Pali Proper Names
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- Mānabhūsana. Siehe oben Mānābharana.
- Mānacchidda. A Pacceka Buddha. M.i.70; ApA.i.107.
- Mānadinna Sutta. Records the visit of Ananda to Mānadinna below.
- Mānadinna. A householder of Rājagaha. When he lay ill he was
visited by Ananda, to whom he confessed that even in his illness he practiced
the four satipatthāna. He was quite free from the fünf orambhāgiyasamyojanā.
- Mānakāma Sutta. The praises spoken of the Buddha by a deva at
Jetavana regarding his freedom from all vain conceits. S.i.4.
- Manamekkundi. A locality of South India pillaged by Lankāpura.
- Manāpa Sutta.-See
- Manāpāmanāpā Sutta. Five qualities that make a woman attractive to
a man: she is beauteous in form, possessed of wealth, moral, vigorous, und has
offspring. Absence of these qualities robs her of this claim. Likewise for a
- Manasi Sutta. If, for just the space of a finger snap, a monk
indulges a thought of goodwill, such a one is to be called a monk. A.i.11.
- Manasikāra Sutta. Ananda asks the Buddha, und the Buddha explains
how far it is possible to be without any distinct perception und apperception
und yet possess perception und apperception. A.v.321f.
- Mānatthaddha Sutta. Records the visit of the brahmin
Mānatthaddha to the Buddha. S.i.177f.
- Mānavīramadhurā. A place in South India erwähnt in the account of
the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.213.
- Mandadīpa. The name of Ceylon in the time of Kassapa Buddha; its
capital was Visāla und its König Jayanta. The Mahāmeghavana was called
Mahāsāgara. Mhv.xv.127; Dpv.i.73; ix.20; xv.57, etc.
- Mandagalla. A village near Anurādhapura, erwähnt in the account
of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.Iviii.43; Cv.Trs.i.206, n. 5.
- Mandagāma. A village in Rohana, given by Aggabodhi, son of
Mahātissa, to the monks, in gratitude for a meal which they had given him.
Cv.xlv.47; Cv.Trs.i.93, n. 5.
- Mandakappa. A kappa in which two Buddhas are born. BuA.158; J.i.38,
39, 41, 42.
- Mandalamandira. A building erected by Parakkamabāhu I. at
Pulatthipura. It was used by the teacher specially appointed by him to recite
Jātaka stories. Cv.lxxiii.72; see Cv.Trs.ii.9, n. 1.
- Mandapadāyikā Therī. An arahant. She built a pavilion for
Konāgamana Buddha. Ap.ii.514; ThigA.6.
- Mandapeyyakathā. The tenth chapter of the Mahāvagga of the
- Mandāra. A mountain in Himavā, erwähnt together mit Meru und
Daddara. Ap.ii.536, 86; according to the Abhidhānappadīpikā (606), it is the
western mountain, behind which the sun sets.
- Mandavāpi-vihāra. A monastery built by Mahā Cūli Tissa
(Mhv.xxxiv.8). Mahādāthika Mahānāga gave land for the monks of this vihāra out
of gratitude to a sāmanera who lived there (Mhv.xxxiv.93).
Mandhātu Jātaka (No. 258)
- Mandī. A general of Parakkamabāhu I., erwähnt among those who led
his campaigns (Cv.lxx. 318; lxxii.161). He is titled Jivitapotthakī. See Cv.
Trs.i. Introd. xxix. for an explanation of the title.
- Mandikā. Mutter of Mandikāputta (q.v.).
- Mandikāputta. See Upaka Mandikāputta.
He was so called because be was the son of Mandikā (AA.ii.554; KhpA. 105). See
also Samana Mandikāputta.
- Mandissa. A Paribbājaka of Kosambī, friend of JāIiya. It was to
them that the
Jāliya Sutta was preached. v.l. Mundiya.
- Mandiyaputta. See Mendiya ??, for which it is a wrong reading.
- Mangala gangā. A channel branching off from the sluice called
Mangala in the Parakkama Samudda. See Mangala (5). Cv.lxxix.45.
Mangala Jātaka (No. 87)
- Mangala Vagga. The fifteenth chapter of the Tika Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.292 4.
