Pali Proper Names - A -
- Agada.-Cakkavatti, sixteen times
in succession; Subāhu Thera in a previous
- Agahya Sutta.-Devas and men delight in objects, sounds, etc., but,
through the instability of these, they live in sorrow. S.iv.126f.
- Āgantuka Sutta
- āgāra Sutta.-Like a guest-house to dwell in which come folk from
all quarters, noblemen and brahmins, commoners and serfs, so, in the body,
divers feelings arise, pleasant, painful and neutral, carnal (sāmisa) and
- Agārava Sutta
- Agāriya Vimāna.-A palace in the Tāvatimsa world, occupied by a couple who,
as humans in Rājagaha, had done many deeds of piety.
- Agati Sutta.-Three discourses on agati and gati - here defined as
wrong action done under the influence of desire, hate or delusion and its
opposite, right action. A.ii.18f.
- Aggabodhi-padhāna-ghara.-A building erected by Aggabodhi IV. for
the use of the Thera Dāthāsiva. Several villages were made over for its
- Aggabodhi-parivena.-A building belonging to the Jetavanārāma of Anurādhapura and erected by Potthasāta, general of Aggabodhi IV.
- Aggadhamma Sutta.-On the six qualities requisite for the attainment
of arahantship, which is the highest state (aggadhamma). A.iii.433-4.
- Aggadhanuggaha-pandita.-See Cūla Dhº.
- Aggalapura.-A city where Revata went on his way from Soreyya to Sahajāti, prior to the Council of Vesāli. Vin.ii.300.
- Aggālava Cetiya
- Aggāni Sutta.-The four perfections: of virtue, concentration,
wisdom and release. A.ii.79; see GS.ii.88, n.2.
- Aggañña Sutta
- Aggappasāda Sutta
- Aggapupphiya Thera.-One of the arahants. In a previous birth he had
offered flowers, from the top of a tree, to Sikhī,
hence the name. In later birth he was a Cakkavatti named Amita. Ap.i.229.
- Aggasāvaka Vatthu.-The chronicle of Sāriputta and Moggallāna. DhA.i.83-114.
- Aggavatī Parisā Sutta.-On the three kinds of companies: the
distinguished, the discordant and the harmonious. A.i.242-4.
- Aggi Sutta
- Aggibrahmā.-Nephew of Asoka and
husband of Sanghamittā. He entered the
Order on the same day as Tissakumāra, Asoka's brother. Mhv.v.169; Sp.i.51;
- Aggika Jātaka (No. 129)
- Aggika Sutta
- Aggika-Bhāradvāja Sutta.-Another name for the Vasala Sutta.
- Aggikkhandopama Sutta
- Aggimāla (Aggimāli).-A mythological sea, which stands like a
blazing bonfire and is filled with gold (J.iv.139-40). It is one of the seas
crossed by the merchants mentioned in the Suppāraka Jātaka.
- Aggimittā.-One of the nuns who accompanied Sanghamittā to Ceylon. Dpv.xv.78; xviii.11.
- Aggimukha.-A species of snake; bodies bitten by them grow hot.
- Agginibbāpaka.-(v.l. Agginibbāpana), a Cakka-vatti of eighty-six kalpas ago; a previous birth of Mānava Thera (ThagA.i.162f), also called
(in the Apadāna i.158-9) Sammukhāthavika.
- Aggisāma.-See Abhisāma.
- Aggisama.-The Thera Pupphathūpiya was born sixteen times in succession as Cakka-vatti and ruled under this name. Ap.i.156.
- Aggisikha.-The name borne by the Thera Gatasaññaka when in previous births he was Cakka-vatti three times in succession.
- Aggismim Sutta.-The five evil qualities of fire. A.iii.256.
- Aggivacchagotta Sutta (Aggivaccha Sutta)
- Aggivaddhamānaka.-A tank made by
King Vasabha of Ceylon (Abhi°). Mhv.xxxv.95.
- Aggivessa.-One of the guards of King Eleyya (A.ii.181). Is this a
gotta name? (See below.)
- Aghamūla Sutta.-On the root of pain. S.iii.32.
- Āghāta Sutta 1.-On nine things which cause enmity to be born.
- Āghāta Sutta 2.-On the nine ways of getting rid of feelings of
- Āghāta Vagga.-The seventeenth chapter of the Pancaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. It contains ten suttas on various topics, including a
dispute between Sāriputta and Udāyi (A.iii.185-202).
- Āghātavinaya Sutta
- Ahaha.-One of the purgatories mentioned in the Sutta-Nipāta list
(p.126). It is the name given to a period of suffering in Avīci and is equivalent in duration to twenty Ababā (SnA.ii.476; S.i.152).
- Āhāra Sutta
- Ahidīpa.-The old name for Kāradīpa, near Nāgadīpa. Akitti spent some time there. J.iv.238.
- Ahigundika Jātaka (No. 365)
- Ahimsaka Bhāradvāja
- Ahimsaka Sutta.-Records the interview between the Buddha and Ahimsaka Bhāradvāja (S.i.164).
