkha Nārada 15. Bu.ii.199.
  • Naradeva
  • Naradevagāthā. A set of verses in praise of the Buddha, compiled by a Sinhalese monk. Gv.p.65.
  • Naramittā. An eminent Therī of Anurādhapura. Dpv. xviii.15.
  • Narapati Sithu. King of Pagan (1167 1202 A.C.). He was a very enlightened monarch and a great patron of learning. His tutor was Aggavamsa. For details see Bode: op. cit., 16, 20, 21, 23, 31.
  • Narasīha
  • Narasīhadeva. An officer of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.95, 174.
  • Narasīhagāthi
  • Narasīhapadmara. An ally of Kulasekhara. He was captured by Lankāpura. Cv.Ixxvii.76, 86.
  • Naratungabrahmā. A Tamil chieftain of South India, defeated by the forces of Parakkamabāhu I., near Rāmissara. Cv.Ixxvi.98.
  • Naravāhana. One of the palaces occupied by Padumuttara Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.xi.20.
  • Nārāyana
  • Nārāyana sanghāta bala. The name given to a certain measure of physical strength. It was the equivalent of the strength of ten Chaddanta elephants and was the strength of the Buddha. VibhA.397; SnA.ii.401.
  • Nāri. One of the palaces occupied by Tissa Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.xviii.17; BuA.(188) calls it Nārisa.
  • Narinda. A Nāga king, who gave grass for his seat to Vessabhū Buddha. BuA.205.
  • Nārisa. See Nārī.
  • Nārivaddhana. One of the palaces occupied by Sumangala Buddha in his last lay life. BuA.125; but see Bu.v.22, where other names are given.
  • Nārivāhana
  • Nārivana. A grove in Himavā where grew flowers shaped like the bodies of women. J. v.152.
  • Nārivasabha. One of the palaces occupied by Sikhī Buddha in his last lay life. BuA.201; but Bu (xxi.16) gives other names.
  • Naruttama. Seventy three kappas ago there were four kings of this name, all previous births of Tikannapupphiya. Ap.i.195.
  • Na-santi Sutta
  • Nāsenti Sutta. The five powers of woman   beauty, wealth, kindred, sons and virtue. But if she has no virtue, the possession of other qualities will not prevent her from being cast out. S. iv.247.
  • Nāsinnagāma. A village in the Ālisāra district of Ceylon. Cv.lxx.172.
  • Natakuvera. A musician of the king of Benares, whose queen was Kākāti. For details see the Kākāti Jātaka. J.iii.91ff.; v.424. Natakuvera is identified with the discontented monk with reference to whom the Jātaka was preached.
  • Natamdalha Vagga. The sixth chapter of the Duka Nipata of the Jātaka Commentary. J. ii.139 64.
  • Natapubbaka. The name given to two monks who were once mimes. Later, they joined the Order and became arahants. DhA.iv.224,225.
  • Nātapuriya. A city in Uttarakuru. D.iii.200.
  • Nātaputta, Nāthaputta. See Nigantha Nātaputta.
  • Nātha
  • Nāthadeva. A name given to Visnu as the protector (nātha) of Ceylon. Cv.c.248; Cv.Trs.ii.243, n.6.
  • Nāthaputtiyā. The followers of Nigantha Nātaputta. D.iii.117.
  • Natthi putta sama Sutta. Records a conversation between a deva and the Buddha. The deva mentions certain things considered as unique and the Buddha gives a different list. S. i.6.
  • Natthi Sutta
  • Na-tumhā Sutta. The body is not yours nor is it any others. It is brought about by actions in the past, etc. Thus does the Ariyan disciple comprehend the causal law.' This sutta influenced Pitamalla Thera to join the Order.' (S.2.64, MA. I. 190).
  • Na-tumhāka Vagga. The fourth chapter of the Khandha Samyutta.' (S.3.33-42.
  • Na-tumhākam Sutta. None of the khandhas belong to you; therefore they should be put away. The putting of them away will be for your profit and welfare. (S.3.33-4).
  • Na-tumhākam Sutta. The eye is not yours, nor objects, nor eye-consciousness - even so with the other senses. They should therefore be put away. Such putting away is for your profit and welfare. (S.4.81-2).
  • Nava Nandā.- See Nanda (20).
  • Nava Sutta
  • Nāvā Sutta
  • Navagāmapura. A locality in Ceylon mentioned in an account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.137.
  • Nāvāgirisa. A village in Ceylon, where Parakkamabāhu I. spent some time before coming to the throne. Cv.lxvi.92.
