Pali Proper Names
- Sāgala, Sāgalā
- Sāgalikā, Sāgaliyā
- Sāgara Brahmadatta. The son of Brahmadatta and a Nāga maiden. For
his story see the Bhūridatta Jātaka.
- Sagara. A mythical king of the line of Okkāka. He had sixty
thousand sons, who ruled in as many towns in Jambudīpa. Cv.lxxxvii.34; the
legend of Sagara and his sons is given in the Mahābhārata (iii.106ff.).
- Sāgaradeva. A king descended from Mahāsammata. His father was
Sāgara and his son Bharata. Dpv.iii.6; Mhv.ii.4.
- Sāgaramatī. Another name for Sāriputta Thera of Ceylon (q.v.).
- Sagātha Vagga 1. The first section of the Samyutta Nikāya.
- Sagātha Vagga 2. The first chapter of the Vedanā Samyutta. S.iv.204
- Sagāthapuññābhisanda Vagga. The fifth chapter of the Sotāpatti
Samyutta. S.v.399 404.
- Sagga. A minstrel of Tamba, king of Benares. See the
- Sāgiri.-A monastery near Punnasālakotthaka. It was the residence of
- Sahabhū. A class of Devas present at the preaching of the
Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260; DA.ii.690.
- Sahadhammā. A class of Devas, present at the preaching of the
Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260; DA.ii.690.
- Sahajāti, Sahajātā
- Sahaka Thera. He was a member of the Order in the time of Kassapa
Buddha, and, having developed the first jhāna, was born after death, in the
Brahma-world, where he is known as Sahampati. SA.i.155; SNA.i.476.
- Sahakapati. See Sahampati.
- Sahalī. A class of Devas, present at the preaching of the
Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.259; DA.ii.690.
- Sahali. A devaputta, follower of Makkhali
Gosāla. He visited the Buddha at Veluvana, in the company of several other
Devas, and spoke a verse in praise of Makkhali. S.i.65f.
- Sahañcanika. Evidently a wrong reading for
- Sahannagara. A village in Ceylon, given by Jetthatissa III. to the
Mayettikassapavāsa vihāra. Cv.xliv.100.
- Sahassa Sutta
- Sahassa Vagga. The eighth chapter of the Dhammapada.
- Sahassaka (Rājakārāma) Vagga. The second chapter of the Sotāpatti
- Sahassakkha. A name of Sakka.
- Sahassanetta. A name for Sakka.
- Sahassāra. A king of eleven kappas ago, a previous birth of
Sumanāveliya Thera. Ap.i.247.
- Sahassaratha. Fifteen kappas ago there were seven kings of this
name, previous births of Kumudamāliya Thera. Ap.i.187.
- Sahassavatthu atthakathā, Sahassavatthuppakarana. A book mentioned
in the Mahāvamsa Tīkā as being one of its sources (E.g., p. 451, 452, 607). It
was evidently a collection of legends and folk tales, and probably, formed the
basis of the Rasavāhinī and the Singhalese Saddhamālankāraya. P.L.C.224f.
- Sahassayāga Sutta
- Sahāya Sutta. The Buddha speaks in praise of two monks, comrades of
Mahā Kappina. They have achieved the goal for which clansmen leave home.
- Sahodaragāma. A village in Rohana where Rakkha, general of
Parakkamabāhu I., fought a battle. Cv.lxxiv.78.
- Sājīva Sutta
- Sajjā. One of the four daughters of
Vessavana. (VvA.371). See Latā.
- Sajjha Sutta. Contains the story of Sajjha’s visit to the Buddha.
- Sajjha. A
Paribbājaka who visited the Buddha at
Gijjhakūta. The Buddha told him of the nine standards which an arahant
monk cannot possibly transgress. A.iv.371.
- Sajjhadāyaka Thera. An arahant, evidently identical with Mudita
Thera. v.l. Pacchidāyaka. Ap.i.284f.; ThagA.i.401.
- Sajjhāya Sutta. See Dhamma Sutta (4).
- Sakā. A tribe, mentioned in a list. The name probably refers to the
Scythians. Mil. 327, 331.
- Sākacchā Sutta 1. Five qualities in a monk which justify his
talking to his fellows on the good life. A.iii.81.
