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  • Pabbajita Sutta. On how a monk should develop and cultivate his mind, filling it with thoughts of how to get rid of evil, of thoughts of transience, selflessness, etc. A.v.107f.
  • Pabbajjā Sutta
  • Pabbata
  • Pabbata vihāra. A monastery built by Moggallāna 1. and given over to the Thera Mahānāma of the Dīghāsana (? Dīghasanda) vihāra. Cv.xxxix.42.
  • Pabbatabbhantara. The Pāli name for the Burmese Taung dwin gyī. Bode, op. cit., 43.
  • Pabbatachinnā. An eminent nun of Ceylon. Dpv. xv.78; in xviii. she is called Pabbatā.
  • Pabbatakumāra. The son of Dhananda. He was kidnapped by Cānakka who brought him up with his protégé, Candagutta. On discovering that Pabbata was the weaker, he contrived to have him murdered as he slept. For details see MT.183ff.
  • Pabbatanta. A canal built by Mahāsena from the Mahāvālukagangā. Mhv.Xxxvii.50.
  • Pabbatārāma. A monastery built by Pabbata, minister of Vattagāmanī. It is probably the same that is mentioned in the Mahāvamsa Tīkā (p.616) as lying to the south of Vessagiri vihāra and near the village of Silāsobbhakandaka. (Mhv.Xxxiii.90)
  • Pabbatarattha. A district in the centre of Videharattha. In it was the city of Dhammakonda, the residence of Dhaniya. SnA.i.26.
  • Pabbatūpama Sutta
  • Pabbatūpatthara Jātaka (No. 195)
  • Pabbhāradāyaka Thera. An arahant. He once cleaned the shed (pabbhāra) in which Piyadassī Buddha kept his drinking water and provided him with a pot. Twenty two kappas ago he was a king named Susuddha. Ap.i.252.
  • Pabbhāravāsī Tissa Thera
  • Pabhangu Sutta. The Buddha teaches that which has the nature of crumbling away and that which has not. Body crumbles, but the sinking of the body to rest does not. S. iii.32.
  • Pabhankara Thera. An arahant. He once saw the cetiya of Padumuttam Buddha covered with trees and creepers and quite inaccessible. He cleared it and made it ready for worship. Ap.i.269 70.
  • Pabhassara Sutta. The mind is luminous, but is defiled by taints from without. It can, however, be cleansed of these taints. A.i.10.
  • Pabhassara. A king of long ago, a previous birth of Mahā Kaccāna. Ap.i.84.
  • Pabhāvatī
  • Pabhedavatthu, Pabhejavatthu. See Mahejjāvatthu.
  • Pacalā Sutta
  • Pacāyika Sutta. Few are they that pay respect to the elders of the clan; more numerous those that do not (S.v.468). Both the text and the uddāna call this sutta Pacāyika, but the correct name is Apacāyika, and it should be altered to this.
  • Paccāgamanīya Thera
  • Paccanīka Sutta. Once the brahmin Paccanīkasāta of Sāvatthi visited the Buddha and asked him to recite a doctrine. But the Buddha refused, saying that there was no use in trying to teach one whose heart was corrupt and full of animosity. This refusal seems to have pleased the brahmin. S. i.179.
  • Paccanīkasāta. A brahmin of Sāvatthi, to whom the Buddha refused to preach (see Paccanīa Sutta). Buddhaghosa says (SA.i.205) that the Brahmin was so called ("Gainsayer") because he took delight in opposing everything that anyone else said.
  • Paccanta Sutta. Few are those born in the Majjhimadesa; more numerous those born in the Paccanta janapada, among unreasoning barbarians. S. v.466.
  • Paccantajanapada
  • Paccarī. See Mahāpaccarī.
  • Paccaya Thera
  • Paccayasangaha. A compilation by Vācissāra. Gv.71.
  • Pacceka Brahmā. Mention is made in one or two places in the books of Brahmas who are described as Pacceka Brahmā -  e.g., Subrahmā, Suddhāvāsa and Tudu. I have not come across any explanation of this term. It may designate a Brahmā who does not live in any recognized Brahmā world, but in a world of his own.
  • Pacceka Buddha
  • Pacchābhū Thera. The teacher of Malitavambha (Thag.vs.105; ThagA.i.211); the word perhaps means "born in the west"; see below.
  • Pacchābhūmaka Sutta (=Mataka Sutta)
  • Pacchābhumma (Pacchābhūma)
  • Pacchāsamana Sutta. The five qualities which should be lacking in a monk who is taken as an attendant (pacchāsamana). A.iii.137.
  • Pacchidāyaka Thera. See Sajjhadāyaka.
  • Pacchimadesa, Pacchimadisā, Pacchimapassa. A province in Ceylon, probably in the west. Cv.xliv.88f.; but see Cv. Trs.i.82, n.4. In the province was the Vallipāsāna vihāra residence of Mahā Nāgasena. MT.552.
  • Pacchimārāma. A monastery, probably to the west of Pulatthipura. It was founded by Parakkamabāhu I. and contained twenty two parivenas and numerous other buildings. Cv.lxxviii.70ff.
  • Paccorohanī Sutta. Jānussonī tells the Buddha how, on certain fast days, the brahmins perform a ceremony called paccorohanī, when they bathe and purify themselves and worship the fire three times during the night. He then asks the Buddha whether the Ariyans have a corresponding observance, and the Buddha answers him. A.v.233ff.
  • Paccorohanī Vagga. The twelfth section of the Dassaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya (A.v.222 37). One of the suttas deals with the "spiritual coming down again" (paccorohani); hence, probably the name of the Vagga.
  • Paccuggamanīya Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he saw Siddhattha Buddha and followed him with rapt gaze. Twenty seven kappas ago he was a king called Saparivāra. Ap.i.240.
  • Paccupatthānasaññaka Thera
  • Paceli vihāra. A monastery in Sonnagiripāda, residence of Sonaka Thera, son of the hunter. MA.ii.887. See also Pipphali Vihāra.
  • Pacetana Sutta. See Cakkavatti Sutta.
  • Pacetana. A king of old, whose wheelwright was the Bodhisatta (A.i.110). See Cakkavatti Sutta.
  • Pācīna Suttā. A group of three suttas, in all of which it is stated that just as certain rivers (e.g. Gangā, Yamunā, Aciravatī, etc.) tend to flow eastward, so the monk who cultivates the Noble Eightfold Path tends to Nibbāna. S. v.38f.
  • Pācīnadesa. The Eastern Province of Ceylon. It was less important than the Dakkhinadesa (See, e.g., Cv.xlviii.33, 41). It is also called the Pubbadesa (E.g., ibid.,xlv.21) and the Puratthimadesa (Ibid.,xh. 33).
  • Pācinadīpa
  • Pācīnakā
  • Pācīnakambavitthi. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.48.
  • Pācīnakhandarājī
  • Pācīnapabbata. A monastery in Ceylon, on the Vanguttarapabbata, and built by Sūratissa. Mhv.xxi.5.
  • Pācīnārāma
  • Pācinatissa Vihāra. A vihāra probably near Jambukola. When the Bodhi-tree arrived in Ceylon, it was taken there on the tenth day. Mbv.158.
  • Pācīnatissapabbata vihāra
  • Pācīnavamsa(miga)dāya
  • Pācīnavamsa. The name of Mount Vepulla in the time of Kakusandha Buddha. The inhabitants were called Tivarā, and it took them four days to climb the mountain and four days to descend. S. ii.190.
  • Pācittiya
  • Pacuruyyāna. A park in Ceylon, laid out by Parakkmabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.12.
  • Pada Sutta
  • Padakkamana. See Padavikkamana.
  • Padakusalamānava Jātaka (No. 432)
  • Padalañchana. A village in Ceylon where Vajirā, queen of Kassapa V., built a monastery for the Theravādins (Cv.lii.63). Mention is made (Ibid., liv.44) of a temple of four cetiyas in Padalañchana, which was burnt down by the Colas and restored by Mahinda IV.
  • Pādalola Brahmadatta
  • Pādañjali Jātaka (No. 247)
  • Pādapāvara. Seven kappas ago there were four kings of this name, previous births of Sattapaduminiya Thera. AP.i.254.
  • Pādapīthiya Thera. An arahant. In the past he made a footstool for the seat of Sumedha Buddha. Ap.ii.400.
  • Pādapūjaka Thera
  • Padapūjaka. See Pādapūjaka.
  • Padaratittha vihāra. A monastery in the Tamil country in South India. It was the residence of Ācariya Dhammapāla (Sās.33; Svd.1194). v.l. Badaratittha.
  • Padarūpasiddhi. See Rūpasiddhi.
  • Padarūpavibhāvana. A commentary on Nāmarūpapariccheda. Gv.71.
  • Padasādhana
  • Padasaññaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he happened upon the footprint of Tissa Buddha and was overjoyed at the sight. Seven kappas ago he was a king named Sumedha. Ap.i.119.
  • Padavārasuññakanda. A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon. Cv.lxvi.10.
  • Padāvi. A locality in Ceylon where Udaya 1. built a large hall for the sick. Cv.xlix.19.
  • Padavibhāga. A grammatical work by a monk named ñāna. Bode, op. cit., 71.
  • Padavikkamana. A king of eighty two kappas ago, a previous birth of Mānava (Sammukhāthavika) Thera (ThagA.ii.164; Ap.i.159). v.l. Padakkamana.
  • Padesa Sutta
  • PadesavihĀra Sutta. The Atthasālini (p.30) refers to a sutta of this name and quotes from it. The reference is, evidently, to the Vihārā Sutta (1) of the Samyutta. S. v.12.
  • Padhāna Sutta
  • Padhānaghara, see Mahāpadhānaghara.
  • Padhānakammika Tissa Thera
  • Padhānarakkha, a monastery in Ceylon where Mānavamma erected the Sepannipāsāda. Cv.xlvii.64.
  • Padhānika Tissa Thera
  • Padīrattha. A district in Ceylon, where Māgha and Jayabāhu set up fortifications. Cv.lxxxiii.16; see also lxxxviii.64; and Cv.Trs.ii.149, n. 9.
  • Padīvāpī. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu II. Cv.lxxix.34. See also Cv.Trs.ii.119, n.2.
  • Pādiyattha. A district, the birthplace of Jotidāsa Thera (ThagA.ii.264). v.l. Pāniyattha.
  • Pādulaka. A tank built by Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.50.
  • Paduma
  • Padumā
  • Padumacchadaniya Thera. An arahant. He offered a lotus at the pyre of Vipassī Buddha. Forty seven kappas ago he was a king named Padumissara. Wherever he went a canopy of lotuses spread itself over him. AP.i.98.