  • Navakammika Bhāradvāja
  • Navakammika Sutta. Records the conversation between the Buddha and Navakammika Bhāradvāja (S.i.179).
  • Navanavatiya. A city in Uttarakuru (D.iii.201).
  • Navapūrana Vagga. The fifteenth chapter of the Salāyatana Samyutta (S.iv.132 42).
  • Navaratha. One of the descendants of King Maha-Sammata. Dpv.iii.40.
  • Navavamsa. Probably another name for the Cūlavamsa. It is ascribed to Nava-Mahānāma. Gv.70.
  • Navavimalabuddhi. See Vimalabuddhi.
  • Navayojanarattha. A district in Rohana. Cv.lxxii.60, 61, 72; see also Cv.Trs,i.324, n. 7.
  • Nāvindakī. One of King Eleyya's guards. He was a follower of Rāmaputta. A.ii.180.
  • Nayanāyudha
  • Nayanussava. A garden in Pulatthipura, laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.8.
  • Nehātakamuni Thera
  • Nemi
  • Nemindhara (v.l. Nimindhara). One of the seven mountain ranges round Sineru. J. vi.125; Sp.i.119; SnA.ii.443; Dvy.217; Mtu.ii.300.
  • Nerañjarā
  • Neru
  • Nesāda. A brahmin, a previous birth of Sattapaduminiya. Ap.i.254.
  • Nesādaka. A hill where the Thera Mahānāma practised meditation. ThagA.i.227.
  • Nettāru. A locality in South India. Cv.lxxvi.189.
  • Nettī. A Yakkha chieftain. D.iii.204.
  • Nettippakarana
  • Nibbāna Sutta
  • Nibbedha Sutta. The Buddha tells Udāyi that a monk who cultivates the seven bojjhangas will penetrate and break through lust, hatred and illusion. S. v.87f.
  • Nibbedhika Sutta. Four things that lead to penetration: association with the good, listening to the doctrine, reflection, observance of the Dhamma. S. v.419.
  • Nibbedhikapariyāya. A comprehensive discourse addressed to the monks on sense desires, their source, their variety, their fruit, and the steps leading thereto. A.iii.410f.; it is often quoted, e.g., UdA.176; DhSA.369.
  • Nibbidā Sutta
  • Nibbindā. A channel, branching eastwards from the Aciravatī canal of the Mahāvālukagangā. Cv.lxxix.53.
  • Niccavinodavānava. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.144; lxxvii.76.
  • Nicchavitthiaticārinī Sutta. Mahāmoggallāna reports to the Buddha that while descending Gijjhakūta he saw a flayed woman going through the air. The Buddha replies that the woman was an adulteress of Rājagaha. S. ii.259.
  • Nicchavorabhi Sutta. Similar to the above; a flayed man, a sheep butcher of Rājagaha. S. ii.256.
  • Niceluvana. A grove of mucalinda, trees in Kimbilā. A.iii.247. (The P.T.S. Ed. reads Veluvana.) AA.ii.642.
  • Nidāna Samyutta. The twelfth section of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. ii.1 133.
  • Nidāna Sutta
  • Nidāna Vagga. The second division of the Samyutta Nikāya. Vol.II. of the P.T.S. Edition.
  • Nidānakathā
  • Nidānuddesa. One of the five divisions of the Pātimokkha.
  • Niddā. An upāsīkā who was born as a vemānika peta. Vv.ii.8; VvA.117.
  • Niddasavatthu Sutta
  • Niddātandi Sutta. Preached in answer to the question of a deva: sloth, drowsiness and surfeit of food prevent understanding of the Noble Eightfold Path. S. i.7.
  • Niddesa
  • Niddhamana Sutta. Ten things which are burnt out by the possession of their opposites. A.v.220f.
  • Nidhikanda Sutta. One of the suttas of the Khuddakapātha (Khp.p.7). A man buries treasure that he may use it later, but very often he loses it; not so is the treasure laid up by the doing of good deeds.
  • Nigaladha. A Tamil chief, ruler of Velankundi and ally of Kulasekhara. He was won over by Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.138; lxivii.10f.; 89ff.
  • Nigamaggāmappāsāda. A monastery in Gangāsiripura, restored by Vijayabāhu IV. Cv.lxxxviii.49.
  • Nigamavāsī Tissa
  • Niganthā
  • Nigantha Nātaputta
  • Nigaya. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara, subdued by Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.316; lxxvii.69.
  • Niggundipupphiya Thera
  • Nighā Sutta. The three pains   of lust, hatred and illusion. For their full comprehension the Noble Eightfold Path must be cultivated. S. v.57.
