Pali Proper Names - D -
- Dibbacakkhu.-A false ascetic, a previous birth of Devadatta. For
his story see the Somanassa Jātaka.
- Dibba-vihāra.-See Dīpa-vihāra.
- Diddha Sutta (v.l. Dittha Sutta).-Gains,
favours and flatteries are like a poisoned dart to one whose mind has not
attained to knowledge. S.ii.229.
- Dīghabāhugallaka.-A vihāra built by Mahācūli-Mahātissa.
- Dīghabhayagallaka.-A Tamil stronghold in charge of Dīghābhaya and
captured by Dutthagāmanī. Mhv.xxv.12.
- Dīghacankamana.-A parivena in Anurādhapura, built on the spot where
Mahinda used to walk up and down in meditation. Mhv.xv.208.
- Dīghacārika Sutta.-Two suttas on the five results arising from
roving about. A.iii.257.
- Dīghacārika Vagga.-The twenty-third chapter of the Pañcaka Nipāta
of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.257-61.
- Dīghāgama.-See Dīgha-Nikāya.
- Dīghajantu (Dīghajantuka) v.l.
- Dīghajānu Sutta.-Records the visit of
Dīghajānu to the Buddha.
- Dīghalambika.-A village, the birthplace of Dīghāyu. The Buddha
lived there in the Araññakutikā. DhA.ii.235.
- Dīghalatthi Sutta.-Records the visit of Dīghalatthi (q.v.) to the
- Dīghalatthi.-A devaputta who once visited the Buddha at the
Kalandakanivāpa in Veluvana and spoke a verse (S.i.52). The Commentary
(SA.i.87) says that Dīghalatthi (long-stick) was his nickname, referring to
his great height while on earth.
- Dīghāli.-A locality in Rohana. Cv.lxxv.60; lxxii.63; see
Cv.Trs.i.325, n.2 and ii.49, n.3.
- Dīghaloma Sutta.-One who yearns for gains, favours and flattery, is
like a long-fleeced she-goat in a thicket of briars. S.ii.228.
- Dīghanakha Sutta
- Dīghapāsānaka.-A locality in Anurādhapura, through which the sīmā
of the Mahāvihāra passed. Mhv. Appendix, p.332, vv.13; Mbv.136.
- Dīghapitthi.-The man who ran away with Dīghatālā, wife of
- Dīghapitthikā.-A class of petas whose bodies are sixty leagues in
height. AA.ii.712; PsA.79.
- Dīgharāji.-A village in Magadha, the residence of many
Samsāramocaka heretics. PvA.67.
- Dīghāsana.-A monastery in Ceylon, in which lived Mahānāma Thera
(Cv.xxxix.42). Geiger thinks (Cv.Trs.i.48, n.1) that Dīghāsana is very
probably a wrong reading for Dīghasanda.
- Dīghasandana (Dīghasandanaka)
- Dīghasumana.-A Thera of Ceylon, expert in the Vinaya. Vin.v.8;
- Dīghasumma.-A Thera of Kalyāni. A fisherman, living at the mouth of
the Kalyāni River, gave him alms on several occasions and remembered him at
the moment of his death. MA.ii.1008; AA.ii.522.
- Dīghatālā.-Wife of Golakāla. She
ran away with Dīghapitthi, but Mahosadha restored her to her husband.
- Dīghathūnikā.-The mare on which Dutthagāmani fled from
Cūlanganiyapitthi. When the king and his minister Tissa offered their food to
the Thera Gotāma, the mare also gave him her share. Mhv.xxiv.20, 27.
- Dīghati.-See Dīghiti.
- Dīghavatthu.-A tank, repaired by Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lx.49.
- Dīghāvu-bhanavāra.-Second chapter of the tenth Khandaka of the
Mahāvagga of the Vinaya-pitaka. Vin.i.343ff.
- Dīghāyu (Dīghāvu)
- Dīghīti Kosala Jātaka (No.371)
- Dīghīti, Dīghati
- Dinna.-Probably an attendant of King Milinda. Mil., p.56.
