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  • Vācā Sutta 1. A nun who is wrong in speech, wrong in action, and who rejects the gift of faith, is destined for purgatory. A.iii.141.
  • Vācā Sutta 2. Speech is good if spoken in season, in truth, softly, about the good and in amity. A.iii.243.
  • Vācakopadesa. A treatise on Kaccāyana’s grammar by Vijitāvi, a monk of Burma (Sās., p.90). There is also a tīkā on it by another Vijitāvī. Bode, op. cit., 46, and n. 4.
  • Vacana Sutta. See Vanaropa Sutta.
  • Vacanatthajoti, Vacanatthajotikā. A glossary on the Vuttodaya by Vepullabuddhi Thera. Sās., p. 75; Bode, op. cit., 28, n.5.
  • Vācavācaka or Vaccavācaka. A grammatical treatise by Dhammadassī of Pagan (Sās., p.75; Bode, op. cit., 22, and n. 6). There are several commentaries on it, the best known being by Saddhammanandi. Others are called Vaccavācakavannanā, Vacavācakarikā and Vaccavācakadīpanī.
  • Vacāvātaka. A village in the Merukandara district, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.282, 295.
  • Vaccavācaka. See Vācavācaka above.
  • Vaccha
  • Vaccha or Bandha Sutta
  • Vacchagotta
  • Vacchagotta Sutta
  • Vacchanakha Jātaka (No. 235)
  • Vacchanakha. The Bodhisatta born as a Paribbājaka. See the Vacchanakha Jātaka.
  • Vacchapāla Thera
  • Vacchāyana. See Pilotika. Buddhaghosa says (MA.i.393) this was the name of Pilotika's gotta.
  • Vācissara
  • Vadakongu. A place in South India in charge of which was a maternal uncle of Kulasekhara. It is mentioned with Tenkongu. Cv.lxxvi.288; lxxvii.43.
  • Vadali. A village in South India where Lankāpura killed Alavanda, and which he occupied after severe fighting. Cv.lxxvi.134, 169.
  • Vadamanamekkundi. A locality in South India burnt by Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvii.87.
  • Vadavalathirukka. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.94.
  • Vaddha
  • Vaddha (or Puppha) Sutta
  • Vaddha vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Dhātusena (Cv.xxxviii.46). Its name was probably Vaddhamānaka.
  • Vaddhagāma. See Velugāma.
  • Vaddhakisūkara Jātaka (No. 283)
  • Vaddhamāna
  • Vaddhamānaka. See Vaddha vihāra above.
  • Vaddhamānaka-tittha. A ford on the Mahāvālukanadī; it was later called Sahassa-tittha and Assamandala-thittha. Ras.ii.61, 63.
  • Vaddhamātā Therī
  • Vaddhana
  • Vaddhanavāpi. A tank repaired by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.36.
  • Vaddhī Sutta
  • Vadha Ālopa sāhasakāra Sutta. Few are they who abstain from torture, highway robbery and violent deeds; it is because they do not see the Four Noble Truths. S. v.473.
  • Vadhagāmakapāsāna. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.6.
  • Vadhukā Sutta
  • Vādī Sutta. There are four kinds of expounders (vādī): those that know the meaning of a passage but not the letter, those that know the letter but not the meaning, those that know neither, those that know both. A.ii.138.
  • Vādino Sutta
  • Vaggamudātīriyā
  • Vagguli Vatthu. The story of 500 bats who were born in heaven by listening to a recital of the Abhidhamma. SadS.81f.
  • Vaggumudā
  • Vāgissara. One of the Singhalese envoys sent by Parakkamabāhu I. to Rāmañña. His companion was Dhammakitti. The Rāmañña king put them into a leaky vessel and sent them home. Cv.lxxvi.32.
  • Vāha. The name of Elāra’s state horse, stolen by Velusumana. MT. 440.
  • Vāhadīpa. A monastery in Ceylon, to which Aggabodhi VI. added a Pāsāda (Cv.xlviii.65), and Udaya I. another, called the Senaggabodhipabbata pāsāda, (Cv.xlix.33) which was later repaired by Dappula. II. Cv.xlix.76.
  • Vāhamavāpi. A tank built by King Mahāsena. Mhv.xxxvii.48.
  • Vahana. One of the three palaces of Sikhī Buddha before his Renunciation. Bu.xxi.16; but BuA. (p. 201) calls it Nārivasabha.
  • Vahavāpi. A tank built by King Vasabha. Mhv.xxxv.94; Dpv.xxii.7.
  • Vahittha. A Tamil chief, conquered by Dutthagāmanī. His fortress bore his name. Mhv.xxv.13.
  • Vajagaragiri vihāra. A monastery, probably in Ceylon, the residence of Kāladeva Thera (q.v.). MA.i.100.
  • Vājapeyya
  • Vajira
  • Vajirā
  • Vajirā Sutta. An account of the conversation between Vajirā Therī and Māra. S. i.134f.
  • Vajirabāhu. A Yakkha who, with four thousand others, kept guard at the fourth gate of Jotiya's palace. DhA.iv.209.
  • Vajirabuddhi. See Mahā Vajirabuddhi.
  • Vajirabuddhitīkā. Also called Vinayagandhi or Vinayaganthi. A tīkā or explanation of difficult passages in the Vinaya Commentaries by Mahāvajirabuddhi Thera of Ceylon. Gv.60, 66.
  • Vajiragga. A general of Udaya II. He helped in the subjugation of Rohana and in the capture of the Adipāda Kittaggabodhi, who had rebelled against the king. Cv.li.105, 118, 126.
  • Vajirahattha. A deva, conqueror of the Asuras (D.ii.259). Buddhaghosa identifies him with Indra. DA.ii.689.
  • Vajirakumārī, Vajirā
  • Vajirapāni
  • Vajirasama. Ninety one kappas ago there were seven kings of this name, all previous births of Sucidāyaka Thera (Ap.i.135). v.l. Vajirāsakha.
  • Vajirasena. A building in the Abhayagiri vihāra, erected by Vajira, minister of Sena I. Cv.l.84.
  • Vajiravāpi. A tank in Ceylon near which was a fortress, once occupied by Gokanna. Cv.lxx.72.
  • Vajirāvudha
  • Vajiravutti. See Vajirā (3).
  • Vajirī, Vājirī. See Vajirakumārī.
  • Vajirindha. A brahmin of Sucirindha, whose daughter gave a meal of milk rice to Kakusandha Buddha just before his Enlightenment. BuA. p.210.
  • Vājirīya. A heretical sect of Buddhists, one of the seventeen schools which branched off one hundred years after the Buddha's death. Mhv.v.13; Mhv. p.97; Dpv. v.54 calls them Apararājagirikā.
  • Vajjabhūmi. See Vajjī.
  • Vajjī
  • Vajjī Sutta 1. Records the visit of Ugga-gahapati to the Buddha at Hatthigāma. S. iv.109.
  • Vajjī Sutta 2. Evidently another name for the Sārandada Sutta. See. DA.ii.524.
  • Vajjī Vagga. The third chapter of the Sattaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iv.16ff.
  • Vajjihārā. The name of a tribe. Ap.ii.359 (vs. 19).
  • Vajjiputta or Vesāli Sutta. Contains the story of the discontent of Vajjiputta (1). S. i.201f.
  • Vajjiputta Thera
  • Vajjiputtaka Sutta
  • Vajjiputtakā, Vajjiputtiyā
  • Vajjirājā. See Vajjī.