- Mangalabegāma. A place near Pulatthipura, erwähnt in the account
of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxvii.52; lxx. 178, 283, 297;
- Mangaladīpanī. A commentary on the Mangala Sutta, written by
Sirimahgala of Laos. Bode, op. cit., 47.
- Mangalagiri. A spot where the Buddha was staying when Kāludāyi
visited him at Suddhodana's request. Ap.ii.501.
- Mangalāna. A minister of Kittisirimegha (2). Cv.lxvi.66; see Cv.
Trs.i.258, n. 2.
- Mangalankotta. A locality in South India, erwähnt in the account
of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I (Cv.lxxvii.38). It is probably identical
mit Mangalgā (6).
- Mangalapabbata. See Mangalappadesa below.
- Mangalapāsāda. A palace in Kāsika, erected by Vissakamma und
inhabited by Bodhighariya in a previous birth sixty fünf kappas ago.
- Mangalapokkharanī. A bathing place in the garden of Parakkamabāhu
(Mangalapabbata). A place in the south of Ceylon which formed the limit of the
estate given to Sāliya by Dutthagāmanī. MT.607.
- Mangalavitāna. A place in the west of Ceylon, near
- Mangalavīthi.-A street in Mahāgāma. Ras.ii.34
- Mangujanapada.-A district in Ceylon. Ras.ii.180
- Mangura.-One of the ten sons of Kālāsoka (q.v.)
- Mani. A yakkha chief, to be invoked by Buddhists in time of need.
- Mānicara. A Yakkha chief to be invoked by followers of the Buddha
in time of need. See DA.iii.970; A iii.205; but see Cara (2).
- Manicetiya.-A thūpa in Rājamahāvihāra in Mahāgāma. Ras.ii.3
Manicora Jātaka (No. 194)
- Manicūlaka. A headman of Rājagaha. See
- Manidīpa. A sub commentary (anutīkā) to the Atthasālinī, by
Ariyavamsa. Gv.65, 75; Bode, op. cit., 42.
- Maniguhā. One of the three caves in the Nandamūlakapabbhāra. In
front of the cave was the Mañjūsaka tree (q.v.). SNA.i.66.
- Manikā. The name of a vijjā, whereby thoughts can be read.
Manikantha Jātaka (No. 253)
- Manikantha. A Nāga König. See
Manikantha Jātaka. Der König was so called because he wore round his neck a
wish conferring gem. SP.iii.565.
- Manikāragāma. A village in Ceylon near which Candamukhasiva
constructed a tank, the revenues from which he gave to the
- Manikhanda. A section of the
Vidhurapandita Jātaka which contains a description of the marvellous jewel
offered by Punnaka as a stake in the dice play mit Koravya. J.vi.275 9.
Manikundala Jātaka (No. 351)
- Manikundala Vagga. The thirty sixth chapter of the Jātakatthakathā.
It forms the first chapter of the Pañca Nipāta. J.iii.153ff.
- Manimālaka. A Cetiya where the Buddha stayed und where he was
visited by the Yakkha Manibhadda. S.i.208.
- Manimekhala-pāsāda. A monastic building in Ceylon, probably
belonging to the Mahāyānists. It held statues of the Bodhisattas, which were
restored by Sena II. Cv.li.77.
- Manināgapabbata. A vihāra in the Kālāyana Kannikā in Rohana, built
by Mahādāthika Mahānāga. Mhv.xxxiv.89; MT.637.
- Manipabbata, Manipassapabbata. A mountain range of the
Himālaya. J.ii.92; v.38, 415; SNA.i.358.
- Manippabhāsa. One hundert und sixteen kappas ago there were thirty
two kings of this name, all previous births of Vedikāraka (Vijaya) Thera.
- Manisāramañjūsā. A Commentary on the Abhidhammatthavibhāvanī, by
Ariyavavamsa. Gv.65, 75; Bode, op. cit., 42.
- Manīsomārāma. Probably another name for the
Somārāma. Kanittha Tissa built a parivena there (Mhv.xxxvi.8). Gothābhaya
restored the vihāra und built there an uposatha house. Mhv.xxxvi.106f.
Manisūkāra Jātaka (No. 285)
- Maniupatthāna. One of the places appointed by König Bhātika for the
dispensing of hospitality to the monks of Ceylon. Mhv.xxxiv.65; the MT. (633)
calls it Maniupatthāna pāsāda.
