Attahata Sutta.– The world is persecuted by death, age, decay and craving. S.i.40. The verses appear also in the story of Sirimanda Thera (Thag.v.448).
Abbhahattha.– See Ambahattha.
Abbhantara Jātaka (No.281)
Abbhantara Vagga.– The fourth division of the Tikā Nipāta of the Jātakaṭṭhakathā. J.ii.392‑430.
Abbhokāsa Sutta.– The five kinds of those who seek solitude. A.iii.220.
Abbuda 2.– A king of long ago; a former birth of Nigganthipupphiya Thera. Ap.i.263.
Abhabba Sutta 1.– Various events and the conditions requisite for their presence. A.v.144 f.
Abhabba Sutta 2.– The ten conditions essential for Arahantship (A.v.209).
Abhayācala.– Another name for Abhayagiri.
Abhayagallaka.– A vihāra in Sri Lanka built by King Mahācūli-
Abhayagirikā.– The monks of the Abhayagiri-
Abhayankara.– One of the royal elephants of King Vasavatti of Bārāṇasī. J.vi.135.
Abhayasamāna Sutta.– Taught to Jānussoṇī on those who have no fear when death comes to them. A.ii.173 f.
Abhayattherī.– See Abhayā.
Abhayupassaya.– A nunnery; see Abhaya (13).
Abhayuttara.– A name for Abhayagiri.
Abhayūvara.– The name of the eighth portion for recitation (bhāṇavāra) of the first section (khandhaka) of the Mahā Vagga of the Vinaya Piṭaka.
Abhidhammapannarasatthāna.– A treatise by Nava Vimalabuddhi. Gv.64, 74; Bode, op.cit., 27‑8.
Abhijāna Sutta v.l. Parijāna Sutta.– By not thoroughly knowing or understanding the five aggregates one is unfit for the destruction of suffering. S.iii.26 f.
Abhinandamāna Sutta.– One who is enamoured of body, etc., becomes Mara’s bondsman; by not being enamoured one becomes free. S.iii.75.
Abhinha Jātaka (No.27)
Abhinivesa Sutta.– Bondage of and dependence upon the fetters arise as a result of clinging to the five aggregates (S.iii.186).
Abhiññā Sutta 1.– On higher knowledge and its applications. A.ii.246 f.
Abhīññā Sutta 2.– A group of suttas on qualities that could be obtained by an understanding of lust. A.iii.277.
Abhiññā Vagga.– The twenty-
Abhiññāpariññeyya Sutta.– The eye and forms, eye-
Abhiññeyya Sutta.– See Upassaṭṭha Sutta (S.iv.29).
Abhirāmā.– One of the three palaces occupied, as a layman, by Nārada Buddha (Bu.x.19).
Abhisāma.– A king of fifteen world-
Abhisamaya Kathā.– The third chapter of the Paññā Vagga of the Paṭisambhidāmagga (ii.215 ﬀ).
Abhisamaya Saṃyutta.– The thirteenth Saṃyutta, forming the second section of the Nidāna Vagga of the Saṃyuttanikāya (S.ii.133 ﬀ).
Abhisamaya Vagga.– The sixth chapter of the Sacca Saṃyutta of the Saṃyuttanikāya. V.459 ﬀ.
Abhisammata.– A king of sixty-
Abhītatta.– See Ajitajana.
Abhivaddhamānaka.– See Aggivaddhamānaka.
Abhiya Kaccāna.– See Sabhiya Kaccāna.
Acala.– Assistant to the architect of the Mahā Thūpa. MT.535.
Acala Cetiya.– The name given to the spot at the entrance to Sankassa, where the Buddha first placed his right foot on his descent from Tāvatiṃsa. DhA.iii.227.
Acala Thera.– One of the eminent monks present at the foundation of the Mahā Thūpa. MT.526.
Ācāravitthigāma.– A village three leagues to the north-
Acariṃ Sutta.– The Buddha, as he walked about, sought the satisfaction, the misery and the escape that come from the earth element. He found these and discovered that they exist also in the other three elements. S.ii.171.
Acirapakkanta Sutta.– Not long after Devadatta had left his presence the Buddha told the monks how gain, honour, and fame had brought about Devadatta’s downfall. S.ii.240.
Accāyika Sutta.– The urgent duties of a farmer and of a monk. A.i.239‑40.
Accenti Sutta.– The hours pass away, be heedful therefore. S.i.3.
Acchagallaka (or Acchagiri)
Acchagiri.– See Acchagallaka.
Accutadevā.– A class of devā mentioned among those assembled on the occasion of the teaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
Accutagāmabyāmaka.– One of the Pacceka Buddhas in a nominal list. M.iii.70. ApA.i.107.
Accutagāmī.– One of Vijaya’s companions in colonising Sri Lanka. He founded a settlement at Ujjeni (Dpv.ix.32, 36). The Mahāvaṃsa (Dpv.vii.45) mentions the founding of Ujjeni 2, but does not give Accutāgamī’s name.
Accutavarnadanta.– One of Ekarāja’s elephants. J.vi.135. However, see Jāt. trans. vi.72.
Acelaka Vagga.– Fifth chapter of the Pācittiya of the Vinaya Piṭaka. Vin.iii.195 ﬀ; ibid., v.19‑21.
Acinteyya Sutta.– Four imponderable things: the range of a Buddha, the range of the absorptions, the results of kamma, and the beginning and end of the world. A.ii.80.
Adalidda Sutta.– The rich man is he who possesses the seven factors of enlightenment. S.v.100
Adanta Vagga.– The fourth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya. It consists of ten suttas on the untamed mind. A.i.6 f.
Ādāsānandapa.– One of the numerous buildings erected by Parakkamabāhu I in the Dīpuyyāna in Pulatthipura. It was so called because its walls were made of mirrors. Cv.lxxiii.119.
Adassanā Sutta.– Diverse opinions arise in the world because of the failure to see the five aggregates, their nature, etc. S.iii.260.
Addha Sutta (2).– That Noble Disciple is wealthy who possesses four things: unwavering loyalty to the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Saṅgha, and virtues held in esteem by the Noble Ones. S.v.402.
Addha Vagga.– The seventh chapter of the Devatā Saṃyutta of the Saṃyuttanikāya (S.i.39‑41). The Saṃyutta Commentary (SA.i.75. See also KS.i.54, n.4) calls it Anvavagga.
Addha Vagga.– Third section of the Pañcaka Nipāta of the Jātaka Commentary. J.iii.211‑227.
Addhabhūta Sutta.– Taught in the Kalandakanivāpa at Veḷuvana. Everything is afflicted: eye, objects, eye-
Addhacandiya Thera.– An Arahant. In a previous birth he gave Tissa Buddha a bouquet of flowers in the shape of a crescent moon. He was once a king named Devapa. Ap.i.231.
Addhacelaka Thera.– In a previous birth he gave half a garment to Tissa Buddha. He was thirty-
Addhānapariññā Sutta.– Mindfulness of breathing if developed and cultivated leads to full understanding of the way of direct course of practice. S.v.340.
Addhuvasīla.– A youth who stole ornaments to win the daughter of his teacher. He failed in his quest. The story is given in the Sīlavīmamsana Jātaka. J.iii.18‑20.
Addilarattha.– A kingdom where once lived a poor man named Kotūhalaka, who, in the present age, became Ghosakaseṭṭhi. Food being very scarce in the country, Kotūhalaka and his family left it. DA.i.317; MA.i.539.
Adhamma Sutta.– Three suttas describing Dhamma and Adhamma and their different qualities (A.v.222 ﬀ). In the last Ānanda explains in detail what the Buddha taught the monks in brief.
Adhamma Vagga.– The tenth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya (A.i.16‑19). It consists of forty-
Adhammika Sutta.– The evils resulting from the unrighteousness of kings and the benefits of their righteousness. A.ii.74 f.
Adhanapāli.– Given as an example of a name. J.i.403.
Ādhāradāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. He gave a stool (ādhāraka) to Sikhī Buddha. Twenty-
Adharatteri.– A district in S. India. Cv.lxxvii.69.
Adhicchattiya Thera.– An Arahant. In a previous birth he placed a parasol on the thūpa containing the relics of Atthadassī Buddha (Ap.i.170). He is evidently identical with Sāmidatta (ThagA.i.189) (v.l. Chattādhichattiya).