  • Vajjita Thera
  • Vajjiya Sutta. The story of the visit of Vajjiyamāhita to the Buddha. A.v.189ff.
  • Vajjiyamāhita
  • Vaka Jātaka (No. 300)
  • Vakkali
  • Vakkula. See Bakkula.
  • Vāla. A horse belonging to King Kappina. DhA.ii.117.
  • Valabhāmukha
  • Vālagāma Vihāra. A monastery near Cullatavālagāma. See Tambasumana.
  • Vālagāma. See Jālagāma ??.
  • Valāha Samyutta. The thirty second section of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. iii.254 57; cf. A.ii.102ff.
  • Valāhaka
  • Valāhaka Sutta
  • Valāhaka Vagga. The eleventh chapter of the Catukka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.ii.102 111; cp. S. iii.254ff.
  • Valāhakāyikādevā
  • Valāhassa Jātaka (No. 196)
  • Valāhassavāpi. A tank in Ceylon, built by Upatissa II. (Cv.xxxvii.185) and repaired by Aggabodhi II. (Cv.xlii.67), Vijayabāhu I. (Cv.lx.50) and Parakkamabāhu I. (Cv.lxxix.36).
  • Vālakkonda. A place in South India. Cv.lxxvi.187.
  • Valangatissapabbata vihāra. See Talangatissapabbata vihāra ??.
  • Vālavāhana. A horse belonging to King Kappina. DhA.ii.117.
  • Vālika vihāra. A monastery in Jambukolapattana, once the residence of Punabbasu kutumbikaputta Tissa. VibhA.389.
  • Vālikagāma. A village in Ceylon, evidently a seaport, where the Tamils, under Māgha and Jayabāhu, once had a fort. Cv.lxxxiii.17.
  • Vālikākhetta. A village mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.62; also Cv. Trs.i.292, n. 2.
  • Vālikapitthi vihāra. A monastery, probably in Ceylon, the residence of Abhidhammika Abhaya Thera. At the commencement of the vassa he, with a large number of his colleagues, recited the Mahāsuññatā Sutta, and, as a result, they lived apart from each other during the vassa, attaining arahantship, before the end of the season. MA.ii.907.
  • Vālikārāma
  • Vālivāsaragāma.  A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.177.
  • Valiyā. One of the chief women supporters of Dhammadassī Buddha. Bu.xvi. 20.
  • Vallabhā
  • Vallakkuttāra. A district in South India. Cv.lxxvi.247, 260.
  • Vallavahagāma. A village in Ceylon, the birthplace of Tambasumana. Ras.ii.24.
  • Vallī vihāra. A monastery near Uruvelā, in Ceylon, built by King Subha. Mhv.xxxv.58.
  • Valliggāma
  • Vallipāsāna vihāra. A monastery to the west of Anurādhapura, near Mangalavitāna. It held the Indasālakalena, where once lived Mahānāgasena. MT. 552.
  • Valliphaladāyaka Thera. An Arahant (Ap.i.296), evidently identical with Visākha Pañcāliputta (q.v.).
  • Vallitittha. A ford in the Mahāvālukaganga. Cv.lxxii.82.
  • Valliya Thera
  • Valliyavīthi. A street in Mahāgāma. AA.i.279.
  • Valliyera vihāra. A monastery in Rohana. For the use of an Elder who lived there, King Vasabha built the Mahāvalligotta vihāra. Mhv.xxxv.82; MT. 652.
  • Vālodaka Jātaka (No. 183)
  • Vālugāma. A village in South India which Lankāpura laid waste and rebuilt. Cv.lxxvi.286.
  • Vālukagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.18; cf. Mahāvālukagāma.
  • Vālukapatta. A village near Pulatthipura. Cv.lxx.318.
  • Vālukārāma. See Vālikārāma.
  • Valutthi. A Tamil chief of South India, won over to Lankāpura’s side with gifts. Cv.lxxvi.237.
  • Vāmadeva. One of the great sages honoured by the brahmins as authors of hymns, etc. Vin.i.245; D.i.104, etc.; see Vāmaka; cf. Rigveda iv. 26; Rāmāyana i.7, etc.
  • Vāmagotta. See Sūra Vāmagotta.
  • Vāmaka. One of the great sages held in esteem by the brahmins. Vin.i.245; D.i.104,238; M.ii.169, 200; A.iii.224, etc.; cf. Vamsa in Rigveda x. 99.
  • Vamana Sutta. Like a physician who administers an emetic for the curing of sickness, so does the Buddha administer the Ariyan emetic to cleanse beings of birth, old age, etc. Thus, right belief cleanses them from wrong belief, etc. A.v.219f.
  • Vāmantapabbhāra. A glen in Ceylon, where lived Mahāsiva Thera (q.v.). J. vi.30; iv. 490.
  • Vamatthappakāsinī. The Commentary on the Mahāvamsa, traditionally ascribed to a Thera named Mahānāma, and probably written about the ninth century. For details see P.T.S. edition, Introd.
  • Vammīka Sutta
  • Vamsā
  • Vamsa Sutta. See Ariyavamsa Sutta.
  • Vamsabhūmi, Vamsarattha. The country of the Vamsā.
  • Vamsarājā. See Udena.
  • Vana Samyutta. The ninth section of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. i.197 205.
  • Vanagāma. A locality in Ceylon where Sugalā was captured. Cv.lxxv.174.
  • Vanaggāmapāsāda. A monastery built by Vijayabāhu IV., to which was attached the Abhayarāja parivena. Cv.lxxxviii.51.
  • Vanakorandiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he gave a vanakoranda flower to Siddhattha Buddha. Ap.i.404.
  • Vananadī. A river in Rohana. Cv.lxxv.156; identified with Velaveganga (Cv. Trs.ii.59, n. 4).
  • Vanapattha Sutta
  • Vanappavesanakhanda
  • Vānara Jātaka (No. 342)
  • Vānaragāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.7.
  • Vānarākara. A park in Ceylon, laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.8.
  • Vanaratana Tissa. See Ananda (11).
  • Vanaratana. See Medhankara (5).
  • Vānarinda Jātaka (No. 57)
  • Vanaropa (or Vacana) Sutta
  • Vanasa (Vanasāvhaya ?)
  • Vanasāvatthi. See Vanasa.
  • Vanavaccha Thera
  • Vanavāsa
  • Vanavāsī
  • Vandanā Sutta
  • Vandanavimāna Vatthu
  • Vanga, Vangā
  • Vanganta
  • Vangantaputta. The epithet applied to Sāriputta's brother Upasena, to distinguish him from others of the same name.
  • Vangīsa Sutta
  • Vangīsa Thera
  • Vangīsa Thera Samyutta. The eighth section of the Samyutta Nikāya (S.i.185 96), dealing with incidents connected with Vangīsa Thera.
  • Vangīsa Thera Vatthu. The story of Vangīsa’s conversion, his entry into the Order, and his attainment of arahantship. DhA.iv. 226f.
  • Vanguttara. A mountain in Ceylon on which was built the Pācīnapabbata vihāra by Sūratissa (Mhv.Xxi.5). The Mahāvamsa Tīkā (p. 424) explains that Vanguttara was at the foot of Ekadvārikapabbata.
  • Vanijjā Sutta
  • Vanijjagāma vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Kassapa III. Cv.xlviii.24.
  • Vanka. A king of Sāvatthi. For his story see the Ghata Jātaka (No. 355). He is identified with Ananda. J.iii.170.
