Pali Proper Names - A -
- Amabavitthi.-A village in the north of Ceylon. It was the
birthplace of Culatissa Thera. Ras.ii.30.
- Amaccharī Sutta.-A woman should not be stingy and she should be
- Amadha.-See Damatha.
- āmagandha (Sutta)
- āmakadhañña-peyyala.-The ninth chapter of the Sacca Samyutta of the
Samyutta Nikāya. It contains a list of
the gifts which Ariyan monks abstain from accepting. S.v.470-3.
- āmalacetiya.-A thupa in Ceylon. It is not known who built it.
Aggabodhi I. erected a parasol over it. Cv.xlii.62.
- āmalakīvana, Amalakivana.-A grove at
Cātumā. The Buddha once stayed there, and it
was on that occasion that the
Cātuma Sutta was preached. M.i.456.
- āmandagāmanī Abhaya
- āmandaphaladāyaka Thera.-An arahant. In a previous birth, while
carrying a pingo laden with fruit, he saw the Buddha Padumuttara and offered
him an āmanda fruit (pumpkin?). In the present age he became an arahant.
- Amarā (Amarādevī)
- Amarinda.-Name given to Sakka, king
of the gods. E.g., ThagA.151, 112.
- Amaruppala.-The name borne by
Kākavannatissa when he was a hunter in a village near Amaruppala-lena.
- Amaruppala-lena.-A cave in the Malaya province of Ceylon.
Kākavannatissa was once born in a
hunters' village near it. Ras.ii.56.
- Amata (Sutta / Vagga)
- Amatadundubhi.-One of the names under which the
Bahudhātuka Sutta is known
(M.iii.67). Like soldiers in the field of battle, so the disciples in the
path, developing insight after the method of this sutta, raise aloft the
standard of Arahantship - hence the name. MA.ii.888.
- Amba Jātaka (No. 124, 474)
- Amba Sutta.-The four kinds of mangoes (ripe, etc.) and four
corresponding classes of monks. A.ii.106f.
- Ambacora Jātaka (No. 344)
- Ambadāyaka Thera
- Ambadugga.-A tank in Ceylon, built by Kutakannatissa. Mhv.xxxiv.33.
- Ambala.-Probably the name of a tower in the
Jetavana monastery. The
Sunakha Jātaka was preached there about
a dog who lived in its resting-hall (J.ii.246).
- Ambalala.-A locality in Rohana, near the Kantakavana, where the
forces of Parakkamabāhu I., under Rakkha, were victorious in battle.
- Ambālavana.-See Ambātaka.
- Ambālavāpi.-A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. (Cv.lxviii.46) A
canal known as Tambapannī flowed from the tank northwards. Cv.lxxix.50.
- Ambamāla Vihāra.-A monastery in Rohana built by Dappula I.
- Ambapālī (Ambapālikā)
- Ambapāli Sutta
- Ambapāli Vagga.-The first chapter of the Satipatthāna Samyutta in
the Mahāvagga of the Samyutta Nikāya
- Ambapāsāna.-A monastery in the village of Anganakola in South
Ceylon, where lived the Elder Cittagutta. MT.552.
- Ambapindiya Thera
- Ambara-Ambaravatī.-The double name of a city in
Uttarakuru. D.iii.201; DA.iii.966.
- Ambaramsa.-See Abbhasa.
- Ambariya Vihara.-A monastery in Ceylon, the residence of
Pingala-Buddharakkhita Thera. It was near
MA.i.165; DhsA.103). It was also the residence of Pindapātika-Tissa Thera.
- Ambasakkharapeta Vatthu.-The story of
Ambasakkhara and the peta, as
given above. The Elder Kappitaka related
the story to the Buddha, and the Buddha made it an occasion for a discourse to
the assembled multitude. PvA.243-4.
- Ambasāmanera.-Name of Silākāla.
When he was a novice in the Order, at Bodhimanda Vihāra, he fulfilled his
duties to the community with zeal and skill. Once he presented a mango-fruit
to the Sangha, and the monks, being pleased, gave him this name.