Adhicitta Sutta.– The qualities necessary for the monk developing higher consciousness. A.ii.256 f. It is quoted in the Vibhanga Commentary, 229 f.
Adhigama Sutta.– On the qualities requisite for acquiring good states and for fostering them. A.iii.431 f.
Adhikaranasamatha Vagga.– One of the divisions of the Suttavibhanga on the procedure for settling disputes.
Ādhipateyya Sutta.– The three “mandates” that should guide a monk: the self, the world, the Dhamma. A.i.147 f; on the significance of the sutta see Mrs. Rhys Davids, J.R.A.S., April 1933, pp.329 ﬀ.
Adhoganga.– See Gangā.
Adhopupphiya Thera.– An Arahant. In a previous birth he was a hermit of great power in Himavā and offered flowers to Abhibhū, the chief disciple of Sikhī Buddha. Soon afterwards he was eaten up by a boa-
Ādicca Sutta.– Just as dawn is the harbinger of the arising of the sun, so is friendship with the good (kalyānamittatā) the harbinger of the arising of the seven factors of enlightenment (bojjhaṅga). S.v.101; cp. S.v.29.
Ādiccupatthāna Jātaka (No.175)
Ādimalaya.– One of the generals of Vijayabāhu I. He openly rebelled against the king and came with his troops to the village of Andu, near Pulatthipura. The king went out against him and destroyed him. Cv.lix.4‑6.
Adīnasattu.– See Alīnasattu.
Adinnādāna Sutta.– Few are they that abstain from taking what is not given. S.v.469.
Ādipādakajambu.– A locality in Sri Lanka where the Ādipāda Vikkamabāhu defeated Mānābharaṇa and his brothers. Cv.lxi.15.
Aditi.– Mother of the sun, who is called Ādicca, which is explained as Aditiyā putto. DA.iii.963.
Āditta Jātaka (No.424)
Adukkhamasukhi Sutta.– A group of twenty-
Agada.– Cakkavatti, sixteen times in succession; Subāhu Thera in a previous birth. ThagA.i.124.
Agahya Sutta.– Gods and men delight in objects, sounds, etc., but, due to their instability, they live in sorrow. S.iv.126 f.
Agāra Sutta.– Like a guest-
Agati Sutta.– Three discourses on the wrong course (agati) and the right course (gati) — here defined as wrong action done under the influence of desire, hate or delusion and its opposite, right action. A.ii.18 f.
Aggadhamma Sutta.– On the six qualities requisite for the attainment of Arahantship, which is the highest state (aggadhamma). A.iii.433‑4.
Aggāni Sutta.– The four perfections: of virtue, concentration, wisdom, and release. A.ii.79; see GS.ii.88, n.2.
Aggapupphiya Thera.– One of the Arahants. In a previous birth he had offered flowers, from the top of a tree, to Sikhī Buddha, hence the name. In later birth he was a Cakkavatti named Amita. Ap.i.229.
Aggavatī Parisā Sutta.– On the three kinds of companies: the distinguished, the discordant and the harmonious. A.i.242‑4.
Aggikabhāradvāja Jātaka (No.129)
Aggimāla (v.l. 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 Saṅghamittā to Sri Lanka. Dpv.xv.78; xviii.11.
Aggimukha.– A species of snake; bodies bitten by them grow hot. DhsA.300; Vism.368.
Agginibbāpaka v.l. Agginibbāpana.– a Cakkavatti of eighty-
Aggisāma.– See Abhisāma.
Aggisama.– The Thera Pupphathūpiya was born sixteen times in succession as Cakkavatti and ruled under this name. Ap.i.156.
Aggisikha.– The name borne by the Thera Gatasaññaka when in previous births he was Cakkavatti three times in succession. Ap.i.127.
Aggismim Sutta.– The five evil qualities of fire. A.iii.256.
Aggivaccha Sutta (v.l. Aggivacchagotta Sutta)
Aggivaddhamānaka.– A reservoir made by King Vasabha of Sri Lanka (Abhi°). Mhv.xxxv.95.
Aggivessa.– One of the guards of King Eleyya (A.ii.181). Is this a clan (gotta) name? See Aggivessana.
Aghamūla Sutta.– On the root of pain. S.iii.32.
Āghātavatthu Sutta.– On things that cause malice to arise. A.iv.408.
Āghātapativinaya Sutta.– On the ways of getting rid of malice. A.iv.408‑9.
Āhārepaṭikūla Sutta.– When the perception of the repulsiveness of food is developed and cultivated it leads to great fruit (mahapphalā) and great benefit (mahānisaṃsā) … one of two fruits: Arahantship or Non-
Ahidīpa.– The old name for Kāradīpa, near Nāgadīpa. Akitti spent some time there. J.iv.238.
Ahigundika Jātaka.– See Ahitundika Jātaka (No.365)
Ahimsaka Sutta.– Records the interview between the Buddha and Ahimsaka Bhāradvāja (S.i.164).
Ahimsaka.– The earlier name of Aṅgulimāla.
Ahināga.– Dr. A. K. Coomaraswamy suggests that the word “Ahināga,” appearing in Vinaya Piṭaka (Vin.i.25), is a proper name, like Ahicchatta. For a discussion see JAOS. vol. 55, 391‑392 (notes).
Ahitundika Jātaka (No.365)
Ajacca.– One of the disciples mentioned in the Sīlavīmamsana Jātaka as having tried to win their teacher’s daughter and failed. J.iii.19.
Ajajjara Sutta.– See Ajara 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)
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.476 ﬀ).
Ajarasā Sutta.– Taught 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 world-
Ajitajana.– A king of the race of Mahāsammata. His descendants reigned in Kapilapura. MT.127; Dpv.iii.17 calls him Abhitatta.
Ajitakesakambala (v.l. Ajitakesakambalī)
Ajitarattha (Addika° or Addila-
Ajivaka.– Given as a possible name. J.i.403.
Ajjhatta Sutta.– One who has gone forth should dwell contemplating not-
Ajjhattānatta Sutta.– A series of discourses on understanding not-
Ajjhattānattahetu Sutta.– A series of discourses on understanding not-
Ajjhattānicca Sutta.– A series of discourses on understanding impermanence within oneself. S.iv.1 ﬀ.
Ajjhattāniccahetu Sutta.– A series of discourses on understanding impermanence in the six senses. S.iv.129 ﬀ.
Ajjhattadukkha Sutta.– A series of discourses on understanding unsatisfactoriness within oneself. S.iv.2 ﬀ.
Ajjhattadukkhahetu Sutta.– A series of discourses on understanding unsatisfactoriness in the six senses. S.iv.129 ﬀ.
Ajjhattikāyatana Sutta.– The Four Noble Truths regarding the five aggregates. S.v.426 ﬀ.
Ajjhattikāyatanaparijānanasutta.– Without fully understanding the eye … ear … nose … tongue … body … the mind one is incapable of destroying suffering. S.iv.89.
Ajjhohāra.– One of the six huge mythical fishes of the Great Ocean. It was five hundred leagues in length and lived on the fungi that grow on rocks. J.v.462.
Ajjunapupphiya Thera.– Probably identical with Sambhūta Thera.
Akalanka.– A Coḷa 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)
Akarabhanda.– A village in Sri Lanka dedicated by King Kittisirirājasīha to the Tooth-
Ākāsānañcāyatana Sutta.– See the Ākāsa Sutta
Ākāsānañcāyatanapañha Sutta.– See the Ākāsa Sutta (3)
Ākāsagotta.– See Sañjaya-
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 grave (thullaccaya) offence (Vin.i.215‑16).
Ākāsukkhipiya Thera.– An Arahant. In a previous birth he had offered a lotus flower to Siddhattha Buddha and had thrown another up into the sky above him. Thirty-
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.
Ākiñcaññāyatana Sutta.– (S.iii.237) Similar to the Ākāsa Sutta (1)
Ākiñcaññāyatanapañhā Sutta.– (S.iv.267) Similar to the Ākāsa Sutta (3)
Akitti (v.l. Akatti)
Akitti Jātaka (No.480)
Akkamanīya Sutta.– The uncultivated mind is an intractable thing and conduces to great loss; the cultivated mind has the opposite qualities. A.i.5 f.
