Pali Proper Names - A -
- Ababa Niraya
- Abbha Sutta.-Thunder clouds arise sometimes because the Abbhāva-lāhaka devas wish to give joy to their bodies. S.iii.256.
- Abbhāhata Sutta.-The world is persecuted
by death, age, decay and craving. S.i.40. The verses appear also in the story
of Sirimanda Thera (Thag.v.448).
- Abbhahattha.-See Ambahattha.
- Abbhañjanadāyaka Thera
- Abbhantara Jātaka (No. 281)
- Abbhantara Vagga.-The fourth division of the Tikā Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā. J.ii.392-430.
- Abbhokāsa Sutta.-The five kinds of those who seek solitude.
- Abbhuta (Dhamma) Sutta
- Abbuda 1.-A period of suffering in Avīci.
For details see Ababa.
- Abbuda 2.-A king of long ago; a former birth of Nigganthipupphiya
- Ābhā Sutta
- Ābha Vagga
- Ābha.-A generic name for devas distinguished for their brilliance,
such as the Parittābhā and the Āppamānābhā. M.iii.102; MA.ii.902.
- Abhabba Sutta 1.-Various events and the conditions requisite for
their presence. A.v.144f.
- Abhabba Sutta 2.-The ten conditions essential for arahantship
- Abhaya Sutta.-On what fearlessness means. A.iv.455. See Gijjhakūta Sutta.
- Abhayācala.-Another name for Abhayagiri.
- Abhayagallaka.-A vihāra in Ceylon built by King Mahācūli-Mahā-tissa. Mhv.xxxiv.8.
- Abhayagirikā.-The monks of the Abhayagiri-vihāra. Mhv.xxxiii.97-8. A summary of their heresies is given
at MT. 676f.
- Abhayankara.-One of the royal elephants of King Vasavatti of Benares. J.vi.135.
- Abhayarājakumāra Sutta
- Abhayasamāna Sutta.-Preached to Jānussoni on those who have no fear when death comes to them. A.ii.173f.
- Abhayattherī.-See Abhayā.
- Abhaya-Vihāra.-Another name for Abhayagiri Vihāra.
- Abhayupassaya.-A nunnery; see Abhaya
- Abhayuttara.-A name for Abhayagiri.
- Abhayūvara.-The name of the eighth bhānavāra (portion for
recitation) of the first Khandhaka of the Mahāvagga of the Vinaya Pitaka.
- Abhibhū (Sutta)
- Abhibhuyya Sutta
- Abhidhamma Pitaka
- Abhidhammapannarasatthāna.-A treatise by Nava Vimalabuddhi. Gv.64, 74.; Bode, op. cit., 27-8.
- Abhidhammattha-vikāsinī.-A tīkā on Buddhadatta's Abhidhammāvatāra written by Sumangala. Gv.62; Svd.v.1227.
- Abhijāna Sutta.-See Parijāna.
- Abhimārapayojanā.-Name given to the conspiracy into which Devadatta and Ajātasattu entered, to have archers shoot
at the Buddha and so kill him (J.i.141;
- Abhinandamāna Sutta.-One who is enamoured of body, etc., becomes Mara's bondsman; by not being enamoured one becomes free. S.iii.75.
- Abhinandana Sutta.-He who takes delight in any or all of the five
khandhas takes delight in suffering; he who does not is released there from.
- Abhinandena Sutta (2).-By taking delight in the eye, ear, etc., one takes delight in Ill; by not
so doing one is released from Ill. Similarly with regard to sights, sounds,
- Abhinha Jātaka (No. 27)
- Abhinīhāra Sutta
- Abhinivesa Sutta.-Bondage of and dependence upon the fetters arise
as a result of clinging to the five khandhas (S.iii.186).
- Abhiñjika Thera
- Abhiññā Sutta 1.-On higher knowledge and its applications.
- Abhīññā Sutta 2.-A group of suttas on qualities that could be
obtained by an understanding of raga (lust). A.iii.277.
- Abhiññā Vagga.-The twenty-sixth section of the Catukka Nipāta of
the Anguttara Nikāya. It consists of ten
- Abhiññāpariññeyya Sutta.-Everything should be known and
comprehended as impermanent, woeful, void of self. S.iv.29.
- Abhiññeyya Sutta.-Same as above.
- Abhirādhana.-A friend of Sambhūta
Sītavaniya. He went with Sambhūta, Bhūmija and Jeyyasena to hear the Buddha preach.
- Abhirāmā.-One of the three palaces occupied, as a layman, by Nārada Buddha (Bu.x.19).
- Abhirūpa-Nandā Therī
- Abhisāma.-A king of fifteen kappas ago; a
previous birth of Udakāsanadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.218.
