Pali Proper Names
- Suka Jātaka (No. 255)
- Sūka Sutta
- Sūkam Jātaka (No. 153)
- Sūkaraggāma. A fortress in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon, mentioned in
the account of the wars of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.134.
- Sūkaraggāmavāpi. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.46.
- Sūkarakhata Sutta
- Sūkarālibheripāsāna. A place in Rohana mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.98, 146; see also Cv.ii.53, n.4.
- Sūkaranījjhara. A dyke constructed by Parakkamabāhu I. at the
junction of the rivers Sankhavaddhamānaka and Kumbhīlavāna. A canal was
carried from there to the Mahāgallaka-tank. Cv.lxviii.33f.
- Sūkarapotika Vatthu.-The story of Ubbarī.
- Sūkarārāma. A monastery near Dohalapabbata, where a minister of
Kittisirirājasīha built an image house and Suvannagāma erected an uposatha
- Sūkaratittha. A place, probably in the north of Ceylon, where the
Damilas Māgha and Jayabāhu set up fortifications. Cv.lxxxiii.18.
- Sukataveliya Thera. An arahant. In the time of Sikhī Buddha he was
a garland maker, named Asita, and one day, while on his way with a garland to
the king, he met the Buddha and offered it to him. Fifty-two kappas ago he was
a king named Dvebhāra. Ap.i.217.
- Sukha Vagga, Sutta
- Sukhadukkhī Sutta. The self is both bliss and suffering, without
sickness, after death. S.iii.220.
- Sukhagirigāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.164.
- Sukhatta Sutta
- Sukhavihāri Jātaka (No. 10)
- Sukhāya Sutta. He who sees the world as ill, false and perishable,
frees himself from it. S.iv.204.
- Sukhena Sutta. Moggallāna explains to the monks how the Buddha
helped him to perfect the third jhāna. S.iv.264.
- Sukhindriya, or Uppati Vagga. The
fourth chapter of the Indriya Samyutta. S.v.207-16.
- Sukhita Sutta. Incalculable is samsāra; everyone has enjoyed
prosperity in the course of his wanderings. S.ii.186.
- Sukhita. See Surakkhita.
- Sukhitta. See Sumitta.
- Sukhuma Sutta. A monk who can penetrate through the subtility of
body, feeling, perception, and of the Sankhāras, has overcome Māra. A.ii.17.
- Sukka Sutta. In a man whose heart is possessed by gains, favours
and flatteries, even the bright conditions (sutkkā) are extirpated. S.ii.240.
- Sukkapakkhūposatha. The name of the festival held in honour of
Mahinda on the eighth day of the bright half of the month of Assayuja, the day
of his death. Mhv.xx.33; MT. 418.
- Sukkodana, Sukkhodana. A
Sākiyan prince, son of
Sihahanu and paternal uncle of Gotama
Buddha (Mhv.ii.20; see SNA.i.357).
Anuruddha were his sons. MA.i.289.
- Sulakkhanā. Wife of
Añjanasakka and mother of
Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī. Ap.ii.538
(vs. 115); but see Mhv.ii.18, where Añjana's wife is called
Yasodharā. This may have been another wife.
- Suleyyā. A class of devas present at the preaching of the
Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
- Sumā. An eminent Therī of India who came over to Anurādhapura in
the time of Devānampiyatissa and taught the Vinaya there. Dpv.xviii.24.
- Sumāgadhā (Sumāgavā)
- Sumamapabbata. A monastic building in Kelivāta, erected by
Aggabodhi I. Cv.xlii.19.
- Suman Sutta.-See Sumanarajakumari
- Sumanā Vagga. The fourth chapter of the Pañcaka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.32-44.
- Sumanadāmadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he stood
in front of Siddhattha Buddha, with a garland of sumana flowers in his hand to
honour him. Ap.i.293.
- Sumanagalla. A district in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.123.
- Sumanagiri-vihāra. See Samantakūta.
- Sumanakūtla. See Samantakūta.
- Sumanā-rājakumārī Sutta
- Sumanatālavantiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he gave
to Siddhattha Buddha a fan (tālavanta) covered with jasmine-flowers (Ap.i.293
= Ap.ii.408). See also Sātimattika.