  • Nighandu. A yakkha chieftain, to be invoked by followers of the Buddha when in distress (D.iii.204). He was present at the Mahāsamaya. Ibid., ii.258.
  • Nigrodha
  • Nigrodha Jātaka (No. 445)
  • Nigrodha Kappa Thera
  • Nigrodhamāragallaka. A place in Rohana, mentioned in the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.182.
  • Nigrodhamiga Jātaka (No. 12)
  • Nigrodhapitthi. A vihāra in Ceylon, the residence of Mahāsīva Thera. MT.555.
  • Nigrodhārāma
  • Nigrodhasāla. A mound in Rohana, near which Velusumana killed Elāra's giant Nandasārathī. MT.441.
  • Nigrodhasālakhanda. A village in Ceylon. Ras.ii.46.
  • Nigundivālukā tittha. A ford in the Mahāvālukanadī. Cv.lxxii.37.
  • Nijjarā Sutta. Ten things, which are brought to nought by the cultivation of their opposites. A.v.215f.
  • Nikapennaka padhānaghara. A building on the Cittalapabbata, the residence of Cūlasumana. Vsm.ii.634; see also Ninkaponna, below.
  • Nikata
  • Nikattha Sutta. Four kinds of people in the world: those with debased bodies and noble minds, with noble bodies and debased minds, with both mind and body noble, with both debased. A.ii.137f.
  • Nikkammatissa.- See Ariyagālatissa.
  • Nikkhanta Sutta
  • Nikumba. The name of a country. Mil.327.
  • Nīla
  • Nīlagalla
  • Nīlagallaka. An officer of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.67.
  • Nīlageha. A building (pariccheda: cell ?) erected by Aggabodhi II. for the Thera Jotipāla. Cv.xlii.39.
  • Nīlagiri. See Nīlagalla (2), also Rāmanīlagiri.
  • Nīlapabbata Vihāra. A monastery near Halloligāma.
  • Nīlapokkharanī. A pond, probably in Anurādhapura. It was one of the places from which clay was taken for the vessels which held the paraphernalia used in royal coronations. MT.307.
  • Nilārāma. A monastery in Ceylon to which Udaya I. gave the village of Kālussa. Cv.xlix.16.
  • Nīlavāhanā. One of the three rivers crossed by Mahā Kappina on his way from Kukkutavatī to see the Buddha. DhA.ii.120.
  • Nīlavāhinī. A channel branching off from the Mālatipuppha sluice in the Parakkamasamudda. Cv.lxxix.42.
  • Nīlavālatittha. A locality in Rohanna, identified with the modern Mātara. Cv.lxxv.48; Cv.Trs.ii.48, n.2.
  • Nilavāsi. A Thera mentioned as staying at the Kukkutārāma in PātaliputtaVin.i.300.
  • Niliya. A Tamil brahmin, purohita in the palace. He became the paramour of Anulā and occupied the throne for six months, until she poisoned him. Mhv.xxxiv.24ff.; Dpv. xx.29.
  • Nilīya. A hunter. J. iii.330.
  • Nimi
  • Nimitta Vagga. The eighth chapter of the Duka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.82f.
  • Nimittasaññaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he was a hermit on the banks of the Candabhāgā, and, seeing a golden deer wandering in the forest, his mind turned to thoughts of the Buddhas. Twenty seven kappas ago he was a king named Araññasatta. Ap.i.261.
  • Nimittavyākaranīya Thera. An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he was an ascetic in Himavā, at the head of fifty four thousand pupils. Having seen the miracles preceding the birth of a Buddha (Tissa?), he was glad at heart and told of it to others (Ap.ii.411f). He is probably identical with Vārana Thera. ThagA.i.353f.
  • Nimmala. An officer in the service of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxvi.124.
  • Nimmānaratī
  • Nimmita. Nineteen kappas ago there were sixteen kings of this name, all previous births of Vatamsakiya (Abhaya) Thera. Ap.i.174; ThagA.i.201.
  • Nimmitapura. A park in Pulatthipura laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.9.
  • Nimokkha Sutta. A deva, questions the Buddha on deliverance and detachment and the Buddha answers him. S. i.2.
  • Ninka (Nika). A deva who visits the Buddha in the company of several other devas and utters a verse in praise of Nigantha Nātaputta. S. i.65f.
  • Ninkapanna padhānaghara. A building on Cittalapabbata, the residence of CūIasumma (VibhA.489). It is probably identical with Nikapennaka (q.v.).
  • Nipaññañjalika. See Paññañjalika.
  • Nipannapatimāguhā. A cave forming part of the Uttarārāma built in Pulatthipura by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.75.
  • Nipura. See Sinipura.