Akkamanīya Vagga.– The third section of the Eka Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya. 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. Ap.i.211 f.
Akkhakhanda.– A section of the Vidhura Jātaka that 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 that an elephant used by the king should have and similar qualities that should be possessed by a monk. A.iii.157 f.
Akkhana Sutta.– On the eight inopportune occasions for the living of the higher life. A.iv.225 f.
Akkhanti Sutta 1.– The five evil results of the want of forbearance. A.iii.254.
Akkhanti Sutta 2.– The same as above with slight variations in detail. A.iii.255.
Akkharamālā.– A short treatise in Pāḷi stanzas on the Pāḷi and Singhalese alphabets, by Nāgasena, a Sri Lanka scholar of the eighteenth century. P.L.C.285.
Akkharavisodhanī.– A late Pāḷi work written in Burma. Sās.154.
Akkosaka Bhāradvāja Vatthu.– The story of Akkosaka-
Akkosaka Vagga.– The twenty-
Akkodhana Sutta.– Venerable Anuruddha tells the Buddha that he sees women reborn after death in heavenly realms, and asks why. The Buddha replies that it due to five virtues: faith (saddhā), shame (hiri) and fear of wrong doing (ottappa), absence of anger (akkodhana), and wisdom (paññā). (S.iv.243)
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. S.v.18.
Akusalamūla Sutta.– On the three roots of demerit: greed, malice and delusion. A.i.201; cf. M.i.47, 489.
Akusalarāsi Sutta.– The five hindrances (nivarana) could rightly be called a heap of demerit and the four foundations of mindfulness (satipaṭṭhāna) a heap of merit. S.v.145.
Akusalavitakka Sutta.– A certain bhikkhu dwelling in a forest grove was beset by unwholesome thoughts of sensuality, ill-
Alagvānagiri.– A locality in South India, captured by the forces of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvii.12.
Alakā.– The town of the god Kuvera (Cv.lxxiv.207; lxxx.5), evidently another name for Ālakamandā.
Alakkhī.– The goddess of Ill-
Ālambagāma.– A reservoir in Sri Lanka built by Jeṭṭhatissa. Mhv.xxxvi.131.
Ālambanadāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. In a past birth he gave a support, balustrade, or screen (ālambana) to Atthadassī Buddha. Sixty world-
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.– See Alāra.
Alasaka.– The name of a disease, of which Korakkhattiya died (D.iii.7). Rhys Davids translates it as “epilepsy” and suggests that its name is a negative of synovial fluid (lasikā). Dial.iii.12, n.2.
Alattūru.– Name of two Damiḷa 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.
Ālavaka Sutta.– Records the conversation between the Buddha and Ālavaka Yakkha (q.v.) at Ālavi. S.i.213‑15.
Ālavakā v.l. Ālavikā
Ālavikā 1.– See Ālavakā.
Ālavikā 2.– A nun. See Selā.
Ālavikā Sutta.– Contains the conversation between Ālavikā (Selā) and Māra which ended in the latter’s discomfiture. S.i.128 f.
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.113 ﬀ, and Geiger’s note thereon in the Cv.Trs.i.296, n.4.
Alīnacitta Jātaka (No.156)
Alīnacitta.– King of Bārāṇasī; one of the lives of the Bodhisatta. He was so-
Ālindaka.– Probably the name of a monastery in Sri Lanka 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.
Āluvadāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. Thirty-
Amabavitthi.– A village in the north of Sri Lanka. It was the birthplace of Culatissa Thera. Ras.ii.30.
Amaccharī Sutta.– A woman should not be stingy and she should be wise. S.iv.244.
Amadha.– See Damatha.
Ajjhattikāyatanaparijānana Sutta,.– Included in the above. S.v.471.
Āmalacetiya.– A thūpa in Sri Lanka. It is not known who built it. Aggabodhi I erected a parasol over it. Cv.xlii.62.
Āmalakīvana Amalakivana.– A grove at Cātumā. The Buddha once stayed there, and it was on that occasion that the Cātuma Sutta was taught. M.i.456.
Āmandaphaladāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. In a previous birth, while carrying a pingo laden with fruit, he saw Padumuttara Buddha and offered him an āmanda fruit (pumpkin?). In the present age he became an Arahant. Ap.ii.459.
Amarinda.– Name given to Sakka, king of the gods. e.g., ThagA.151, 112.
Amaruppala.– The name borne by Kākavannatissa when he was a hunter in a village near Amaruppala-
Amatadundubhi.– One of the names under which the Bahudhātuka Sutta is known (M.iii.67). Like soldiers in the field of battle, so the disciples in the path, developing insight after the method of this sutta, raise aloft the standard of Arahantship — hence the name. MA.ii.888.
Amba Jātaka (No.124, 474)
Amba Sutta.– The four kinds of mangoes (ripe, etc.) and four corresponding classes of monks. A.ii.106 f.
Ambacora Jātaka (No.344)
Ambadugga.– A reservoir in Sri Lanka, built by Kutakannatissa. Mhv.xxxiv.33.
Ambālavana.– See Ambātaka.
Ambālavāpi.– A reservoir restored by Parakkamabāhu I. (Cv.lxviii.46) A canal known as Tambapannī flowed from the reservoir northwards. Cv.lxxix.50.
Ambapāli Vagga.– The first chapter of the Satipatthāna Saṃyutta in the Mahā Vagga of the Saṃyuttanikāya (S.v.141‑8).
Ambapāsāna.– A monastery in the village of Anganakola in South Sri Lanka, where lived the elder Cittagutta. MT.552.
Ambaramsa.– See Abbhasa.
Ambariya Vihara.– A monastery in Sri Lanka, the residence of Pingala-
Ambasakkharapeta Vatthu.– The story of Ambasakkhara and the hungry ghost (peta), as given above. The elder Kappitaka related the story to the Buddha, and the Buddha made it an occasion for a discourse to the assembled multitude. PvA.243‑4.
Ambasāmanera.– Name of Silākāla. When he was a novice in the Order, at Bodhimanda-
Ambasuppiya.– See Appihā.
Ambātaka Thera.– An Arahant. Fourteen world-
Ambātakiya Thera.– An Arahant. Thirty-
Ambatthaja.– Seventy world-
Ambavāpi.– A reservoir at Būkakalla in Sri Lanka. It was given over to the Mātambiya-
Ambavāsavāpi.– One of the tanks restored by Parakkamabāhu I before his great war. Cv.lxviii.43. For identification see Cv. trans. i.280, n.5.
Ambayāgadāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. Ninety-
Ambayāgudāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. Ninety-
Ambilāpika.– A village given by Jeṭṭhatissa III for the supply of food to Kassapagirivihāra. Cv.xliv.98.
Ambilayāgu.– A village in Sri Lanka. It was the residence of Dāthānāma, father of Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.15.
Ambillapadara.– A village given by Aggabodhi III. to the Cetiyapabbata monastery. Cv.xliv.122.
Ambutthi.– A reservoir built by Upatissa II. Cv.xxxvii.185.
Ambuyyāna.– A monastery in Sri Lanka. Udaya I (or Dappula) built in it the dwelling-
Amitābha.– A king of twenty-
Amitobhava.– See Amita.
Amitta.– See Somamitta Thera.
Amittaka.– See Amittabhā.
Anabhirati Jātaka (No.65, 185)
Anabhisamaya Sutta.– Taught to the wanderer Vacchagotta. Diverse opinions arise in the world through not seeing the nature of the body, etc. S.iii.260.
Anāgatabhaya Sutta.– The five kinds of anticipatory fears that should make a forest-
Ānaka (v.l. Ānnaka)
Anālaya Sutta.– The Buddha teaches the destruction of attachment and the path leading thereto. S.iv.372.
Ananaka Sutta.– The four kinds of bliss possible to a householder: a bliss of ownership, of wealth, of debtless ness and of blamelessness. A.ii.69 f.
Ānañcāyatana Sutta.– On the three infinite spheres: infinite space, infinite consciousness, and sphere of nothingness. A.i.267.
Ānandamānava.– See Ānanda (17).