  • Vankagiri, vankapabbata, Vankatapabbata
  • Vankahāra, Vangahāra
  • Vankaka. The name of Mount Vepulla in the time of Konāgamana Buddha. S. ii.191.
  • Vankanāsika Tissa
  • Vankāvattakagalla. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Mahācūli-Mahātissa. Mhv.xxxiv.9.
  • Vanna Sutta. One who praises and blames wrongly, without scrutiny, and who fails to blame or praise rightly, suffers in purgatory. A.ii.84.
  • Vañña. Belonging to the Vanni.
  • Vannabodhana. A treatise on the Pāli language by Ukkamsamāla of Ava. Sās, p. 120; Bode, op. cit., 65.
  • Vannaka. An irrigation channel (mahāmātika) constructed by Kutakannatissa. Mhv.xxxiv.32; see also Mhv. Trs. 240, n.1.
  • Vannakāraka Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he was a painter (vannakāra) in Arunavatī and painted the drapery of the Buddha's cetiya. Twenty three kappas ago he was a king named Candūpama. Ap.i.220.
  • Vannanā Sutta. A nun who, without test or scrutiny, praises the unworthy and blames the worthy, shows faith in things unbelievable and disbelief in things believable and rejects the gift of faith -  such a one goes to purgatory. A.iii.139.
  • Vannanītigandha. One of the six treatises ascribed to Kaccāyana Gv.59.
  • Vannapitaka. A compilation condemned by the orthodox as abuddhavacana. E.g., SA.ii.150; Sp.iv.742.
  • Vannāroha Jātaka (No. 361)
  • Vannāroha Vagga. The second chapter of the Jātakatthakathā. J. iii.191 210.
  • Vannī
  • Vannibhuvanekabāhu. See Bhuvanekabāhu III.
  • Vannūpama. See Candūpama.
  • Vannupatha Jātaka (No. 2)
  • Vantajīvakā. A group or sect of Buddhist ascetics. Vijayabāhu I. provided them with necessaries and granted maintenance villages to their relations (Cv.lx.69). cp. Lābhavāsī.
  • Vāpārani. A monastery built by Aggabodhi VI. Cv.xlviii.64.
  • Vāpinagara. A stronghold mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lviii.43.
  • Vāpivātaka. A locality in the Malaya province of Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.21.
  • Vappa
  • Vappa Sutta. The conversation between Vappa, the Sākyan, and the Buddha. See Vappa (2). A.ii.196f.
  • Varadassana. A Cakkavatti of one kappa ago, a previous birth of Kusumāsaniya (Suyāmia) Thera. Ap.i.160; ThagA.i.166.
  • Varadhara. A noted Paribbājaka in the time of the Buddha. He lived with Annabhāra, Sakuludāyī and others in the Paribbājakārāma, on the banks of the Sappinikā (A.ii.29, 176), and again in the Moranivāpa in Rājagaha. M.ii.1.
  • Varadīpa. The name given to Ceylon in the time of Konāgamana Buddha. Its capital was Vaddhamāna and its king Samiddha. Sp.i.86; Mhv.xv.93; Dpv. i.73; ix. 20; xv. 45, etc.
  • Varakalyāna
  • Varakappa. The name of a kappa in which three Buddhas are born in the world. BuA.158f..
  • Varamandhātā. A primeval king, son of Mandhātā. His son was Cara. J. iii.454, but according to DA.i.258 and SnA.i.352, his son was Uposatha.
  • Vārana
  • Varana Jātaka (No. 71)
  • Varana Vagga. The eighth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā. J. i.316 59.
  • Varana. A Cakkavatti of forty one kappas ago, a previous birth of Kusumāsaniya (Suyāma) Thera. Ap.i.162; ThagA.i.171.
  • Varanā. A city on the banks of the Kaddamadaha, where Arāmadanda visited Mahā Kaccāna. A.i.65; AA.i.322.
  • Varañānamuni. A Thera. One of the two theras appointed to lead the delegation of monks who left Ayyojhā (in Siam) to go to Ceylon, for the furtherance of the Order in Ceylon, in the reign of Kittisirirājasīha. He was expert in the Dhamma and the Vinaya and taught them to the monks of Ceylon. Cv.c.138, 174.
  • Vāranavatī. The capital of Anikaratta, the king to whom Sumedhā was to be given in marriage. ThigA.272.
  • Vararoja
  • Varavāranā
  • Varuna
  • Varunā. A class of deities present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta (D.ii.259, 260). They probably form the retinue of Varuna (18).
  • Vārunā. A class of deities, followers of Varuda, who were present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.259.
  • Varunadeva. The sixth son of Devagabbhā.
  • Vārunī
  • Vārunī Jātaka (No. 47)
  • Varunindhara. An Ajīvaka who gave grass for his seat to Revata Buddha. BuA., p.132.
  • Vasa Sutta. Seven things, skill in which enables a monk to turn his mind according to his wish and not to turn himself according to his mind. A.iv.34.
  • Vāsabbakkhattiyā
  • Vasabha
  • Vāsabhā. See Vāsabhakhattiyā.
  • Vāsabhagāma bhānavāra. The fourth chapter of the Campeyyakhandhaka of the Mahāvagga. Vin.i.312 22.
  • Vāsabhagāma / Vasabhagāma
  • Vāsabhagāmī, Vāsabhagāmika
  • Vasabhodakavāra. See Vasabha (6).
  • Vasala Sutta
  • Vasala, Vassala. A mountain near Himavā, where lived Sudassana Pacceka Buddha. ThagA.i.88, 395; Ap.ii.451 calls it Cāvala.
  • Vasālanagara. A village in Ceylon, probably near Cittalapabbata. It was the residence of two brothers, Cūlanāga and Mahānāga, who later became monks. SA.ii.125.
  • Vasantaguhā. A cave in the park of Parakkamabāhu I. in Pulatthipura. Cv.lxxiii.112.
  • Vāsava
  • Vāsavanesī. A class of devas, present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
  • Vasavattī
  • Vasavattī Sutta. Vasavattī devaputta visits Moggallāna with five hundred other devaputtas and agrees with Moggallāna in singing the praises of the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha. S.iv.280.
  • Vāsettha
  • Vāsettha Sutta
  • Vāsetthī
  • Vasī. An epithet of Mahābrahmā. E.g., J. vi.201.
  • Vāsidāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he was an artisan (kammāra) in Tivarā and gave a razor to the Buddha. Ap.i.221.
  • Vāsijata (or Nāvā) Sutta
  • Vāsitthā, Vāsitthī.  See Vāsettha, Vāsetthī.
  • Vasitthaka. The father of the Bodhisatta in the Takkala Jātaka. J. iv. 44ff.
  • Vasitthī. See Vāsettha.
  • Vassa
  • Vassa Sutta
  • Vassakāra
  • Vassakāra Sutta
  • Vassakārānumodanā Sutta. A sutta quoted in the Sutta Sangaha (No.62) from the Vinaya Pitaka (i.229f.), where the Buddha gives thanks to Sunīdha and Vassakāra, for a meal given to him.
  • Vassavalāhakā
  • Vassāvāsabhānavāra. The first chapter of the Vassūpanāyikakhandha of the Mahāvagga. Vin.i.137 48.
  • Vassavuttha Sutta
  • Vassika Sutta. Just as of all scented flowers the jasmine (vassika) is the chief, so of all profitable conditions earnestness is the chief. S. v.44.