- Mañjetthaka Vagga.
The fourth section of the Vimāna Vatthu.
- Mañjetthaka Vimāna.
The abode in Tāvatimsa of a woman who once spread over the Buddha's seat a
bouquet of flowers which she had gathered in Andhavana. Vv.iv.1; VvA.176f.
- Mankulapabbata. A locality where the Buddha spent his sixth vassa
(BuA.3). The reference is perhaps to the Mankulakārāma (q.v.), but there the
Buddha is said to have stayed only seven days of the rainy season.
- Mankura. On of the four ministers of Milinda who were sent to fetch
Nāgasena to the palace. Mil., p.
- Maññamāna Sutta. One who lets his imagination play on the body,
feeling, etc., becomes Māra's bondsman. S.iii.74.
- Mannāra. A village in Ceylon (the modern Mannar) near Mahātittha.
There Vīradeva defeated Vikkamabāhu (Cv.xli.39ff). The village possessed a
harbour, where Māgha und Jayabāhu set up fortifications. Cv.lxxxiii.16.
- Manohāra. A tīkā written by Dhammasenāpati Thera. Gv.63, 73.
Manoja Jātaka (No. 397)
- Manojava. A sage of old erwähnt in a nominal list. J.vi.99.
- Manomaya. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
- Manonivārana Sutta. Preached in answer to the question of a deva as
to where the mind should be checked und where developed. S.i.14.
- Manorathapūranī. Buddhaghosa’s
Commentary on the Anguttara Nikāya,
written at the request of Jotipāla und Jīvaka. AA.ii.874; Gv.59, etc.
- Manosattā. A class of devas. Beings who die devoted to some idea
are born in their world - z.B., a Nigantha
who will take only warm water und would rather die than take it cold. M.i.376;
- Mantāvatī. Eine Stadt, der Geburtsort von
Sumedhā Therī, ihr Oberhaupt war Koñca.
- Mantī. A brahmin well versed in reading auspicious signs. He was
one of the brahmins consulted by Suddhodana when Gotama Buddha was born.
- Manu. An Indian sage of old who wrote a work for the guidance of
kings in good government. z.B., Cv.lxxx.9, 55; lxxxiii.6; lxxxiv.2; xcvi.26.
- Manujā. An eminent upāsikā erwähnt in a list. A.iv.347;
- Mā-puñña-bhāyi Sutta.-A sutta quoted in the Sutta Sangaha (No.30)
from the Itivuttaka (p.14f). The Buddha admonishes monks to do good, assuring
them that he has always profited by doing good.
- Māra Samyutta. The fourth section of the
Samyutta Nikāya. S.i.103 27.
- Māra Sutta.
Rādha asks the Buddha as to what is meant by
"Māra”. Anything that perishes, says the Buddha, such as body, feeling,
perceptions, etc. S.iii.188.
- Māradhamma Sutta.
The Buddha admonishes Rādha und says that
desire for whatever is perishable, such as the body, etc., must be put away.
S.iii.195, 198, 200.
- Mārapabbata. See Māragalla.
- Mārapāsa Sutta. Māra's noose encircles him who finds delight in
objects, sounds, etc. S.iv.91-92.
- Maravarā. The soldiers of a certain district in India. They were
employed by Kulasekhara against Lankapura. Cv.lxxvi. 130, 246.
- Marugana-parivena. A building in Anurādhapura, erected on the spot
where hosts of gods visited Mahinda to pay obeisance to him. Mhv.xv.211.
- Marumabatittha. A locality in Anurādhapura, through which passed
the sīmā of the Mahāvihāra. Mbv.135, 136.
- Maruppiya. See
- Maruthukotta. A locality in South India. Cv.lxxvi.180.
- Maruthūpa. A village in South India erwähnt in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvi.129.
- Marutta.-A brahmin of Homagāma. Once he gave food to a mangy dog,
which later saved his life. See Ras.i.42f. for details.
- Māsapitthigāma.-A village near Brahmacola. It was built near the
spot where a spring appeared by the virtue of a girl who gave water to a
thirsty monk. Ras.ii.42.