Ānandena Sutta.– The Buddha is asked by Ānanda to tell him of a doctrine that would make him more ardent and intent. The Buddha teaches him the doctrine of impermanence. S.iii.187‑8.
Ānañjasappāya Sutta.– See Āneñjasappāya Sutta
Ananta.– The serpent king referred to under Anantapokkharanī, but not elsewhere mentioned in the old books. He is also called Anantabhoga. For details see Hopkins’ Epic Mythology (pp.23‑4).
Anantajālī.– King. A previous birth of Bhājanadāyaka fifty-
Anantapokkharanī.– A pond constructed by Parakkamabāhu I in Pulatthipura. The steps surrounding the pond were laid like the coils of the serpent-
Anantarapeyyāla.– One of the sections of the Vidhura Jātaka. J.vi.304.
Anantavā Sutta.– On the world as being unlimited. S.iii.215.
Ananusociya Jātaka (No.328)
Ananussuta Sutta.– The five-
Ananutappiya Sutta.– Taught by Sāriputta on how a monk should deport himself so as to have no occasion for repentance. A.iii.294 f.
Ānāpāna Kathā.– The third section of the Mahā Vagga of the Paṭisambhidāmagga. Ps.i.162 ﬀ.
Ānāpāna Saṃyutta.– The fifty-
Ānāpāna Sutta.– Mindfulness of breathing, if cultivated and developed, leads to much profit. S.v.132.
Ānāpāna Vagga.– The seventh chapter of the Bojjhanga Saṃyutta of the Saṃyuttanikāya. S.v.129‑32
Anariyavohāra Sutta.– Eight modes of speech that are ignoble. A.iv.307.
Anāsava.– A Pacceka Buddha found in a list of Pacceka Buddhas. He lived in Isigili. M.iii.70; Ap.i.107.
Anāsavādi Sutta.– The Buddha teaches that which is free from the corruptions (āsava) and the way thereto. S.iv.369.
Anata Sutta.– S.iv.368. Almost identical to the Asaṅkhata Sutta (q.v), but following the path of insight instead of tranquillity.
Anatam Sutta.– See Anta Sutta.
Anātha.– A Pacceka Buddha of thirty-
Anāthapindikassārāma.– See Jetavana.
Anaticārī Sutta.– A woman who is no adulteress will be born in heaven. S.iv.244.
Anattachandādi Sutta.– Desire and passion for what is not self should be abandoned. What is not self? The eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, and mind are not self. (S.iv.150)
Anattadhamma Sutta.– Rādha Thera asks the Buddha what things are not self? The Buddha replies that form, feeling, perception, mental formations, and consciousness are not self. (S.iii.196)
Anattalakkhaṇa Sutta (Vatthu)
Anattanibbānasappāya Sutta.– The Buddha teaches the monks a way that is suitable for attaining nibbāna. Here, a monk sees the eye, ear, nose, tongue, body and mind as not self. So too regarding sense-
Anattaniya Sutta.– For that which does not belong to the self, desire must be put away. S.iii.78.
Anattānupassī Sutta.– One who has gone forth should dwell contemplating not self in the five aggregates. One who does so puts an end to suffering. (S.iii.180)
Anatthapucchakabrāhmana Vatthu.– Story of a brahmin who asked the Buddha whether he knew only of that which was good or did he know evil as well? The Buddha set his doubts at rest. DhA.ii.227‑9.
Anatthatāya Sutta.– Heedlessness (pamāda) conduces to great loss. A.i.16.
Añcanavana.– See Añjanavana.
Andabhūta Jātaka (No.62)
Andha Sutta.– On the three classes of persons: the blind, the one-
Andhabhūta Sutta.– See Addhabhūta Sutta.
Andhakāra Sutta.– The ignorance of suffering, its arising, etc., is greater and more fearsome than the darkness of interstellar space (lokantarika). S.v.454‑5.
Andhakāra Vagga.– The second section of the Pācittiya in the Bhikkhunī-
Andhakāra.– A village in Sri Lanka, one of the villages given by Aggabodhi IV for the maintenance of the meditation hall (padhānaghara) built by the king for the Thera Dāthāsiva. Cv.xlvi.12.
Andhakarattha.– See Andhakā.
Andhakavinda Brāhmana.– See under Andhakavinda. His story is given as an illustration of how followers of the Buddha would often pursue him with manifold gifts, e.g., UdA.112.
Andhanāraka.– One of the villages given by Aggabodhi IV, for the maintenance of the meditation hall (padhānaghara) built for the elder Dāthāsiva. Cv.xlvi.13.
Andhatthakathā.– One of the Commentaries used by Buddhaghosa (Sp.iv.747). It was handed down at Kāñcipura (Conjevaram) in South India.
Andu.– A village near Pulatthipura. Cv.lix.5.
Anejakā.– A class of devā mentioned as having been present on the occasion of the teaching of the Mahā-
Anekavannavimāna.– The abode of Anekavanna-
Angagāma.– A reservoir built by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.37.
Angaka.– Nephew (sister’s son) of Sonadanda. D.i.123.
Angamu.– A place in Sri Lanka identified with the modern Ambagamuva (Geiger Cv. trans. i.298, n. 3). The senāpati Deva once encamped there. Cv.lxx.130.
Anganakola.– A village in South Sri Lanka, the residence of Ambapāsānavāsī-
Anganasālaka.– A village given by Aggabodhi II to the Abhaya(giri-
Angāni Sutta 1.– The five qualities of exertion (padhāna). A.iii.65.
Angāni Sutta 2.– On the five qualities that a monk should have and the five he should discard to complete his duties in the religion and attain its highest eminence. A.v.16‑17.
Angarājā.– The chieftain of Aṅga in the Buddha’s time. See Aṅga.
Angārapabbata.– A blazing mountain of white-
Angika Sutta.– On the development of the fivefold Ariyan Samādhi. A.iii.25‑9.
Angirasa (v.l. Aṅgīrasa)
Angīrasī.– A term of affection (Radiant One) used by Pañcasikha in addressing Suriyavaccasā (D.ii.265). The Commentary (DA.iii.701) explains that she was so called because her limbs shone (ange rasmiyo assāti Angīrasī.)
Angulimāla Sutta.– Contains the story of the bandit’s conversion and the bliss of his deliverance. M.ii.97 ﬀ.
Anguttaranavatīkā.– By Sāriputta (2), author also of Sarātthadīpanī-
Anguttaratthakathā.– Quoted in the exegesis to the Jātaka. J.i.131.
Anicca Sutta (Vagga)
Aniccā Sutta.– On the seven kinds of persons who are worthy of homage and of gifts. A.iv.13‑14.
Aniccadhamma Sutta.– Desire for that whose nature is impermanent should be destroyed. S.iii.199.
Aniccanibbānasappāya Sutta.– The Buddha teaches the monks a way that is suitable for attaining nibbāna. Here, a monk sees the eye, ear, nose, tongue, body and mind as impermanent. So too regarding sense-
Aniccānupassī Sutta.– One who has gone forth should dwell contemplating not self in the five aggregates. One who does so puts an end to suffering. (S.iii.179)
Anidassana Sutta.– The invisible and the path leading thereto. S.iv.370.
Anīgha.– A Pacceka Buddha; occurs in a list of Pacceka Buddhas. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
Anikadatta.– See Anikaratta.
Anikaratta.– Ruler of Vāranavatī. He came to Mantāvatī as a suitor for the hand of Sumedhā, but did not succeed in his quest, as Sumedhā became a Bhikkhunī after having converted Anikaratta and his retinue. (Anikadatta). Thig.v.462‑515; ThigA.272 f; Ap.ii.512.
Animandavya.– See Mandavya.
Animittapañha Sutta.– Taught by Mahā-
Aniruddha.– See Anuruddha.
Ānisamsa Sutta.– On the six advantages of realising the first fruit of the Path (sotāpattiphala). A.iii.441.
Anītika Sutta and Anītikadhamma Sutta.– On the state that is free from ill and the path thereto. S.iv.371.
Anitthigandhakumāra Vatthu.– See Anitthigandhakumāra (3).
Aniyata.– The third division of the Pārājika of the Sutta Vibhanga. Vin.iii.187‑94.
Añjalī.– One of the nuns who accompanied Sanghamittā to Sri Lanka. Dip.xviii.24.