- Ambasuppiya.-See Appihā.
- Ambātaka Thera.-An arahant. Fourteen
kappas ago he had given a mango to a Buddha (Ap.ii.394). He is probably
Rājadatta Thera. ThagA.i.403.
- Ambātakiya Thera.-An arahant. Thirty-one kappas ago he had met the
Buddha Vessabhū in the mountains and given him a mango. Ap.ii.399.
- Ambattha Sutta
- Ambatthaja.-Seventy kappas ago there were fourteen kings of this
name, all former lives of Ambadāyaka Thera.
- Ambavāpi.-A tank at Būkakalla in Ceylon. It was given over to the
Mātambiya-padhānaghara by the Damila, Potthakuttha. Cv.xlvi.19-20.
- Ambavāsavāpi.-One of the tanks restored by Parakkamabāhu I. before
his great war. Cv.lxviii.43. For identification see Cv. trans. i.280, n.5.
- Ambayāgadāyaka Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-one kappas ago, going to
the forest in pursuit of his trade, he met the Buddha and gave him an offering
of mangoes (v.l. Appaº).
- Ambayāgu(yāga ?)-dāyaka Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-four kappas ago
he had met a Pacceka Buddha named Sataramsī, when the latter had just awakened
from samādhi, and had given him a broth (?) made of mangoes (Ap.i.284).
- Ambilahāra Vihāra
- Ambila-janapada.-A district in Ceylon. In it was the Rajatalena.
- Ambilāpika.-A village given by Jetthatissa III. for the supply of
food to Kassapagirivihāra. Cv.xliv.98.
- Ambilayāgu.-A village in Ceylon. It was the residence of Dāthānāma,
father of Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.15.
- Ambillapadara.-A village given by Aggabodhi III. to the
Cetiyapabbata monastery. Cv.xliv.122.
- Ambutthi.-A tank built by Upatissa II. Cv.xxxvii.185.
- Ambuyyāna.-A monastery in Ceylon. Udaya I. (or Dappula) built in it
the dwelling-house Dappulapabbata. Cv.xlix.30; trs. i.126 n.1. According to
Cv.l.80, it was built not by the king but by Mahādeva. It was finished later
by Sena I. Cv.l.80.
- Āmisakiñcikkha Sutta.-One of the
suttas in a group of eight, dealing with people who will not lie for the sake
of gain - and, in this case, for the sake of anything worldly whatsoever.
- Amita.-A king of twenty-five kappas ago; a previous birth of
Aggapupphiya Thera (v.l. Amitobhava, Amitogata). Ap.i.229.
- Amitābha.-A king of twenty-five kappas ago; a previous birth of
Ekasaññaka Thera. Ap.i.210.
- Amitabhogā.-Five setthīs in Bimbisāra's dominions, whose wealth was
limitless. They were Jotiya,
Kākavaliya. AA.i.220; for details see s.v.
- Amitañjala.-A king of fourteen kappas ago;
a previous birth of Sālapupphiya Thera (v.l. Asitañjala). Ap.i.219.
- Amitobhava.-See Amita.
- Amitta.-See Somamitta.
- Amittabhā.-A king of twenty-five kappas ago; a former life of
Bhojanadāyaka Thera (v.l. Amittaka). Ap.i.253.
- Amittaka.-See Amittabhā.
- Amittatāpana.-A king of seventeen kappas ago; a previous life of
Pavittha Thera (ThagA.i.185), probably to be identified with Ekadamsaniya of
the Apadāna (i.168).
- Amoraphaliya Thera
- Anabhirati Jātaka (No. 65,
- Anabhirati Sutta.-The idea of distaste for all the world, if
cultivated, is fruitful. S.v.132.
- Anabhirati-bhikkhu Vatthu
- Anabhisamaya Sutta.-Preached to the wanderer Vacchagotta. Diverse
opinions arise in the world through not seeing the nature of the body, etc.
- Anāgāmī Sutta.-The six qualities necessary for the third Fruit of
the Path. A.iii.421.