- Dīpa Sutta
- Dīpa.-A monk, probably of Ceylon, author of the Parivārapātha
- Dipadādhipati.-There were once four kings of this name, all
previous births of Sūcidāyaka Thera. Ap.i.122.
- Dīpālatittha.-A ford in the Mahāvāluka-gangā. Cv.lxxii.54.
- Dīpanayā.-An eminent therī of Ceylon, resident in Rohana. She was
expert in the Dhamma and the Vinaya. Dpv.xviii.40.
- Dīpanī.-Wife of Mahinda VI. She was a cowherd's daughter
- Dīpankara-nagara.-Probably another name for
- Dīpa-vihāra.-A monastery in Ceylon,
Summa Thera. v.l. Devī-vihāra,
Dībba-vihāra. MA.i.126; AA.i.319; ii.845, etc.
- Dīpāyana.-See Kanhadīpāyana.
- Dipellā.-Daughter of Vijaya and Kuveni. MT.264.
- Dīpi Jātaka (No.426)
- Dīpika.-See Pañcadīpika.
- Dīpuyyāna.-A park in Pulatthipura laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. It
was so called because it formed a peninsula. Cv.lxxiii.113; lxxix.6;
- Disā.-A slave-woman of
Okkāka. She was the mother of
Kanha, ancestor of the
- Disāpāmokkha.-A monk of Burma. He joined the Order in his old age
and studied hard, till he astonished the chief theras by his learning, and was
appointed by King Narapati as his teacher. Sās., p.77.
- Disāpāmukha.-A Yakkha who kept guard, with seven thousand other
Yakkhas, at the seventh gate of Jotika's palace. DhA.iv.209.
- Dittha Sutta.-See Diddha Sutta. See
- Ditthadhammika Sutta.-Kāludāyi asks Ananda, who explains, what is
meant by ditthadhammika-nibbāna. A.iv.454.
- Ditthamangalikā.-Daughter of a setthi in Benares and wife of
Mātanga. For her story see the Mātanga
- Ditthena Sutta.-The Buddha mentions certain heresies existing in
the world and explains their origin. S.iii.211.
- Ditthi Sutta
- Ditthikathā.-Second chapter of the Mahāvagga of the
- Divācandantabātava.-A forest in Rohana. Cv.lxxiv.61.
- Dīyavāsa. A locality through which passed the sīmā of the
- Diyavāsa.-A brahmin. The boundary of the Mahāvihāra passed by his
house. Mbv.135; Mhv., p.332, vs.14.
- Dohalakhanda.-A section of the Vidhurapandita Jātaka. It deals with
Vimalā's plan for seeing Vidhura. J.vi.262-74.
- Dohalapabbata.-A mountain in Ceylon, probably in the district of
Janapada. Silāmeghavanna once occupied it (Cv.xliv.56; Cv.Trs.i.79, n.4). Near
to it was an image house of the Buddha, called Sùkara. Cv. c.294.
- Dola. A minister of Devānampiyatissa. Sanghamittā lived in his
house before the Upāsikārāma was built, so did Anulā till her ordination. MT.
- Dolāmandapa.-A building erected by Parakkamabāhu I. in the
Dīpuyyāna. It was so called because it contained a swing hung with minute
golden bells. Cv.lxxiii.116.
- Dolapabbata.-Also called Dolangapabbata. A mountain in Ceylon, to
the south of the Mahāvālukanadī, where Pandukābhaya had his stronghold for
four years. Mhv.xi.44; MT.287.
- Dona Sutta
- Dona-gajjita.-A poem composed by the brahmin
Dona, in honour of the Buddha.
- Donapāka Sutta
- Donavatthu.-A brahmin village near
Kapilavatthu, the residence of
Punnā-Mantānīputta and of
Aññākondañña. ThagA.i.37; ii.1;
AA.i.81, 84, 114.
- Donivagga.-A village mentioned in the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I
(Cv.lxxv.69, 72). It stood in a depression twelve miles from the modern
Ratnapura, and the name is preserved in a stream flowing through it, the
Denavaka. Cv.Trs.ii.50, n.3.