  • Nirabbuda
  • Niraggala. A sacrifice in which alms are given with wide open, boltless doors. ItvA.75.
  • Nirāmisa Sutta. See Suddhika Sutta.
  • Nirāsa Sutta. Three kinds of persons existing in the world: he who longs not, he who longs, and he who has done with longing. A.i.107f.
  • Niraya
  • Nirayarūpa Satta. Four kinds of persons which exist in the world. A.ii.71.
  • Nirayuppatti Sutta. A man whose mind is soiled (paduttha) is born after death in hell. Itv.12f.
  • Nirodha Sutta
  • Nirodha Vagga. The eighth chapter of the Bojjhanga Samyutta. S. v.132ff.
  • Nirutti. A work on exegesis, ascribed to Mahā Kaccayāna and divided into two parts: Cūlanirutti and Mahānirutti (Gv.59, 65; Svd.1233f). Atīkā on it exists, the Niruttisāramañjūsā, written by Saddhammaguru. Bode, p.29; Gv.60.
  • Niruttipatha Sutta. On three modes of reckoning: matter that has ceased is reckoned as "has been," not as "is" or "will be"; the same with the other khandhas. S. iii.71f.
  • Niruttisāramañjūsā. A tīkā on the Nirutti ; also a tīkā on the Nyāsa by Dāthānāga. Bode, op cit., p.55; Svd.1241.
  • Nisabha
  • Nisabhā. One of the palaces occupied by Tissa Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.xviii.17.
  • Nisanti Sutta. Ananda tells Sāriputta how a monk who is apt at attha, dhamma, vyañjana, nirutti and pubbāparānusandhi, comes speedily to grasp things and does not forget about that which he has grasped. A.iii.201.
  • Nisinnapatimālena. A cave in Pulatthipura, forming part of the Uttarārāra built by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.75.
  • Nissaggya. The fourth division of the Pārājikā of the Sutta Vibhanga.
  • Nissanka. See Kittinissanka.
  • Nissaranīya Sutta. A monk, who is not obsessed by thoughts of lust, ill will, hurt, form and his own body (sakkāya), possesses the five elements of escape. A.iii.245f.
  • Nissaya Sutta
  • Nissaya Vagga. The first chapter of the Ekādasaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.v.311 28.
  • Nissayatthakathā. A Commentary on the Saccasahkhepa by Mahābodhi Thera. P.L.C. 205.
  • Nissenidāyaka Thera
  • Nissenikkhetta. A district in the Malaya province of Ceylon. Cv.lxx.18.
  • Nīta Thera
  • Nītha. A Pacceka Buddha, mentioned in a nominal list. M.iii.69; ApA.106.
  • Nitthā Sutta. Five conditions which are consummated in this life and five in the next. A.v.119f.
  • Nitthulavitthika. A village in the district of Giri in Ceylon, the birthplace of Gothaimbara (Mhv.Xxiii.49). It is probably identical with the village (Nitthulavetthi) given by Pottakuttha for the Mātambiya padhānaghara. Cv.xlvi.20.
  • Nivāpa Sutta. Preached at Jetavana ; a parable of Māra as trapper. He sets up various gins and snares to trap the unwary, and many are caught in them. It is, however, possible to find a retreat, where Māra and his train cannot penetrate; and the Buddha proceeds to explain how this may be found. M.i.150ff.
  • Nīvarana Vagga
  • Nīvaranāni Sutta. The five nīvaranas: sensual desire, malevolence, sloth and torpor, excitement and flurry, and doubt and wavering. S. v.60.
  • Nīvaranapahāna Vagga. The second chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.3ff.
  • Nivattacetiya. A cetiya near the Kadamba nadī, built on the spot where Mahinda, at Devānampiyatissa's invitation, turned back on the way to Missakapabbata. Mhv.xv.10.
  • Nivattagiri. The name of the city built on the spot where Kandula, the elephant, turned back in order to capture Mahelanagara. MT.480.
  • Niyama. A district in South India. Cv.lxxvii.15, 101.
  • Niyarāya. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.79.
  • Niyasa. See Yasa.
  • Niyelatissārāma. A vihāra in Ceylon, built by king Kanitthatissa. Mhv.xxxvi.15.
  • Niyyanti uyyāna. A park, probably near Sīhagiri, where Kassapa I. built a vihāra for the Dhammarucikas. Cv.xxxix.14.
  • Nyāsa. A grammatical treatise by Vimalabuddhi. It is also called Mukhamattadīpanī. Vimalabuddhi Thera also wrote a glossary on it. Gv.72; Bode, op. cit., 21; see also Svd.1240.

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