Pali Proper Names - D -
- Dabba-Mallaputta Thera
- Dabbapuppha Jātaka (No.400)
- Dabbila.-A Pacceka Buddha, mentioned in a nominal list. M.iii.70.
- Daddabha Jātaka (No.322)
- Daddara Jātaka (No.172, 304)
- Dadhimāla (Dadhimāli).-A sea, so called because it gleams like milk
or curds. One of the seas mentioned in the Suppāraka Jātaka. J.iv.140.
- Dadhimukha.-A Yakkha chieftain who should be invoked by disciples
of the Buddha in times of need. D.iii.205.
- Dadhivāhana Jātaka (No.186)
- Dadhivāhana.-King of Benares. See the
- Dahara Sutta
- Dahegallaka.-See Rahegallaka.
- Dakapāsāna-vihāra.-A monastery in West Ceylon built by
- Dakarakkhasa Jātaka (No.517).-No story is related, but the reader
is referred to the Mahāummagga Jātaka for details (J.v.75). The reference is
evidently to the Dakarakkhasapañha.
- Dakkhinā-Sutta.-The four purities in gifts (dakkhinā-visuddhi),
depending on whether giver and receiver are both virtuous, or whether only one
of them (A.ii.80f; cp. M.iii.256f). It was probably also called the Dakkhinā
Visuddhi Sutta. KhpA.222.
- Dakkhināgiri (Vihāra)
- Dakkhinajanapada.-See Dakkhināpatha.
- Dakkhinamalayajanapada.-The mountainous country in South Ceylon;
difficult of access and providing only a hard living. AA.i.52.
- Dakkhinamūla.-A monastery, perhaps identical with the
Dakkhinavihāra. There Vohārika-Tissa erected a parasol over the Thūpa
(Mhv.xxxvi.33). The Mahāvamsa Tīkā (p.662) calls it the Dakkhinamūlavāsa.
- Dakkhinamūlavāsa.-See Dakkhinamūla above.
- Dakkhinārāma.-See Dakkhina-vihāra.
- Dakkhināvibhanga Sutta
- Dakkhināvisuddhi Sutta.-See Dakkhinā Sutta above.
- Dalha-Vagga.-The first chapter of the Duka Nipāta of the
- Dalhadhamma Jātaka (No.409)
- Dalhadhamma Sutta.-Mentioned in the introduction to the Javanahamsa
Jātaka (J.iv.211). This is evidently another name for the
Dhanuggaha Sutta. S.ii.266f.
- Dalhadhamma.-King of Benares. See the
Dalhadhamma Jātaka. He is identified
with Ananda. J.iii.388.
- Dalha-vihāra.-A vihāra on Sīhagiri, given by Moggallāna I. to the
- Dalidda Sutta
- Dalla-Moggallāna.-See King Moggallāna III.
- Dāmā.-An aggasāvikā of Vessabhū Buddha. Bu.xxii.24; J.i.42.
- Dāmahālaka (Dāmagallaka).-A monastery in Ceylon, the residence of
the Thera Mahādeva. Mhv.xxxvi.68.
- Dāmali Sutta.-Records the visit of Dāmali (q.v.) to the Buddha.
- Dāmali.-A devaputta who visits the Buddha at Jetavana and tells him
that an arahant has to work hard for nothing. The Buddha points out to him
that there is nothing left for an arahant to do. S.i.47.
- Damatha.-A king of one hundred and fifteen
kappas ago, a former birth of
- Dāma-vihāra.-A parivena founded by Mahinda II. Cv.xlviii.133.
- Dāna Vagga/Sutta
- Dānakkhanda.-A section of the Vessantara Jātaka dealing with the
gifts made by Vessantara on his way to Vankagiri, including the chariot in
which he rode. J.vi.513.
- Dānānisamsa Sutta.-The five advantages of making gifts -
popularity, affection, good reputation, steadfastness in the householder's
duty, and happy rebirth (A.iii.41).
- Dānavā.-Name given to the Asuras because they were descendants of
Danu. E.g., Mil.153.