- Sākacchā Sutta 2. The same, mentioned by Sāriputta. A.iii.190.
- Sakacittaniya Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago, in the time
of Sikhī Buddha, he made a thūpa of bamboos in the name of the Buddha and
offered flowers to it. Eighty kappas ago he was a king. Ap.i.111f.
- Sakalikā Sutta
- Sakata. A Yakkha who, with five thousand others, guarded the fifth
door of Jotīya's palace. v.l. Kasakanda. DhA.iv. 209.
- Sākavatthu vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, founded by Dāthopatissa
- Sāketa Jātaka (No. 68,
- Sāketa Tissa Thera
- Sāketabrāhmana Vatthu. The story of the brahmin of Sāketa who
called himself the Buddha's father. See the Sāketa Jātaka. DhA.iii.317f.
- Sāketaka. An inhabitant of Sāketa. Mil.p.331.
- Sākha 1. A deer, a previous birth of Devadatta. See the
Nigrodhamiga Jātaka. J.i.149 ff.;
cf. DhA.i.148; Mtu.i.359.
- Sākha 2. A setthiputta of Rājagaha, a former birth of Devadatta.
For his story see the Nigrodha Jātaka.
J.iv.37ff.; cf. Mil.203.
- Sakhā Sutta
- Sākhāpattagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.166; see Cv.Trs.ii.36, n.5.
- Sakimsammajjaka Thera. An arahant. He saw the Pātali bodhi of
Vipassī Buddha and swept around it and paid it honour. On the way home he was
killed by a python. Ap.i.378f.
- Sakiyā, Sakka, Sākyā
- Sākiyā. See Sakyā.
- Sākiyavamsa vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon. Maliyadeva Thera once
preached there the Cha Cakka Sutta, and sixty monks, hearing him, became
- Sakkā Sutta
- Sakkā. See Sakyā.
- Sakkacca Sutta. Four qualities, including zeal, desirable in those
who practise meditation. S.iii.267, 271, 277.
- Sakkacca Vagga. The fourth section of the Sekhiyā in the Vinaya
Pitaka. Vin.iv.191 4.
- Sakkadattiya. This word, occurring several times in the Jātaka, is
evidently not a name but an adjective, meaning "provided by Sakka." E.g.,
J.iii.463; iv. 489; vi. 21, etc.
- Sakkaganga.-A river in Ceylon. Ras.ii.184.
- Sakkanamassa Sutta
- Sakkapabba. A section of the Vessantara Jātaka, dealing with the
story of Sakka obtaining from Vessantara his queen Maddī as handmaiden and his
restoration of her to Vessantara. J.vi.573.
- Sakkapañha Sutta
- Sakkāra. See Sakkhara.
- Sakkasenāpati. An office granted by Kassapa V. to his son, who was
entrusted with the care of the Dhammapotthaka (?) Kassapa's wife was Devā. The
prince was later sent to India to help the Pandu king aggainst the king of
Cola. There he died of the upasagga plague. Cv.lii.52, 62, 72ff.
- Sakkata. A Yakkha who, with five hundred others, stood guard over
the fifth gates of Jotiya's palace. v.l. Kasakanda. DhA.iv.209.
- Sakkatvā Sutta. Sāriputta, seated in seclusion and pondering as to
whom a monk should respect and rely on, finds, in answer, that a monk should
respect and revere the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha, and should rely on
goodwill. He visits the Buddha and consults him, and the Buddha tells him that
his conclusions are correct. A.iv.120f.
- Sakkāya Sutta
- Sakkhara. v.l. Sakkara
- Sakkharālayagangā. A river in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.29; see Cv.Trs.i.322, n. 1.
- Sakkharasobbha. A port in Rohana where Ilanāga landed on his return
from India to Ceylon. Mhv.xxxv. 28.
- Sakkhi Sutta. A monk who does not know, for a fact, what things
partake of failure, of stability, distinction and penetration, and is not
strenuous, zealous, or helpful such a one is incapable (abhabba) of any
- Sakkodana. A Sākiyan, one of the five sons
of Sīhahanu and
Kaccānā (Mhv.ii.20; Dpv.iii.45). He was brother to
Suddhodana, the Buddha's father. MA.i.289.
- Sākkunda. A grove near the Sakkharālayagangā. It is mentioned in
the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.29.