  • Vassūpanāyikakandha. The third chapter of the Mahāvagga of the Vinaya Pitaka (Vin.i.137ff). It was preached by Mahinda to Devānampiyatissa to show the necessity of a monastery in Cetiyagiri. Mhv.xvi.9.
  • Vasū. A class of devas of whom Sakka is the chief. See Vāsava. D.ii.260; DA.ii.690.
  • Vasudattā. Wife of Padumuttara Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.xi.21.
  • Vāsudeva
  • Vāsula. Son of Candakumāra (J.vi.143); he is identified with Rāhula. J. iv.157.
  • Vāsuladatta
  • Vāsuladattā
  • Vasulokī or Vāsula. See Sudanta.
  • Vasuttara. One of the palaces of Paduma Buddha before his Renunciation. BuA., p. 146; but see Paduma.
  • Vāta Sutta
  • Vatagāma. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Moggallāna III. He gave for its maintenance the village of the same name, which was attached to it. Cv.xliv.50.
  • Vātaggasindhava Jātaka (No. 266)
  • Vātaggasindhava. The Bodhisatta born as the state horse of the king of Benares. See the Vātaggasindhava Jātaka.
  • Vātagiri. A mountain in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon, a point of strategic importance, providing a safe place of refuge. Cv.lviii.31; lx. 39; lxxxviii.43; see also Cv. Trs.i.204, n. 2.
  • Vātakālaka
  • Vātakapabbata. A place in Ceylon where Maliyadeva Thera preached the Cha Chakka Sutta and sixty monks became arahants. MA.ii.1024.
  • Vātamangana. See Cittamangana ??.
  • Vātamiga Jātaka (No. 14)
  • Vatamsa. One of the three palaces of Sumana Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.v.22.
  • Vatamsaka
  • Vatamsakiya Thera
  • Vatamsikā. The wife of Sumana Buddha before his Renunciation. Anupama was their son. Bu.v.23.
  • Vatapada or Devā Sutta
  • Vatarakkhatthalī. A village in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.76.
  • Vātasama. A Cakkavatti of long ago, a previous birth of Mānava (Sammukhāthavika) Thera. ThagA.i.164; Ap.i.159.
  • Vātātapanivāriya Thera. An arahant. Ap.i.207.
  • Vātavalāhakā. See Valāhakā.
  • Vātīyamandapa. A village mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.32.
  • Vatra. An Asura. See Vatrabhū below. J. v.153; cp. Sanskrit Vrtra.
  • Vatrabhū. A name for Indra (Sakka). (J.v.153; S. i.47). Buddhaghosa (SA.i.83) explains it as sveva vattena aññe abhibhavitvā devissariyapatto ti Vatrabhū, Vatranāmakam vā asuram abhibhavatī ti.
  • Vatsā. See Vamsā.
  • Vatta Sutta. Sāriputta addresses the monks at Sāvatthi on the seven bojjhanga and of his ability to abide in any of these according to his desire; just as a nobleman possessed of many robes can don whichever he desires. S. v.70f.
  • Vattabbaka Nigrodha
  • Vattagāmanī Abhaya
  • Vattaka Jātaka (No. 35)
  • Vattakakārapitthi. A village granted by Aggabodhi I. for the maintenance of the Bhinnorudīpa vihāra. Cv.xlii.26.
  • Vattakālaka
  • Vattakkhandhaka. The eighth section of the Cullavagga. Vin.ii.207 31.
  • Vattalagāma. A village in which Vijayabāhu III. built the Vijayabāhu-vihāra. Cv.lxxxi.58; see also Cv. Trs.ii.140, n.3.
  • Vattanahānakottha. One of the eight bath houses erected in Pulatthipura by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.45.
  • Vattaniya
  • Vattha Sutta
  • Vatthadāyaka Thera. An arahant. In the time of Atthadassī Buddha, he was a Garula, and, seeing the Buddha on his way to Gandhamādana, he offered him a garment. Thirty six kappas ago he was king seven times under the name of Arunaka. Ap.i.116.
  • Vatthu Sutta
  • Vatthugāthā
  • Vatthulapabbata. A mountain in Ceylon. Ras.ii.19f.
  • Vatthūpama Sutta
  • Vattita Sutta. On the eight proper ways of dealing with a monk guilty of some offence, against whom proceedings have been taken. A.iv.347; cp. Vin.ii.86; M.ii.249.
  • Vattura Vihāra. A monastery on the banks of the Kappakandaranadī. Ras.ii.111.
  • Vatuka. A Tamil, paramour of Anulā. He reigned for one year and two months and was then poisoned by her. He was originally a carpenter in Anurādhapura. Mhv.xxxiv.19f.; Dpv. xx.27.
  • Vaya Sutta. That which is transient by nature must be put away. S. iii.197.
  • Vāyāma Sutta. A nun who speaks carelessly in praise of the unworthy and in blame of the praiseworthy, who is wrong in mindfulness and rejects the gifts of the faith, is destined for hell. A.iii.141.
  • Vayiga. A river in South India. Cv.lxxvi.307.
  • Vāyodevā. A class of deities present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.259.
  • Vāyu. A deity, whose son was Vijjādhara. See the Samugga Jātaka.
  • Vāyussaputta. See the Samugga Jātaka.
  • Vebhalinga. See Vehalinga.
  • Vebhāra
  • Vedabbha Jātaka (No. 48)
  • Vedabbha. The name of a charm and of a brahmin who knew it. See the Vedabbha Jātaka.
  • Vedalla
  • Vedalla Sutta. See Culla Vedalla and Mahā Vedalla.
  • Vedanā Samyutta. The thirty sixth section of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. iv.204-37.
  • Vedanā Sutta
  • Vedanāpariggaha Sutta. See the Dīghanakha Sutta, for which this was evidently another name. E.g., DA.ii.418; DhA.i.79; ThagA.ii.95.
  • Vedanāya Sutta
  • Vedaññā. See Vedhaññā.
  • Vedeha
  • Vedehā. The people of Videha.
  • Vedehamuni
  • Vedehaputta. An epithet of Sotthisena, king of Kāsi. The scholiast explains that his mother was a Videha princess. J.v.90.
  • Vedeharajja, Vedeharattha. Name given to the kingdom of Videha. E.g., J. vi.393, 411.
  • Vedehikā
  • Vedehiputta
  • Vedhañña, Vedañña
  • Vedikāraka Thera
  • Vedisa, Vedisagiri
  • Vedisadevī
  • Vedisaka. See Vediyaka.
  • Vediya, Vediyaka
  • Vediyadāyaka Thera. An arahant. He built a railing round the Bodhi tree of Vipassī Buddha. Eleven kappas ago he was a king named Sūriyassama. Ap.i.219f.
  • Vegabbarī. See Vetambharī.
  • Veghanasā. A class of devas present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.261.
  • Vehalinga
  • Vehapphala
  • Vejanīya Sutta. See Samvejanīya Sutta.
  • Vejayanta
  • Vekhanassa Sutta
  • Vekhanassa. A Paribbājaka teacher of Sakuladāyī (MA.ii.716). See Vekhanassa Sutta.
  • Vela, Velu. A friend of Vasabha and father of Velusumana, who was named after his father and his father's friend Sumana, governor of Girijanapada. Mhv.xxiii.69.
  • Velagāmi vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, restored by Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lx.62.