- Dānavatthu Sutta.-On eight motives from which alms are given.
- Dānaveghasā.-A class of
Asuras, present at the
(D.ii.259). The Commentary (DA.ii.689) describes them as archers
- Danda Sutta.-Incalculable is the beginning of samsāra, not
revealed; just as none knows how a stick thrown up into the air will fall,
whether on its side, its tip, its butt-end, etc. S.ii.184.
- Danda Vagga.-The tenth chapter of the Dhammapada.
- Dandadāyaka Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-four kappas ago he presented
to the Order a walking-stick (ālambana) made from a forest bamboo-tree
(Ap.i.283; repeated at ii.456). He is probably identical with Kumāputtasahāya.
- Dandagona. A village in Ceylon. For a story of a jackal who lived
there see Ras.ii.130f.
- Dandaka Sutta.-A stick thrown into the air may fall in different
ways; even so, beings fettered by craving pass from this world to the next and
return again, because they fail to see the Four Noble Truths. S.v.469.
- Dandakahiraññapabbata.-A golden mountain in the Himālaya. The
Bodhisatta was once born there as a golden peacock. For details see the Mora
Jātaka. J.ii.33, 36, 38.
- Dandasena.-A king of seventy-four kappas ago, a previous birth of
- Dandissara.-A special grant given by kings to mendicant artists. It
is first heard of in the time of Kassapa IV. (Cv.lii.3), and seems to have
been kept up by Sena III (Cv.liii.30) and Vijayabāhu I (Cv.lx.22).
- Dantabhumi Sutta
- Dantagāma. See Danta.
- Dantageha (v.l. Dantaroha).-A nunnery founded by Kutakanna-tissa
for his mother. She entered the Order, after having just cleaned her teeth -
hence the name (Mhv.xxxiv.36; MT.628).
- Dantakumāra.-Son of the king of Ujjeni.
He came to Dantapura to worship the Tooth Relic and, while there, married
daughter. He brought the Tooth Relic to Ceylon in the reign of Siri Meghavanna
- Dantika.-A district in South India where Lankāpura burnt
twenty-seven villages. Cv.lxxvi.172.
- Danu.-Mother of the Asuras, who are, therefore, called Dānavā
- Dānūpapatti Sutta.-On the eight modes of rebirth of an almsgiver,
according to his wish. A.iv.239ff.
- Daraga.-A locality near Pulatthipura. Cv.lxx.177.
- Darīmukha Jātaka (No.378)
- Darīmukha.-A Pacceka Buddha. See
- Dārubhatika-Tissa.-See Tissa (31).
- Dāruciriya.-See Bāhiya-Darūciriya.
- Dārukammika Sutta
- Dārukassapa.-A minister of Dappula II. He started to build the
Kassaparājaka-vihāra, but was unable to finish it (Cv.l.81). He was probably a
younger brother of the ādipāda Kassapa, slain by the Pandu king. Cv.Trs.i.145,
- Dārukkhandha Sutta
- Dāruna Sutta.-Dire are gains, favours, flattery, etc., and we
should train ourselves to lay them aside. S.ii.225.
- Dārupattaka.-A religious teacher of Jāliya (D.i.157). He was so
called because he carried a wooden bowl with him. (DA.i.319).
- Dārūrugāma.-A village near Kalyāni in Ceylon. Near it was
Jayavaddhanakotta (Cv.xci.6). The name may have been Dārugāma, the uru being a
descriptive adjective meaning mahā (Cv.Trs.ii.213, n.2).
- Dasabala Sutta
- Dasabala Vagga.-The third chapter of the Nidāna Samyutta.
- Dasabala-Kassapa.-See Kassapa Buddha.
- Dasabrāhmana Jātaka (No.495)
- Dasadhamma Sutta. The name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 84) to
the Dhamma Sutta (2) (q.v.).
- Dasaganthivannanā.-A tīkā by Vepullabuddhi of Pagan, to the
Abhidhammatthasangaha (Gv.64, 74).