  • Padumaccharā. A name given to the nymphs who danced in the lotus blossoms, which grew in the ponds between the tusks of Erāvana. SnA.i.369.
  • Padumadhāriya Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he offered a lotus to a Pacceka Buddha named Sambhava. Ap.ii.453f.; in Ap.i.279 the same verses are attributed to Padumapūjaka; see also ThagA.i.399.
  • Padumaghara. A building in Anurādhapura, where gifts were presented to the monks (Mhv.Xxxiv.65). It was in the palace grounds and was near the Padumapokkharanī. MT.633.
  • Padumakesariya Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he was an elephant and, seeing the Buddha Vipassī, scattered lotus pollen over him. Ap.i.248.
  • Padumakūtāgāriya Thera
  • Padumanahānakottha. A bathing pool in the form of a lotus, built in Pulatthipura by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.45.
  • Padumapokkharanī. A pond in Anurādhapura in the palace grounds. Near by was the Padumaghara. MT.633.
  • Padumapūjaka Thera
  • Padumapuppha (or Pundarīka) Sutta. Once a monk, living in a forest tract in Kosala, returned from his alms round and, plunging into a lotus pool, deeply inhaled the perfume of the lotus. A deva of the forest, wishing to agitate him, called him a thief, and engaged him in conversation. S. i.204f.
  • Padumapupphiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago, while picking lotuses, he saw Phussa Buddha and offered him a flower. He later joined the Order. Forty eight kappas ago he was king eighteen times under the name of Padumabhāsa. Ap.i.132.
  • Padumassara. A park in Anurādhapura laid out by King Kutakanna Tissa. Mhv.xxxiv.35.
  • Padumavatī
  • Padumissara. A king of forty seven kappas ago; a former birth of Padumacchadaniya Thera. Ap.i.98.
  • Padumuttara
  • Padyapadoruvamsa. The name given to the Mahāvamsa by the author of the Mahāvamsa Tīkā (q.v.). v.l. Padyapadānuvamsa.
  • Pagata Sutta. A conversation between Sāriputta and Mahā Kotthita as to whether or not the Tathāgata exists after death. S. iv.384f.
  • Pahāna Sutta. The higher life (brahma-cariyā) is for the purpose of getting rid of the seven fetters (sanyojanāni). A.iv.7.
  • Pahārāda
  • Pahāsa
  • Pahasambahula. Thirty one kappas ago there were three kings of this name, all previous births of Nissenīdāyaka Thera (Ap.i.187). v.l. Sambahula.
  • Pahātabba Sutta 1. Everything must be cast away. S.iv.29.
  • Pahātabba Sutta 2. The six nivāranas must be given up by those who wish to achieve right views. A.iii.438.
  • Pahecivatthu. See Mahejjāvatthu.
  • Pahīna Sutta. The six nivāranas are given up by those who have achieved right views. A.iii.438.
  • Pajāka
  • Pajāna Sutta
  • Pajāpati
  • Pajjamadhu. A Pali poem of one hundred and four stanzas, by Coliya Dīpankara or Buddhapiya, on the beauty of the Buddha's person, of his teaching and of the Sangha. P.L.C.222; Svd.1260.
  • Pajjaraka. The name of a disease which afflicted Abhayapura (capital of Ceylon) in the time of Kakusandha Buddha. It was due to the influence of the Yakkha Punnakāla. Kakusandha visited the Island to dispel the disease. It is defined as an unhasīsābādha. Mhv.xv.63; MT.349.
  • Pajjota
  • Pajjuna. The eighth of the ten Andhakavenhudāsaputtā, sons of Devagabhā. J. iv.81; PvA.93,111.
  • Pajjunna
  • Pajjunnadhītā Sutta
  • Pākasāsana. A name for Indra. Cv.lxxii.186; Abhidhānappadīpikā 20.
  • Pākatindriya (or Sambahulā Sutta). Once, a company of monks, staying in a forest track in Kosala, were muddled in mind, noisy and uncontrolled in their senses. The deva, who haunted the forest, admonished them, which agitated them. S. i.203f.
  • Pakinnaka Nipāta. The fourteenth section of the Jātakatthakathā. J.iv.276, 374.
  • Pakinnaka Vagga. The twenty first chapter of the Dhammapada.
  • Pakkanta Sutta. The Buddha addresses the monks at Gijjhakūta, soon after Devadatta had seceded from the order, and tells them that Devadatta's gain was his ruin, in the same way as the flowering of the plaintain, the bamboo and the rush. S.ii.241.
  • Pakkha Thera
  • Pakudha Kaccāyana (Pakudha Kātiyāna, Kakudha Kaccāyana, Kakuda Kātiyāna)
  • Pakudhanagara. A city, evidently in Burma, once the centre of great literary activity. See Gv. 65; but elsewhere (Gv.67), the works attributed to the residents of Pakudhanagara are stated to have been written in Kañcipura. See also Gv. 75, where reference is made to a Makuranagara, v.l. Pakuta. Perhaps this is the same as Pakudha.
  • Pakulā. See Sakulā.
  • Pāla. See Cullapāla, Mahāpāla, and Cakkhupāla.
  • Palandīpa. A country in South India. Viradeva was once its king. Cv.lxi.36.
  • Palankotta. A locality in South India, mentioned in the account of Lankāpura’s campaign against Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.58, 64, 66.
  • Palannagara. A village and a monastery in Ceylon. Aggabodhi II. built a padhānaghara attached to the monastery in honour of the Thera Jotipāla. Cv.xlii.50.
  • Palāsa Jātaka (No. 307, 370)
  • Palāsavana. A wood near Nalakapāna in Kosala. The Buddha stayed there (A.v.122), and it was there that the Nalakapāna Sutta was preached. M.i.462.
  • Palāsinā Sutta. One should put away what is not his   eye, ear, etc. S. iv.128f.
  • Palāyi Jātaka (No. 229)
  • Pālī. See Mahapālī and Suvannapālī.
  • Pālikapāsāda. A building erected by Kassapa V. Cv.lii.66; see also Cv. Trs.i.168, n.8.
  • Pālimuttaka Vinayavinicchaya. See Vinayavinicchaya.
  • Pālita
  • Pallanka vimāna vatthu. The story of a woman of Sāvatthi who was married to a youth of equal rank, with whom she lived a virtuous life. After death she was born in Tāvatimsa, where Moggallāna met her and learned her story. Vv.iii.3; VvA.128ff.
  • Pallankadāyaka Thera. An arahant. He once gave a couch (pallanka), with cushions, etc., to the Buddha Sumedha. Twenty thousand kappas ago he was king three times under the name of Suvannābha (Ap.i.175). He is probably identical with Uttiya Thera. ThagA.i.202f.
  • Pallava. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.55, 73.
  • Pallavabhogga. A country from which came Mahādeva, together with four hundred and sixty thousand monks, for the foundation ceremony of the Mahā Thūpa (Mhv.Xxix.38). Geiger thinks the reference is to Persia. Mhv. Trs.194, n. 2.
  • Pallavakā. The name of a tribe, occurring in a nominal list. Ap.ii.359.
  • Pallavavāla. A locality in Ceylon occupied by Mānābharana in his campaign against Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.178,220.
  • Pallavavanka. A harbour in Ceylon, the starting place of the expeditionary force sent by Parakkamabāhu I. against the king of Kamboja. Cv.lxxvi.46.
  • Pallikavāpī. A locality where Gokanna, general of Gajabāhu, was once defeated. Cv.lxx.73.
  • Palobhana Sutta. Mention is made of a sutta of this name in the Pañcagaruka Jātaka (J.i.469), but no sutta has been traced by that name. The reference is probably to the Dhītaro Sutta (q.v.).
  • Paloka Sutta. The Buddha tells Ananda that the world (loka) is so called from its transitory nature (palokadhamma). In the teachings of the Ariyans the world consists of eye, objects, etc. S. iv.53.
  • Palutthagiri. A locality in Rohana, the scene of two fierce battles against the Colas, in both of which they were defeated, once in the reign of Mahinda V., (Cv.Iv.28) and again in the twelfth year of the reign of Vijayabāhu I. (Ibid., Iviii.18).
  • Pamāda Sutta
  • Pamāda Vagga. The ninth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikiya. A.i.15f.
  • Pamādavihārī Sutta. The difference between him who dwells in heedlessness and him who dwells in earnest. S. iv.78.
  • Pamatta. Fifteen kappas ago there were eight kings of this name all previous births of Saparivāriya Thera. v.l. Samatta, Somagga. Ap.i.172.
  • Pamitā. One of the seven children of the Sākiyan Sīhahanu, and therefore a sister of Suddhodana. v.l. Pālitā. Mhv.ii.20; MT.135; she is not mentioned in Dpv. (see iii.46).
  • Pamokkharana. A king of seventy seven kappas ago, a previous birth of Nāgakesariya Thera. Ap.i.222.
  • Pamsu Sutta. The five classes of pamsukūlikas, corresponding to the five kinds of Āraññakas. (See Arañña Satta.) A.iii.219.
  • Pamsudhovaka Sutta. The process of getting rid of the impurities found in gold ore is a very gradual one, involving many stages; so is the progress in ecstatic meditation, the first step in which is the removal of the gross sins. A.i.253.
  • Pamsukūladhovana Jātaka
  • Pamsukūlapūjaka Thera
  • Pamsukūlasaññika Thera. An arahant. He was a hunter in the time of Tissa Buddha, and, one day, seeing in the forest a pamsukūla robe of the Buddha, he worshipped it (Ap.ii.418f). He is probably identical with Punnāmāsa Thera. ThagA.i.297f.
  • Pamsukūlī, Pamsukūlino, Pamsukūlikā
  • Pamsupabbata vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, mentioned as the residence of Bhuvenakabāhu Thera. P.L.C. 247.
  • Pamsupisācakā. A class of pisācas, born in filth. MA.ii.713, 921; UdA.247. The word is used as a term of contempt. E.g., AA.i.438; MA.ii.610, 611.
  • Pānā Sutta
  • Pāna Sutta. Few are they who abstain from taking life, more numerous they who do not. S. v.468.
  • Panāda
  • Pānadhidāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he gave a couch (pānadhi?) to a forest dwelling sage. Seventy seven kappas ago he was eight times king under the name of Suyāna. Ap.i.208f.
  • Pananagara. A village in Ceylon which was one of the centres of the campaigns of Pandukābhaya. Mhv.x.27.
  • Panasabukka, a village in the Guttahāla district of Ceylon. Cv.lxi.12.
  • Panasaphaladāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he saw the Pacceka Buddha Ajjuna in Himavā and offered him a ripe jack fruit as large as a pot on a platter of leaves. Ap.i.297; cf. ibid., ii.446.