  • Velakkāra
  • Velāma
  • Velāma Sutta
  • Velamikā. Chief of the eighty four thousand women who waited on Mahāsudassana, king of Kusāvatī. She was also called Khattiyānī. S. iii.146; but at D.ii.187 the chief queen is called Subhaddā.
  • Velangavitthika 1. A monastery built by Saddhatissa. Mhv.Xxxiii.8.
  • Velangavitthika 2. A tank in Ceylon, built by Mahāsena. Mhv.Xxxvii.48.
  • Velankundi. A village in South India, used as a stronghold in the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvii.89, 93.
  • Vellināba. A stronghold in South India. Cv.lxxvii.39.
  • Veludanta, Veludatta. Teacher of Vaddha Thera. ThagA.i.413.
  • Veludvāra
  • Veludvāra Vagga. The first chapter of the Sotāpatti Samyutta. S. v.342 60.
  • Veludvāreyya Sutta
  • Velugāma. A village in Avanti, birthplace of Isidatta Thera.v.l. Vaddhagāma. ThagA.i.238.
  • Veluka Jātaka (No. 43)
  • Veluka. A viper. See the Veluka Jātaka.
  • Velukanda, Velukanta
  • Velukantakī, Velukandakī, Velukantakiyā
  • Velukapītā. See the Veluka Jātaka.
  • Veluppa
  • Veluriya. A village and a rock near which are found veluriyā (sapphires). VvA.27.
  • Velusumana
  • Veluvagāma. See Beluvagāma.
  • Veluvana
  • Veluvanadānānumodanā Sutta. A sutta quoted in the Sutta Sangaha (No.64) from the introduction to the Buddhavamsa Commentary, giving an account of the gift of Veluvana by Bimbisāra
  • Venāga Sutta
  • Venāgapura. A brahmin village of Kosala, where the Buddha preached the Venāga Sutta. A.i.180.
  • Venasāra Jātaka. See the Dhonasākha Jātaka.
  • Venateyya. A Garula, husband of Kākātī. He is identified with Kunāla. J. v.428.
  • Vendu Sutta. The question asked by Vendu (q.v.) and the Buddha's answer. S. l.52.
  • Vendu. A devaputta. He visited the Buddha and asked him a question. S. i.52; SA. (i.87) calls him Venhu.
  • Venhu. A deva who was present, with his retinue, at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta (D.ii.259). See also Vendu above. Venhu is a Pāli form of Visnu. See also Andhakavenhudāsaputta.
  • Venī. A she jackal, wife of Pūtimamsa. See the Putimamsa Jātaka.
  • Venigāma. The Chief of Cūlanāga. Ambāmacca was his son. Ras.ii.145.
  • Venisāla. Father of Tissāmacca.
  • Venu. A river in Ceylon, on the way from Anurādhapura to Dakkhinadesa. It lay between the Tissavāpi and Jajjaranadī. VibhA. p. 446.
  • Venudatta Thera. A monk. Valliya Thera heard him preach and questioned him. Pondering on what be had heard, he gained insight. ThagA.i.292.
  • Venumatī. A channel branching off from the Toyavāpi on its western side. It was constructed by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.46.
  • Vepacitti
  • Vepacitti (or Khanti) Sutta
  • Vepulla, Vipula
  • Vepullabuddhi
  • Vepullapabbata Sutta. It gives the particulars (names, etc.) regarding Mt. Vepulla in the age of the four last Buddhas. S. ii.190ff.
  • Vepullatā Sutta. Four conditions which, if cultivated, lead to the increase of insight. S. v.411.
  • Vera Sutta
  • Verahaccāni
  • Verahaccāni Sutta. Contains an account of the conversion of the brahmin lady of the Verehaccānigotta. S.iv.412f.
  • Verambā Sutta. A monk whose heart is possessed by gains and flattery, and whose senses are unguarded in the presence of women -  he is like a bird caught in a hurricane (verambavāta). S.ii.231.
  • Verambā, Verambhā. Probably a name for the monsoon winds. The scholiast says (ThagA.ii.534) that, according to some, it was the name of a rocky glen (pabbataguhāpabbhāra).
  • Verañjā
  • Verañja Sutta. Describes the interview between the Buddha and the brahmin Verañja. See Verañjā. A.iv.172ff.
  • Verañja. A brahmin. See Verañjā. According to Buddhaghosa his real name was Udaya, but he was called Verañja because he was born and lived at Verañjā. Sp.i.111.
  • Verañjabhānavāra. The first section of the Sutta Vibhanga. Vin.iii.111.
  • Verañjaka Sutta. Preached to the brahmins of Verañjā, who visited the Buddha at Sāvatthi. The subject matter is identical with that of the Sāleyyaka Sutta. M.i.290.
  • Verañjakā. The brahmins of Verañjā, to whom the Verañjaka Sutta was preached. M.i.290.
  • Verī Jātaka (No. 103)
  • Veriya Vihāra. A monastery, probably near the Jajjaranadī. Maliyamahādeva once lived there. Ras.ii.153.
  • Veroca
  • Verocana
  • Verocana Sutta. Records the visit of Verocana and Sakka to the Buddha. See Veroca.
  • Vesākha
  • Vesālā. The Nāgas of Vesāli who were present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.258; DA.ii.688.
  • Vesāli
  • Vesāli Sutta
  • Vesārajja Sutta
  • Vesāyī. A name for Yama. J.ii.317, 318.
  • Vessabhū
  • Vessagiri
  • Vessāmitta
  • Vessamittā. Queen of Kosambī. When her husband was killed in battle his conqueror wished to marry her, but she refused. He ordered her to be burnt, but by her piety she was unscathed and received great honour. Ras.i.18f.
  • Vessānara. A name for the God of Fire. J. vi.203.
  • Vessantara
  • Vessantara Jātaka (No. 547)
  • Vessara. A pleasance in which Mangala Buddha died. Bu.iv.32.
  • Vessavana
  • Vetambarī
  • Vetaranī
  • Vetaraññī. The waters of the Vetaranī. J. vi.250.
  • Vetendu. A vassal of the Cātummahārājāno, present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.258.
  • Vethadīpa, Vethadīpaka
  • Vethadīpaka
  • Vethipura. A city in India, the birthplace of Abhibhūta Thera. v.1. Vetthapura. ThagA.i.372.
  • Vettavāsa vihāra
  • Vettavatī
  • Vetthapura. See Vethipura above.
  • Vetullavāda
  • Vevatiyakapi Jātaka. v.l. for Mahākapī (q.v.). J. iii.178.
  • Veyyākarana
  • Veyyāvaccaka Thera
  • Vibbhanta bhikkbu Vatthu
  • Vibhajjavāda. The name given to the Dhamma by the orthodox; the term is identical with Theravāda and the Buddha is described as Vibhajjavādī. E.g., Mhv.v.171; VibhA.130; cp. Kvu. Trs. introd. p.38.
  • Vibhanga
  • Vibhanga Sutta
  • Vibhanga Vagga. The fourteenth Vagga of the Majjhima Nikāya (suttas 131-42). M.iii.187 257.
  • Vibhangappakarana
  • Vibhāta. One of the eleven children of Panduvāsudeva and Bhaddakaccānā. Dpv. x.3; see also xviii.41, 44.
  • Vibhatti Sutta. Preached by Sāriputta on the four branches of analytical knowledge: meanings (attha); conditions (dhammā); definitions (nirutti); intellect (patibhāna). A.ii.159f.