- Anāgāmi-thera Vatthu.-Story of a monk who became anāgāmi; when
asked by his pupils, however, he did not say anything regarding his
attainment. After death he was born in the Suddhāvāsā. His pupils, grieving
for him in their ignorance, were enlightened by the Buddha. DhA.iii.288-9.
- Anāgata Sutta.-The five kinds of anticipatory fears that should
make a forest-dwelling monk zealous and active. A.iii.100f.
- Ānaka (v.l. Ānnaka)
- Anālaya Sutta.-The Buddha teaches the destruction of attachment and
the path leading thereto. S.iv.372.
- Anamatagga Samyutta
- Ananaka Sutta.-The four kinds of bliss possible to a householder: a
bliss of ownership, of wealth, of debtless ness and of blamelessness.
- Ānañcāyatana Sutta.-On the three infinite spheres: infinite space,
infinite consciousness, and sphere of nothingness. A.i.267.
- Ānanda Sutta/Vagga
- Ānanda-bhaddekaratta Sutta
- Ānandamānava.-See ānanda (17).
- ānandena Sutta. The Buddha is asked by Ananda to tell him of a
doctrine which would make him more ardent and intent. The Buddha teaches him
the doctrine of impermanence. S.iii.187-8.
- Anangana Jātaka
- Anangana Sutta.-A record of a conversation between Sāriputta and
Moggallāna on the nature of blemishes (anganāni) and on the benefits of
recognising and removing them. M.i.24ff.
- Ānañjasappāya Sutta
- Ānañjasappāya Sutta.-See ānañjasappāya Sutta.
- Ananta.-The serpent king referred to under Anantapokkharanī, but
not elsewhere mentioned in the old books. He is also called Anantabhoga. For
details see Hopkins' Epic Mythology (pp. 23-4).
- Anantajālī.-King. A previous birth of Bhājanadāyaka fifty-three
kappas ago (Antarajāli). Ap.i.218.
- Anantapokkharanī.-A pond constructed by Parakkamabahu I. in
Pulatthipura. The steps surrounding the pond were laid like the coils of the
serpent-king Ananta. Cv.lxxiii.120.
- Anantarabhandaka-tittha.-A ford in the Mahāvāluka-gangā in Ceylon.
- Anantarapeyyāla.-One of the sections of the
Vidhura Jātaka. J.vi.304.
- Anantavā Sutta.-On the world as being unlimited. S.iii.215.
- Ananusociya Jātaka (No. 328)
- Ananussuta Sutta.-The five-fold power of a Tathāgata. A.iii.9f.
- Ananutappiya Sutta.-Preached by Sāriputta on how a monk should
deport himself so as to have no occasion for repentance. A.iii.294f.
- Ānāpāna Kathā.-The third section of the Mahāvagga of the
- Ānāpāna Samyutta.-The fifty-fourth section of the Samyutta Nikāya.
- Ānāpāna Sutta.-The idea of in-breathing and out-breathing, if
cultivated and developed, leads to much profit. S.v.132.
- Ānāpāna Vagga.-The seventh chapter of the Bojjhanga Samyutta of the
Samyutta Nikāya. S.v.129-32.
- Ānāpānasati Sutta
- Anāsava Sutta.-The Buddha teaches that which is free from āsavas
and the way thereto. S.iv.369.
- Anāsava.-A Pacceka Buddha found in a list of Pacceka Buddhas. He
lived in Isigili. M.iii.70; Ap.i.107.
- Anatam Sutta.-See Anta Sutta.
- Anātha.-A Pacceka Buddha of thirty-one kappas ago. Uddālapupphiya
Thera, in a previous birth, offered him an uddāla-flower. Ap.i.288.
- Anāthapindika Sutta/Vagga
- Anāthapindika-putta-Kāla Vatthu.-Story of the conversion of
Anāthapindika's son Kāla. DhA.iii.189-92.
- Anāthapindika-Setthi Vatthu.-Story of the goddess, guardian of
- Anāthapindikassārāma.-See Jetavana.