- Ahimsaka.-The earlier name of Angulimāla.
- Ahināga.-Dr. A. K. Coomaraswamy suggests that the word "Ahināga,"
appearing in Vinaya (i.25), is a proper name, like Ahicchatta. For a
discussion see JAOS. vol. 55, 391-392 (notes).
- Ahinda Sutta
- Ahirika Sutta
- Ahirikamūlakā cattāro Sutta.-Four suttas based on the fact that
like coalesces with like, the shameless with the shameless, etc. S.ii.162f.
- Āhuneyya Sutta/Vagga
- Ajacca.-One of the disciples mentioned in the Sīlavīmamsana Jātaka as having tried to win their teacher's daughter and
- Ajajjara Sutta.-See Ajara Sutta (see below).
- Ājāni Sutta
- Ājāniya Sutta.-Three discourses identical, in the main, with the ājañña Sutta (1), but the fourth quality (good proportions) is omitted.
The suttas differ from one another in the definition of "speed" in the case of
the monk. A.i.244.
- Ājañña Jātaka (No. 24)
- Ājañña Sutta
- Ajapāla.-Son of the chaplain of King Esukārī. He renounced the world with his
three elder brothers. He was Anuruddha in the present age (J.iv.476ff).
- Ajara Sutta.-The Buddha teaches the undecaying and the path thereto
- Ajarasā Sutta.-Preached to a deva in praise of wisdom. S.i.36.
- Ajelaka-Sutta.-Many are those who do not abstain from accepting
goats and sheep. S.v.472.
- Ajinadāyaka.-A Thera who later became arahant. He gave a piece of
antelope skin to Sikhī Buddha. Five kappas ago he was a Cakka-vatti, Sudāyaka. Ap.i.213-14.
- Ajitajana. A king of the race of Mahāsammata. His descendants reigned in
Kapilapura. MT.127; Dpv.iii.17 calls him Abhitatta.
- Ajitañjaya.-King of Ketumati. He was a previous birth of Todeyya Thera.
- Ajitapuccha or Ajitapañhā.-Second sutta of the Parāyanavagga
of the Sutta Nipāta. See Ajita-(mānava).
- Ajitarattha (Addika- or Addila-rattha).-The country in which the
setthi Ghosita was born, in a previous life, as
a poor man named Kotūhalaka. DA.i.317; DhA.i.169f.
- Ājīvaka Sutta
- Ajivaka.-Given as a possible name. J.i.403.
- Ajjhattikanga Sutta.-The name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 77)
to a sutta of the Itivuttaka on the virtues of yoniso-manasikāra. Itv.9f.
- Ajjhohāra.-One of the six huge mythical fishes of the Great Ocean.
It was five hundred yojanas in length and lived on the fungi that grow on
- Ajjuhattha-pabbata.-See Ambahattha-pabbata (??).
- Ajjunapupphiya Thera.-Probably identical with Sambhūta Thera.
- Akalanka.-A Cola officer who fought against the Singhalese army of
Parakkamabāhu I. during the latter's invasion of the Pandu kingdom.
Cv.lxxvii.17, 55, 80, 90.
- Akālarāvi Jātaka (No. 119)
- Akanitthā devā
- Ākankha Vagga
- Ākankheyya Sutta
- Akarabhanda.-A village in Ceylon dedicated by King
Kittisirirājasīha to the Tooth-relic. Cv.c.23.
- Ākāsa Sutta
- Ākāsagotta. See Sañjaya-Akāsagotta.
- Ākāsagotta.-A physician of Rājagaha who lanced the fistula of a
monk. Meeting the Buddha, he told him of the lancing, trying to make fun of
it. The Buddha, having made inquiries, declared the performance of such an
operation a thullaccaya offence (Vin.i.215-16).
- Ākāsukkhipiya Thera.-An arahant. In a previous birth he had offered
a lotus flower to the Buddha Siddhattha and had thrown another up into the sky
above him. Thirty-two kappas ago he was a king named Antalikkhacara. Ap.i.230.
- Akataññu Jātaka (No. 90)
- Akatti.-See Akitti.
- Akatuññatā Sutta 1.-One who is of bad conduct in deed, word and
thought, and is ungrateful; is born in purgatory. A.ii.226.
- Akatuññatā Sutta 2.-Same as above. A.ii.229.
- Akhilā.-Chief woman disciple of Sikhī (Bu.xxi.21); the Commentary calls her Makhilā. BuA.204; also J.i.41.
- Ākiñcañña Sutta
- Ākiñcāyatanūpagā-devā.-A class of devas born in the ākiñcāyatana,
the third Arūpa world (M.iii.103). Their life term is sixty thousand kappas.
- Akitti (v.l. Akatti)
- Akitti Jātaka (No. 480)
- Akitti-dvāra.-The gate through which Akitti left the city. J.iv.237.
- Akitti-tittha.-The ford by which Akitti crossed the river after he left Benāres.
- Akkamanīya Sutta.-The uncultivated mind is an intractable thing and
conduces to great loss; the cultivated mind has the opposite qualities.