  • Vibhattikathā. A treatise, probably grammatical, by a Ceylon monk. Gv. 65, 75.
  • Vibhattyattha 1. A work on Pāli cases by Kyocva's daughter. Sās., p. 77.
  • Vibhattyattha 2. A Pāli grammatical treatise by Saddhammañāna. Bude, op. cit., 26.
  • Vibhīsana vihāra. A monastery built by Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.49.
  • Vibhītakamiñjiya Thera. An arahant. He gave a vibhītaka fruit to Kakusandha Buddha (Ap.ii.396). He is perhaps identical with Sopāka Thera. ThagA.i.95.
  • Vibhūsaka Brahmadatta
  • Vicakkanā. A class of devas, present at the preaching of the Mahā samaya, Sutta. D.ii.261.
  • Vicchidaka Sutta. The idea of a fissured corpse, if cultivated, leads to great profit. S. v.131.
  • Vicitoli (Vicikoli). Wife of Dhammadassī Buddha in his last lay life. Their son was Puññavaddhana (Bu.xvi.15). Vicitoli gave milk rice to the Buddha just before his Enlightenment. BuA.182.
  • Vicittā, One of the chief lay women supporters of Padumuttara Buddha. Bu.xi.26.
  • Vidadhimukhamandatīkā. A Commentary by Vepullabuddhi (Gv. 64, 74). It was, perhaps, a Commentary to Vidaghamukhamandana (a book of riddles) by Dhammadāsa. Bode, op. cit., 28, n.3.
  • Viddumagāma. A village in Ceylon in which was the Sirighanānanda-parivena. Cv.xc.98.
  • Videha
  • Videhiputta 1. A name given to Alāra. J. v.166.
  • Videhiputta 2. See Vedehiputta.
  • Vidhā Sutta. Recluses and brahmins of mighty power and majesty in the past, present or future, all owe their power to the cultivation of the four satipatthānas. S.v.274.
  • Vidhātā. Given as the name of a god to whom sacrifices should be offered as a means of obtaining happiness. J. vi.201.
  • Vidhavā. A river in the inner regions of Himavā (anto Himavante). J. iii.467.
  • Vidhola. A hunter, who later joined the Order at Tissa Vihāra in Mahāgama and became an arahant. Ras.i.132f.
  • Vidhūpanadāyaka Thera. An arahant. He gave a fan to Padumuttara Buddha and sang his praises as he fanned him. He became an arahant at the age of seven. He was king sixteen times under the name of Vījamāna. Ap.i.103f.
  • Vidhura
  • Vidhūra
  • Vidhurapandita Jātaka (No. 545)
  • Vidhurinda 1. A Nāga king who was given in charge of the Bodhi-tree by Asoka during its travels to Ceylon. Mbv.153
  • Vidhurinda 2. One of the brothers of Vedisadevī. He escorted the Bodhi-tree to Ceylon and was given the rank of Lankāparisuddhanāyaka. Mbv.169.
  • Viditvisesa. The name under which Ajātasattu will become a Pacceka Buddha. DA.i.238.
  • Vidoja. An epithet of Indra. UdA.75; see also n.12.
  • Vidūdabha
  • Vidūra Jātaka. See Sucira Jātaka.
  • Vidurā. One of the wives of Udaya IV. She fixed a mandorla (pādajāla) on an image of the Buddha which was in the Mahāvihāra. Cv.liii.50.
  • Viduragga. Senāpati of Udaya IV. Cv.liii.46; cf. Vajiragga.
  • Vigatānanda. A king of twenty four kappas ago, a former birth of Ekanandiya Thera. Ap.i.217.
  • Vigatāsoka. See Vītāsoka.
  • Viggāhita Sutta. The Buddha exhorts the monks not to engage in wordy warfare, such talk being neither profitable nor conducive to Nibbāna. They should converse about dukkha, its cause, etc. S. v.419.
  • Vighāsa Jātaka (No. 393)
  • Vihāra Sutta
  • Vihārabīja. A village in Ceylon from which five hundred young men entered the Order on the occasion of the enshrinement of the Buddha's collar bone in the Thūpārāma. Mhv.xvii.59.
  • Vihāradānānaumodanā Sutta. A sutta quoted in the Sutta Sangaha (No.63) from the Vinaya Pitaka (Vin.147f.) on the value of gifting vihāras
  • Vihāradevī
  • Vihāravāpi. A village in Ceylon, near Tulādhārapabbata. It was the birthplace of Labhīya Vasabha. Mhv.xxiii.90.
  • Vihāravejjasālatittha. A ford in the Mahāvālukagangā. Cv.lxxii.25.
  • Vihāsava. A king of the race of Makhādeva. He ruled in Benares and his son was Vijitasena. MT. 130; but Dpv. iii.39 calls him Vijaya.
  • Vihatābhā. A king of twenty nine kappas ago, a previous birth of Campakapupphiya (or Belatthānika) Thera. Ap.i.167; ThagA.i.205.
  • Vījamāna. Sixty thousand kappas ago there were sixteen kings of this name, all previous births of Vidhūpanadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.103.
  • Vijambhavatthu. A place of residence for monks in the Vattaniyasenāsana, where Rohana took Nāgasena to admit him into the Order. Mil. p. 12.
  • Vijaya
  • Vijaya Sutta
  • Vijayā Sutta. Contains the story of Māra’s temptation of Vijayā Therī. S. i.130.
  • Vijayā Therī
  • Vijayabāhu
  • Vijayabāhu parivena-vihāra. A monastery built by King Vijayabāhu III. in Vattalagāma (Cv.lxxxi.58). A monk, named Kāyasatti, was its chief incumbent in the time of Parakkamabāhu IV., Cv.xc.91.
  • Vijayabhuja. See Vijayabāhu.
  • Vijayakumāra. Son of Sirināga II., and king of Ceylon for one year (302 3 A.C.). He was killed in his palace by the three Lambakannas: Sanghatissa, Sanghabodhi and Gothābhaya. Mhv.Xxxvi.57f; Dpv. xxii.51.
  • Vijayapāla. Son of Vimaladhammasūriya I. and his queen, Dona Catherina. He was governor of the province of Mātula. Cv.xcv.22.
  • Vijayapura. The Pāli name for the city of Panyā in Burma. Bode, op. cit., 27, 40.
  • Vijayārāma
  • Vijayasundārāma. A monastery built by Vijayabāhu III. Cv.lxxxi.51; see also P.L.C. 209.
  • Vijayuttara
  • Vijita
  • Vijitā
  • Vijitamitta. A brahmin, friend of Bhaddasāla, and later aggasāvaka of Nārada Buddha. v.l. Jitamitta. Bu.x.23; BuA.154.
  • Vijita-pura, Vijīta nagara
  • Vijitasangāma. A yavapālaka who supplied grass to Tissa Buddha for his seat. BuA.189.
  • Vijitasena
  • Vijitasenā
  • Vijitāvī
  • Vijjā Sutta
  • Vijjābhāgiya Sutta. The six parts of wisdom: the idea of impermanence, of ill in impermanence, of not self in ill, of renunciation, of dispassion, of ending. A.iii.334.
  • Vijjādhara guhā,  lena. A cave in Pulatthipura, forming part of Uttarārāma (Cv.lxxviii.73). The boundary of the Baddhasīmāpāsāda grounds passed fifty staves (375 ft.) to the north of this cave. Ibid., vs. 66. See Cv. Trs.ii.111, n.2.