- Dorādattika.-A locality on the Jajjarā-nadī. At this spot
Parakkamabāhu I. built a dam across the river and constructed a canal from
there to Sūkaranijjhara. Cv.lxviii.37.
- Dovaca Sutta.-To get rid of unruliness, evil friendship and being
tossed about in mind, one should cultivate the opposite qualities. A.iii.448.
- Dovārikamandala.-See Dvāramandala.
- Dubbaca Jātaka (No.116)
- Dubbalakattha Jātaka (No.105)
- Dubbalavāpitissaka-vihāra.-A monastery in Ceylon, founded by
Saddhātissa (Mhv.xxxiii.8). Kanitthatissa built for it an uposatha-hall.
- Dubbanniya Sutta
- Dubbinoda Sutta.-Five things are hard to push against: ill-will,
infatuation, ostentation and vagrant thoughts. A.iii.184.
- Dubbutthi. A king of Ceylon. He held a Giribhandamahāpūjā.
- Duccarita Sutta
- Duccarita Vagga.-The twenty-fifth chapter of the Pañcaka Nipāta of
the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.267-70.
- Duddada Jātaka (No.180)
- Dudīpa.-See Dujīpa.
- Duggata Sutta.-Whenever one sees a hardship or a hard lot one
should remember that one, too, has suffered likewise in some life or other.
Incalculable is the course of samsāra. S.ii.186.
- Duggati Sutta.-The Ariyan who has unwavering faith in the Buddha,
the Dhamma and the Sangha and is possessed of virtue, is free from an unhappy
condition of existence. S.v.364.
- Dujjaya.-A king of a past age, a previous birth of Cūla-Cunda
- Dukkara (or Kumma) Sutta
- Dukkathā Sutta.-To five persons certain talk is ill-talk - talk on
faith to the faithless, on virtue to the virtueless, on learning to one of
little learning, on generosity to the mean, on insight to the foolish.
- Dukkha Sutta
- Dukkhadhamma Sutta.-When a monk knows the arising and the
destruction of all states of ill, he realizes the nature of sensual pleasures
and has no longing for them. This is explained by various similes. S.iv.188ff.
- Dukkhakhandha Sutta.-See
Cūladukkhakhandha Sutta and
- Dukkhalakkhana Vatthu.-The story of five hundred monks who, in the
time of Kassapa Buddha, had practised meditation on the characteristics of
suffering. In the present age they became arahants immediately on hearing a
stanza on suffering. DhA.iii.406.
- Dukkham-ajjhatta Sutta.-The eye is Ill, so are the other senses,
and therefore void of self. S.iv.2.
- Dukkham-bāhira Sutta.-Forms seen by the eye are Ill, so are the
things perceived by other senses. They are void of self. S.iv.4.
- Dukkhamùla.-A Pacceka Buddha, mentioned in a nominal list.
- Dukkhāni Sutta.-The five ills of a recluse: he is not content with
any of the four requisites and finds no delight in the holy life. A.iii.146.
- Dukkhatātissa Sutta.-On the three forms of suffering, caused by
pain, by the activities and by the changeable nature of things. S.v.56; cp.
Dukkha Sutta 6 above.
- Dukkhena Sutta.-Desire should be put away for that which has
suffering inherent in it. S.iii.178.
- Dukūla (Dukūlaka).-A hunter's son, father of Suvannasāma. He is
identified with Mahā Kassapa. For his story see the
Sāma Jātaka. See also Mil.123; Sp.i.214.
- Dullabha Sutta.-Three persons are hard to find in the world: a
Tathāgata, one who can expound the Dhamma and Vinaya of a Tathāgata, and a
grateful person. A.i.266.
- Duludesa.-A country, probably in South India. Cv.lvi.11.
- Dumasāra.-A Cakkavatti of four kappas ago, a former birth of
Saññaka Thera. Ap.i.120.