- Abhisamaya Kathā.-The third chapter of the Paññā Vagga of the Patisambhidā-Magga (ii.215ff).
- Abhisamaya Samyutta.-The thirteenth Samyutta, forming the second
section of the Nidāna Vagga of the Samyutta Nikāya (ii.133ff).
- Abhisamaya Vagga.-The sixth chapter of the Sacca Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikāya. V.459ff.
- Abhisammata.-A king of sixty-three kappas ago; a previous birth of
Pātalipupphiya Thera. Ap.i.123.
- Abhisanda Sutta
- Abhītatta.-See Ajitajana.
- Abhivaddhamānaka.-See Aggivaddhamānaka.
- Abhiya Kaccāna.-See Sabhiya Kaccāna.
- Acala.-Assistant to the architect of the Mahā Thūpa. MT.535.
- Acala Cetiya.-The name given to the spot at the entrance to Sankassa, where the Buddha first placed his right foot on his
descent from Tāvatimsa. DhA.iii.227 (but see
- Acala-Thera. One of the eminent monks present at the foundation of
the Mahā Thūpa. MT.526.
- ācāravitthigāma.-A village three leagues to the north-east of Anurādhapura. When Dutthagāmani was seeking for materials
for the building of the Mahā Thūpa,
nuggets of gold, from a span to a finger's breadth in size, appeared in the
- Acarin Sutta.-The Buddha, as he walked about, sought the
satisfaction, the misery and the escape that come from the earth element. He
found these and discovered that they exist also in the other three elements.
- Accaya (akodhana) Sutta.-Speaks of two kinds
of fools - the one who does not see his offence as such, and the other who
does not accept a right ruling. S.i.239.
- Accāyika Sutta.-The urgent duties of a farmer and of a monk.
- Accenti Sutta.-The hours pass away, be heedful therefore. S.i.3.
- Acchagallaka (or Acchagiri)
- Acchagiri.-See Acchagallaka.
- Accharā Sutta
- Acchariya Sutta
- Acchariyabbhuta (or
- Acchimatī. One of the five daughters of Vessavana. She was married to Sakka. Latā was her
- Accutadevā.-A class of devas mentioned among those assembled on the
occasion of the preaching of the Maha-Samaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
- Accutagāmabyāmaka.-One of the Pacceka Buddhas in a nominal list.
- Accutagāmī.-One of Vijaya's companions in colonising Ceylon. He
founded a settlement at Ujjeni 2 (Dpv.ix.32, 36). The Mahāvamsa
(Dpv.vii.45) mentions the founding of Ujjeni 2, but does not give Accutāgamī's
- Accutavarnadanta.-One of Ekarāja's elephants. J.vi.135. But see Jāt. trans. vi.72.
- Acela Sutta
- Acelaka Vagga.-Fifth of the Pācittiya of the Vinaya Pitaka. Vin.iii.195ff.; ibid., v.19-21.
- Acintita Sutta.-The four unthinkables: the Buddhas, their musings,
world-speculation and the point of action. A.ii.80.
- Adalidda Sutta.-The rich man is he who possesses the seven bojjhangā. S.v.100
- Adanta Vagga.-The fourth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. It consists of ten suttas on the untamed mind. A.i.6f.
- Ādāsānandapa.-One of the numerous buildings erected by
Parakkamabāhu I. in the Dīpuyyāna in Pulatthipura. It was so called because
its walls were made of mirrors. Cv.lxxiii.119.
- Adassanā Sutta (five).-Diverse opinions arise in the world because
of the failure to see the five sankhārā, their nature, etc.
- Addha Sutta (2).-That Ariyan disciple is wealthy who possesses four
things: unwavering loyalty to the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha, and
virtues held in esteem by the Ariyans. S.v.402.
- Addha Vagga.-The seventh chapter of the Devatā Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikāya (S.i.39-41). The Samyutta Commentary (SA.i.75. See also
KS.i.54, n.4) calls it Anvavagga.
- Addha Vagga.-Third section of the Pañcaka
Nipāta of the Jātaka Commentary. J.iii.211-227.
- Addhabhūta Sutta.-Preached in the Kalandakanivāpa at Veluvana. Everything is afflicted: eye,
objects, eye-consciousness, etc. (Andhabhūta). S.iv.20-1.
- Addhacandiya Thera.-An arahant. In a previous birth he gave Tissa
Buddha a bouquet of flowers in the shape of a crescent moon. He was once a
king named Devapa. Ap.i.231.
- Addhacelaka Thera.-In a previous birth he gave half a garment to
Tissa Buddha. He was thirty-two times king, under the names of Samanta and
Odana. He became an arahant. Ap.i.134.
