Pali Proper Names
- Ejā Sutta.-Two suttas on the evils of passion (ejā) and the ways of
getting rid of it. S.iv.64-6.
- Eka Sutta.-Neither beauty, nor wealth, nor kin, nor sons, nor
virtue, can avail a woman who is mastered by a man with the power of
- Ekabala.-A kingdom in Jambudīpa, whose king was Sankhapāla. Once
the king raised a large army and Mahosadha's spies brought him news of it;
thereupon Mahosadha sent his parrot to find out what it was all about.
- Ekābhiñña Sutta.-See Ekabījī Sutta.
- Ekabījī Sutta
- Ekacakkhu.-A city of Jambudīpa, where
reigned Kambalavasana (or Kambalavasabha) and his descendants, thirty-two in
number, also Brahmadeva and his descendants, fifteen in number. Dpv.iii.19,
- Ekacampakapupphiya Thera.-An arahant. Thirty-one kappas ago he had
given a campaka-flower to the Pacceka Buddha, Upasanta (Ap.i.288). He is
probably identical with Vajjita Thera. ThagA.i.336f.
- Ekacāriya Thera
- Ekachattiya Thera
- Ekadamsaniya Thera
- Ekadhamma Sutta
- Ekadhamma Vagga
- Ekadhamma-peyyāla.-Two groups of suttas in which various things are
mentioned singly, each of them being given as a condition most useful for the
arising of the Ariyan Eightfold Way. S.v.32ff.
- Ekadhammasavaniya Thera
- Ekadhitu Sutta.-A devout lay-sister should admonish her only
daughter to be like Khujjuttarā or Velukantakiyā Nandamātā, or, if she goes to
homelessness, like Khemā and Uppalavannā. S.ii.236.
- Ekadīpi.-The abode of Ekadīpiya when he was born in the deva-world.
There were always one hundred thousand lights burning in Ekadīpi. Ap.ii.373.
- Ekadīpiya Thera
- Ekadussadāyaka Thera
- Ekadvāirika. See Ekadvāra.
- Ekadvāra.-A vihāra built by King Subha to the east of Anurādhapura,
at the foot of the Ekadvārika-pabbata. Mhv.xxxv.58; MT.648. The
Ekadvārika-pabbata was also called Vangantapabbata. MT. 424.
- Ekāhavāpi.-One of the tanks built by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.28.
- Ekajjha.-A king of fifty-seven kappas ago; a previous birth of
Phaladāyaka Thera (Ap.i.239).
- Ekakkharakosa.-A well-known Pāli
vocabulary, composed in the sixteenth century by Saddhammakitti, pupil of
Ariyavamsa (Bode, op. cit., 45). It is evidently based on similar Sanskrit
works. There exists also a tīkā to the work.
- Ekamandāriya Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-one kappas ago he was a
youth in Tāvatimsa and, seeing the Buddha Vipassī in samādhi, brought a
mandārava-flower and held it above the Buddha's head for seven days. Ap.i.286.
- Ekanālika.-A famine that broke out in Ceylon during the time of
King Kuñcanāga. The people were reduced to very little food, but the king
maintained, without interruption, a great alms-giving (mahāpelā) appointed for
five hundred monks. Mhv.xxxvi.20.
- Ekañjalika.-A king of fourteen kappas ago, a previous birth of
Ekañjaliya Thera. Ap.i.236.
- Ekañjalika Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-one kappas ago he saw Vipassī
Buddha and paid homage to him with clasped hands. Ap.i.80.
- Ekañjaliya Thera
- Ekantadukkhī and Ekantasukhī Sutta.-Two suttas dealing with
the respective views that after death the self is sheer suffering and that it
is sheer bliss (S.iii.219f).
- Ekantaka Sutta.-See Janapada and
- Ekapada Jātaka (No. 238)
- Ekapadumiya Thera.-An arahant. In the time of Padumuttara Buddha he
was a king of swans, and seeing the Buddha near the lake where he lived,
picked a lotus flower and held it in his beak above the Buddha. Ap.i.276f.
- Ekapanna Jātaka (No. 149)
- Ekapaññita.-See Ekaphusita.