  • Panasiyarāja, a Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.99.
  • Panayamāra or Panayamāraka. A Tamil ursurper who slew Bāhiya, another ursurper, and reigned in Anurādhapura for seven years (between 439 and 454) till he, in turn, was slain by his commander in chief Pilayamāra. Mhv.xxxiii.57ff.; Dpv.xix.15; xx.16.
  • Pañca Sutta. See Anattalakkhana Sutta. S. iii.66.
  • Pañcacchiddageha
  • Pañcacūlaka. The name of Sanankumāra when he was born as a human in a former birth. He practised the jhānas, and having died in that state, was born in the brahma world (MA.ii.584). More probably, Pañcacūlaka here is not a name but a description meaning "while he was yet a lad with his hair tied in five knots."
  • Pañcacūlakagāmadāraka. The disguise assumed by Vissakamma when, acting on Sakka's orders, he went with Asoka to fetch the relics for his cetiyas. These relics lay buried, and no one had been able to find them. DA.ii.614; see Pañcacūlaka above for more probable explanation.
  • Pañcadīpadāyikā Therī
  • Pañcadīpī. See Pañcadīpadāyikā.
  • Pañcadīpika Thera. An arahant. He was once a follower of Padumuttara Buddha and lit a lamp under his bodhi tree. Thereby he obtained the power of being able to see through all obstacles. Thirty-four kappas ago he was king, under the name of Satacakkhu. Ap.i.108.
  • Pañcadīpika. See Pañcadīpadāyikā.
  • Pañcagaru Jātaka (No. 132) = Bhiruka Jātaka
  • Pañcagati Buttā. A series of suttas in which the Buddha declares that, through not understanding the four Ariyan truths, beings continue to be born in one or other of the five conditions: as humans, animals, petas, devas, or in the nirayas. S.v.474ff.
  • Pañcagativannanā. The name of a Commentary. Gv.65, 75.
  • Pañcaggadāyaka
  • Pañcaggalalenavāsī Tissa. A young novice who could travel through the air. One day, while so journeying, he heard the daughter of the chief artisan of Girgāma singing in a lotus pond while bathing with five hundred friends. He was attracted by her voice and lost his concentration of mind. SnA.i.70.
  • Pañcahatthiya Thera
  • Pañcaka. See Pandaka and Pañcikā.
  • Pañcakanga
  • Pañcala vihāra. A monastery in Sonnagiripāda (in Ceylon); the residence of the monk Sona, the son of a hunter. AA.i.255. See also Pipphali Vihāra.
  • Pañcāla, Pañcālajanapada, Pañcālarattha, Pañcālā
  • Pañcālacanda
  • Pañcālacandī
  • Pañcālī
  • Pañcāliputta
  • Pañcamaka. One of the ten sons of Kālāsoka (q.v.).
  • Pañcambangana. A place in Mahāmeghavana in Anurādhapura. Here Dārubhatika Tissa had a pond made, which was later filled up by Dhātusena, who had a series of cells built there. It is probably identical with Pañhambamālaka (q.v.). Mhv.xxxiv.23; MT 626.
  • Pañcanadī, Pañcamahānadī
  • Pañcangika Vagga. The third section of the Pañcaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.14 32.
  • Pañcanguliya Thera. An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he approached Tissa Buddha, who was entering the Gandhakuti, and offered him a handful of perfume. Seventy two kappas ago he was a king called Sayampabhā. Ap.i.186.
  • Pañcanikāyamandala. An assembly hall in the Lohapāsāda, where the monks living to the north of the Mahāvālukanadī used regularly to assemble at the end of the rainy season. DA.ii.581.
  • Pañcanīvarana Sutta. On the five nīvaranas, their evil results and the means of getting rid of them. A.i.3ff.
  • Pañcapandita Jātaka (No. 508)
  • Pañcapāpā
  • Pañcaparivenamūla
  • Pañcappakarana. Name given to the collection of the books of the Abhidhammapitaka, with the exception of the Dhammasangani and the Vibhanga. There is a Commentary on these by Buddhaghosa and Ananda Vanaratana. P.L.C.210; Gv.64 75.
  • Pañcarājāno Sutta
  • Pañcasālā. A brahmin village of Magadha. For an episode connected with it see Pinda Sutta. S. i.113; DhA.iii.257; Mil.154.
  • Pañcasatarattha. A district in Ceylon (the modern Pansiyapattu to the North east of Kandy) where King Senāratna once deposited the Tooth Relic to guard it from his enemies. Cv.xcv.9.
  • Pañcasatikā. The name given to the First Council, which was held under the presidency of Mahā Kassapa. Five hundred monks took part in it, hence its name. MT.151.
  • Pañcasatikakhandhaka. The eleventh section of the Cullavagga of the Vinaya Pitaka.
  • Pañcasattatimandira. A building erected in Pulatthipura by Parakkamabāhu I. for "the reception of the magic water and the magic thread given him by the yellow robed ascetics. " (Cv.lxxiii.73) Geiger suggests that the building was used for paritta ceremonies. Cv.Trs.ii.9, n.2.
  • Pañcasikha
  • Pañcasikha Sutta. Pañcasikha visits the Buddha at Gijjhakūta and asks how it is that some beings are wholly set free in this very life, while others are not. The Buddha enlightens him. S. iv.103f.
  • Pañcasikkhāpada Sutta. On account of a common element those who commit the five evils   take life, steal, etc.   consort with those who do likewise. S. ii.167.
  • Pañcasīla Sutta. The five things, being possessed of which makes women to be born in purgatory   the taking of life, theft, wrong sensuous indulgence, falsehood, the use of intoxicants. These are to be guarded against. S. iv.245.
  • Pañcasīlasamādāniya Thera
  • Pañcattaya Sutta. Preached at Jetavana. It deals with various schools of thought and their doctrines regarding the future. Some say the self is conscious, others deny this; some teach annihilation, others deny that. The Buddha does not support any of these speculations. M.ii.228ff.
  • Pañcatthānadāna Sutta. The name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 58) to the Bhojana Sutta (2) (q.v.).
  • Pañcavaggiyā
  • Pañcaverabhaya Sutta
  • Pañcavihāra. A place near Pulatthinagara to which Parakkamabāhu I. and his followers retreated while awaiting a favourable opportunity to advance against Mānābharana. Cv.lxxii.116f.
  • Pañcavudha Jātaka (No. 55)
  • Pañcāvudha-kumāra. See Pañcāvudha Jātaka.
  • Pañcayojanarattha. A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon, the modern Pasyodunkorala. It is mentioned in various campaigns, and was irrigated and made fertile by Parakkamabāhu I. In it was the Bhīmatittha vihāra, once the repository of the Tooth Relic. Cv.Ivii.71; lxi.35; lxviii.51; lxxii.57; lxxv.21; lxxxv.81.
  • Pañcikā. See Moggallāna Pañcikā.
  • Pañcuddharattha. The name of the districts lying round the modern city of Kandy. Cv.xciv.4; xcv.23, 24; xcvi.17; see Geiger, Cv.Trs.ii.233, n.2.
  • Pañcuposatha Jātaka (No. 490)
  • Pandaka
  • Pandara
  • Pandarakā. The name of a river which is mentioned with Mallangiri and Tikūta as a haunt of Kinnarī's. (J.iv.438, 439).
  • Pandaranga
  • Pandarasa. See Pandara (5).
  • Pandava
  • Pandavāvana. A park laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lixix.12.
  • Pandavavāpī. A tank and a monastery in Ceylon, restored by Vijayabāhu I. (Cv.lx.48, 58). The tank was later enlarged by Parakkamabāhu I. and converted into the Parakkamasamudda. Ibid., lxviii.39; for its identification see Cv.Trs.i.219, n.1.
  • Pandimandalanādālvara. A Tamil chief. Cv.lxxvi.179.
  • Pandita
  • Panditakumāraka. A Licchavi who, with Abhaya, visited Ananda at the Mahāvana in Vesāli and held a discussion regarding ascetic practices. A.i.220f.
  • Panditapañha. See Pañcapanditapañha.
  • Pandiyarāyara. A Tamil chief. Cv.lxxvi.174, 178.
  • Pandriya. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.184.
  • Pandu
  • Pandū
  • Pandugati Nanda. One of the Nava-Nandā.
  • Panduka
  • Panduka Nanda. One of the Nava-Nandā.
  • Pandukābhaya
  • Pandukambalasilāsana
  • Pandukanna
  • Pandula. A brahmin of Pandulagāma, rich and learned in the Vedas. He taught Pandukābhaya, advised him in the choice of a wife, gave him one hundred thousand with which to raise an army, and allowed his son Canda to accompany him as his friend and counsellor. Mhv.x.20ff.
  • Pandulagāma. The residence of Pandula (q.v.); it was to the south of Anurādhapura. Mhv.x.20.
  • Pandunādukottāna. A locality in South India. Cv.lxxvii.105.
  • Pandupura. A village near Sāvatthi. DhA.iii.449.
  • Panduputta
  • Pandurājā
  • Panduvāsudeva
  • Panduvijaya. A village founded by Parakkamabāhu I. in memory of his conquest of the Pandu country. Cv.lxxvii.105.
  • Panga. The name of a Pacceka Buddha, found in a nominal list. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
  • Pangura vihāra
  • Pañhamandapatthāna. A place near the Abhayavāpi in Anurādhapura. SA.iii.151.
  • Pañhambamālaka
  • Panihita-acchanna Vagga. The fifth section of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.8 10.
  • Panītatara Sutta. The four kinds of birth among the Nāgas and the pre eminent among them. S. iii.240.
  • Paniva. A locality in South India. Cv.lxxvi.184,186.
  • Pānīya Jātaka (No. 459)
  • Pānīyadvāra. One of the gates of Pulatthipura erected by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiii.162.
  • Pañjalipabbata. A mountain in South Ceylon, at the source of the Karindanadī. Here Theraputtābhaya lived after he renounced the world and became an arahant. v.l. Pañcalipabbata, Pajjalitapabbata.  Mhv.xxxii.14; Thūpavamsa 77.
  • Pankadhā Sutta
  • Pañkadhā
  • Pankavela. A village in Ceylon where Vikkamabāhu II. defeated Jayabāhu I. and his brothers. Cv.lxi.16; see also Cv. Trs.i.226, n.2.
  • Pañña Jātaka. See Pāniya Jātaka
  • Paññā Sutta 1. On the four powers: wisdom, energy, innocence (anavajja) and collectedness or kindness (sangāha). A.ii.142.
  • Pañña Sutta 2. On eight reasons and causes which strengthen elementary wisdom (ādibrahmacariyikā paññā). A.iv.151ff.