- Anāthapindikovāda Sutta
- Anaticārī Sutta.-A woman who is no adulteress will be born in
- Anatta Sutta
- Anattā Sutta
- Anattalakhana Sutta/Vatthu
- Anattaniya Sutta.-For that which does not belong to the self,
desire must be put away. S.iii.78.
- Anattena Sutta.-Lust and desire for that which is without a self
should be put away. S.iii.178.
- Anatthapucchakabrāhmana Vatthu.-Story of a brahmin who asked the
Buddha whether he knew only of that which was good or did he know evil as
well? The Buddha set his doubts at rest. DhA.ii.227-9.
- Anatthatāya Sutta.-Negligence (pamāda) conduces to great loss.
- Añcanavana.-See Añjanavana.
- Andabharīgāmakūtaka Sutta
- Andabhūta Jātaka (No. 62)
- Andha Sutta.-On the three classes of persons: the blind, the
one-eyed, and the two-eyed (A.iii.128f).
- Andhabhūta Sutta.-See Addhabhūta
- Andhakāra Sutta.-The ignorance of Ill, its arising, etc., is
greater and more fearsome than the darkness of interstellar space
- Andhakāra Vagga.-The second section of the Pācittiya in the
- Andhakāra.-A village in Ceylon, one of the villages given by
Aggabodhi IV. for the maintenance of the Padhāna-ghara built by the king for
the Thera Dāthāsiva. Cv.xlvi.12.
- Andhakarattha.-See Andhakā
- Andhakavinda Brāhmana.-See under
Andhakavinda. His story is given as an illustration of how followers of
the Buddha would often pursue him with manifold gifts. E.g., UdA.112.
- Andhakavinda Sutta/Vagga
- Andhanāraka.-One of the villages given by Aggabodhi IV, for the
maintenance of the Padhāna-ghara built for the Elder Dāthāsiva. Cv.xlvi.13.
- Andhatthakathā.-One of the Commentaries used by Buddhaghosa
(Sp.iv.747). It was handed down at Kāñcipura (Conjevaram) in South India.
- Andu.-A village near Pulatthipura. Cv.lix.5.
- Anejakā.-A class of devas mentioned as having been present on the
occasion of the preaching of the Mahā-Samaya Sutta. D.ii.160.
- Anekavannavimāna.-The abode of Anekavanna-devaputta. Vv.74-5.
- Anga Sutta
- Angagāma.-A tank built by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.37.
- Angaka.-Nephew (sister's son) of
- Angamu.-A place in Ceylon identified with the modern Ambagamuva
(Geiger Cv. trans. i.298, n. 3). The Senāpati Deva once encamped there.
- Anganakola.-A village in South Ceylon, the residence of
- Anganasālaka.-A village given by Aggabodhi II. to the
- Angāni Sutta 1.-The five qualities of exertion (padhāna). A.iii.65.
- Angāni Sutta 2.-On the five qualities which a monk should have and
the five which he should discard to complete his duties in the religion and
attain its highest eminence. A.v.16-17.
- Angarājā.-The chieftain of Anga in the Buddha's time. See
- Angārapabbata.-A blazing mountain of white hot coal, one of the
tortures of the Mahāniraya. Kvu.597.
- Angika Sutta.-On the development of the fivefold Ariyan Samādhi.
- Angirasa (Angīrasa)
- Angīrasī.-A term of affection (Radiant One) used by Pañcasikha in
addressing Suriyavaccasā (D.ii.265). The Commentary (DA.iii.701) explains that
she was so called because her limbs shone (ange rasmiyo assāti Angīrasī.)
- Angulimāla (Angulimālaka)
- Angulimāla Paritta.-See above; referred to also in the Milindapañha
(p.151) in a list of Parittas.
- Angulimāla Sutta.-Contains the story of the bandit's conversion and
the bliss of his deliverance. M.ii.97ff.
- Angulimāla-pitaka.-Given in a list of heretical works. SA.ii.150;
- Anguttara Nikāya
- Anguttaranavatīkā.-By Sāriputta, author also of
Sarātthadīpanī-Vinaya-tīkā (q.v.). Gv.71.
