Pali Proper Names
- Sa-ādhāna Vagga. The sixth chapter of the Atthaka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.iv.274 93.
- Sabala. A dog of the
Lokantaraniraya. It has iron teeth which it uses on the victims of that
- Sabalā. An eminent Therī of Jambudīpa, expert in the Vinaya.
- Sabara. See Sapara.
- Sabba Sutta/Vagga
- Sabbābhibhū. A Pacceka Buddha. Ap.i.299.
- Sabbadassī. One of the two chief disciples of
(Bu.xiv.20; J.i.39). He was the son of the chaplain of Sumangalanagara and
the friend of Pālita. BuA.176.
- Sabbadātha Jātaka (No.
- Sabbadātha. Devadatta born as a jackal. See the Sabbadātha Jātaka.
- Sabbadatta. King of Rammanagara (Benares).
He was the father of the Bodhisatta in his birth as
Yuvañjaya, and is identified with Suddhodana. J.iv.119f., 123.
- Sabbadāyaka Thera. An arahant. He is evidently identical with
Yasa Thera. Ap.i.333f.
- Sabbadinna. One of the attendants of King Milinda. Mil. pp. 29, 56.
- Sabbagahana. A king of one hundred kappas ago, a previous birth of
Anulomādyaka (Mettaji) Thera. v.l. Sappagahana, Sabbosana. Ap.i.173:
- Sabbagandhiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he offered
flowers and incense to Vipassī Buddha and gave him a garment of koseyya cloth.
Fifteen kappas ago he was a king, named Sucela. Ap.i.248f.
- Sabbagiri-vihāra. See Pipphali vihāra.
- Sabbaka (Sappaka)
- Sabbakāmā. Wife of Sikhī Buddha before his renunciation. Their son
was Atula. Bu.xxi.17; DA.ii.422.
- Sabbakāmī. See Sabbakāma (2).
- Sabbakittika Thera. An arahant. He is evidently identical with
Adhimutta Thera (q.v.). Ap.i.224.
- Sabbalahusa Sutta. The minimum evil effects of violating each of
the Five Precepts (against murder, etc.). A.iv.247.
- Sabbaloka Sutta. Another name for the Anabhirati Sutta (q.v.).
- Sabbanāmā. See Saccanāmā.
- Sabbananda Thera. A disciple of Kassapa Buddha, who was left behind
in Ceylon (then known as Mandadīpa) with one thousand monks, when the Buddha
had visited the Island. Mhv.xv.158; Dpv.xv.60, 64; xvii.25; Sp.i.87.
- Sabbañjaha.-One of the sons of Kālasoka (q.v.).
- Sabbaphaladāyaka Thera. An arahant. He is evidently identical with
Suppiya Thera (q.v.). Ap.ii.452f.
- Sabbaratanamālaka. See Ratanamālaka.
- Sabbasamhāraka pañha. Evidently another name for the Ganthipañha of
the Mahāummagga Jātaka. (See
J.vi.336f). It is elsewhere (J.i.424) referred to as a special Jātaka (No.
- Sabbāsava Sutta. The second sutta of the Majjhima Nikāya. It was
preached at Jetavana, and describes how the cankers (āsavā) can be destroyed.
Extirpation of the āsavas comes only to those who know and see things as they
really are. āsavas can be got rid of in many ways: by scrutiny, restraint,
use, endurance, avoidance, removal and culture. The sutta describes these
various ways. M.i.6ff.
- Sabbattha abhivassī. Thirty eight kappas ago there were sixteen
kings of this name, previous births of Kutidāyaka Thera. Ap.i.229.
- Sabbhi Sutta. A conversation between the Buddha and a group of
Satullapakāyika Devas. The Buddha impresses on them the necessity of making
companions of good men. S.i.16f.
- Sabbosadha. A king of eight kappas ago, a previous birth of
Tikicchaka Thera. Ap.i.190.
- Sabbosama. See Sabbagahana.
- Sabbūpasama. See Najjūpasama.
- Sabhāgata Sutta. The Devas delight in taking to those who are
possessed of unwavering loyalty to the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha, and
who possess virtues dear to the Ariyans. S.v.394.
- Sabhāsammata. Thirteen kappas ago there were five kings of this
name, previous births of Pañcahatthiya Thera. Ap.i.193.
- Sabhattadesabhoga. A monastic building, erected by Aggabodhi VI.,
in the Abhayuttara vihāra. Cv.xlviii.64.
- Sabhūti Thera
- Sabrahmaka Sutta.-See Sabrahmakāni (8). It is given also in the
Sutta Sangaha (No.25) and the Itivuttaka (p.109f.)