- Sumanavāpigāma. A village in Ceylon, four yojanas to the south east
of Anurādhapura. Precious stones appeared there, when Dutthagāmanī wished to
build the Mahā Thūpa. Mhv.xxviii.18.
- Sumanāveliya Thera. An arahant. Thirty-one kappas ago he placed a
bunch of sumana-flowers in front of the seat of Vessabhū Buddha. After death
he was born in the Nimmanaratī-world; eleven kappas ago he was a king named
- Sumanavījaniya Thera. An arahant (Ap.ii.415), evidently identical
with Isidinna. ThagA.i.313.
- Sumangala Jātaka (No. 420)
- Sumangalamātā Therī
- Sumangala-parivena. A monastery, probably in Anurādhapura at the
time of Buddhaghosa. Dāthanāga Thera
- Sumangalappasādanī. A tīkā on the Khuddasikkhā, written by
Vācissara of Ceylon at the request of. Sumangala. Gv.62, 71; Svd.1227
- Sumangalavilāsinī. Buddhaghosa's
Commentary of the Dīgha Nikāya (GV.59).
It was written at the request of Dāthanāga Thera, incumbent of the
Sumangala-parivena. It is quoted in the
- Sumedhakathā. The first section of the Jātaka Commentary, dealing
with Sumedha's meeting with Dīpankara Buddha. J.i.2-28.
- Sumedhayasa. A king of twenty nine kappas ago, a former birth of
Rāmaneyya Thera. ThagA.i.121.
- Sumeghaghana. A king of twenty nine kappas ago; a previous birth of
Minela-(Vinela)pupphiya Thera. Ap.i.204.
- Sumekhala. A king whose country was destroyed because he ill
treated holy men. ThagA.i.368.
- Sumekhali. A king of fifty four kappas ago, a former birth of
Bilālidāyaka Thera. ThagA.i.145.
- Sumittārāma. The monastery in which Vipassī Buddha died. Bu.xx.36.
- Summa Thera. An incumbent of
Dīpavihāra in Ceylon. He was evidently
an eminent commentator, and is quoted by
Buddhaghosa. Tipitaka-Cūlanāga was his pupil. MA.i.126; AA.ii.845.
- Sumsumāra Jātaka (No. 208)
- Sumucalindasara. A lake (J.vi.582), evidently identical with
- Sunakha Jātaka (No. 242)
- Sunakha. One of the Mahānirayas.
Nālikīra was born there. J.v.145.
- Sunakkhatta Sutta
- Sunāma. A minister of Angati, king of Mithilā. See the
He is identified with Bhaddaji. J.vi.255.
- Sunandaka. The residence of an Ajīvaka who gave grass for his seat
to Kondañña Buddha. BuA.108.
- Sunandārāma 1. A monastery in which Dīpankara Buddha died. BuA.68.
- Sunandārāma 2. A monastery in which Tissa Buddha died. BuA.192; but
Bu.xviii.28 calls it Nandārāma.
- Sunandavatī. A city where Sumana Buddha performed the
Yamakapātihāriya (BuA.128). King
Uggata built there, for Sobhita Buddha, a vihāra named Surinda (BuA.139). In
this city Tissa Buddha died in the Sunandārāma (BuA.192).
- Sunārī. A Kālinga princess; see Sundarī.
- Sundarananda. See Nanda.
- Sundarapabbata. See Subhagiri.
- Sundarapandu. A Damila chief of South India. An ally of
- Sundarasamudda Thera
- Sundarika Sutta. Describes the meeting between the Buddha and
- Sundarika-Bhāradvāja Sutta. Describes the
meeting between the Buddha and
Sundarika-Bhāradvāja. The Commentary calls it the Pūralāsa Sutta. SN.
- Sunela. A king of one hundred and twenty three kappas ago, a former
birth of Mutthipūjaka Thera. Ap.i.201.
- Sunettā. A brahmin maiden of Asadisagāma, who gave a meal of milk
rice to Siddhattha Buddha. BuA.185.