- Sakkupatthāna Vatthu. The story of Sakka ministering to the Buddha
in his last illness. DhA.iii.269f.
- Sakota, or Korandadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago
he saw the footprint of Sikhī Buddha and worshipped it, covering it with
koranda flowers. Ap.i.283.
- Sakula 1. A city in Mahimsakarattha. J.v.337.
- Sakula 2. A king of Sakula. See the Cullahamsa Jātaka. He is
identified with Sāriputta. J.v.337, 353.
- Sākulā. A tribe mentioned in a nominal list. Ap.ii.358.
- Sakuna Jātaka (No. 36)
- Sakunagghi Jātaka (No.
- Sakunagghi Sutta. See Sakunovāda Sutta.
- Sakunovāda Sutta
- Sākyā. See Sakyā.
- Sakyamuni. An epithet of the Buddha. See Bu.xxvi.9; Mil. 115.
- Sakyaputtiyā. The name given to the monks of the Buddha's Order, as
followers of Sakyamuni. E.g., Ud.iv.8; D.iii.84.
- Sala Vagga. The tenth chapter of the Salāyatana Sutta. S.iv.70 85.
- Sāla. Brother of Paduma Buddha and, later, his Chief Disciple. The
people of Usabhavatī gave him a special kathina robe, in the making of which
the Buddha himself assisted. Bu.ix.21; BuA.147f.
- Sālaka Jātaka (No. 249)
- Sālaka. A monkey. See the Sālaka Jātaka.
- Sālakusumiya Thera. An arahant. One hundred thousand kappas ago he
offered a Sāla flower to the thūpa of a Buddha. Ap.ii.407.
- Salalaghara. See Salalāgāra.
- Salalamāliya Thera. An arahant. Evidently identical with Samiddhi
Thera (q.v.). Ap.i.206.
- Salalamandapiya Thera. An arahant. Evidently identical with Kimbila
Thera (q.v.). Ap.i.333.
- Salalapupphiya Thera
- Sālamandapiya Thera. An arahant (Ap.i.431f). He is evidently
identical with Tissa Thera (see Tissa 12). ThagA.i.272f.
- Sālapādapasobbha. A swamp over which Devappatirāja built a bridge
of one hundred and fifty cubits. Cv.lxxxvi.42.
- Sālapupphadāyaka Thera. An arahant (Ap.i.169). He is evidently
identical with Ajjuna Thera ThagA.i.186.
- Salapupphikā Therī. An arahant. Evidently identical with Sāmā
- Sālapupphiya Thera
- Sālavāna vihāra
Kosalan village, given by
Pasenadi to the brahmin
Lohicca. There the
Lohicca Sutta was preached (D.12). It was so
called because sāla trees grew within its boundary. DA.ii.395.
- Salāyatana Samyutta. The thirty fifth division of the Samyutta
Nikāya. S.iv.1 204.
- Salāyatana Vagga 1. The fifteenth section of the Majjhima Nikāya.
- Salāyatana Vagga 2. The fourth section of the Samyutta Nikāya.
- Salāyatana Vibhanga Sutta
- Sāleyyaka Sutta
- Sāleyyakā. The inhabitants of Sālā. M.i.285.
- Sāli, Sāliya
- Sāligāma. A carpenter's village near the west gate of Anurādhapura.
It was the birthplace of Asokamālā. MT. 606, 607.
- Sāligiri. A village, given by Parakkamabāhu IV. for the maintenance
of the Parakkamabāhupāsāda. Cv.xc.97; for identification see Cv.Trs.ii.209, n.
- Sālikedāra Jātaka (No.
- Sālipabbata vihāra
- Sālipota. A park laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.10.
- Sālittaka Jātaka (No.107)
- Sāliya Jātaka (No. 367)
- Sāliyā. One of the chief women supporters of Dhammadassī Buddha.
- Salla Sutta
- Sallattena Sutta. The noble disciple weeps not, nor grieves, when
afflicted with pain, because, though hurt physically, mentally he is free. He
is like a man pierced with only a single barb. v.l. Sallena Sutta. S.iv.207f.
- Sallekha Sutta
- Sallena Sutta. See Sallattena Sutta.
- Sālūka Jātaka (No. 286)
- Sālūka. A pig. See the Sālūka Jātaka.