- Sabrahmakāni Sutta. Families in which parents are honoured and
worshipped are like those in which Brahmā resides, or kindly teachers, or
Devas, or those worthy of offerings. A.ii.70.
- Sacakkhu. Five kappas ago there were twelve kings of this name,
previous births of Ekadhammasavanīya (or Maggasaññaka) Thera. ThagA.i.152;
- Sacca kathā. The second chapter of the Yuganandha Vagga of the
- Sacca Samyutta. The last section of the Samyutta Nikāya
(S.v.414-78). It was preached by Mahinda to Anulā and her companions, and they
became sotāpannas. Mhv.xiv.58.
- Sacca Sutta
- Sacca. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
- Saccabaddha, Saccabandha
- Saccaka Sutta. See Cūla Saccaka and Mahā Saccaka Suttas.
- Saccakāli. A younger brother of Sumedha Buddha. The Buddha preached
to him his first sermon, and he became an arahant. BuA.164.
- Saccakāmā. See Sabbakāmā.
- Saccanāmā. One of the two chief women disciples of Dhammadassī
Buddha. v.l. Sabbanāmā. Bu.xvi.19; J.i.39.
- Saccankira Jātaka (No.
- Saccasandha. See Janasandha.
- Saccasaññaka Thera. An arahant. Twenty nine kappas ago he heard
Vessabhū Buddha preach, and was reborn in the deva world. Twenty six kappas
ago he was King Ekaphusita (v.l. Ekapaññita). Ap.i.209.
- Saccavibhanga Sutta
- Sacchikātabba Sutta. One should realize the. All as impermanent
woeful, void of iself. S.iv.29.
- Sacchikiriyā Sutta. The eight releases must be realized by one's
own person; former life by recollections; the death and rebirth of beings by
sight; and the destruction of the āsavas by wisdom. A.ii.182.
- Sacitta Sutta. Like a man or woman fond of self adornment,
examining the reflection of the face to see if it is clean, even so should a
monk examine himself, and, finding evil qualities in himself, should strive to
get rid of them as earnestly as though his head were on fire. A.v.92f
- Sacitta Vagga. The sixth chapter of the Dasaka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.v.92 112.
- Sadāmattā. A class of Devas, present at the preaching of the
Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
- Saddabindu. A grammatical work by Kyocvā of Pagan. A Commentary on
it, called Līnatthavisodhanī, is ascribed to Ñānavilāsa of Pagan. There is
also a tīkā called Saddabinduvinicchaya by Sirisaddhammakitti Mahāphussadeva.
Gv.64, 73; Sās.76; Bode, 25 and n.4.
- Saddakārikā. A Pāli work, probably grammatical, by Sabbagunākara.
- Saddanīti. A very important grammatical work by Aggavamsa of Pagan.
A few years after its completion in 1154, Uttarajīva visited the Mahāvihāra in
Ceylon, and took with him, as a gift, a copy of the Saddanīti, which was
received with enthusiastic admiration. Gv.63, 72; Svd.1238; Bode, 16, 17.
- Saddasaññaka Thera
- Saddatthacintā, Saddatthabhedacintā. A grammatical work by
Saddhammasiri. Gv. 62, 72; Svd. 1246.Bode., op cit., 20, 22. There are several
Commentaries on it, the best known being the Mahātīkā by Abhaya of Pagan.
There exist also a nissaya and a dipanī on the work.
- Saddavutti, Saddavuttipakāsaka. A grammatical treatise by
Saddhammapāla of Pagan. There is a tikā on it by Sāriputta, and another,
called the Saddavuttivivarana, by an unknown author. Gv.64, 65, 75; Bode, 29;
the Sās. (p. 90) calls the author of the Saddavutti Saddhammaguru.
- Saddhā Tissa
- Saddha. See Sandha.
- Saddhamma Vagga. The sixteenth chapter of the Pañcaka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.174 85.
- Saddhammacakkasāmī. An eminent monk sent by Bayin Naung of Burma to
purify the religion in Laos in 1578 A.C. Sās.51; Bode, 47.
- Saddhammacārī. A monk of Ceylon, who was quoted as their authority
by the Ekamsikas of Burma. Bode, OP. cit., 66; Sās.119.
- Saddhammaguru. An author of Pagan. The Sāsanavamsa calls him the
author of the Saddavutti. Sās. p. 90.
(generally known as Chapata)
- Saddhammakitti Thera. A pupil of Arjyavamsa. He lived in Ketumatī
(Taungo) and wrote the famous Ekakkharakosa, and, probably, the
Sirivicittālankāra. Bode, 45 and n.3.