  • Vijjāmandapa. A building in the Dīpuyyāna. It was built to demonstrate the various branches of science. Cv.lxxiii.115.
  • Vijjāvimutti Sutta. The holy life is lived with the realization of the fruits of knowledge for its aim. S. v.28.
  • Vijjha
  • Vikāla Sutta. Few are they who abstain from eating at unseasonable hours, many they who do not. S. v.470.
  • Vikannaka Jātaka (No. 233)
  • Vikata. A mountain near Himavā. Ap.i.227.
  • Vikkama. A Lokagalla. He was a general of Rohana and was defeated by the Mūlapotthakī Māna. Cv.lxxv.138.
  • Vikkamabāhu
  • Vikkamacolappera. A stronghold in South India, occupied by Pandiyarāyara. It was captured by Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.178.
  • Vikkamapandu
  • Vikkamapura
  • Vikkamarājasīha
  • Vikkambhuja. See Vikkamabāhu.
  • Vikkantabāhu. See Vikkamabāhu.
  • Vikkantacāmunakka. General of Anīkanga whom he slew. He acted for one year (1209 A.C.) as regent for Queen Līlāvatī. Cv.lxxx.45.
  • Vilāna. A place near Ālisāra, mentioned in the wars of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.166.
  • Vilasa
  • Vilāta. A country. Mil. 327, 331; Rhys I)avids identifies it with Tartary (Mil.. Trs.ii.204).
  • Vilattākhanda. The weir of a tank repaired by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.67.
  • Villagāma. A village in the south of Ceylon. Ras.ii.147.
  • Villavarāyara. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. He was slain by the soldiers of Lankāpuira. Cv.lxxvi.94, 163; but see 173 and 185.
  • Villikābā. A district of Ceylon, once the residence of Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lviii.29.
  • Vilokana. A king of eighty one kappas ago, a former birth of Mānava (Sammukhāthavika) Thera. Ap.i.159; ThagA.i.164.
  • Vimala
  • Vimalā Therī
  • Vimalabuddhi
  • Vimaladhammasūriya
  • Vimalakondañña Thera
  • Vimalatthavilāsinī. A Commentary by Dhammapāla on the Vimāma Vatthu (BuA. p. 236), forming part of the Paramatthadīpanī.
  • Vimalavilāsinī. A Commentary by Dhammapāla on the Vimāna Vatthu; it forms part of the Paramatthadīpanī. BuA. p. 236.
  • Vīmamsa khanda. The section of the Mūgapakkha Jātaka which describes the various tests applied to Temiya to discover whether his appearance of being deaf and dumb was a pretence. J.vi.9.
  • Vīmamsaka Sutta. The Buddha tells the monks at Jetavana that the enquiring monk, who searches the heart of others, should study the Tathāgata. He then proceeds to give details as to how the study should be undertaken. M.i.317ff.
  • Vimāna Vatthu
  • Vimaticchedanī. A Commentarial work on the Abhidhamma by an Elder named Kusapa. Gv. 60, 70; P.L.C. 160.
  • Vimativinodanī. A Commentary on the Vinaya by Kassapa Thera. It was one of the authorities quoted by the Pārupanas against the Ekamsikas and it was held in high esteem by King Dhammaceti. Gv. 61; Sis. 69; P.L.C. 179.
  • Vimokkha Sutta. On eight kinds of deliverance. A.iv.306f.
  • Vimokkhakathā. The fifth chapter of the Mahāvagga of the Patisambhidāmagga. PS.ii.35 73.
  • Vimuttimagga. A commentary by Upatissa.
  • Vimutti Sutta. On the five spheres of release experienced when one teaches the Dhamma to another, when yet another listens, when one learns it oneself, when one ponders and reflects on it, and when one has rightly penetrated into it. A.iii.21f.
  • Vinatā
  • Vinataka. One of the seven mountain ranges round Sineru. J. vi.125; SnA.ii.443; Sp.i.119, etc.
  • Vīnāthūna Jātaka (No. 232)
  • Vinaya Pitaka
  • Vinaya Vagga. The eighth chapter of the Sattaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iv.140 44.
  • Vinayadhara Suttā. A group of four suttas on seven qualities which make a monk skilled in the Vinaya. A.iv.140f.
  • Vinayadharasobhana Sutta. Seven qualities which make a monk skilled in discipline and illustrious; the qualities are the same as those of the Vinayadhara Sutta. A.iv.142.
  • Vinayagandhi. See Vajirabuddhitīkā.
  • Vinayaganthipada
  • Vinayagūlhatthadīpanī. A work ascribed to Chapata. It explains difficult passages of the Vinayapitaka. Bode, op. cit., 18.
  • Vinayālankāra tikā. A Vinaya compilation by Tipitakālankāra of Tiriyapabbata. Svd.1214; Bode, op. cit., 54.
  • Vinayasamutthānadīpanī. A Vinaya treatise by Chapata. Gv. 64; Bode, op. cit., 18.
  • Vinayasangaha
  • Vinayasangīti. A name given to the recital held at Vesāli in connection with the Vajjiputta heresy. Sp.i.34.
  • Vinayatthakathā. See Samantapāsādikā.
  • Vinayatthamañjūsā. A tīkā on the Kankhāvitaranī, written by Buddhanāga. Gv.61; Svd.1212.
  • Vinayavinicchaya
  • Vindaka. One of the horses of Candakumāra. J. vi.135.
  • Vindusāra. See Bindusāra.
  • Vinelapupphiya Thera
  • Vinibandha Sutta. On the five forms of mental bondage: bondage to lusts, to the body, to shapes, to sleep, to the desire to become a deva. A.iii.249; iv. 461.
  • Vinīla. The son of a golden goose and a crow. He is identified with Devadatta. See the Vinīlaka Jātaka.
  • Vinīlak Jātaka (No. 160)
  • Viñjha
  • Viññāna Sutta
  • Viññānañcāyatanūpagādevā. A class of devas living in the Arūpaloka. Their life lasts for forty thousand mahākappā. M.iii.103; Compendium, p. 143.
  • Vīnūpamovāda. The name given (E.g., at ThagA.i.545) to a discourse preached by the Buddha to Sona Kolvisa (q.v.) at Gijjhakūta. It is generally called Sona Sutta. See A.iii.374.
  • Vipakkhasevaka bhikkhu Vatthu
  • Vipallāsa Sutta. On four perversions: seeing permanence in impermanence, ill in not ill, self in not self, fair in foul. A.ii.52.
  • Vipallāsakathā. The eighth chapter of the Paññāvagga of the Patisambhidāmagga. PS.ii.80f.
  • Vipassanā Sutta. On insight as to the path which leads to the "Uncompounded." S. iv.362.
  • Vipassanākathā. The ninth chapter of the Paññavagga of the Patisambhidāmagga. PS.ii.263 43.
  • Vipassī
  • Vipassī Sutta. On the mental evolution of Vipassī, leading to his Enlightenment. S. ii.5; cf. D.ii.30f.
  • Vipatti Sutta
  • Vipula 1. A khattiya, father of Revata Buddha. J. i.35; Bu.vi.16.
  • Vipula 2. One of the five peaks near Rājagaha, the highest of them. See Vepulla. S. i.67; J. vi.518; Mil.242.
  • Vipula Sutta. Four conditions leading to the growth of insight. S. v.412.
  • Vipulā. Mother of Revata Buddha. J. i.35; Bu.vi.6.