- Sunhāta-parivena. A parivena built by Devānampiyatissa on the bank
of the bathing tank of Mahinda. Mhv.xv.207.
- Suniddā. See Niddā.
- Sunikkhamma. Sixty seven kappas ago there were seven kings of this
name, previous births of Sattāhapabbajita Thera. Ap.i.242.
- Sunisā-vimāna-vatthu. The story of a woman of Sāvatthi. She had no
family, and one day, seeing an arahant there begging for alms, she gave him a
piece of cake (pūvabhāgam). After death she was born in Tāvatimsa, where
Moggallāna learnt her story. Vv.i.13; VvA.61.
- Sunīta Thera
- Suñña Sutta. The Buddha explains to Ananda that the world ifs void
of "self" and of what belongs to "self." S.iv.54.
- Suññakathā. The tenth chapter of the Yuganandha Vagga of the
- Suññatā Sutta. See
Cūlasuññatā Sutta and Mahāsuññatā
- Suññatā Vagga. The thirteenth section of the Majjhima Nikāya,
containing suttas 121-130. M.iii.104ff.
- Supabbā. An upāsikā of Rājagaha. She held the view that one who
offered herself for sexual intercourse gave the supreme gift. Vin.iii.39.
- Supajjalita. Twenty seven kappas ago there were seven kings of this
name, previous births of Citapūjaka Thera. Ap.i.244.
- Supanna Samyutta. The thirtieth section of the Samyutta Nikāya.
- Supanna. See
- Supassa. The name of Mount Vepulla in the time of Kassapa Buddha
(v.l. Suphassa). The people of Rājagaha at that time were called Suppiyā.
- Supatittha-cetiya. A shrine near the Latthivanuyyāna in Rājagaha.
- Supatitthita. A Pacceka Buddha mentioned in a nominal list.
- Supatta Jātaka (No. 292)
- Suphassā 1. A female crow, wife of Supatta.
She is identified with Rāhulamātā. J.ii.436.
- Suphassā 2. Mother of Siddhattha Buddha. J.i.40; Bu.xvii.13.
- Suphassā 3. A celestial musician or a musical instrument. VvA.94.
- Suphassa. See Supassa above.
- Supina Sutta. The five great dreams which the Buddha had on the
night before his Enlightenment. A.iii.240f.; they are referred to J.i.69.
- Suppādevī.-Mother of Sīhabāhu and Sīhasīvali. MT.243f.
- Suppagedha. A Yakkha, to be invoked by followers of the Buddha in
time of need. D.iii.205.
- Suppala. One of the palaces of Siddhattha Buddha before his
- Suppāra, Suppāraka
- Suppāraka Jātaka (No. 463)
- Supparikā. The name of a tribe. Ap.ii.369 (vs.19).
- Suppasanna. A king of eight kappas ago, a previous birth of
Rattipupphiya Thera. Ap.i.188.
- Suppati Sutta
- Suppatīta. King of Anoma or Anupama; father of Vessabhū Buddha.
J.i.42; Bu.xxxii.18; D.ii.7.
- Suppavāsā Koliyadhītā
- Suppavāsā Sutta
- Supubbanha Sutta.-A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No.52) to the
Pubbanha Sutta (q.v.).
- Suputakapūjaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he saw
Vipassī Buddha begging for alms and gave him a packet of salt (?
- Sura. A hunter, who discovered fermented liquor. See the
- Sūra. A messenger of Kuvera (q.v.). D.iii.201.
- Sūra-ambavana. A place in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the
wars of Parakkamabāhu I. (Cv.lxx.87). It evidently formed part of Ambavana,
the district round the Ambanganga. Cv.Trs.i.294, n.3.
- Surabhi. A Pacceka Buddha whom the Bodhisatta (in his birth as
Munāli) insulted. Ap.i.299; UdA.264.
- Sūradaddara. A Nāga king of Daddarapabbata. See the Daddara Jātaka.
He was the father of Mahādaddara.
- Sūradeva. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.13.
- Surādha Sutta. The Buddha teaches Surādha (q.v.) how to get rid of
all idea of "I" and "mine," so that the mind may go beyond the ways of conceit
and be utterly liberated. S.iii.80f.