- Dumbara.-A district in the Malaya country of Ceylon. Cv.lxx.5, 8.
- Dummedha Jātaka (No.50, 122)
- Dundubhissara Thera.-An arahant. After the Third Council he
accompanied the Thera Majjhima to the region at the foot of the Himālaya
(Sp.i.68; MT.317; Mbv.115). In the Dipavamsa (viii.10) he is called
- Duppañña Sutta
- Duppasaha.-A king of long ago, descendant of Mahāsammata. He was
the last of fifty kings who ruled in Ayujjha. Sixty of his descendants reigned
in Benares. Dpv.iii.16; MT.127.
- Durājāna Jātaka (No.64)
- Dūravāpi.-A tank built by Ilanāga (Mhv.xxxv.32), probably identical
with Dūratissavāpi (q.v.).
- Dussadāyaka Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-four kappas ago he was a
khattiya, and having received some garments as a tribute, gave them to the
Buddha Siddhattha. Sixty-seven kappas ago he was a king named Parisuddha
- Dussalakkhana.-A brahmin of Rājagaha who claimed to be able to
prognosticate by looking at pieces of cloth. For his story see the
Mangala Jātaka (J.i.373).
- Dussanta.-The Pāli form of the Sanskrit Dusyanta. E.g., Cv.lxiv.44.
- Dussārāma.-A monastery in Sīlavatī where the Buddha Sikhī died
(Bu.xxi.28). The Commentary calls it Assārāma (BuA.204).
- Dussīla Sutta
- Dussīlya or Anāthapindika Sutta
- Dūta Jātaka (No.260, 478)
- Dūteyya Sutta
- Dutiya Sutta
- Dutiyamakkata Jātaka.-See Dūbhiyamakkata ??.
- Dutiyapalāyi Jātaka (No.230)
- Dutiyasela-vihāra.-A monastery in Ceylon (Sinhalese, Devanagala).
Kittisirirājasīha gave to the vihāra the village of Ratanadoni. Cv.c.232.
- Dutthakumārī.-Daughter of a banker of Benares. For her story see
the Takka Jātaka.
- Duvera or Anāthapindika Sutta
- Dvādasasahassaka.-A district in Rohana, the modern Giruvā-pattu.
The meaning of the name is the province of the twelve thousand villages
(Cv.lxi.22; lxxv.160, 166; Cv.Trs.i.227, n.2).
- Dvāraka.-See Dvāravatī.
- Dvārakathā.-The name of a book. Gv.65, 75.
- Dvāranāyaka.-A village in Ceylon, given by Aggabodhi IV. for the
maintenance of the padhānaghara built by him for Dāthāsiva (Cv.xlvi.13).
- Dvārapālaka Vimāna
- Dvāravatī (Dvāraka)
- Dvattimsākāra.-The third section of the Khuddakapāthaka - on the
thirty-two component parts of the body. Khp. p.2; KhpA.37ff.
- Dvaya Sutta 1.-The various "duals" which exist - eye and object,
ear and sound, etc. S.iv.67.
- Dvaya Sutta 2.-Owing to the "duals," mentioned above, arise the
different kinds of consciousness, etc. - e.g., owing to the eye and objects
arise eye-consciousness, etc. S.v.167f.
- Dvayakāri Sutta.-Double dealers are born, after death, among the
egg-born harpies (S.iii.247).
- Dvayatānupassanā Sutta
- Dvebhāra.-A king of twenty-five centuries ago, a previous birth of
Sukatāveliya. v.l. Vebhāra. Ap.i.217.
- Dvedhāvitakka Sutta
- Dvemātikā.-A late compilation, made in Burma, from the Pāli texts.
It contains the Bhikkhu- and Bhikkhunī-pātimokkha, and extracts from the
Parivāra and other Vinaya texts. Bode, op. cit., 6, n.2.
- Dverataniya Thera.-An arahant. In the time of Vipassī Buddha he was
a hunter, and, seeing the Buddha in a forest, gave him a piece of flesh. Four
kappas ago he was a king named Mahārohita. Ap.i.214.