Añjanavana (v.l. Añcanavana)
Añjasa.– A king of two world-
Ankolaka Thera.– An Arahant. In a previous birth he had offered an ankola-
Ankura Vatthu.– The story of Ankura. DhA.iv.80‑2.
Ankurapeta Vatthu.– See Ankura. According to MA.i.225 and DA.i.178, in this story the word “brahmacariya” (holy life) is used to mean service (veyyāvacca).
Anna Sutta 1.– All creatures desire food, so food should be given in charity (S.i.32).
Anna Sutta 2.– A.ii.86 f; but see GS.ii.96. n.1.
Añña Sutta.– On the results of developing the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (satipaṭṭhāna). S.v.181.
Aññaṃjīvaṃaññaṃsarīraṃ Sutta.– That the body is one thing and the soul another is the view held by some people. S.iii.215.
Aññanā Sutta.– Five of the same name recording conversations with the wanderer Vacchagotta regarding the results of ignorance. S.iii.257‑9.
Aññatara Sutta 2.– Few are born among men because beings do not see the four Noble truths. S.v.465.
Aññatara° Vatthu.– Several stories given in the Dhammapada Commentary are designated only by such titles as “The Story of a Certain Woman,” (Aññatara-
Aññatarabhikkhu Sutta.– Two of this name containing questions on the holy life and the destruction of the corruptions (āsavā). S.iii.34, S.iv.232. Paṭhama, Dutiya Aññatarabhikkhu Sutta. S.v.7‑8.
Aññatarabrahma Sutta.– A certain Brahmā thought no recluse or brahmin could come to his world. The Buddha, Mahā-
Aññatarabrāhmaṇa Sutta 1.– A certain brahmaṇa asks the Buddha if the same person experiences the results of his actions, or if another person does. The Buddha teaches Dependent Origination. S.ii.75‑6.
Aññatarabrāhmaṇa Sutta 2.– On the reasons for the religion lasting for a long time. The Buddha replies that it lasts for a long time if the Four Foundations of Mindfulness are cultivated. S.v.174.
Aññatitthiya Bhānavāra.– Ends the sixteenth chapter of the second section (khandhaka) of the Mahā Vagga of the Vinaya Piṭaka. Vin.i.115.
Aññatitthiya Sutta.– Describes a visit of Sāriputta to some heretical teachers in Rājagaha and the discussions that ensued. Ānanda reports the incident to the Buddha, who approves and explains the questions further. S.ii.32 f.
Aññatitthiya Sutta.– The answers that should be given to followers of other faiths if they should question about lust, malice and delusion. A.i.199‑201.
Aññatitthiya Vagga.– Several discourses on the views of other teachers. S.v.27 f.
Aññatra Sutta.– The Buddha takes some dust on his fingernail and asks the monks how it compares to the amount of dust in the earth. He then says that those who regain human rebirth are like the dust on his fingernail when compared to those who do not. This is due to them not understanding the Four Noble Truths. (S.v.465)
Aññindriya Sutta.– There are three faculties (indriya): the faculty to investigate the unknown, the faculty of final knowledge, and the faculty of one endowed with final knowledge. (S.v.204)
Anodhi Sutta.– Three suttas on the development of unlimited reflection of impermanence (anicca), suffering (dukkha), and not-
Anoma Sutta.– Contains verses in praise of the Buddha who is called the Peerless (Anomanāma) (S.i.33). The verses are found also in the Suttanipāta (Sn.p.177).
Anomasatta.– An epithet of the Buddha. UdA.304; KhA.170.
Anopama.– Birthplace of Vessabhū Buddha and capital of his father, King Suppatīta. D.ii.7; but Bu.xxii.18 gives it as Anoma. The BuA. (p.205) calls it Anūpama.
Anorata.– The name by which Anuruddha (Anawrata), King of Burma (Rāmañña), is generally known. He was a religious reformer and was helped in his task by a Talaing monk, Arahanta. Bode: Pāḷi Lit. of Burma, pp.11‑13.
Anottappī Sutta.– Records a conversation between Mahā-
Anottappamūlaka Sutta.– Through an element (dhātuso) beings meet together, the indiscreet with the indiscreet, the unlearned with the unlearned, the unwise with the unwise and vice versa. S.ii.163. See Ahirikamūlaka Sutta, Appassutamūlaka Sutta, and Assaddhāmūlaka Sutta.
Anta Jātaka (No.295)
Antā Sutta.– The four separate divisions: personality (sakkāya), its arising, ceasing, and the way thereto. S.iii.157‑8.
Anta Vagga.– The first chapter of the Uparipaññāsaka of the Khanda Saṃyutta of the Saṃyuttanikāya (S.iii.157 ﬀ).
Antaka.– See Māra.
Antalikkhacara.– A king who reigned thirty-
Antaraganga.– A district in Sri Lanka. Ras.ii.10.
Antarāganga.– A monastery in Sri Lanka to which Jeṭṭhatissa III gave the village of Cullamātika. Cv.xliv.100.
Antaramegiri.– A monastery built by King Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.48.
Antarapeyyāla.– A section of the Nidāna Saṃyutta containing twelve suttas with abridged contents. S.ii.130 ﬀ.
Antavā Sutta.– The origin of the view that the world is limited. S.iii.214.
Antevāsīka Sutta.– A monk dwells at ease without a pupil or a teacher, the pupil or co-
Antureli.– One of the villages given by King Aggabodhi IV for the maintenance of the meditation hall (padhānaghara), which he built for the Thera Dāthāsiva. Cv.xlvi.13.
Anubuddha Sutta.– Taught at Bhandagāma, on the importance of understanding. A.ii.1 f.
Anudhamma, Dutiya, Tatiya Anudhamma Sutta.– The monk who conforms to the Dhamma should live in disgust for the body, feeling, etc. S.iii.40‑1.
Anugāra.– An eminent wandering ascetic. He is mentioned as living in the Paribbājakārāma in the Moranivāpa in Veḷuvana near Rājagaha. He was probably one of the company who was with Sakuludāyi when the Buddha came to visit the latter. M.ii.1.
Anuggaha Sutta.– Right view is endowed with five advantages. A.iii.20‑1.
Anujīvisamiddha.– A Damiḷa chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.33.
Anukampaka Sutta.– The five ways in which a resident monk shows sympathy for his lay supporters. A.iii.263 f.
Anulatissapabbata.– A vihāra in Gangārājī in East Sri Lanka, built by Kanitthatissa. Mhv.xxxvi.15.
Anulepadāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. In the time of Atthadassī Buddha he supplied plaster to a monk for carrying out some repairs to a building. Ap.i.251.
Anūna.– The name used by the yakkha Punnaka to hide from Dhañjaya his real name, lest he should be mistaken for a slave. The word has the same meaning as Punnaka. J.vi.273‑4.
Anupada Vagga.– The second section of the Uparipaññāsa of the Majjhimanikāya. M.iii.25 ﬀ.
Anupādāparinibbāna Sutta.– The holy life is lived with final emancipation, free from attachment, as its aim. S.v.29.
Anupakkilesa Sutta.– The seven factors of enlightenment are not hindrances nor corruptions of the mind, and lead to liberation.(S.v.93)
Anupanāhī Sutta.– A woman who is faithful, modest, scrupulous, without malice, and rich in wisdom, will be reborn in a happy condition. (S.iv.244)
Anupalakkhanā Sutta.– Diverse views are the result of want of discrimination. S.iii.261.
Anupanāhī Sutta.– The woman who is not wrathful will be born in a happy condition. S.iv.244.
Anūpiya.– See Anupiya.
Anura.– A general of the Vanga king’s army, maternal cousin of Sīhabāhu, father of Vijaya. When Sīhabāhu left the lion’s den with his mother and sister they came across Anura who was ruling the border country. Later Anura married Sīhabāhu’s mother. Mv.vi.16‑20; MT.246.
Anurādha Sutta.– See Anurādha
Anurāja.– Son of Sunanda, King of Surabhi, at the time of Mangala Buddha. He visited the Buddha in the company of his father, and, having listened to his teaching, became an Arahant. BuA.119‑20.
Anuruddhamahāvitakka Sutta.– The Eight Thoughts of a Great Man.