- Anguttara-tīkā.-By Candagomi, evidently an author of Ceylon.
- Anguttaratthakathā.-Quoted in the exegesis to the Jātaka. J.i.131.
- āni Sutta
- Anicca Sutta / Vagga
- Aniccā Sutta.-On the seven kinds of persons who are worthy of
homage and of gifts. A.iv.13-14.
- Aniccadhamma Sutta.-Desire for that whose nature is impermanent
should be destroyed. S.iii.199.
- Aniccatā Sutta
- Anidassana Sutta.-The invisible and the path leading thereto.
- Anīgha.-A Pacceka Buddha; occurs in a list of Pacceka Buddhas.
- Anikadatta.-See Anikaratta.
- ānimandavya.-See Animandavya.
- Animandavya.-See Mandavya.
- Animitta Sutta.-Preached by Moggallāna ; it records an occasion
when he experienced unconditioned rapture of the heart (animittaceto-samādhi).
- Aniruddha.-See Anuruddha.
- Ānisamsa Sutta.-On the six advantages of realizing the first fruit
of the Path (Sotāpattiphala). A.iii.441.
- ānisamsa Vagga
- Anissukī Sutta.-A woman who is faithful, modest, scrupulous, not
wrathful and rich in wisdom, will be reborn in a happy condition. S.iv.244.
- Anītika Sutta and Anītikadhamma Sutta.-On the state that is
free from ill and the path thereto. S.iv.371.
- Anitthigandhakumāra Vatthu.-See Anitthigandhakumāra (3).
- Anivatta Brahmadatta
- Aniyata.-The third division of the Pārājika of the Sutta Vibhanga.
- Añjalī.-One of the nuns who accompanied Sanghamittā to Ceylon.
- Añjana-pabbata.-One of the six peaks of the
Himālaya from which rose the five great rivers
and round which were the seven lakes (J.v.415). Pabbata, one of the seven
chief pupils of the Bodhisatta Jotipāla, had
his hermitage there. J.v.133.
- Anjana-vana (Añcana-vana)
- Añjanavaniya Thera
- Añjasa.-A king of two kappas ago, father of
Sunanda, a previous birth of
Upāli. Ap.i.45, v.111; ThagA.i.367.
- Ankolaka Thera.-An arahant. In a previous birth he had offered an
ankola-flower to Siddatha Buddha. Once, thirty-six kalpas ago, he was a
Cakkavatti named Devagajjita. Ap.i.199.
- Ankolaka-pupphiya Thera
- Ankura Vatthu.-The story of Ankura.
- Ankurapeta Vatthu.-See Ankura.
According to MA.i.225 and DA.i.178, in this story the word brahma-cariya is
used to mean veyyāvacca (service).
- Anna Sutta 1.-All creatures desire food, so food should be given in
- Anna Sutta 2.-A.ii.86f.; but see GS.ii.96. n.1.
- Añña Sutta.-On the results of developing the four
- Aññamjivām aññamsarīram Sutta.-That the body is one thing and the
soul another is the view held by some people. S.iii.215.
- Aññanā Sutta.-Five of the same name recording conversations with
the Paribbājaka Vacchagotta regarding the
results of ignorance. S.iii.257-9.
- Aññāta-Kondañña (Aññā-Kondañña)
- Aññatara Sutta 1.-On the chain of causation. S.ii.75-6.
- Aññatara Sutta 2.-Few are born among men because beings do not see
the four Ariyan truths. S.v.465.
- Aññatara° Vatthu.-Several stories given in the Dhammapada
Commentary are designated only by such titles as Aññatara-itthi vatthu,
Aññatara-kutumbika vatthu, etc. For reference to such stories see DhA. Index
- Aññatara-Bhikkhu Sutta.-Two of this name containing questions on
the holy life and the destruction of the āsavā. S.v.7-8.
- Aññatara-Brahma Sutta.-A certain Brahmā thought no recluse or
brahmin could come to his world. The Buddha, Mogallāna, Mahākassapa,
Mahākappina and Anuruddha all appeared there and refuted his views. S.i.144f.