  • Paññā Sutta. Few are they blessed with insight; more numerous they that are not. S. v.467.
  • Pañña Vagga. The third section of the Patisambhidāmagga.
  • Pannabhatta. A village given by Aggabodhi V. for the maintenance of the Tālavatthu (or Mahāsena) vihāra. Cv.xlviii.8.
  • Pannadāyaka Thera
  • Pannaka
  • Pannakata. A city in Esikārattha. Pv.iv.7; PvA.195ff.
  • Pannañjalika Thera. An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he lay grievously ill at the foot of a tree in the forest. The Buddha Tissa, in his compassion, came to him, and Pannañjalika, unable to rise, clasped his hands above his head and worshipped the Buddha. Five kappas ago he was king five times, under the name of Mahāsikha. Ap.i.128.
  • Pannasālaka. A village in Ceylon. Kalyānavatī, the first queen consort of Kitti Nissanka, was fond of this village and built a vihāra there, endowing it with all manner of possessions. Cv.lxxx.35.
  • Pannattankotta. A locality in South India, mentioned in the account of Lankāpura's campaigns. Cv.lxxvi.313.
  • Paññatti Sutta
  • Paññattivādā (v.l. Pannatti-)
  • Pannattivāda. See Paññattivāda.
  • Paññavā Sutta. A monk who cultivates the seven factors of wisdom can be called intelligent. S. v.467.
  • Pannavallakabhūta. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.47.
  • Paññāvuddhi Sutta. The four states which conduce to growth in wisdom: association with the good, hearing the Doctrine, right reflection, and right behaviour in accordance with the Dhamma. A.ii.245.
  • Pannika Jātaka (No. 102)
  • Panthaka 1, see Cūla Panthaka and Mahā Panthaka.
  • Panthaka 2. Mentioned as the name of a man. J. i.403.
  • Pāpa Sutta. The wicked man is he who takes life, steals, etc., and is of malicious heart; more than wicked is he who encourages others in these things. Just so with the good and the more than good. A.ii.222f.
  • Pāpa Vagga. The ninth section of the Dhammapada.
  • Pāpadhamma Sutta. On the man who is wicked by nature and the one who is more than wicked; also on him who is of goodly nature and the one who is more than goodly. A.ii.223.
  • Pāpaka. A monk who, believing that his name was of ill omen, wished to change it. The Buddha preached to him the Nāmasiddhi Jātaka (q.v.) to show that a name has no importance. J.i.401f.
  • Papañcasūdanī. Buddhaghosa's Commentary on the Majjhima Nikāya. The colophon states that it was written at the request of the monk Buddhamitta of Mayūrapattana. The work is quoted in the Samantapāsādikā. Sp.iv.870.
  • Pāpanika Sutta
  • Pāpanivāriya Thera. An arahant. In the time of Piyadassī Buddha he had cleaned the cloistered walk of the Buddha and shown great exertion in the fulfilment of religious practices. Eleven kappas ago he was a king, named Aggideva. Ap.i.212f.
  • Papāta Sutta. The Buddha once went with some monks to Patibhānakūta for the siesta, and a certain monk, seeing the precipice below them, asked if any precipice were deeper than that. Yes, answered the Buddha, the precipice of ignorance of the nature of dukkka. S. v.448f.
  • Papāta Vagga. The fifth chapter of the Sacca Samyutta. S.v.446ff.
  • Papātapabbata
  • Papatita Sutta. He who does not possess the virtue, the concentration, the wisdom and the release of the Ariyans, is said to have fallen away from the Dhamma vinaya. A.ii.2.
  • Pappata. A grove near the modern Colombo. Parakkamabāhu VI erected there the Sunetta parivena in memory of his mother. Cv.xci.24; see also Cv.Trs.ii.216, n.3 and 4.
  • Papphālama. A landing place in Rāmañña where the forces of Damilādhikarin landed. Cv.lxxvi.63.
  • Pāra Sutta. The Buddha teaches of the further shore (beyond samsāra) and the path leading thereto. S. iv.369.
  • Parābhava Sutta
  • Paradārika Sutta. About a man of Rājagaha, an adulterer, born as a peta in a dung pit and seen by Mahā Moggallāna. S. ii.258.
  • Pāragā. A class of devas. D.ii.260.
  • Paragāma vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, restored by Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lx.61.
  • Pāragangā. The region beyond the Ganges (E.g., J. ii.333; vi.427), to be exiled into which was a great punishment. E.g., Sn. pp. 32, 47.
  • Pārājikā. The first of the two divisions of the Sutta Vibhanga of the Vinaya Pitaka.
  • Pārājikākanda. The first chapter of the Pārājikā.
  • Pārājikuddesa. The third of the five divisions of the Pātimokkha.
  • Parakkama
  • Parakkamabāhu
  • Parakkamabāhupāsāda. A monastic building attached to the Valligāma vihāra and erected by Parakkamabāhu IV. Cv.xc.96.
  • Parakkamapandu. One of the three Virapperayaras whom Lankāpura won over with gifts to alliance with Vīrapandu. Cv.lxxvii.6.
  • Parakkamapura
  • Parakkamasāgara. A tank built by Parakkamabāhu I. It was connected with the Kāragangā by the Godāvarī Canal. Cv.lxxix.28,67.
  • Parakkamatalika. A tank built by Parakkamabāhu I (Cv.lxxix.27). See Parakkamabāhu.
  • Parakkantabāhu, Parakkantabhuja. See Parakkamabāhu.
  • Parakkasamudda
  • Parakusinātā. One of the cities of Uttarakuru, described as having been built on an airy base. D.iii.200.
  • Paramannadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he invited Vipassī Buddha to his house, where he served him with excellent food. Ap.i.249.
  • Paramarāja. A king of Ayodhya (in India?) who built a monastery, called the Lankārāma, for the Elder Dhammakitti. P.L.C.245.
  • Paramassāsa Sutta. A conversation between Sāriputta and Jambukhādaka on what constitutes supreme comfort. S. ii.254; cp.iv.261.
  • Paramatta. A Brahmā who was present at the Mahāsamaya. D.ii.260.
  • Paramatthabindu. A grammatical work on Pāli, by King Kyocvā of Pagan. There is a Tīkā on it by Mahā Kassapa. Bode, op. cit., 25.
  • Paramatthadīpa. Another name for the Khemappakarana (q.v.).
  • Paramatthadīpanī 1. Dhammapāla's Commentary on the Udānā, Itivuttaka, Vimānavatthu, Petavatthu, Theragāthā and Therīgāthā (Gv.60). It seems also to have been called Vimalavilāsinī. P.L.C.114, n.4.
  • Paramatthadīpanī 2. The name given to the Pañcappakaratthakathā. SadS.60.
  • Paramatthajotikā. Buddhaghosa's Commentary on the Khuddakapātha, Dhammapada, Sutta Nipāta and Jātaka.
  • Paramatthaka Sutta
  • Paramatthamañjūsā 1. Dhammapāla’s Commentary (Tīkā) on the Visuddhi-Magga. P.L.C.113.
  • Paramatthamañjūsā 2. An Abhidhamma treatise by Vepullabuddhi. Bode, op. cit., 28.
  • Paramatthapakāsinī. The name given to the Mūlatikā on the Abhidhamma-Pitaka written in Ceylon under Mahā Kassapa. SadS.60.
  • Paramatthavinicchaya. A treatise on the Abhidhamma written by Anuruddha of Kāñcipura. There exists a Tīkā on it by Māhābodhi Thera. P.L.C.173f.; Gv.61,71; Svd.1226, 1230; Sās.69. It was written at the request of Sangha-rakkhita. Gv.71.
  • Pāramīmahāsataka. A Pāli poem of one hundred verses, in twelve sections, dealing with the ten pāramitā, written by Dhammakitti Sangharāja. The poem is based on the Jātaka and the Cariyā Pitaka. P.L.C. 242.
  • Parammarana Sutta. Mahā Kassapa explains to Sāriputta that the Buddha has omitted to say anything of his existence or otherwise after death, because such a discussion would be fruitless; but he has taught of dukkha and its cessation, because that is fruitful. S. ii.222f.
  • Parangī. The Pāli name for the Portuguese, who invaded Ceylon. E.g., Cv.xcv. 5, 96; xcviii.80.
  • Paranimmita Vasavattī
  • Parantapa
  • Parantapabbata. One of the ambassadors sent by Devānampiyatissa to Asoka. Dpv. xi.29, 31.
  • Pārāpara. The name of a family. See Pārāpariya.
  • Pārāpariya Thera
  • Pārāpata Jātaka. See Romaka Jātaka.
  • Parappasādaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he was a brahmin named Sena, who, seeing Siddhattha Buddha, praised him in four stanzas. Fourteen kappas ago he was king four times under the name of Uggata (Ap.i.113f). He is probably identical with Bhūta Thera. ThagA.i.494.
  • Parasamuddavāsī Therī. Referred to in the Commentaries (e.g., MA.ii.726); the reference is probably to the monks of India, as opposed to those of Ceylon.
  • Pārāsara. The name of a family. See Pārāsariya.
  • Pārāsariya
  • Pārāyana Vagga
  • Pārāyanikabrāhmanā
  • Paresa Sutta. On three qualities essential for one who teaches others the Dhamma. A.i.151.
  • Paribbājakā
  • Paribbājaka Sutta
  • Paribbājaka Vagga. The eighth chapter of the Majjhima Nikāya, containing suttas 71 80. M.i.481ff.
  • Paribhutta. A city in the time of Sikhī Buddha, where the Bodhisatta was born as King Arindama. BuA.203.
  • Pāricchattaka
  • Pāricchattaka Sutta
  • Pāricchattaka Vagga. The third chapter of the Vimāna Vatthu.
  • Pāricchattaka Vimāna Vatthu
  • Parihāna Sutta
  • Parihāni Sutta. Sāriputta tells the monks of four qualities that bring about "falling off": abundance of lust, hatred, and delusion, and want of wisdom in profound matters. A.ii.143f.
  • Parijāna (or Abhijāna) Sutta. By not thoroughly knowing or understanding the five khandhas one is unfit for the destruction of suffering. S. iii.26f.
  • Parijānana Sutta. Without comprehending and detaching himself from the all   eye, nose, etc.   a man is incapable of extinguishing suffering. S. iv.17.
  • Pārikā, Pārī. A hunter's daughter, wife of Dukūlaka and mother of Suvannāsama (the Bodhisatta). For details see the Sāma Jātaka. Pārikā was a former birth of Bhaddā Kāpilānī. J.vi.95; Mil.123.
  • Parikkhāra Sutta. The seven requisites for the attainment of samddhi   the first seven stages of the Noble Eightfold Path. A.iv.40.