- Saddhammālankāra. An author of Hamsavatī, probably of the sixteenth
century. He wrote the Patthānasāradīpanī on the Abhidhamma. Sās.48; Bode, 47.
- Saddhāmmañāna. A scholar of Pagan of the early fourteenth century.
He wrote the Vibhatyattha, the Chāndosāratthavikāsinī (or Vuttodayapañcikā) on
the Vuttodaya, and translated the Sanskrit grammar Kātantra into Pāli. Bode,
- Saddhammanandi. A nun of Anurādhapura, expert in the Vinaya.
- Saddhammanāsinī. A tīkā on Kaccāyana’s grammar, by Siridhammavilāsa
of Pagan. Bode, 26.
- Saddhammaniyāma Suttā. Three suttas on five things which make a
main enter the right way, in right things. A.iii.174ff.
- Saddhammapajjotikā. See Saddhammathitikā.
- Saddhammapāla. An author of Pagan, probably of the fourteenth
century. He wrote the Saddavutti. Bode, 29.
- Saddhammapatirūpaka Sutta. The Buddha explains to Mahā Kassapa how
it comes about in the sāsana that there are more precepts and less members of
the Order becoming arahants. Then a counterfeit doctrine arises and the true
doctrine disappears. S.ii.223f.
- Saddhammappakāsinī. A Commentary on the Pathisambhidā-Magga by Mahā
nāma of Ceylon. Gv.61.
- Saddhammasammosa Suttā. Three suttas on three groups of five things
which lead to the confounding and the disappearance of the dhamma.
- Saddhammasangaha. A Chronicle, in
eleven chapters, containing a history of Buddhism, commencing with the three
Convocations. It was written by Dhammakitti, a monk of Ayodhyā, and probably
belonged to the fourteenth century. P.L.C.245f.
- Saddhammasiri. A monk of Pagan, probably of the twelfth century,
author of Saddatthabhedacintā. Gv. 63, 73; Bode, 22.
- Saddhammatthitikā. A Commentary on the Niddesa, written at the
request of Deva Thera by Upasena of Ceylon (Gv.61; Sās.69; P.L.C.117). The
Sāsanavamsa (p.69) calls it Saddhammapajjotikā, and it is probably known by
that name in Ceylon.
- Saddhammavilāsa. A monk of Pagan, probably of the twelfth century;
he was the author of the Sammohavīnāsinī. Bode, 27.
- Saddhammika Vagga. The eighth section of the Pācittiya.
- Saddhammopāyana. A treatise in verse, in nineteen chapters, dealing
with various topics, such as the difficulties of being born as a human, etc.,
by an author named Abhayagiri Kavicakravarti Ananda, probably of the
thirteenth century. A Commentary exists on it, called the
- Saddhāsumanā.-See Sumanā
- Saddhāsumanatissa.-A monk of Ceylon. He joined the Order after
gaining his parent's (SadS.85f) consent with great, difficulty. Once, when on
pilgrimage to Nāgadīpa, he saw an assembly of monks, and, moved by the sight,
sat, under a tree and developed arahantship.
- Saddhīdha Sutta.-A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No.39) to the
Itivuttaka Sutta (q.v.).
- Saddhiya Sutta
- Sādhika Suttā. Three suttas on the advantages of reciting the
Pātimokkha rules twice a month. A.i.231f.
- Sādhīna Jātaka (No. 494)
- Sādhinī, Sādhanī
- Sādhu Sutta. Six devas of the Satullapakāya visit the Buddha at
Jetavana and each utters a stanza in praise of generosity. The Buddha then
utters a verse, in which he exalts practice of the Dhamma above gifts.
- Sādhu Vagga. The fourteenth (A.v.240 4) and eighteenth (A.v.273 7)
chapters of the Dasaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya.
- Sādhudevī. A setthi's daughter, who gave milk rice to Revata Buddha
just before his Enlightenment. BuA. p.132.
- Sādhujanavilāsinī. A tīkā on, the Dīgha Nikāya by Ñānābhivamsa of
Burma. Sās.134; Bode, op. cit., 78.
- Sādhuka. A village in Kosala where
Purāna once stayed (S.v.348). Buddhaghosa says (SA.iii.215) the village
belonged to them.
- Sādhusīla Jātaka (No.
- Sādhuvādī. A celestial musician. Vv.ii.1; VvA.324; but see VvA.374.
- Sadinacchedana. A Cakkavatti of eighty seven kappas ago; a previous
birth of Mānava (Sammukhāthavika) Thera. v.l. Sarītacchedana. Ap.i.159;
- Sādīyaggāmavāpi. A tank, repaired by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.44.