- Aññatitthiya Bhānavāra.-Ends the sixteenth chapter of the second
khandhaka of the Mahāvagga. Vin.i.115.
- Aññatitthiya Sutta.-Describes a visit of Sāriputta to some
heretical teachers in Rājagaha and the discussions that ensued. Ananda reports
the incident to the Buddha, who approves and explains the questions further.
- Aññatitthiya Sutta.-The answers that should be given to followers
of other faiths if they should question about lust, malice and delusion.
- Aññatitthiya Vagga.-Several discourses on the views of other
- Anodhi Sutta.-Three suttas on the development of unlimited
reflection of anicca, dukkha and anattā. A.iii.443f.
- Anomasatta.-An epithet of the Buddha. UdA.304; KhA.170.
- Anomiya Sutta.-Contains verses in praise of the Buddha who is
called the Peerless (Anonianāma) (S.i.33). The verses are found also in the
Sutta Nipāta (Sn.p.177).
- Anopama.-Birthplace of the Vessabhū Buddha and capital of his
father, King Suppatīta. D.ii.7; but Bu.xxii.18 gives it as Anoma. The BuA. (p.
205) calls it Anūpama.
- Anorata.-The name by which Anuruddha (Anawrata), King of Burma
(Ramañña), is generally known. He was a religious reformer and was helped in
his task by a Talaing monk, Arahanta. Bode: Pāli Lit. of Burma, pp. 11-13.
- Anottapā Sutta.-Records a conversation between Mahākassapa and
Sāriputta in Isipatana. A man without ardour (anātāpī) and without care
(a-nottāpī) is incapable of Enlightenment and Nibbana. S.ii.195f.
- Anottappamūlakā-tīni Sutta.-Through an element (dhātuso) beings
meet together, the indiscreet with the indiscreet, the untaught with the
untaught, the unwise with the unwise and vice versa. S.ii.163.
- Anta Jātaka (No. 295)
- Anta Sutta.-The Buddha teaches the end, as well as the way thereto.
See also Antā Sutta. (S.iv.373).
- Antā Sutta.-The four separate divisions: Sakkāya, its arising,
ceasing, and the way thereto. S.iii.157-8.
- Anta Vagga.-The first chapter of the Uparipaññāsaka of the Khanda
Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikāya (S.iii.157ff).
- Antaka.-See Māra.
- Antalikkhacara.-A king who reigned thirty-two kappas ago;
ākā-sukkhipiya Thera in a previous birth. Ap.i.230.
- Antaraganga.-A district in Ceylon. Ras.ii.10.
- Antarāganga.-A monastery in Ceylon to which Jetthatissa III. gave
the village of Cullamātika. Cv.xliv.100.
- Antaramegiri.-A monastery built by King Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.48.
- Antarapeyyāla.-A section of the Nidāna Samyutta containing twelve
suttas with abridged contents. S.ii.130ff.
- Antavā Sutta.-The origin of the view that the world is limited.
- Antevāsī Sutta.-A monk dwells at ease without a pupil or a teacher,
the pupil or co-resident (antevāsī) being the name given to evil and
unprofitable states of mind which arise in him and abide in him through the
senses. Such states are also called "teacher" (ācariya) because they beset and
master him. S.iv.136-8.
- Antureli.-One of the villages given by King Aggabodhi IV. for the
maintenance of the Padhāna-ghara, which he built for the Thera Dāthā-siva.
- Anubuddha Sutta.-Preached at Bhandagāma, on the importance of
- Anudhamma Sutta.-The Bhikkhu, who conforms to the Dhamma, should
live in disgust for the body, feeling, etc. S.iii.40-1.
- Anugāra.-An eminent wandering ascetic. He is mentioned as living in
the Paribbājakārāma in the Moranivāpa in Veluvana near Rājagaha. He was
probably one of the company who was with Sakuludāyi when the Buddha came to
visit the latter. M.ii.1.