  • Parikuppa Sutta. Five kinds of persons who lie festering (parikuppa) in hell: those who kill mother, father, or arahant, maliciously draw blood from the Buddha, or create dissension in the Order. A.iii.146.
  • Parilāha Sutta. Not to understand dukkha and its cessation is far more fearsome than to be born in the Parilāha-niraya. S.v.450.
  • Parilāha. A niraya where all objects of the senses, even when really attractive, appear quite repulsive to those experiencing them. S. v.450.
  • Pārileyya, Pārileyyaka
  • Pārileyyaka Sutta. When the Buddha was staying in a forest near Pārileyya, some monks asked Ananda to take them to him. This he did, and the Buddha, reading the thoughts of certain monks, preached a sermon on the destruction of the Āsavas by the full realization of impermanence and the absence of any self. S. iii.95ff.
  • Parimandala Vagga. The first section of the Sekhiyā. Vin.iv.185 7.
  • Parimucchita Sutta. One who does not regard the body, etc., as "I" and "mine" and as "self" will not have a hereafter. S.iii.165.
  • Parinda. A Tamil usurper, son of King Pandu. He ruled in Anurādhapura for three years between 433 and 460, and was succeeded by his youngest brother, Khudda Parinda. Cv.xxxviii.29.
  • Parinibbāna Sutta
  • Pariññā Sutta
  • Pariññeyyā Sutta
  • Pariññeyya Sutta. The All should be fully known. S.iv.29.
  • Paripunnaka Thera
  • Parisā Sutta
  • Parisā Vagga. The fifth chapter of the Duka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.70.
  • Parisuddha Sutta. Eight conditions   the factors of the Noble Eightfold Path   which are absolutely pure and which come into being only on the appearance of a Tathāgata. S.v.15.
  • Parisuddha Vagga. The thirteenth chapter of the Dasaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.v.237 40.
  • Parisuddha. A king of sixty seven kappas ago, a previous birth of Dussadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.185.
  • Parisuddhābhā
  • Paritta, Parittā
  • Parittābhā
  • Parittasubhā. A class of devas belonging to the Subhas (M.iii.102). Beings are born among them after attaining the third jhāna (VibhA. 507). Their life span is sixteen kappas. AbhS. 23.
  • Parittikkundirattha. A district in South India. It was given over to Colagangara in return for his allegiance to Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvii.9.
  • Parittikundiyāra. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.137, 221.
  • Parivārapātha (or Parivāra)
  • Pārivāsika Khandha. The second section of the Culla Vagga of the Vinaya Pitaka.
  • Parivena vihāra. A vihāra in Rohana, built by Aggabodhi, ruler of Rohana (Aggabodhi 6). Cv.xlv.45.
  • Parivīmamsana Sutta
  • Pariyādinna Suttā. Two suttas on how attachments arise and on how they can be completely exhausted. S. iv.33f.
  • Pariyāya Sutta
  • Pariyesanā Sutta. On four quests that are un Ariyan and four that are Ariyan. A.ii.247.
  • Parosahassa Jātaka (No. 99)
  • Parosahassa Sutta. Relates how once, when the Buddha was at Jetavana with twelve hundred and fifty monks, instructing them and inciting them by means of a sermon on Nibbāna, Vangīsa, who was in the assembly, after obtaining the Buddha's permission, extolled him in a number of verses. S. i.192.
  • Parosata Jātaka (No. 101). This story is analogous in all respects to the Parosahassa Jātaka (q.v.).
  • Parosata Vagga. The eleventh chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā. J. i.410 24.
  • Pārupanā
  • Pāsa Sutta
  • Pāsa. A locality in South India, captured by Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.236.
  • Pasāda Sutta
  • Pāsādabahula
  • Pasādabahula Sutta. See Pāsādabahula, which is a wrong reading.
  • Pāsādakampana Sutta
  • Pāsādakampana Vagga. The second chapter of the Iddhipāda Samyutta (S.v.263ff). It derives its name from the Pāsādakampana (or Moggallāna) Sutta (q.v.).
  • Pasādapāsāda. A monastic building erected in the Selantarasamūhavihāra by Yasodharā, daughter of Vijayabāhu I. Cv.Ix.84.
  • Pāsādika Sutta
  • Pāsāna Sutta. Once when the Buddha was in Gijjhakūta on a dark and rainy night, Māra sent many rocks crashing down in order to frighten him, but the Buddha was quite calm (S.i.109).
  • Pāsānachātaka. See Akkhakkhāyika.
  • Pāsānadīpa
  • Pāsānagāmavāpī. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.36.
  • Pāsānaka cetiya
  • Pāsānalekha Sutta. Three kinds of persons: like carvings on rock, on the ground and on water. The first is easily angered and his anger lasts long; that of the second does not last long; the third is easily reconciled. A.i.283.
  • Pāsānapabbata. A hill near Anurādhapura, to the north of the Nīcasusāna, laid out by Pandukābhaya. Mhv.x.35.
  • Pāsānasinna. A locality in Ceylon where Dhātusena built the Dhātusenapabbata vihāra. Cv.xxxviii.47.
  • Pāsānatittha. A ford across the Kadambanadī. From this ford the sīmā of the Mahāvihāra started, returning to the same spot. In Pāsānatittha was the Kuddavātakapāsāna. Mbv. 134,135.
  • Pāsānavāpigāma. A village in Rohana, near Mahāgāma. Ras.i.103.
  • Pāsarāsi Sutta. Another name for the Ariyapariyesanā Sutta (q.v.). See also MA.ii.740.
  • Pasayha Sutta. Five powers -  beauty, wealth, kin, sons, virtue -  the possession of which enables a woman to live at home, overpowering (pasayha) her husband. S. iv.246.
  • Pasenadi
  • Passaddhi Sutta. On tranquillity -  a conversation between Ananda and Udāyī. A.iv.455.
  • Passī. A Pacceka Buddha mentioned in a nominal list. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107; MA.ii.890.
  • Passika Thera
  • Pasūra
  • Patācārā
  • Pātala
  • Pātāla Sutta. The worldlings speak of a bottomless pit (pātāla) in the mighty ocean. But the real pātāla is painful bodily feeling, which brings about weeping and wailing and lamentation. S.iv.206f.
  • Pātali or Mānapa Sutta. A series of discussions between Pātali and the Buddha, on various topics. S. iv.340ff.
  • Pātali
  • Pātaligāma, Pātaliputta
  • Pātaligāmiya Vagga. The eighth section of the Udāna. Ud., pp. 80 ff.
  • Pātalipūjaka Thera
  • Pātalipupphiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he was a setthi putta who, seeing Tissa Buddha, offered him a lapful of pātaliflowers. Sixty three kappas ago he was a king named Abhisammata. Ap.i.122f.
  • Pātaliputta peta
  • Pātaliputta. A Paribbājaka; see Potaliputta, for which it is a wrong reading.
  • Pātaliputtaka brahmin
  • Patāpa. A mythical king, descendant of Mahāsammata. His father was Mahāruci (or Suruci) and his son was Mahāpatāpa. Dpv.iii.7; Mhv.ii.44.
  • Patāpana. A Niraya (J.v.266, 453), so called because its heat was excessive (ativiya tāpetī ti Patāpano). J. v.271.
  • Pātapata. A locality in South India, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.224, 234.
  • Pathama Cetiya. A cetiya built by Devānampiyatissa, on the spot where Mahinda alighted on his first visit to Anurādhapura and the king's palace. Mhv.xiv.45; xx.20; Sp.i.79. One of the eight Bodhi saplings was planted there. Mhv.xix.61.
  • Pathamasambodhi. The name of a book. Gv. 65, 75.
  • Pathamasuddhiya Sutta. The four jhānas, which, when cultivated, flow to Nibbāna, just as the Ganges flows to the east. S. v.307.
  • Pathavī Sutta
  • Pathavicālaka Dhammagutta. See Dhammagutta.
  • Pathavidundubhi. A king of ninety one kappas ago, a previous birth of Mānava (Sammukhāthavika). ThagA.i.163; Ap.i.159.
  • Pathavindhara 1. A Nāga king, a previous birth of Rāhula. AA.i.142, etc.; but see s.v. Rāhula.
  • Pathavindhara 2. Son of Kiki, king of Benares. He built one of the gateways of the Dhātughara of Kassapa Buddha. SnA.i.194.
  • Pātheyya Sutta. Spoken in answer to a deva's questions. Faith is the provision for the way (of samsāra); desires drag men round and round. S. i.44.
  • Pātheyyakā. See Pāveyyakā.
  • Pāthika (Pāthiya)
  • Pāthīna. A monastery in Ceylon, restored by Vijayabāhu I. Cv.Ix.58.
  • Pāti Sutta. Dire are gains, favours and flattery. They tempt even a man, otherwise incorruptible, to lie for the sake of a silver bowl filled with gold dust, or a golden bowl filled with silver dust. S. ii.233.
  • Patibhāna Sutta. The four kinds of people in the world: he who replies to the point, not diffusely; he who replies diffusely; etc. A.ii.135.
  • Pātibhoga Sutta. Four things against which there can be no surety: decay, disease, death and rebirth. A.ii.112; cp.iii.54; Kvu.457.
  • Paticchanna Sutta. Three things which are practised in secret: the ways of women, the chants of brahmins, the views of perverse men; and three others which are there for all to see: the sun, the moon, and the dhamma-vinaya of a Tathāgata. A.i.282.
  • Patidesanīya Vagga. One of the sub divisions of the Pācittiya. Vin.iii.175ff.
  • Pātihāriyakathā. The sixth chapter of the Paññāvagga of the Patisambhidāmagga.
  • Pātihīrasaññaka Thera. An arahant. In the past he had seen the miracles attending the entry of Padumuttara Buddha into his city and marvelled thereat. Ap.ii.392.
  • Patijagga. Sixty seven kappas ago there were seven kings of this name, all previous incarnations of Citakapūjaka Thera. Ap.i.237.
  • Pātika
  • Pātikaputta
  • Pātikārāma. A park near Vesāli, where the Buddha was staying, when Sunakkhatta, having failed to impress him as to the greatness of Korakkhattiya, left the Order and went about abusing the Buddha. J. i.389; cp.ibid., 77.
  • Patikkūla Sutta. The idea of the repulsiveness of food, if cultivated and encouraged, conduces to great profit. S.v.132.
  • Patikolamba. A cook. He refused to listen to Sattigumba who suggested killing the Pañcāla king (J.iv.431f.). See the Sattigumba Jātaka.
  • Patilābha Sutta. A description of the five indriyas. S.v.199f.