- Surādha Thera
- Surādhā. An aggasāvikā of Paduma Buddha. Bu.ix.22.
- Suragiri. A palace occupied by Atthadassī Buddha before his
- Surakitti. A king of Burma in the fifteenth century. He built a
four storeyed vihāra for Tipitakālankāra Thera. Bode, op. cit., 53.
- Surakkhita. An aggasāvaka of Phussa
Buddha; he was a prince of Kannakujja. J.i.41; BuA.193; but Bu.xix. calls him
- Surāma 1. A palace occupied by Kondañña Buddha before his
renunciation. BuA.107; but see Bu.iii.26.
- Surāmā 1. An aggasāvikā of Siddhattha Buddha. J.i.40; Bu.xvii.19.
- Surāmā 2. An aggasāvikā of Sumedha Buddha. J.i.38; Bu.xii.24.
- Surāma 2. See Suramma.
- Suramāna. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.36.
- Suramma. A seven storeyed palace, occupied by Gotama Buddha before
his Renunciation. BuA.230; Bu.xxvi.14 calls it Surāma.
- Surammā. One of the chief lay women supporters of Siddhattha
- Suramukha. A noble steed, belonging to Ekarāja. J.vi.135.
- Sūranimmila.-One of the ten warriors of Dutthagāmanī. For details
see Mhv.xxiii.19f. According to the Rasavāhinī (ii.71) he was so called
because he drank a large quantity of toddy before the attack on Vijitapura.
- Surāpāna Jātaka (No. 81)
- Sūra-rājā. A messenger of Kuvera (q.v.). DA.iii.967.
- Sūrasena 1. See Surasena.
- Sūrasena 2. Another name for Dhanañjaya Korabba. J.vi.280, 281.
- Sūravāmagotta. A son of Ekarāja and
step brother of Candakumāra. He is identified with Mahā Kassapa (J.vi.157).
See Khandahāla Jātaka.
- Surāvinicchaya. A work by Mahāparakkama Thera of Taungu (Ketumatī)
on the evil effects of intoxicants. Sās., p.81; Bode, op. cit., 46.
- Surindavatī. A city in the time of Konāgamana Buddha. In a park in
the city Konāgamana preached to Bhīyasa and Uttara, who later became his chief
- Surinda-vihāra. A monastery built in Sunandavatī by King Uggata for
Sobhita Buddha. BuA.138.
- Suriya Sutta
- Suriyadeva. The fourth son of Devagabbhā; one of the
- Suriyagabbha. A mountain range on the way to Gandhamādana.
- Suriyapassapabbita. One of the seven mountain ranges surrounding
- Suriyapeyyāla. A series of discourses based on the sun. S.v.29.
- Suriyavatī. A city in which, at the foot of a campaka-tree, Sikhī
Buddha performed the Yamakapātihāriya. BuA.202.
- Suriyopama Sutta
- Suruci Jātaka (No. 489)
- Surullagāma. A village in Ceylon, mentioned in the campaigns of
Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.139.
- Surundhana. A city in
Kāsī; an old name for
Benares. J.iv.104, 119.
- Susaddasiddhi. Another name for the Sāratthavilāsini by
Sangharakkhita of Ceylon; it is a tīkā on the Moggallānapañijikā. P.L.C. 200.
- Susammuttha Sutta. A deva tells the Buddha that followers of other
creeds have their vision fully blurred. S.i.4.
- Susārada Thera
- Susīma Jātaka (No. 163)
- Susīma Sutta
- Susīmadevī. Wife of Amitodana.
Her daughter, Bhaddākaccānā, became queen of Panduvāsudeva. MT.275.
- Sussondī Jātaka (No. 360)
- Sussondī. Wife of Tamba, king of
Benares. See the Sussondī Jātaka.
- Susuddha. A king of thirty two kappas ago, a
previous birth of Pabbhāradāyaka Thera. Ap.i.252.