- Ekāpassita.-Sixty-two kappas ago there were three kings of this
name, all previous births of ālambanadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.213.
- Ekapattadāyaka Thera
- Ekaphusita.-A king of twenty-six kappas ago, a previous birth of
Saccasaññaka Thera. v.l. Ekapaññita. Ap.i.209.
- Ekapindadāyikā Therī
- Ekapuggala Sutta.-A group of suttas on the uniqueness of the
Tathāgata (A.i.22f). The sutta is quoted in the Kathāvatthu (i.65) and the
- Ekapuggala Vagga.-The thirteenth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. It consists of seven suttas, six on the Tathāgata and one on
- Ekapupphiya Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-one kappas ago he was a
Pisāca at the southern gate of the city (Bandhumatī?), and seeing the Buddha,
offered him a single flower. Ap.i.240.
- Ekarāja Jātaka (No. 303)
- Ekāsanadāyaka Thera
- Ekāsanadāyika Therī.-An arahant. She is evidently identical with
Ubbirī Therī (q.v. for her story of the
- Ekāsanika Sutta.-On the five classes of monks who practise the
- Ekasankhiya Thera.-An arahant. In the past, when a festival was
being held in honour of Vipassī's Bodhi-tree, be blew a conch-shell for a
whole day as homage to the Buddha. Seventy-one kappas ago he became a king
named Sudassana. Ap.ii.391.
- Ekasaññaka Thera
- Ekassara.-A king of ninety-four kappas ago; a previous birth of
Kisalayapūjaka Thera. Ap.i.200.
- Ekavandiya Thera.-An arahant. Thirty-one kappas ago he saw the
Buddha Vessabhū and, with devout heart, worshipped him. Twenty-four kappas ago
he was a king named Vigatānanda. Ap.i.217.
- Ekuddāna (Ekuddāniya) Thera
- Ekūnavisatipañha. The section of the
Maha-Ummagga Jātaka which deals
with the nineteen questions solved by Mahosadha when the other wise men of the
court had failed to unravel them. J.vi.334-45.
- Ekūposathikā Therī
- Ekuttara.-See Anguttara.
- Eleyya.-A rājā, probably of
Magadha. He was a devout follower of
Uddaka-Rāmaputta. In his retinue were
Yamaka, Moggalla, Ugga, Nāvindaki, Gandhabba,
and Aggivessa, all of whom were also followers of the same teacher
- Enijangha Sutta.-One of the suttas in the Devatā-Samyutta. A deva
asks the Buddha how it is possible to wander indifferent to the calls of
sense, limbed like the antelope (eni) or the lion. The Buddha answers, by
getting rid of the desires of sense. S.i.16.
- Enikūla.-See Enī. The scholiast to the Jātaka (J.iii.361) explains
the name in the following way: "Eniyā nāma nadiyā kūle."
- Eniphassā.-A name, either of some kind of musical instrument or,
more probably, of a class of celestial musicians who waited on Sakka and his
queens. Vv.xviii.11; i.26; VvA.94, 211; for explanation see 372.
- Erāhulu.-A locality in Ceylon, near which an engagement took place
between the forces of Parakkamabāhu I., and his foes (Cv.lxxiv.91). It is
identified with the present district Eravur, north-west of Batticaloa.
- Eraka Thera
- Erakavassa, Erakavassakhanda.-A locality in Ceylon. Ras.ii.181,
- Erakāvilla.-A village in Rohana in Ceylon where King Mahāsena built
a vihāra after destroying a temple of the unbelievers. Mhv.xxxvii.41; MT.685.
- Erandagalla.-A tank built by Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lx.49.
- Erukkatta (Erukkhāvūra).-A village in South India, occupied by
Kulasekhara in his fight with the Sinhalese forces under Lankāpura.
- Esanā Sutta
- Eso me attā Sutta.-On the view "this is the self, it is permanent,"
- Esukārī Sutta.-Records the conversation between the brahmin
Esukārī and the Buddha. M.ii.177ff.
- Etadagga Vagga.-The fourteenth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. It contains the names of the Buddha's disciples, men and
women, each distinguished by some special qualification. A.i.23-6.
- Etam-mama Sutta.-On how the view arises: "This is mine, this am I."