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