Anusamsāvaka Thera.– An Arahant. In a past birth he gave a spoonful of rice to the Buddha Vipassī. Ap.i.247.
Anusāsika Jātaka (No.115)
Anusāsikā.– The name of the greedy bird in the Anusāsika Jātaka. J.i.429.
Anusaya Sutta.– Rāhula asks the Buddha how one can know that one is liberated. The Buddha advises him to contemplate the five aggregates as, “This is not me, this is not mine, this is not my self.” (S.ii.253) See also (S.v.60) on the seven latent tendencies: sensuality, ill-
Anusayapahāna Sutta.– When one knows and sees the eye and forms, the ear and sounds … the mind and ideas as impermanent the latent tendencies are abandoned and true knowledge arises. (S.iv.32)
Anusayasamugghāta Sutta.– The same as above, but for uprooting the latent tendencies. (S.iv.32)
Anusota Sutta.– On four classes of persons: those who go with the stream and those who go against it; those who stand fast and those who have crossed over. A.ii.5 f.
Anussati Sutta 1.– Six topics for recollection. A.iii.284. In the Visuddhimagga (p.226) it is called Gedha Sutta.
Anussati Sutta 2.– A detailed explanation of the above. A.iii.312 ﬀ.
Anutīracārī.– An otter who had a dispute with another otter, Gambhīracārī, about a fish. They appealed to a jackal, Māyāvī, and lost in the bargain, the jackal claiming the middle of the fish as the price of his arbitration, leaving only the head and the tail for the otters. J.iii.333 f; DhA.iii.141‑2.
Anuttarasangāmavijaya (Dhammapariyāya).– One of the names by which the Bahudhātuka Sutta is known. M.iii.68.
Anuttāriya Sutta 1.– Six unsurpassable things. A.iii.284.
Anuttāriya Sutta 2.– A detailed explanation of the above. A.iii.325 f.
Anuttariya Vagga.– The third chapter of the Chakka Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya. A.iii.309‑29.
Anuvattanā Sutta.– Like a Cakkavatti’s eldest son, who, because of five qualities, administers the kingdom like his father, so does Sāriputta administer the Kingdom of Righteousness founded by the Buddha. A.iii.148‑9.
Anuvindakā.– Name of a people, mentioned with hosts of others, as seeking and finding hospitality in the house of Jatukannika, when, in a previous birth, he was a banker in Hamsavatī. Ap.ii.359.
Anva Vagga.– See Addha Vagga.
Apacāyika Sutta.– See Pacāyika Sutta.
Apaccakkhakamma Suttā.– Five discourses in which the Buddha explains to Vacchagotta how diverse opinions arise through want of clearness about the facts of body, feeling, perception, activities and consciousness. S.iii.262.
Apaccupalakkhanā Sutta.– Same as the above, only substituting “through not discriminating” for “through want of clearness.” S.iii.261.
Apaccupekkhanā Sutta.– Same as the above, but substituting “through not looking into” for “through not discriminating.” S.iii.262.
Apadāniya Thera.– An Arahant. Ninety-
Apadika.– A river. Vasabha Thera, in a previous birth as the jatila Nārada, erected on its banks a cetiya in memory of the Buddha. ThagA.i.258; Ap.ii.437.
Apagata Sutta.– Records a conversation between the Buddha and Rāhula in Jetavana. The Buddha explains how the mind is freed from notions of “I” and “mine.” S.ii.253; see Rāhula Sutta (3) and the Anusaya Sutta above.
Apalāladamana.– See Apalāla.
Apalokina Sutta.– The Buddha teaches the undecaying and the path that leads thereto. S.iv.370. On the name see KS.iv.262, n.2.
Apalokita.– See Apalokina Sutta.
Āpaṇa Sutta.– See Saddhā Sutta.
Āpāna.– One of the Vannī chiefs of Sri Lanka, brought into subjection by Bhuvanekabāhu I. (Cv.xc.33)
Apannaka Jātaka (No.1)
Apannakatā Sutta.– On the three qualities that make a monk proficient in following the sure course (apaṇṇakapatipadā): guarding the senses, moderation in eating, and wakefulness. A.i.113 f.
Apanthaka.– Given as a personal name in a passage where it is stated that names are mere designators, they signify nothing. Thus “Paṇṭhakas” (Guides) too lose their way, so do “Apaṇṭhakas.” J.i.403.
Aparagotama.– See Gotama (3).
Aparantā.– Mentioned in a list of tribes. Ap.ii.359.
Aparihāni Sutta.– There are seven things that do not decline not, viz., the seven factors of enlightenment (bojjhaṅga). S.v.85; see also ibid., 94.
Aparika.– See Apadika.
Apāsādika Sutta.– Two discourses on the evils of being unamiable. A.iii.255‑6.
Apassena.– A Cakkavatti who lived six world-
Apāyasaṃvattanika Sutta, v.l. Duccaritavipāka Sutta, Sabbalahusa Sutta.– The evil effects of violating each of the Five Precepts (murder, etc.). A.iv.247.
Āpāyika Sutta.– On three persons who are doomed to purgatory (A.i.265).
Āpāyika Vagga.– The twelfth chapter of the Tika Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya (A.i.265‑73). It contains ten suttas on various topics.
Apāyimha Vagga.– The ninth section of the Eka Nipāta of the Jātaka. J.i.360‑79.
Apheggusāra.– A treatise, of about the fourteenth century, on Abhidhamma topics, written by a scholar of Hamsavatī in Burma. Bode: op.cit., 36 and n.2; Sās.48.
Apilāpiya.– A cakkavatti of eighty-
Appacintī.– A fish that lived in the Gaṅgā with his brothers Bahucintī and Mitacintī. He and Bahucintī were caught in a fisherman’s net and were rescued by Mitacintī. The story is told in the Mitacintī Jāt. (i.427‑8).
Appakā (or Virata) Vagga.– The eighth chapter of the Sacca Saṃyutta of the Saṃyuttanikāya. S.v.468‑70.
Appamādovāda.– The name given to the stanzas in the Dhammapada (Nos. 21‑23) on heedfulness. J.v.66.
Appamatteyya Sutta.– See Matteyya Sutta.
Appamattaka Vagga.– The nineteenth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya. In the spiritual world, by analogy with Nature, only a few are selected out of many who will be lost. A.i.35‑8.
Appameyya Sutta.– Of three classes of persons, the Arahant is the immeasurable (appameyya). A.i.266.
Appassuta Sutta 1.– A woman who has little knowledge is born in purgatory. S.iv.242.
Appassuta Sutta 2.– Four classes of persons, some of little learning and some of wide learning. A.ii.6 f.
Appativāni Sutta.– By him who knows not birth and becoming, grasping, craving, feeling, contact, etc., there must be no turning back in the search for knowledge. S.ii.132.
Appativedhā Sutta.– Taught to Vacchagotta. Divers opinions arise in the world through want of perception of the nature of the body, etc. S.iii.261.
Appatividitā Sutta.– Spoken by a deva; a Buddha has arisen, now is the time for those who have not perceived the truth to do so. S.i.4.
Appiyā.– See Suppiyā.
Aputtasetthi Vatthu.– The story of Aputtaka given above. DhA.iv.76‑80.
Ārabbhavatthu Sutta.– On the eight occasions in which exertion should be applied. A.iv.334 f.
Ārabhati Sutta.– There are five kinds of people in the world. Those who commit faults and repent, etc. A.iii.165‑7.
Āraddhavīriya Sutta. A name given in the Suttasaṅgaha (No.80) to a Sutta in the Itivuttaka (p.115 f ), which in the Aṅguttaranikāya is called the Cara Sutta (q.v.) See also S.iv.244) where stirred up energy is one of five qualities leading to heaven.
Arahanta.– A Talaing monk, the preceptor and advisor of Anuruddha. King of Burma. He made far-
Araja.– One of the palaces occupied by Dhammadassī before he became the Buddha. Bu.xvi.14.
Araka Jātaka (No.169)
Araka Sutta.– The teachings of Araka. A.iv.136 ﬀ.
Ārakkha Sutta.– Earnest care should be exerted to guard one’s thoughts from running riot among passionate things, from being malicious, from being deluded and from following the path laid down by various recluses (false teachers?). A.ii.120.