  • Patilīna Sutta. A monk, who has shaken off various speculations, has given up searching for sense pleasures and going on other quests and has obtained calm by abandoning pleasure and pain, such a one is called patilīna (withdrawn). A.ii.41f.
  • Patimā vihāra. A monastery probably in Kānagāma, where Aggabodhi, ruler of Rohana, set up a large stone image of the Buddha. Cv.xlv.43.
  • Pātimokkha
  • Pātimokkha Sutta. A monk asks the Buddha for a brief teaching. The Buddha tells him that he should dwell in the self control of the Pātimokkha, well equipped in his range of practice (ācāragocarasampanno), seeing danger in the minutest faults and undertaking the precepts. Thus will he be able to develop the four satipatthānas. S. v.187.
  • Pātimokkhalekhana. A book for Vinaya students, by ñānavara. Bode, op cit., 67.
  • Pātimokkhathapana Khandaka. The ninth chapter of the Culla Vagga of the Vinaya Pitaka.
  • Pātimokkhavisodhanī. A commentary by Saddhammajotipāla. Gv.p.64.
  • Patipadā Sutta
  • Patipanna Sutta
  • Patipatti Sutta. Preached at Sāvatthi, on wrong conduct and right conduct. S. v.23.
  • Patipatti Vagga. The fourth chapter of the Magga Samyutta. S. v.23ff.
  • Patipattisangaha. A Pāli work by an unknown author. Gv. 62, 72.
  • Patipūjikā
  • Patirūpa Sutta. The Buddha was once staying in Ekasālā in Kosala, and there preached to a large congregation. Māra warned the Buddha not to teach, lest he should suffer both from the zeal of his supporters and the anger of his opponents. The Tathāgatha is unmindful of both, answered the Buddha. S. i.111.
  • Patisallāna Sutta. The Buddha exhorts the monks to apply themselves to solitude, because the solitary man knows things as they really are. S. iii.15; iv.80; v.414.
  • Patisambhidā Sutta
  • Patisambhidākathā. The sixth section of the Yuganaddhavagga of the Patisambhidāmagga. Ps.ii.147 158.
  • Patisambhidāmagga
  • Patisankhāra. Thirty kappas ago there were thirteen kings of this name, all previous births of Sudhāpindiya Thera. Ap.i.133.
  • Patisārānīya Sutta. Eight kinds of disqualifications in a monk, which entitle the Order to censure him. A.iv.346f.
  • Patitthāna
  • Patitthārattha. Another name for Rājarattha (q.v.), a division of Ceylon.
  • Patitthita Sutta. On how a monk may establish earnestness in the five indriyas. S. v.232.
  • Patiyāloka. A place near Rājagaha. Vin.iv.79, 131.
  • Patiyārāma. The name of the Thūpārāma in the time of Kakusandha Buddha. Sp.i.86; Dpv. xvii.11.
  • Patoda Sutta. Four kinds of thoroughbred steeds in the world and the corresponding four kinds of thoroughbred men. The first kind of thoroughbred steed is stirred at the very sight of the shadow of the goad stick, similarly thoroughbred men are agitated at the news of another's affliction. A.ii.114f.
  • Patta Vagga
  • Pattadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he gave a bowl to Siddhattha Buddha. Ap.i.224.
  • Pattakamma Sutta. Preached to Anāthapindika. Four things are difficult to acquire in the world: wealth lawfully obtained, good report, long life, happy rebirth. Four things conduce to their attainment: perfection of faith, of virtue, of generosity and of wisdom. A.ii.65ff.
  • Pattakamma Vagga. The seventh chapter of the Catukka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.ii.65 76.
  • Pāttanallūra. A fortress in South India, once occupied by Jagadvijaya. Cv.lxxvi.304,306; lxxvii.71.
  • Pattapāsāna. A district of Ceylon, given for the maintenance of the Jetthārāma, by Jetthā, chief queen of Aggabodhi IV. Cv.xlvi.28.
  • Pattapāsānavāpī. A tank in Ceylon, formed by Moggallāna II. by the damming up of the Kadambanadī (Cv.xli.61). It was restored by Vijyabāhu 1. (Ibid., lx.50) and again by Parakkamabāhu 1. Ibid., lxxix.34.
  • Patthāna Sutta. Three good results for which the good life should be lived. Sutta Sangaha No.29; Itv.67f. Perhaps the correct name is Patthanā Sutta. The Udāna calls it Sukka Sutta.
  • Patthānaganānaya. An Abhidhamma treatise ascribed to Saddhammajotipāla. Gv.64,74.
  • Patthānappakarana. The last "book" of the Abhidhammapitaka. It might be described as the book of "causes," and deals with the twenty four paccayas or modes of relations between things, mental and material. Its Commentary was written by Buddhaghosa at the request of a monk called Culla Buddhaghosa.
  • Patthānasāradīpanī. A work by a monk named Saddhammālankāra. Sās. 48; Bode, op. cit., 47.
  • Patthodanadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he was a forester, and one day, when wandering in the forest with his basket of rice, he saw the Buddha (Siddhattha?) and offered him the food. Ap.ii.376f.
  • Patti. A Tamil chieftain, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.144.
  • Pattipupphiya Thera. An arahant. He offered a patti flower to the body of Padumuttara Buddha as it was being taken in the procession for cremation. Ap.i.291.
  • Pātubhava Sutta. Six things, the manifestation of which in this world is rare. A.iii.441.
  • Pāvā
  • Pavarā. One of the five daughters of Vessavana, appointed, with her sisters, to dance before Sakka. Vv.iii.4; VvA.131.
  • Pavārana Sutta
  • Pavāranakkhandha. The fourth section of the Mahā Vagga of the Vinaya Pitaka.
  • Pāvārika
  • Pāvārikambavana
  • Pāvārikārāma. See Pāvārika (2).
  • Pavāsi Sutta. A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 37) to Mitta Sutta (q.v.).
  • Pavattā. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; MA.ii.890.
  • Pavattanī Sutta. Religious talk is profitable when they who teach the Dhamma are separately and together able to penetrate the spirit and the letter of the Dhamma. A.i.151.
  • Pavesana Sutta. Ten evil results of a monk visiting the king's harem. A.v.81ff.; cp. Vin.iv.159.
  • Pāveyyakā
  • Pāveyyaka Sutta. See Timsamatta Sutta.
  • Pāveyyaka. An elephant. See Baddheraka.
  • Pavittha Thera
  • Paviveka Sutta
  • Payāga, Payāgatittha, Payāgapatitthāna
  • Pāyāgā. A class of Nāgas (D.ii.258). The Commentary explains (DA.ii.688) that they lived in Pāyāgapatitthāna.
  • Pāyāsadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he offered a bronze bowl filled with milk rice to Vipassī Buddha. Forty one kappas ago he was a king named Buddha (Ap.i.157). He is probably identical with Vacchapāla Thera. ThagA.i.159f.
  • Pāyāsi
  • Payogasiddhi. A Pāli grammatical work, belonging to the Moggallāna school, by Vanaratana Medhankara. P.L.C.230f.
  • Pecchadāyaka. See Mañcadāyaka.
  • Pejalaka. See Sejalaka.
  • Pekhuniya. Grandson of Rohana, who is, therefore, called Pekhunniyanattā (A.i.193). The Commentary (AA.i.419) calls Pekhuniya a setthi.
  • Pelagāma vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Kutakaova Tissa. Mhv.xxxiv.32; see also Mhv.Trs.240, n.1.
  • Pelahāla. A village in Ceylon, granted by Aggabodhi IV. for the maintenance of the Padhānaghara built by him for Dāthāsiva. Cv.xlvi.13.
  • Pelivāpikagāma. A village seven leagues to the north of Anurādhapura. When Dutthagāmanī was looking for material for the building of the Mahā Thūpa, four gems were discovered by a hunter near the tank of this village. Mhv.xxviii.39; Mhv.Trs.190, n.1.
  • Pema Sutta
  • Penambangana. See Setambangana.
  • Pennākata. See Bhennākata.
  • Peraddonī. A town in Ceylon, the modern Peradeniya. Cv.xci.2.
  • Perumpalaya. A village in South India. Cv.lxxvi.287.
  • Pesakāradhītuvatthu
  • Pesalā atimaññanā Sutta. Once when Vangīsa was at Aggālavacetiya with his tutor, Nigrodhakappa, he found himself despising his friendly colleagues, proud of his own skill of improvisation. This discovery made him repent of his conceit and admonish himself. S. i.187f.
  • Pessa
  • Pesuna Sutta. Few are they who abstain from slander. S.v.469.
  • Peta Vatthu
  • Petakālankara. A tīkā by ñānābhivamsa on the Nettippakarana. Sās.134.
  • Petakopadesa
  • Pettanngavālika. A monastery built by Saddhā Tissa. Mbv.xxxlii.8.
  • Petteyya Sutta. Few are they who show reverence to their fathers. S. v.467.
  • Phagguna
  • Phaggunī. One of the two Aggasāvikā of Nārada Buddha. Bu. x. 24; J. i.37.
  • Phala Jātaka (No. 54)
  • Phala Sutta
  • Phaladāyaka Thera
  • Phaladāyaka vimāna Vatthu
  • Phalaganda. One of the seven human beings born in the Avihā-world, where they will pass completely away. S. i.35, 60, etc.
  • Phalagga parivena. A building in Anurādhapura, erected by Devānampiyatissa on the spot where Mahinda sat wrapt in meditation. Mhv.Xv.209.
  • Phalakadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he was a waggon builder (yānakāra), and gave a plank of sandal wood to the Buddha Vipassī. Fifty seven kappas ago he was king four times under the name of Bhavanimmita (v.l. Santa) (Ap.i.174). He is probably identical with Tissa Thera (No. 13). ThagA.i.199f.
  • Phālakāla. The name of three generals of Rohana who were subdued by the forces of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv. 180,183.
  • Phalika. One of the peaks of the Himālaya (J.v.415). Phalikaguhā was evidently in this peak. J. ii.6, 7, 8.
  • Phalikasandāna. One of the Theras dwelling in the Kukkutārāma in Pātaliputta in the time of the Buddha. Vin.i.300.
  • Phaludhiya. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.99.
  • Phandana Jātaka (No. 475)
  • Pharusa Sutta. Few are those who abstain from harsh speech. S. v.469.
  • Phārusa, Phārusaka. One of the parks of Tāvatimsa. J.vi.278; Vibb.A.439; PSA.259, etc.
  • Phārusaka. A garden in Ceylon, laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.10.
  • Phārusaphaladāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he saw Vipassī Buddha and offered him a phārusa fruit. Ap.i.296.
  • Phassa Sutta
  • Phassamūlaka Sutta. Three things are rooted in, and conditioned by, contact: feeling pleasant, painful and neutral. S.iv.215.