- Dāsaka Thera
- Dasakamma Sutta.-Ten qualities the possessor of which is called an
unworthy man, and abstention from which makes a man worthy. A.ii.219.
- Dasakammapatha Sutta.-Ten kinds of people similarity in whose
actions draws them together. S.ii.167.
- Dasama Sutta.-Another name for the
- Dasamagga Sutta.-On the tenfold way, which consists of the
Eightfold Path with the addition of knowledge and reliance. A.ii.221.
- Dasanga Sutta.-The ten classes of people who flock together because
of the qualities they possess in common (S.ii.168).
- Dasannaka Jātaka (No.401)
- Dasaratha-Jātaka (No.461)
- Dasaratha-rājaputta.-A name given to Rāma. J.vi.558.
- Dasasiddhika Nanda. One of the
- Dasavatthu.-A Pāli treatise. Gv.65, 75.
- Dāsī-Sutta.-Few are those who abstain from accepting male and
female slaves; many those who do not. S.v.472.
- Dāsiyā 1.-A nun who came from India to Ceylon; she was eminent in
the knowledge of the Vinaya. She lived in Anurādhapura. Dpv.xviii.14.
- Dāsiyā 2.-A nun of Anurādhapura; she was teacher of the Vinaya.
- Dasuttara Sutta
- Dātā-Suttā.-A group of suttas about those who give various kinds of
gifts in order to obtain corresponding kinds of happiness after death
- Dāthā.-Daughter of Aggabodhi I. She was given to the Malayarājā,
the sister's son of Aggabodhi I. (Cv.xlii.6, 10), who afterwards became
Aggabodhi II (Cv.xlii.64). She seems to have been also called Sanghabhaddā.
- Dāthābhāra.-A general of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.104.
- Dāthādhātuvamsa.-A Pāli Chronicle
containing the history of the Tooth Relic. It appears to have differed from
the Dāthāvamsa and was evidently an earlier
work. Cv.xxxvii.93; P.L.C.66, 209.
- Dāthākondañña.-A monastery in Sīhagiri, given by King Moggallāna to
the Sāgalikas. Cv.xxxix.41.
- Dāthānāga Thera
- Dāthānāma.-A householder of Ambilayāgu and son of Dhātusena of
Nandivāpigāma. Dāthanāma had two sons, Dhātusena (afterwards king) and
- Dāthāpāsāda.-A building erected by Aggabodhi I. at the
- Dāthāvaddhana.-A village in Rohana, mentioned in the campaigns of
Parakkamabāhu 1 (Cv.lxxiv.77).
- Dāthika.-A Damila usurper. He slew Pilayamāra and reigned at
Anurādhapura for two years, till he was slain by Vattagāmani-Abhaya.
Mhv.xxxiii.59, 60, 78; Dpv.xix.15, 16; xx.17, 18.
- Dāthiya.-A Damila usurper who reigned at Anurādhapura for three
years. He was then slain by Dhātusena (Cv.xxxviii.33).
- Dāthopatissa 1.-See Dāthāsiva (2).
- Dāthopatissa 2. - Also called Bhāgineyya-Dāthopatissa. See
- Dattā.-A granddaughter of Visākhā, being her
son's daughter. She died young, and her mother, full of grief, was comforted
by the Buddha. DhA.iii.278.
- Dāttha.-A Thera, at whose request, according to the Gandhavamsa
(Gv.68, 69; but see Dāthānāgā). Buddhaghosa composed the Sumangalavilāsinī,
and Dhammapāla wrote the tīkā to the Viduddhimagga.
- Datthabba Sutta.-The five powers - of faith, energy, mindfulness,
concentration, and insight - and where they are to be seen. A.iii.12; S.v.196.
- Datthabbena Sutta.-He who regards pleasant feelings as ill, painful
feelings as a barb, and neutral feelings as impermanence, such a one is called
"rightly seeing." S.iv.207.
- Dāyagāma-vihāra.-A monastery in Rohana, built by Dhātusena.
- Dāyapassa.-A park near Benares. Sankicca once stayed there with his
followers. J.v.264, 265.