Āramā Vagga.– The sixth division of the Pācittiya of the Bhikkhunī Vibhanga (Vin.iv.306‑17).
Ārāmadanda.– A brahmin.
Ārāmadāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. In a past life he planted a garden with shady trees for the Buddha Siddhattha, and gave the Buddha the fruits and flowers that grew there. Thirty-
Ārāmadūsaka Jātaka (No.46, 268)
Ārāmassa.– A village in Sri Lanka, given by King Udaya I. for the maintenance of a bronze statue (Loharūpa) of the Buddha. Cv.xlix.17.
Arammā.– A clan mentioned in a list of tribes. Ap.ii.359.
Arana Sutta.– On the Undefiled. Taught in answer to a deva’s questions as to who are undefiled and fit to receive homage from everyone. Monks, says the Buddha, are so worthy (S.i.44‑5).
Aranañjaha.– See Arunañjaha.
Arani Sutta.– See the Kaṭṭhopama Sutta
Ārañjara.– See Arañjaragiri.
Arañña Jātaka (No.348)
Araññasatta v.l. Araññamanna; Araññasanta.– A king of twenty world-
Āravāla.– See Aravāla.
Aravāladaha.– The lake in which Aravāla lived.
Arikārī.– A monastery in Sri Lanka. It is not recorded by whom it was first built. Udaya I found it in a dilapidated condition and had it repaired. He also built there a house for the distribution of food and added a pāsāda (Cv.xlix.32).
Arimanda.– A city in which the Bodhisatta was born as the Khattiya Vijatāvī in the time of the Buddha Phussa. BuA.194.
Ariyā Sutta.– The four bases of success (iddhipāda), if cultivated, conduce to the utter destruction of suffering. S.v.255.
Ariyabālisika Vatthu.– The story of the fisherman Ariya (2).
Ariyākari.– A monastery in Rohana in South Sri Lanka. Dappula gave it to the village of Mālavatthu and built therein an image house. He also had a valuable third-
Ariyakoti.– A monastery (probably in Sri Lanka), the residence of Mahādatta Thera. MA.i.131.
Ariyavamsālankāra.– A book written by Ñānābhisāsanadhaja Mahādhammarājaguru Thera of Burma, author of the Petakālankāra and other books. Sās.134.
Ariyavasā Sutta.– The ten abodes of the Noble Ones, past, present, and future. A.v.29.
Ariyavohāra Sutta.– Eight modes of speech that are noble. A.iv.307.
Aruka Sutta.– On the man whose mind is like an open sore, as opposed to one who is lightning-
Arunabala.– See Arunapāla.
Arunañjaha.– Seventy world-
Arunapāla.– A king of thirty-
Arunapura.– A city in the time of Sikhī Buddha. Ambapālī was born there in a brahmin family (Ap.ii.613; ThigA.i.213). It is probably identical with Arunavatī.
Arunavā.– See Aruna (1)
Arunavatī Paritta.– Same as Arunavatī Sutta.
Arundhavatī.– See Amaravatī (2).
Aruppala.– One of the villages given by Kittisirirājasīha for the maintenance of the Gangārāma-
Āsā Vagga.– The eleventh chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya (A.i.86‑8). It contains twelve suttas on various topics.
Āsā.– Daughter of Sakka.
Assaddhasaṃsandana Sutta.– Like joins with (literally “flows together with”) like, unbelievers with unbelievers, the lazy with the lazy, etc. S.ii.158.
Asaddhamūlakā Sutta.– The same in its main features as the Assaddhasaṃsandana Sutta. S.ii.160‑1.
Asadisa Jātaka (No.181)
Asadisa Vagga.– The fourth section of the Duka Nipāta of the Jātakaṭṭhakathā. J.ii.86‑113.
Asadisadāna Vatthu.– The story of the Asadisadāna and its sequel, the story of Pasenadi’s two ministers Kāla and Juṇha. See Kāḷa.
Āsāḷha.– The month of July/August, in which the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta was taught, and which marks the beginning of the Rains Retreat (vassa).
Asallakkhanā Sutta.– Taught to the wanderer Vacchagotta. Through want of discernment of the nature of the body, etc., diverse opinions arise in the world. S.iii.261.
Asamāhita Sutta.– Like joins with like, e.g. the unconcentrated with the unconcentrated, because of some fundamental quality (dhātu) common to both. S.ii.166. See also Ahirikamūlaka Sutta, etc.
Asamapekkhanā Sutta.– By not seeing the nature of body, etc., diverse opinions arise in the world. Taught at Sāvatthi to the Paribbājaka Vacchagotta. S.iii.261.
Asampadāna Jātaka (No.131)
Asampadāna Vagga.– The fourteenth section of the Eka Nipāta of the Jātakaṭṭhakathā. J.i.465‑86.
Āsanka Jātaka (No.380)
Āsankā.– The adopted daughter of the Bodhisatta in the Āsanka Jātaka. She was so called because she came to him when he crossed the water owing to his doubt (āsaṅkā) as to what was in the lotus. J.iii.250.
Asankhata Saṃyutta.– Also called Nibbāna Saṃyutta. The forty-
Asankiya Jātaka (No.76)
Asassatadiṭṭhi Sutta.– Similar to the Rūpī-
Asātamanta Jātaka (No.61)
Asātarūpa Jātaka (No.100)
Asatthārāma.– The place where Piyadassī Buddha died. Bu.xiv.27.
Āsavapahāna Sutta.– (S.iv.32)
Āsavapañhā Sutta.– Jambukhādaka asks Sāriputta about the corruptions, and he explains about the three corruptions: sensuality, desire for becoming, and ignorance. He also says how they are abandoned by developing the Noble Eightfold Path. (S.iv.255)
Āsavasamugghāta Sutta.– (S.iv.32)
Asekhiya Sutta.– Five things that make a monk worthy of offerings, etc. A.iii.134.
Āseva Sutta.– If, just for the duration of a finger-
Āsevitabba Sutta.– On the characteristics of the person who should be followed. A.i.124 f.
Asibandhakaputta Sutta.– The Buddha explains that a man’s destiny depends on the life that he leads. S.iv.311 f.
Asiggāha Silākāla.– See Silākāla.
Asilakkhana Jātaka (No.126)
Asiloma Sutta.– Mahā-
Āsimsa Vagga.– The sixth section of the Eka Nipāta of the Jātakaṭṭhakathā. J.i.261‑84.
Asipattavana.– One of the tortures of purgatory. In the distance the grove appears as a mango grove, and when the inhabitants of purgatory enter, wishing to eat the mangoes, leaves that are sharp like swords fall on them, cutting off their limbs. Sn.v.673; SnA.ii.481.
Asīsaka Sutta.– Mahā-
Asitābhu Jātaka (No.234)
Asitābhū.– Wife of Prince Brahmadatta. Her story is given in the Asitābhū Jātaka.
Asitañjala.– See Amitañjala.
Asīti Nipāta.– The twenty first section of the Jātakaṭṭhakathā (J.v.333‑511).
Assaddhasaṃsandana Sutta.– Very similar to the Assaddhāmūlaka Sutta. (S.ii.158)
Assāroha Sutta.– See the Yodhājīva Sutta (3).
Assakanna.– One of the mountains round Sineru (SnA.ii.443; Sp.i.119). It is higher than Vinataka, and between these two flows the Sīdantara Samudda. J.vi.125.
Assalāyana (Sutta).– Records the conversation between the Buddha and Assalāyana when the latter went to visit him. M.ii.147 ﬀ.
Assamukha.– One of the four rivers that flow out of the Anotatta Lake. Many horses are found on its banks. SnA.ii.438; UdA.301.
Assārāma.– The place of death of Sikhī Buddha (BuA.204). The Buddhavaṃsa (Bu.xxi.28) calls it Dussārāma.
Assāroha.– Probably a nickname for the horse-
Assāroha Sutta.– Similar to the Yodhājīva Sutta (q.v.) I think it more likely that he was a cavalry soldier than merely a horse-
Assu Sutta.– Taught at Sāvatthi. The tears shed by a person faring in saṃsāra, as a result of various sorrows, are greater in quantity than the waters of the four oceans. One should therefore feel repulsion for all things of this world. S.ii.179‑80.