  • Phassāyatanika Sutta. The Buddha explains how necessary is the right understanding of the arising and destruction, the satisfaction and misery, and the escape from the sixfold sphere of contact. S. iv.43f.
  • Phāsu Sutta
  • Phāsuvihāra Vagga. The eleventh section of the Pañcaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.127 ff.
  • Pheggū. A Therī of Jambudīpa who came to Ceylon, where she taught the Vinaya. Dpv. xviii.12.
  • Phena Sutta
  • Phudhamanakamanta. Mentioned among the dhammika vijjā. VibhA. 410.
  • Phulla. Ninety two kappas ago there were seven kings of this name, all previous births of Sangharakkhita (Kadambapupphiya) Thera. v.l. Puppha. ThagA.i.217; Ap.i.217.
  • Phusatī
  • Phusati Sutta. To him who toucheth not comes no touch. A wicked man's actions recoil upon him. S. i.13.
  • Phussa
  • Phussā. One of the two chief women disciples of Tissa Buddha. J. i.40; Bu. xviii. 22.
  • Phussadeva
  • Phussamittā. A denizen of purgatory (vinipātikā) who had the power of travelling through the air. Vsm. 382; PSA. 79.
  • Phussamitta. A monk of the Kurundaka vihāra in Ceylon; he was evidently a commentator. AA.i.31.
  • Picumālaka. A locality in Anurādhapura where the rank of Jayamahālekhaka was conferred on Bodhigutta. Mbv.164.
  • Pihita Sutta. The world is shut in by death. S. i.40.
  • Pilakkhaguhā
  • Pilakkhaphaladāyaka Thera
  • Pīlapitthi. A monastery in Ceylon, built by king Kanitthatissa. Mhv.xxxvi.15.
  • Pilavasu. A fortress erected by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.93, 97.
  • Pilavitthi. A locality in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon, where there was a fortress (Cv.lxix.8; lxx.71). It is perhaps identical with Pillavitthi.
  • Pilayakūta. Evidently another name for Sīlakūta. See Mbv. 126, 128, 129.
  • Pilayamāra. A Tamil usurper, the senāpati of Panayamāra, whom he slew. He, in his turn, was slain by his own senapāti Dāthika. Pilayamāra reigned for seven years (between 44-29 B.C.). Mhv.Xxxiii.58; Dpv. xix.15; xx.16.
  • Pilimvatthu. A village near Badalatthalagāma. Cv.lxv.5.
  • Pilinda Vaccha, Pilindi Vaccha, Pilindiya Vaccha
  • Pilinda, Pilindī. The personal name of PilindaVaccha (above).
  • Pilindagāma. Another name for Ārāmikagāma.
  • Piliya. A setthi of Benares, a previous birth of Devadatta. For his story see Asampadāna Jātaka. J.i.466 ff.
  • Piliyakkha. A king of Benares, a former birth of Ananda. For his story see the Sāma Jātaka. J. vi.71ff.; also Mil. 198; Mtu.ii.212, 216, 226.
  • Pillavitthi. A village near the Kālavāpī, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. (Cv.lxxii.163, 170). It is very probably identical with Pilavitthi. Cv.Trs.i.335, n. 4.
  • Pillicchakoli. A locality in Ceylon. SA.ii.169.
  • Pilotika
  • Pilotikakamma. A chapter in the Apadāna (Ap.i.299 f; repeated in UdA.263f ) which mentions various incidents in the lives of the Bodhisatta, as a result of which the Buddha, in his last life, had to suffer physical ailments and calumny. See Pubbakammapiloti.
  • Pinda Sutta
  • Pindapātadāyaka Tissa
  • Pindapātapārisuddha Sutta
  • Pindapātika Thera. An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he was in the Tusita world in the time of Tissa Buddha and, leaving there, he gave alms to the Buddha. Ap.i.285.
  • Pindapātika Tissa. An Elder of the kingdom of Devaputta. He is mentioned in a list of arahants, who, having become arahants by the development of Ānāpānasati, could limit the term of their lives. Vsm.292.
  • Pindapātika-tissa. See Saddhātissa (2).
  • Pindapātiya Tissa. A monk resident in Ambariya vihāra. For his story see Dārubhandaka Mahātissa. AA.i.276f.
  • Pindasakuniya Sutta. The story of a fowler of Rājagaha, born as a peta. S. ii.256.
  • Pindika Sutta. The five kinds of persons who eat only out of one bowl. A.iii.220.
  • Pindiyālopa Sutta. A sutta quoted in the Sutta Sangaha (No.79) from the Itivuttaka (p.89) on the heinousness of a dussīla accepting alms from the pious.
  • Pindola
  • Pindolya Sutta
  • Pingala
  • Pingala Buddharakkhita
  • Pingalā. A slave who, having made an assignation with her lover, as soon as her work was finished, waited outside her master's house, expecting his arrival. At the end of the middle watch, she gave up waiting and slept peacefully. This is one of the incidents mentioned in the Sīlavīmamsa Jātaka. J.iii.101.
  • Pingalakoccha
  • Pingiya
  • Pingiyānī
  • Pinguttara
  • Pippali mānava. See Pipphali mānava (below).
  • Pipphalī mānava, Pipphalī-kumāra, Pipphalī brāhmana. The name of Mahā Kassapa in a previous birth. The correct form is probably Pippali Mānava.
  • Pipphaligūhā
  • Pipphali-vihāra. A monastery in Sonagiripāda in Ceylon. It was the residence of a monk named Sona (VibhA.439) (q.v.). v.l. Sabbagiri Vihāra. AA.i.225 calls it Pañcala and MA.ii.887 Paceli.
  • Pitakattayalakkhana. A treatise ascribed by the Pārupanas to Buddhaghosa. P.L.C.189; Bode, op. cit., 75.
  • Pītavimānavatthu
  • Pītha Jātaka (No. 337)
  • Pītha Vagga. The first chapter of the Vimānavatthu.
  • Pīthiya. A Tamil usurper who ruled at Anurādhapura for seven months, in the time of Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.34.
  • Pīti Sutta. Sāriputta tells Ananda how, by the fading away of zest (pīti), he had dwelt in the third jhāna. S. iii.236.
  • Pītimalla, Pītimallaka, Pītamallaka
  • Pitirājā. See Vattagāmanī.
  • Pitthigāma. A monastery built in Kārapitthi by Moggallāna Ill. Cv.xliv.50.
  • Piyā
  • Piya Sutta
  • Piya Vagga. The sixteenth chapter of the Dhammapada.
  • Piyadassī
  • Piyajāli. A teacher of the Abhidhamma who handed it down in pupillary succession. DhSA., p.32.
  • Piyajātika Sutta
  • Piyaka
  • Piyaketa. One of the three palaces of Vidhurapandita. J.vi.289.
  • Piyālaphaladāyaka Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he was a hunter, and seeing the Buddha Nārada, he offered him a piyālafruit (Ap.i.440f). He is probably identical with Pindola Bhāradvāja (ThagA.ii.245). See also Phaladāyaka.
  • Piyālapupphiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he was a hunter who, seeing the Buddha Vipassī, threw a piyāla flower on the path whereon he had trodden. Ap.i.220.
  • Piyālī. Fifteen kappas ago there were three kings of this name, previous births of Devasabha Thera. ThagA.i.198; but see Ap.i.170, where they are called Mālabhī.
  • Piyanga parivena. A building attached to the Mahāvihāra. v.l. Cingara parivena. VibhA.292.
  • Piyangalla. A village of Ceylon, in the Kotthivāta district. The Mahāvamsa relates an incident of a monk of this village who wished to have a share in the building of the Mahā Thūpa, in spite of the orders of Dutthagāmanī. Mhv.xxx.29ff.
  • Piyangudīpa
  • Piyañjaha Thera
  • Piyankara
  • Piyankara Sutta. Records the incident, above related, of Piyankara's mother.
  • Piyapāla. A teacher of the Abhidhamma. DhSA., p.32.
  • Pokkhara. A musical instrument, or, perhaps, a divine musician. VvA.93; see also note on p.372.
  • Pokkharakkhī. One of the wives of Candakumāra (the Bodhisatta). J. vi.148.
  • Pokkharanī Sutta. The ill which remains to an Ariyan disciple who has won insight compared to the ill which he has destroyed, is as the water taken up by the tip of a blade of grass compared to the water left behind in a tank fifty yojanas in length, breadth and depth. S. ii.134; S. v.460.
  • Pokkharaniyā. A vihāra in Sāmagāma where the Buddha is said once to have stayed. A.iii.309; AA.ii.660. The translator (G.S.iii.220) calls it a lotus pond; the Commentary definitely calls it a Vihāra.
  • Pokkharapāsaya. A tank in Ceylon, built by Upatissa II. Cv.xxxvii.185.
  • Pokkharasāti, Pokkharasādi
  • Pokkharavatī. A city, the birthplace of Tapussa and Bhalliya. Thag.A.i.48.
  • Polajanaka. The younger son of Mahājanaka. For his story see the Mahājanaka Jātaka. J. vi.30ff.
  • Polamittā (v.l. Posamittā). A Yakkhinī, wife of Mahākālasena. She was from Lankapura and her mother was Gondā. MT. 259 f.
  • Polonnarutala. A tank in Ceylon, restored by, Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.49.
  • Ponamaravatī. A locality in South India, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvii. 20, 22, 92.
  • Porānavamsa. A chronicle, probably of Ceylon, mentioned in the Gandhavamsa. (p. 70).
  • Porogāhali. A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon. Cv.lxvi.108.
  • Posāla Sutta, or Posālamānava puccha. See Posāla.
  • Posāla
  • Posiya Thera
  • Pota, Potana, Potala, Potali
  • Potaliputta
  • Potaliya
  • Potaliya Sutta
  • Pothila, Potthila Thera
  • Potiriya. See Selissariya.
  • Potthā. Wife of Vasabha's uncle, the senāpati Subha. She saved the life of Vasabha and, later, when he became king, he made her his queen (Mhv.Xxxv.70). She built a thūpa and a temple attached to the Catussāla in the Mahāvihāra (Ibid., vs. 90).
  • Potthadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he gave a gift of bark (? pottha) in the name of the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha. Ap.i.237.
  • Potthaka Sutta
  • Potthakuttha
  • Potthapāda
  • Potthapāda Sutta
  • Potthasāta. The senāpati of Aggobodhi IV. He built the Aggabodhi parivena in the Jetavanārāmā at Anurādhapura. Cv.xlvi.22.
  • Pottika, Pottiya
  • Pubba (or Hetu) Sutta
  • Pubba Kucāyana. See Kaccāyana.