- Anuggaha Sutta.-Right belief is endowed with five advantages.
- Anujīvisamiddha.-A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.33.
- Anujjā (v.l. Anojā)
- Anukampaka Sutta.-The five ways in which a resident monk shows his
sympathy for his lay supporters. A.iii.263f.
- Anulatissapabbata.-A vihāra in Gangārājī in East Ceylon, built by
- Anulepadāyaka Thera.-An arahant. In Atthadassī's time he supplied
plaster to a monk for carrying out some repairs to a building. Ap.i.251.
- Anulomadāyaka Thera
- Anumana Sutta
- Anūna.-The name used by the Yakkha
Punnaka to hide from Dhañjaya his real name, lest he should be mistaken
for a slave. The word has the same meaning as Punnaka. J.vi.273-4.
- Anupada Sutta
- Anupada Vagga.-The second section of the Uparipaññāsa of the
Majjhima Nikāya. M.iii.25ff.
- Anupādāya Sutta.-The holy life is lived with final emancipation,
free from grasping, as its aim. S.v.29.
- Anupalakkhanā Sutta.-Diverse views are the result of want of
- Anūpama Thera
- Anupanāhī Sutta.-The woman who is not wrathful will be born in a
happy condition. S.iv.244.
- Anupiya (Anupiyā)
- Anūpiya.-See Anupiya.
- Anura.-A general of the Vanga king's army, maternal cousin of
Sīhabāhu, father of Vijaya. When Sīhabāhu left the lion's den with his mother
and sister they came across Anura who was ruling the border country. Later
Anura married Sīhabāhu's mother. Mv.vi.16-20; MT.246.
- Anurādhagāma.-The name given to the settlement founded by the two
Anurādhas. It was near the Kadamba-nadi (Mhv.ix.9; x.76). The capital,
Anurādhapura, was later founded near it.
- Anurāja.-Son of Sunanda, King of Surabhi, at the time of Mangala
Buddha. He visited the Buddha in the company of his father, and, having
listened to his preaching, became an arahant. BuA.119-20.
- Anuruddha Sutta/Samyutta
- Anuruddha Thera
- Anusamsāvaka Thera.-An arahant. In a past birth he gave a spoonful
of rice to the Buddha Vipassī. Ap.i.247.
- Anusāsika Jātaka (No. 115)
- Anusāsikā.-The name of the greedy bird in the Anusāsika Jātaka.
- Anusaya Sutta
- Anusayā Sutta.-On how the anusayā can be uprooted. S.iv.32.
- Anusota Sutta.-On four classes of persons: those who go with the
stream and those who go against it; those who stand fast and those who have
crossed over. A.ii.5f.
- Anussati Sutta 1.-The six topics of
recollected ness. A.iii.284. In the Visuddhi Magga (p. 226) it is called Gedha
- Anussati Sutta 2.-A detailed explanation of the above. A.iii.312ff.
- Anutīracārī.-An otter who had a dispute with another otter,
Gambhīracārī, about a fish. They appealed to a jackal, Māyāvī, and lost in the
bargain, the jackal claiming the middle of the fish as the price of his
arbitration, leaving only the head and the tail for the otters. J.iii.333f.;
- Anuttarasangāmavijaya (Dhammapariyāya).-One of the names by which
the Bahudhātuka Sutta is known. M.iii.68.
- Anuttāriya Sutta 1.-The six unsurpassables. A.iii.284.
- Anuttāriya Sutta 2.-A detailed explanation of the above.
- Anuttariya Vagga.-The third chapter of the Chakka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.309-29.
- Anuvattanā Sutta.-Like a cakkavatti's eldest son, who, because of
five qualities, administers the kingdom like his father, so does Sāriputta
administer the Kingdom of Righteousness founded by the Buddha. A.iii.148-9.
- Anuvindakā.-Name of a people, mentioned with hosts of others, as
seeking and finding hospitality in the house of Jatukannika, when, in a
previous birth, he was a banker in Hamsavatī. Ap.ii.359.
- Anva Vagga.-See Addha Vagga.