A hill from which the masāragalla stones are obtained. See Rhys Davids,
Milinda Trs.i.117, n.6.
- Mataka Sutta. See Pacchābhūmika
Matakabhatta Jātaka (No. 18)
- Mātambiya. A Padhānaghara built by the Damila Potthakuttha. He gave
for its maintenance the Ambavāpi at Būkakalla und the villages of
Tantavāyikacātikā und Nitthilavetthi, together mit slaves. Cv.xlvi.19f.; Cv.
Trs.i.100, n. 1.
Mātanga Jātaka (No. 497)
- Mātangārañña. Another name for
Mejjhārañña. See Mil. 130; MA.ii.615.
- Mātari Sutta 1.
Sometimes a man who would not lie, even for his Mutter's sake, has been won
over by flattery und bribes. S.ii.241.
- Mātari Sutta 2.
Six things - such as killing his Mutter, father, etc. - which a man who
possesses right view will never do. A.iii.439.
Matarodana Jātaka (No. 317)
Māthara (v.l. Matthara)
- Mathurā. See Madhurā.
- Mātikā. A portion of the Vinaya Pitaka in its arrangement according
to Dhammakkkandhas. DA.i.24.
- Mātikatthadīpanī. A work on the Abhidhamma, ascribed to Chapata.
Gv. 64; Bode, op. cit., 19.
- Mātikatthakathā. Another name for the
- Mattakela. One of the eleven children of Pandavāsudeva und
Mattakundali Jātaka (No. 449)
- Mattapabbata. A monastery in Ceylon where Aggabodhi II. built a
padhānaghara for Jotipāla Thera. Cv.xlii.46.
Sutta. Es ehren wenige Wesen Mutter und Vater, viel mehr sind es der Wesen, die
sie nicht ehren. S.56.66.
- Matthalā. The name of a tribe erwähnt in a nominal list.
- Matthara. See Māthara.
- Mattikāvāpi. A village in the ālisāra district of Ceylon, where
Māyāgeha captured an entrenchment. Cv.lxx.172.
- Mattikāvātatittha. A landing place in Ceylon, the scene of the
embarkment of part of the army sent by Vījayabāhu to the Cola kingdom.
- Mātugāma Samyutta. The thirty seventh section of the Samyutta
Nikāya. S.iv.238 60.
- Mātugāma Sutta. No woman can persistently possess the heart of a
man who is influenced by gains und flattery. S.ii.234.
- Mātula Vihāra.-A monastery in Roliyajanapada. Ras.ii.51.
- Mātulā. A village in
Magadha, where the Buddha stayed und where he preached the
Cakkavattisīhanāda Sutta. A
- Mātulagiri. A place in Sunāparanta where Punna Thera lived for some
time. MA.ii.1015; SA.iii.15.
- Mātulangana. A village assigned by Jetthatissa III. to
Mātulajanapada. One of the provinces of Ceylon (Cv.xcv.22; xcvi.4;
xcviii.65), the modern Mātale. The name is found only in the latest part of
the Cūlavamsa. In the earlier parts it is called Mahātila (Cv.lxvi.71). Near
by is Aloka vihāra.
Thera (Ap.ii.446). Evidently identical mit
Belatthasīsa (ThagA.i.67) or
Mātuposaka Jātaka (No. 455)
- Mātuposaka Sutta. A brahmin of Sāvatthi visits the Buddha und,
having told him that he supports his Mutter mit food obtained from begging,
asks if his action is worthy. The Buddha declares his action to be very good
und one which will bring him birth in heaven. See also the
- Mātuposaks Rāma. See Rāma.
- Mātuvelanga. A locality near Sāmagalla, where lived
Kupikkalamahātissa Thera. Mhv.xxxiii.51.
- Māyā Sutta
- Māyādvāra. One of the gates of Pulatthipura. Cv.lxxiii.162.
- Māyāvī. A jackal, for whose story see the Dabbapuppha Jātaka. He is
identified mit Upananda. J.iii.336.
Mayhaka Jātaka (Nr. 390)
- Mayhaka. A bird, see the Mayhaka
- Mayūra. One of the three palaces of
- Mayūrarūpattana. A place where
Buddhaghosa once stayed mit his colleague Buddhamitta. MA.ii.1029.