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  • Obhāsa Sutta. - Of the four brilliances - those of the sun, the moon, fire, and wisdom - the brilliance of wisdom is the chief. A.ii.139f.
  • Odakā Sutta. Numerous are those that are born in water compared with those born on land. This is on account of their ignorance of the four Ariyan truths. S. v. 467.
  • Odātagayhā. A class of eminent devas (described as pāmokkhā), among those present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
  • Oddaka. A name of a tribe, occurring in a list of tribes. Ap.ii.358.
  • Odumbaragāma. A tank built by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.48.
  • Odumbarangana. A village given by Jetthatissa III. to the Padhāna-ghara at the Mahānāga Vihāra (Cv.xliv.97).
  • Ogadha or Satayha Sutta. An Ariyan disciple who is possessed of unwavering loyalty to the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha, is bound to win, in time, to the bliss in which the holy life is steeped (ogadha). (S.v.343f). For the name see KS.v.298, n.1.
  • Ogālha or Kulagharanī Sutta
  • Ogha Vagga/Sutta
  • Oghātaka. A poor brahmin of Kosala, father of Muttā Therī. ThigA.14.
  • Ojadīpa
  • Ojasī. Servant of Kuvera. He takes Kuvera's messages and makes them known in Uttarakuru. D.iii.201; DA.iii.967.
  • Ojita. One of the two merchants, the other being Ujita, leaders of caravans, who gave the first meal to Sikhī Buddha after his Enlightenment (ThagA.ii.48). They correspond to Tapassu and Bhallika in the account of Gotama Buddha.
  • Okāsalokasūdanī.- A work by an anonymous author, mentioned in the Gandhavamsa (p.62). It seems to have also been called Okāsaloka (p.72).
  • Okilini-Sapattangārakokiri Sutta
  • Okkāka
  • Okkalā. The people of Okkalajanapada (MA.ii.894); mentioned also in the Apadāna (ii.359) in a list of tribes. See Ukkalā.
  • Okkāmukha. King of Kapilavatthu. He was an ancestor of the Sākyans and the eldest son of Okkāka and his queen Bhattā (or Hatthā).
  • Okkantika Samyutta. The twenty-fifth division of the Samyutta Nikāya, and the fourth section of the Khandha Vagga. S.iii.225-8.
  • Olandā. The name given in the Cūlavamsa to the Dutch in Ceylon. See Cv. Index.
  • Onata Sutta
  • Opamañña
  • Opamma Samyutta. The twentieth section of the Samyutta Nikāya, so called because it is rich in parables (Opamma). (S.ii.262ff).
  • Oparakkhī. One of the four wives of Candakumāra (J.vi.148).
  • Opasāda
  • Opavuyha Thera
  • Orambhāgiya Sutta 1. The five fetters concerned with the lower stages of existence: sakkāyaditthi, vicikicchā, etc. They could be destroyed by developing the Noble Eightfold Way. S.v.61.
  • Orambhāgiya Sutta 2. The five lower fetters could be destroyed by practising the four satipatthānas. A.iv.459.
  • Orima Sutta. On the hither and the further shores - e.g., false belief (micchāditthi) - is the hither shore and its opposite (sammāditthi), the further shore. A.v.233.
  • Orittiyūrutombama. A locality in South India. Cv.lxxvi.299.
  • Osadha. See Mahosadha.
  • Osadhī
  • Ottabhāsā. One of the eighteen languages prevalent in the world, none of which are suited for the proclamation of the Dhamma. VibhA.388.
  • Otthaddha
  • Otturāmallaka. The chieftain of Dhanumandala who was brought under subjection by the general Rakkha. Cv.lxx.17, 18, 28.
  • Ovāda Sutta. The Buddha explains to Ananda, in answer to a question, the eight qualities necessary in a monk in order for him to be appointed spiritual adviser to his fellows. A.iv.279f.
  • Ovāda Vagga. The third section of the Pācittiya rules in the Sutta Vibhanga. Vin.iv.49-69; also v.16-18.

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