- Akkamanīya Vagga.-The third section of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.5-6.
- Akkantasaññaka Thera.-An arahant. In a previous birth he gave his
ragged garment to the Buddha Tissa. Once he was born as a king named Sunanda.
- Akkhakhanda.-A section of the Vidhurajātaka which deals with events
leading up to the surrendering of Vidhura by the king, when the latter lost his
wager with Punnaka. J.vi.286.
- Akkhama Sutta.-The qualities which an elephant used by the king
should have and similar qualities that should be possessed by a monk.
- Akkhana Sutta.-On the eight inopportune occasions for the living of
the higher life. A.iv.225f.
- Akkhana-Kosa.-See Ekakkhara Kosa.
- Akkhanti Sutta 1.-The five evil results of the want of forbearance.
- Akkhanti Sutta 2.-The same as above with slight variations in
- Akkharamālā.-A short treatise in Pāli stanzas on the Pāli and
Singhalese alphabets, by Nāgasena, a Ceylon scholar of the eighteenth century.
- Akkharavisodhanī.-A late Pali work written in Burma. Sās.154.
- Akkosa Sutta/Vagga
- Akkosaka Bhāradvāja Vatthu.-The story of Akosaka-Bhāradvāja. DhA.iv.161f.
- Akkosaka Vagga.-The twenty-second section of the Pāñcakanipāta of
the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.252-6.
- Akodha-avihimsā Sutta.-On mildness and
kindness, the verses being put into the mouth of Sakka. S.i.240.
- Akodhana Sutta.-See Accaya-akodhana
- Akusala Sutta.-The man who is sinful in action of body, speech and
mind is born in purgatory. A.i.292.
- Akusaladhamma Sutta.-On the unprofitable and profitable states.
- Akusalamūla Sutta.-On the three roots of demerit: greed, malice and
delusion. A.i.201; cf. M.i.47, 489.
- Alagaddūpama Sutta
- Alagvānagiri.-A locality in South India, captured by the forces of
Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvii.12.
- Alakā.-The town of the god Kubera (Cv.lxxiv.207; lxxx.5), evidently
another name for ālakamandā.
- Alakhiya-rāyara.-One of the Tamil generals who fought on the side
of Kulasekhara against Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvi.145.
- Alakkhī.-The goddess of Ill-luck. She delights in men of evil
- ālambagāma.-A tank in Ceylon built by Jetthatissa. Mhv.xxxvi.131.
- ālambanadāyaka Thera.-An arahant. In a past birth he gave an
ālambana (prop?) to the Buddha Atthadassī. Sixty kappas ago he was born
three times as king under the name of Ekāpassita. Ap.i.213.
- Alambusa Jātaka (No. 523)
- Alankāranissaya.-A scholiast on Sangharakkhita's Subodhālankāra,
written by a Burmese monk in A.D. 1880. Bode, op. cit., 95.
- Ālāra Kālāma
- Ālāra.-See Alāra.
- Alasaka.-The name of a disease, of which Korakhattiya died (D.iii.7). Rhys Davids translates it as "epilepsy" and
suggests that its name is a negative of lasikā, the synovial fluid.
- Alattūru.-Name of two Damila chiefs in the army of Kulasekhara.
They took part in various battles and were eventually conquered by the forces
of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvi.140, 184, 214, 217, 220, 305.
- Ālava Sutta.-Records the conversation between the Buddha and ālavaka Yakkha (q.v.) at ālavi. S.i.213-15.
- Ālavaka (Sutta)
- Ālavakā (v.l. ālavikā)
- Ālavaka-gajjita.- Mentioned in a list of works considered by
Buddhaghosa to be heretical. SA.ii.150; Sp.iv.742.
- Ālavikā 1.-See ālavakā.
- Ālavikā 2. A nun. See Selā.
- Ālavikā Sutta.-Contains the conversation between ālavikā (Selā)
and Mara which ended in the latter's discomfiture. S.i.128f.
- Āligāma.-A stronghold in the Ālisāra district on the banks of the modern Ambanganga. Here Parakkamabāhu's forces
fought a decisive battle with those of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.113ff, and Geiger's
note thereon in the Cv.Trs.i.296, n.4.
- Alīnacitta Jātaka (No. 156)
- Alīnacitta.-King of Benares; one of the lives of the Bodhisatta. He
was so-called ("Win-heart") because he was born to win the hearts of the
people. He was consecrated king at the age of seven. His story is related in
the Alīnacitta Jātaka.
- Ālindaka.-Probably the name of a monastery in Ceylon where lived
the thera Mahā Phussadeva. SA.iii.154; VibhA.352.
- Āloka Sutta.-There are four lights: of the moon, the sun, of fire
and of wisdom, the light of wisdom being the chief. A.ii.139.
- Alomā (Alonā?)
- Āluvadāyaka Thera.-An arahant. Thirty-one kappas ago he gave an
āluva (fruit?) to the Pacceka Buddha Sudassana, near Himavā. Ap.i.237.