  • Pubbadesa. See Pācīnadesa.
  • Pubbajira (v.l. Pubbavicira). A village of the Vajjians which was the constant dwelling place of Channa. The people there were blamed for his suicide (M.iii.260). The village seems to have been also called Pubbavijjhana. S. iv.59.
  • Pubbakammapiloti
  • Pubbakotthakā
  • Pubbakotthaka Sutta
  • Pubbakotthaka. See below Pubbakotthakā.
  • Pubbangama Sutta. Just as the dawn precedes sunrise, so do right views (samāditthi) precede good actions. A.v.236f.
  • Pubbangamaniya Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he was a leader of eighty four thousand religieux and waited upon holy ones. Ap.i.243.
  • Pubbanha Sutta. Those that practise righteousness at morn, at noon, and at eve, are always happy. A.i.294.
  • Pubbārāma
  • Pubbaseliyā
  • Pubbavicira, Pubbavijjhana. See Pubbajira.
  • Pubbavideha
  • Pubbayogāvacara Sutta. One of the suttas preached to Ananda as introduction to the Khaggavisāna Sutta. It dealt with the five advantages of pubbayogāvacara. SnA.i.47.
  • Pucchārāma. A monastery, rebuilt by Udaya I. Cv.xlix.28. It is probably identical with the Pubbārāma; Cv.Trs.i.130 n. 2, and 144, n. 4.
  • Pucimanda Jātaka (No. 311)
  • Pucimanda Vagga. The second section of the Cātukka Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā.
  • Pūgadandakāvāta. A stronghold in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.86, 95, 143.
  • Puggala
  • Puggalapaññatti
  • Puggalappasāda Sutta. On the five disadvantages of devotion to a person. A.iii.270.
  • Pūjā parivena
  • Pukkāma. A city in Burma (Arimaddana). Cv.lxvii.74.
  • Pukkusa
  • Pukkusāti
  • Pulacceri
  • Pulahattha. A Tamil usurper who reigned for three years at Anurādhapura in the time of Vattagāmanī. He was slain by his general Bāhiya. Mhv.xxxiii.56f.; Dpv. xix.15; xx.15.
  • Pulavaka Sutta. The idea of a worm eaten corpse, if cultivated, leads to great profit. S. v.131.
  • Pulinacankamiya Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he was a hunter who, seeing the covered walk (cankama) of Sikhī Buddha, scattered sand over it (Ap.ii.418). He is probably identical with Nandaka Thera. ThagA.i.299.
  • Pulinapūjaka Thera
  • Pulinapupphīya. A Cakkavatti of ninety one kappas ago, a former birth of ñānasaññaka (or Piyañjaha) Thera. Ap.i.161f.; ThagA.i.169.
  • Pulinathūpiya Thera
  • Pulindā. The name given to the wild tribes of Ceylon, evidently to be identified with the present Veddas. Their ancestry is traced to Jīvahattha and Dpv.llā, the son and daughter of Vijaya by Kuvenī. Mhv.vii.58; MT.264, 266.
  • Pulinuppādaka Thera. An arahant. One hundred thousand kappas ago he was an ascetic named Devala with eighty thousand followers. He erected a thūpa of sand and honoured it in the name of the Buddha (Ap.ii.426 ff). He is probably identical with Sirima Thera. ThagA.i.280f.
  • Punabbasu
  • Punabbasukutumbikaputta Tissa Thera
  • Punabbasumātā
  • Punabbasumitta
  • Pūnagāma. A ford on the Mahāvālukagangā. Cv.lxxii.6.
  • Pundarīka
  • Pundarīkā. A class of nymphs who provided music for Sakka, or, perhaps, the name of some musical instruments. See VvA.93, 96, 211; and 372f.
  • Punkhagāma
  • Punkonda
  • Punnā
  • Punna parivena. See Pūjā parivena.
  • Punna, Punnaka
  • Punnabhadda
  • Puññābhisanda Vagga
  • Puñña-cetiya. A cetiya attached to the monastery where Ariyavamsa wrote the Manisāramañjūsā. Bode, op. cit., 42.
  • Punnāgapupphiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he was a hunter who, while wandering in the forest, saw a flower, which he offered on a heap of sand in the name of the Buddha Tissa. Ninety one kappas ago he was a king named Tamonuda (Ap.i.180). He is probably identical with Suhemanta Thera. ThagA.i.212.
  • Punnaji
  • Punnaka
  • Punnaka(mānava) pucchā (or  pañha)
  • Punnakāla. A Yakkha who, in the time of Kakusandha Buddha, spread in Ceylon a pestilence called Pajjaraka. MT. 349.
  • Puññalakkhanā. Wife of Anāthapindika. v.l. Punnalakkhanā. J.ii.410, 415; iii.435.
  • Punnalakkhanadevī. See Puññalakkhanadevī.
  • Punnamā Sutta
  • Punnamāsa Thera
  • Punnamukha
  • Punnanadī Jātaka (No. 214)
  • Punnapāti Jātaka (No. 53)
  • Punnasīha. Father of Uttarā Nandamātā (AA.i.240.). See Punna (1).
  • Punnavaddhana
  • Puññavaddhana Sutta. A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 60) to the Vanaropa Sutta (1).
  • Puññavaddhana. Son of Dhammadassī Buddha. Bu.xvi.14. See also Punnavaddhana.
  • Punnavallika. A locality in Ceylon, the residence of Mahātissa. Vsm.143; DhSA.116.
  • Punneli. A village granted by Dāthopatissa II. to the Thūpārāma. Cv.xlv.28.
  • Punnikā 1. A slave girl of Pokkharasāti. M.ii.201.
  • Punnikā 2. See Punnā (3).
  • Punniya Sutta
  • Punniya. A monk. He if; mentioned as visiting the Buddha and asking him under what conditions a sermon presents itself to the mind of a Tathāgata. A.iv.337f.;v.154f.
  • Punnovāda Sutta
  • Puppha Sutta. See Vaddha Sutta.
  • Puppha Thera
  • Pupphabhānī Sutta. The three kinds of people in the world: the tricky tongued (gūthabhānī), the fair spoken (pupphabhānī), and the honey tongued (madhubhānī). A.i.127.
  • Pupphacangotiya Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he took a casket of flowers which he sprinkled over Sikhī Buddha. He was five times king, under the name of Devabhūti. Ap.i.118.
  • Pupphachadaniya. In the very distant past there were five kings of this name, all previous births of Maggadattika Thera. Ap.i.189.
  • Pupphachattiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he made a parasol of lotus flowers, which he held over Siddhattha Buddha. Seventy four kappas ago he was king nine times, under the name of Jalasikha. Ap.i.264f.
  • Pupphadhāraka. Ninety one kappas ago he was an ascetic wearing bark and antelope skin. Seeing Vipassī Buddha, he held over him a canopy of pāricchattaka flowers. Eighty seven kappas ago he was a king, named Samantadharana. Ap.i.244.
  • Pupphaka
  • Pupphapura. Another name for Pātaliputta (q.v.). E.g., Dpv. xi.28; Mhv.xxix.36.
  • Pupphārāma. A central monastic establishment in Sirivaddhanapura (modern Kandy) in Ceylon. It formed the headquarters of the Siamese monks under Upāli, who came to Ceylon at the invitation of the king Kittisirirājasīha. Cv.c.86, 141.
  • Puppharatta Jātaka (No. 147)
  • Pupphāsaniya Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he saw Siddhattha Buddha, and, following him to his hermitage, made for him a seat of flowers. Ap.i.254f.
  • Pupphathūpiya Thera
  • Pupphavāsa. A vihāra in the west of Ceylon. Near it was Devagāma. Ras.ii.13.
  • Pupphavatī
  • Pupphita. Seventeen kappas ago there were three kings of this name, all previous births of Kutajapupphiya Thera. Ap.i.191.
  • Purābheda Sutta
  • Puradeva
  • Pūralāsa Sutta. Another name (SnA..ii.400) for Sundarikabhāradvāja Sutta.
  • Purāna
  • Pūrana Kassapa
  • Purānāma. One of the four villages granted by Parakkamabāhu IV. for the maintenance of the special parivena, built for Medhankara. Cv.xc.87.
  • Puratthimadesa. See Pācīnadesa.
  • Purindada. A name for Sakka, because, as a human being, he bestowed gifts from town to town (pure pure dānam adāsi). S. i.229; DhA.i.264; cp. Sanskrit purandara (destroyer of cities).
  • Purisa Sutta. The Buddha, in answer to a question of Pasenadi, tells him that three kinds of inward experience arise in a man for his bane - greed, hate, and dullness. S. i.70.
  • Purisagati Sutta. On the seven conditions of a person (purisagatiyo), and an explanation of anūpādā parinibbāna. A.iv.70ff.
  • Purisarūpa Sutta. Nothing so enslaves a woman as the form, etc., of a man. A.i.2.
  • Puta Sutta
  • Putabhatta Jātaka (No. 223)
  • Putabhattasilā, Putabhattasela. A mountain in Ceylon where Parakkamabāhu I. built a monastery for the Araññavāsī fraternity (Cv. lxxxiv.24). This was the residence of several well known scholars, such as Dhammakitti. P.L.C. ex.
  • Putadūsaka Jātaka (No. 280)
  • Puthu Sutta. Following after the good, hearing the Dhamma, systematic attention thereto, and living according to its precepts   these four conduce to increase of insight. S.v.412.
  • Puthujjana. A king of old, who, though he gave great gifts, could not attain to beyond the realms of sense. J. vi.99.
  • Puthuvindhara. King of Benares and son of Kiki. His son was Suyāma. ThagA.i.151.
  • Pūtigatta Tissa
  • Pūtimamsa
  • Pūtimukha. A peta who had been a monk in the time of Kassapa Buddha and who had brought a dissension between two holy monks by carrying tales from one to the other. Pv.i.3; PvA.12ff.
  • Putta Sutta
  • Puttabhāga vihāra. A vihāra in Ceylon, restored by Vohāmtissa. MhV. xxxvi.36.
  • Puttamamsa Sutta
  • Puttatissa. An astrologer (ganaka), one of the four envoys sent by Devānampiyatissa to the court of Asoka. Dpv. xi.29, 31; cp. MT. 302, where he is called Tissa.
  • Pūvagallagāma. A village on the banks of the Mahāvālukanadī. In it was the Pūvagalla Vihāra. Ras.ii.27; v.l. Pūvapabbata.
  • Pūvapabbata. See Pūvagalla.
  • Pūvapabbatavāsī Tissa. A monk of Pūvagalla Vihāra. Because in past birth he had given a meal of peacocks' flesh, he got that flesh wherever he went. For his story see Ras.ii.27f.

 


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