  • Vipulābhāsa. Twenty nine kappas ago there were several kings of this name, previous births of Belatthānika (Campakapupphiya) Thera. ThagA.i.205; Ap.i.167.
  • Vīra
  • Vīrā Therī. A certain lay follower gave her a robe, and a Yakkha aware of this, went about praising his piety. v.l. Cīrā. S. i.213.
  • Vīrā. See Dhīrā.
  • Vīrabāhu
  • Viraddha Sutta
  • Vīradeva
  • Virāga Sutta
  • Virāgakathā. The fifth chapter of the Yuganandha Vagga of the Patisambhidā-Magga. Ps.ii.140 7.
  • Vīraganga. Name of several Tamil chiefs, allies of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi. 131, 140, 179, 181, 187, 190.
  • Viraja 1. One of the three palaces occupied by Dhammadassī Buddha before his Renunciation. Bu.xvi.14.
  • Viraja 2. A Pacceka Buddha. ApA.i.107; M.iii.70.
  • Vīraka Jātaka (No. 204)
  • Vīraka. The Bodhisatta born as a marsh crow. See the Vīraka Jātaka.
  • Vīranatthambhaka. A cemetery near Benares where Somadatta taught his father, Aggidatta, how to behave at court when he visited the king. DhA.iii.124.
  • Vīrankurārāma. A monastery in Abhayagiri vihāra; it was built by Sena I. Cv.l.68.
  • Vīranukkara. A district in South India, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvii.2.
  • Vīrapandu
  • Vīrapperaya. Name of several Tamil chiefs, allies of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi. 138, 316; lxxvii.6, 7.
  • Vīravamma. Husband of Yasodharā, daughter of Vijayabāhu I. They had two daughters, Līlāvatī and Sugalā. He was given as dowry the province of Merukandara. Cv.lix.27.
  • Vīravāpi. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.36.
  • Viravapupphiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he met Siddhattha Buddha and gave him a virava flower. Ap.i.223.
  • Vīravikkama
  • Viriya Sutta 1. Energy is necessary in order to see things as they really are. S. ii.132.
  • Viriya Sutta 2. A woman who, among other qualities, has energy is reborn in a happy condition. S. iv.244.
  • Viriya. A pleasaunce in Vebhāra where Siddhattha Buddha was born. BuA. p. 185.
  • Virocamānā. Wife of Kakusandha Buddha before his Renunciation. Bu.xxiii.17. BuA. (p. 210) calls her Rocanā.
  • Virocana Jātaka (No. 143)
  • Virocana. Nine kappas ago there were three kings of this name, all previous births of Sālapupphadāyaka (Aijuna) Thera. Ap.i.169; ThagA.i.186.
  • Virūlha, Virūlhaka
  • Virūpakkha
  • Visākha
  • Visākhā
  • Visākhā bhānavāra. The second chapter of the Cīvarakhandhaka of the Mahāvagga. Vin.i.281 94.
  • Visākhā Sutta
  • Visākha Sutta. The Buddha listens to a sermon by Visākha Pañcāliputta and praises his skill in the assembly of monks. The Sutta also contains a teaching as to how the Dhamma should be preached. A.ii.51f.; S. ii.280f.
  • Visākhūposatha Sutta. The name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No.12) to the Uposatha Sutta (4) (q.v.).
  • Visālā. See Vesāli.
  • Visāla. The capital of Ceylon (then known as Mandadīpa) in the time of Kassapa Buddha. It was to the west of Mahāsāgara uyyāna, and its king at the time was Jayanta. Mhv.xv.127; Dpv. xv.60; xvii.6; Sp.i.87.
  • Visālakkhi vimāna Vatthu
  • Visālamutta. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.81, 91.
  • Visama Sutta. Crooked actions of body, speech and mind lead one to purgatory; their opposites to heaven. A.i.293.
  • Visamaloma
  • Visānā
  • Visārada Sutta
  • Visavanta Jātaka (No. 69)
  • Visayha Jātaka (No. 340)
  • Visayha. The Bodhisatta born as a setthi of Benares. See the Visayha Jātaka.
  • Visirātthala. A tank in Ceylon. Cv.lxviii.49.
  • Vissakamma, Vissukamma
  • Vīssāsabhojana Jātaka (No. 93).
  • Vissasena. A king of Benares. See the Ārāmadūsa Jātaka.
  • Visudatta Thera. A teacher of the Abhidhamma. DhSA. p. 32.
  • Visuddhācariya Thera
  • Visuddhajanavilāsinī. The name of the Commentary on the Apadāna. Its author is unknown.
  • Visuddhi-Magga
  • Vitakka Sutta
  • Vitakkasanthāna Sutta
  • Vitakkita Sutta. See Ayoniso Sutta.
  • Vītamāla. A king of fifty seven kappas ago, a previous birth of Korandapupphiya (Ramanīyavihāri) Thera. Ap.i.206; ThagA.i.116.
  • Vītamsā. One of the ten rivers flowing from Himālaya. Mil.114; see Mil. Trs.i.xliv, for a suggested identification with Vitastā, the modern Bihat (or Jhelum).
  • Vītarāga Sutta. A monk who is not free from passion, corruption and infatuation, but is full of cant and deceit, cannot become what he should become. A.iii.111.
  • Vītarāga. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.71; ApA.i.107.
  • Vītasoka Thera
  • Vitendu. One of the vessels of the Cātummahārājikā present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.257.
  • Vīthisammajjaka Thera
  • Vīticcha Jātaka (No. 244)
  • Vitinna. One of the chief lay supporters of Padumuttara Buddha. Bu.xi.26.
  • Vitta Sutta. Preached in answer to a deva's questions; the beat wealth is faith, right deeds bring happiness, truth has the sweetest taste, a life of wisdom is the best. S. i.42.
  • Vittāra. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.146.
  • Vitthāra Sutta
  • Vitthata Sutta
  • Vitu and Vitucca. Vassals of the Cātummahārājikā. They were present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.258.
  • Vivāda Sutta
  • Vivādamūla Sutta. Ten causes, different from the above, of con tentioin. A.v.78f.
  • Vivara Vagga. The first chapter of the Catukka Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā. J. iii.1 33.
  • Viveka Sutta
  • Vivekakathā. The fourth chapter of the Paññā Vagga of the Patisambhidā-Magga. PS.ii.219 25.
  • Viyolaka Vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon. Tissamahānāga lived there for thirty years. Ras.ii.187
  • Vohāra Sutta 1. Four suttas on modes of speech which are Ariyan and non Ariyan. A.iv.307.
  • Vohāra Sutta 2. Two suttas, one on the eight un Ariyan practices and the other on their opposites. A.iv.307.
  • Vohārapatha Suttā. Two suttas, similar to Vohāra Sutta. A.ii.227= ii.229.
  • Vohārikatissa
  • Voyalaggamu. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.122.
  • Vuddhi Sutta 1. The seven bojjhanga, if cultivated, conduce to increase and not decrease. S. v.94.
  • Vuddhi Sutta 2. Four conditions which conduce to the growth of insight. S. v.411.
  • Vuttamālāsandesasataka
  • Vutthāna Sutta
  • Vutthi Sutta
  • Vuttodaya
  • Vyaggha Jātaka (No. 272)
  • Vyagghapajja
  • Vyākarana Sutta
  • Vyasana Sutta. Ten evils which befall a monk who reviles Ariyans and his fellow celibates. A.v.169= 317.


 


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