- Suta Brahmadatta
- Sutana. The Bodhisatta born as a poor householder. See the
- Sutano Jātaka (No. 398)
- Sutanu Sutta. Anuruddha explains to some monks who visit him on the
banks of the Sutanu River that he gained iddhi power by cultivating the four
- Sutanū, Sutanā. Wife of Vipassī Buddha, in his last lay life
(Bu.xx.25). She was also called Sudassanā (BuA.195). See Sudhanā.
- Sutanu. A stream at Sāvatthi. Anuruddha is mentioned as having
stayed near by. S.v.297.
- Sutasoma 1. The Bodhisatta born as king of
Benares. See the
- Sutasoma 2. The Bodhisatta, born as king of Indapatta. See the
- Sutasoma Jātaka. See
Cullasutasoma Jātaka and
- Sūtighara cetiya. A thūpa, one hundred and twenty cubits in height,
in Punkhagāma, erected by Parakkamabāhu I. on the site of the house of his
- Sutta Nipāta
- Sutta Pitaka, or Suttantapitaka
- Sutta. One of the nine divisions of the Tipitaka, according to
matter (anga). DA.i.23; Gv.57, etc.
- Suttandara. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.181.
- Suttavādā. A heretical sect, a branch of the Sankantikas. Dpv.v.48;
Mhv.v.9; Points of Controversy, pp. 3, 5.
- Suttavibhanga. See Vibhanga (2).
- Suvaca Sutta
- Suvannabimbohaniya Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he gave
as gift a bed and a cushion. Sixty three kappas ago he was a king named Asama.
- Suvannadonī. A village in the Malaya district of Ceylon. Cv.lxx.11.
- Suvannagāma. A minister of Kittisirirājasīha. He built an
uposatha-hall in the Sūkara-vihāra. Cv.c.296.
- Suvannagiritāla. A mountain five
Jetuttara. The river
Kontimāra was five leagues further away.
- Suvannagūha 1. A cave in Cittakūtapabbata: it was the abode of the
golden geese. J.iii.208; v.237, 469; vi.50.
- Suvannagūha 2. One of the three caves in Nandamūla Pabbhāra.
- Suvannahamsa Jātaka (No. 136)
- Suvannahāra (Suvannabhāra). A palace occupied by Phussa Buddha
before his renunciation. Bu.xix.15.
- Suvannakakkata Jātaka (No.
- Suvannakāra Sutta. A monk developing the higher consciousness
should be like a goldsmith working with sterling gold. The analogous details
are given of both processes. A.i.257f.
- Suvannakūta. The name of the Cetiyapabbata (Missakapabbata) in the
time of Konāgamana Buddha. Sp.i.87, etc.; but Mhv.xv.96 calls it Sumanakūta
- Suvannakūti. A building in the Dakkhinagiri-vihāra, where
Appihāsāmanera lived. MT. 552.
- Suvannamalaya. A place in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.62, 65, 66.
- Suvannamāli. A name for the Mahā Thūpa (q.v.).
- Suvannamiga Jātaka (No. 359)
- Suvannapabbata. A mountain in Himavā.
J.i.50, 55; SNA.i.358.
- Suvannapassapabbata. One of the seven mountain ranges on the way to
Gandhamādana (SNA.i.66). It was the
seventh range surrounding the Chaddantadaha.
- Suvannapindatissa. The name by which Sūratissa was known before his
- Suvannapupphiya Thera. An arahant, evidently identical with
Vimalakondañña (q.v.). Ap.i.150; ThagA.i.146.
- Suvannasāma. The Bodhisatta born as the son of Dukūlaka and Pārikā.
See the Sāma Jātaka.
- Suvannatissa. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.32; see
- Suvannatthambba. A ford considered dangerous on the
- Suvanna-Vimāna Vatthu
- Suvannavīthi. A street in Tāvatimsa, sixty leagues in length.
- Suvīraka.-The horse of Bodhirājakumarī (q.v.)
- Suyāna. Seventy-seven kappas ago there were eight kings of this
name, previous births of Pānadhidāyaka Thera. Ap.i.209.
- Suyasā. A palace occupied by Paduma Buddha before his renunciation.
Bu.ix.17; but see BuA.146.