- Addhakāsī Therī
- Addhariyā-brāhmanā.-The word occurs in a list of brahmin teachers
in the Tevijja Sutta (D.i.237). They teach a
state of union with Brahmā. These are evidently Adhvaryu brahmins.
- Addhuvasīla.-A youth who stole ornaments to win the daughter of his
teacher. He failed in his quest. The story is given in the Sīlavīmamsana Jātaka. J.iii.18-20.
- Addilarattha.-A kingdom where once lived a poor man named
Kotūhalaka, who, in the present age, became Ghosita-setthi. Food being very
scarce in the country, Kotūhalaka and his family left it. DA.i.317; MA.i.539.
- Adhamma Sutta.-Three suttas describing dhamma and adhamma and their
different qualities (A.v.222ff). In the last Ananda explains in detail what
the Buddha taught to the monks in brief.
- Adhamma Vagga.-The tenth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya (A.i.16-19). It consists of forty-two suttas, dealing
chiefly with the harm that arises from monks describing what is not Dhamma as
Dhamma and vice versa.
- Adhammika Sutta.-The evils resulting from the unrighteousness of
kings and the benefits of their righteousness. A.ii.74f.
- Adhanapāli.-Given as an example of a name. J.i.403.
- Ādhāradāyaka Thera.-An arahant. He gave a stool (ādhāraka) to Sikhī Buddha. Twenty-seven kappas ago he became king four times under the
name of Samantavaruna. Ap.i.207.
- Adharatteri.-A district in S. India. Cv.lxxvii.69.
- Adhicchattiya Thera.-An arahant. In a
previous birth he placed a parasol on the thūpa containing the relics of Atthadassī Buddha (Ap.i.170). He is
evidently identical with Sāmidatta (ThagA.i.189) (v.l. Chattādhichattiya).
- Adhicitta Sutta.-The qualities necessary for the monk developing
higher consciousness. A.ii.256f. It is quoted in the Vibhanga Commentary,
- Adhigama Sutta.-On the qualities requisite for acquiring good
states and for fostering them. A.iii.431f.
- Adhikakkā.-A ford, evidently a well-known
bathing-ghat, where pilgrims used to bathe in order to obtain purification
from their sins. It is mentioned in a list of rivers and ghats. M.i.39.
- Adhikarana Vagga
- Adhikaranasamatha Vagga.-One of the divisions of the Suttavibhanga
on the procedure for settling disputes.
- Ādhipateyya Sutta.-The three "mandates" which should guide a monk:
the self, the world, the Dhamma. A.i.147f.; on the significance of the sutta
see Mrs. Rhys Davids, J.R.A.S., April 1933, pp.329ff.
- Adhoganga.-See Gangā.
- Adhokurangāma.-A village in the district of Alisāra in North
Ceylon; a fortification there of Gajabāhu was captured by Parakkamabāhu I.
- Adhopupphiya Thera.-An arahant. In a previous birth he was a hermit
of great power in Himavā and offered flowers to Abhibhū, the chief disciple of
Sikhī Buddha. Soon afterwards he was eaten up by a boa-constrictor.
- Ādicca Damilādhikāri
- Ādicca Sutta.-Just as dawn is the harbinger of the arising of the
sun, so is friendship with the good (kalyānamittatā) the harbinger of the
arising of the seven bojjhangas. S.v.101; cp. S.v.29.
- Ādiccupatthāna Jātaka. (No. 175)
- Ādimalaya.-One of the generals of Vijayabāhu I. He openly rebelled
against the king and came with his troops to the village of Andu, near
Pulatthipura. The king went out against him and destroyed him. Cv.lix.4-6.
- Adīnasattu.-See Alīnasattu.
- Adinna Sutta.-Few are they that abstain from taking what is not
- Ādipādakajambu.-A locality in Ceylon where the ādipāda Vikkamabāhu
defeated Mānābharana and his brothers. Cv.lxi.15.
- Ādipāda-punnāga-khanda.-A locality in Rohana in the south of
Ceylon. It was in the district of Guttasāla. Here an encounter took place
between the forces of Parakkamabāhu I. and those of the rebels in Rohana.
- Aditi.-Mother of the sun, who is called ādicca, which is explained as Aditiyā putto. DA.iii.963.
- Āditta Jātaka (No. 424)
- Āditta Sutta/Vagga
- Ādittapariyāya Sutta
- Ādittena Sutta
- Ādiya Sutta
- Adukkhamasukhi Sutta.-A group of twenty-six suttantas, dealing with
various heresies regarding the soul. S.iii.220-2.