Asubhakammika Tissa Thera.– Referred to in the Majjhimanikāya Commentary (MA.i.228; J.iii.534; see also MT.401) as an example of a monk in whom lustful desires ceased because he dwelt on the Impurities and associated only with worthy friends. He was an Arahant.
Ātānātā.– A city in Uttarakuru, mentioned with Kusinātā, Parakusinātā and Nātāpuriyā (D.iii.200).
Athalayunnāda.– A district in S. India. Cv.lxxvi.261.
Aticāri Sutta.– To Anuruddha. Endowed with five qualities a woman is reborn in a bad destination, in hell. She is faithless, shameless, reckless, an adulteress, weak in wisdom. S.iv.242.
Atideva.– The Bodhisatta born as a Brahmin in the time of Revata Buddha. Having heard the Buddha teach he gave him his upper garment (J.i.35; Bu.vi.10; Mbv.10). He belonged to Rammavatī. BuA.134.
Atimbara.– Minister of Dūtthagāmani. SdS.77.
Atinivāsa Sutta.– The five evil results of long-
Atipandita.– The Bodhisatta was once born as the son of a merchant family in Bārāṇasī and was named Pandita. He entered into partnership with another man, named Atipandita, who tried to deceive him but in vain. J.i.405 f.
Atītānāgatapneuppanna Suttas.– Three in number. Seeing that the mental formations (saṅkhārā) are (1) impermanent, (2) ill, and (3) without the self, the Noble Disciple cares not for what is past, is not in love with the present and seeks dispassion for the future. S.iii.19‑20.
Atītena Sutta.– Seeing that the eye, ear, etc., of the past are impermanent, the Noble Disciple should cease desiring them. S.iv.151.
Atitti Sutta.– There is no satiety in sleep, in drinking liquor and in sexual intercourse. A.i.261.
Atta Sutta 1.– Self-
Atta Sutta 2.– The self-
Attadīpa Sutta.– Monks should be refuges unto themselves, the Dhamma should be their refuge. They should seek for the very source of things in the impermanence of the five aggregates. S.iii.42 f.
Attadīpa Vagga.– Of the Saṃyuttanikāya (S.iii.42 ﬀ), contains ten suttas on the nature of the body and the self.
Attahata Sutta.– The world is afflicted by death, surrounded by aging, wounded by craving, and burning with desire. S.i.40.
Attahita Sutta.– Three suttas on the four kinds of people in the world: bent on their own profit; on another’s profit; on the profit of both; on the profit of neither. A.ii.97 ﬀ.
Attakāra Sutta.– On individuality and non-
Attakarana Sutta.– See Aḍḍakaraṇa Sutta.
Attantāpa Sutta.– On the self-
Attānudiṭṭhi Sutta.– On the arising of what, on clinging to what, does wrong-
Attānudiṭṭhipahāna Sutta.– A certain bhikkhu asked, “How should one know and see for wrong-
Attānuvāda Sutta.– On the four kinds of fears: fear of self-
Atthakāma Vagga.– The fifth section of Eka Nipāta of the Jātakaṭṭhakathā. J.i.234‑61.
Atthakanagara.– A city, from which came the householder Dasama who, while on a visit to Pāṭaliputta on business, went to see Ānanda at Beluvagāma and questioned him (M.i.349 f; A.v.342‑7). The conversation is recorded in the Atthakanāgara Sutta.
Atthakathācariyā.– Composers (?) of the Commentaries. They lived prior to Buddhaghosa, because he refers to them. e.g., AA.i.273.
Atthakathā Thera.– Mentioned in the Dīghanikāya Commentary (iii.728) as being capable of solving the doubts that arose in the mind of Mahāsīvali Thera of the village hermitage.
Atthakula Sutta.– The reasons why certain families, having attained great possessions, fail to last long. A.ii.249 f.
Attarakkhita Sutta.– King Pasenadi asks the Buddha if there is anything to expect for one who has been born other than aging and death. The Buddha replies that there is not — even Arahants have nothing to expect but aging and death. The Sutta concludes with Dhammapada verse 151, ““Even ornamented royal chariots wear out …” S.i.72
Atthama.– A Pacceka Buddha, one of the names given in a list of such. M.iii.70; ApA.i.106.
Atthana Jātaka (No.425)
Atthāna Vagga.– A group of the “impossibilities”; examples of such are the simultaneous existence of two Buddhas, or the following of a good result from an evil deed. A.i.26‑30.
Atthapuggala Sutta.– Two suttas on the eight persons who are worthy of homage and of gifts. A.iv.292, 293.
Atthasadda Jātaka (No. 418)
Atthasahassa.– A district of Rohaṇa in Sri Lanka (Cv.lxi.24; lxxv.154) to the east of the modern Valaveganga. See Geiger, Cv. trans., i.227, n.4.
Atthasata Sutta (°Pariyaya).– Method of describing the 108 feelings — thirty-
Atthassadvāra Jātaka (No.84)
Atthavasa Vagga.– The seventeenth chapter of the Duka Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya (A.i.98‑100). It deals with the aims behind the Buddha’s injunctions to monks with regard to the practice of tranquillity and insight, to be employed as remedies against lust, etc.
Atthipuñja Sutta.– A name given in the Suttasaṅgaha (No.21) for Puggala Sutta (1).
Atthirāga Sutta.– All existence is the result of attachment to the four kinds of food: solid food (kabaḷīkāra), contact (phassa), will (manosañcetanā), and consciousness (viññāṇa). This is explained with various similes. S.ii.101‑4.
Atthisena Jātaka (No.403)
Atulamba.– The mango tree produced by the juggler Bhandu-
Atulya.– A king. A previous birth of Asanatthavika Thera. Twenty-
Avakannaka.– Given in the Pācittiya rules as an example of a low name (hīnanāma). Vin.iv.6 ﬀ.
Avantaphaladāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. Ninety-
Āvantikā.– The name given to monks of Avanti who helped Yasa Kākandakaputta to overcome the heresy of the Vajjiputtakas. Mhv.iv.19 ﬀ.
Āvarana Sutta.– There are five things that overwhelm the mind and weaken the insight: sensual desire (kāmacchanda), ill-
Avāriya Jātaka (No.376)
Avāriya Vagga.– The first division of the Chakka Nipāta of the Jātakaṭṭhakatha (J.iii.228‑74).
Avāriyā.– Daughter of Avāriyapitā. J.iii.230.
Avāriyapitā.– The ferryman of the Avāriya Jātaka.
Āvāsika Vagga.– The twenty-
Avela.– One of the palaces used by Revata Buddha in his last lay-
Āveyya v.l. Āvekkheyya.– A king of fifty-
Avihimsā Sutta.– See Akodha Sutta.
Avijjāpaccaya Sutta.– Two suttas. Conditioned by ignorance, activities (saṅkhārā) come to pass, and so on for each factor of the Law of Dependent Origination (paṭiccasamuppāda). S.ii.60‑3.
Avijjāpahāna Sutta.– When one knows that the eye, forms, and eye-
Avijjāpañhā Sutta.– Jambukhādaka asks Sāriputta about the meaning of ignorance, and he explains that it means ignorance regarding the Four Noble Truths. See also the Āsavapañha Sutta, Nibbānapañha Sutta, etc. (S.iv.256)
Avikakkā See Adhikakkā
Āvopupphiya Thera.– An Arahant. He heard Sikhī Buddha teach and, being pleased with the discourse, threw a heap of flowers into the sky, above the Buddha, as an offering to him. Twenty world-
Avyādhika Thera.– An Arahant. In a previous birth he built a fire-
Avyākata Saṃyutta.– The forty-
Avyāpajjha Sutta.– The Buddha teaches the harmless and the path thereto. S.iv.371.
Āyācitabhatta Jātaka (No.19)
Ayakūta Jātaka (No.347)
Āyasmanta.– A general of King Sāhasamalla.
Āyupālā (Āyupālī).– An Arahant Therī, preceptor of Saṅghamittā. Mhv.v.208; Sp.i.51.
Āyussa Sutta.– Two in number, on the five conditions (such as excessive eating), which do not bestow long life, and on the five conditions that do. A.iii.145.
Ayyamitta.– See Mahāmitta.
Ayyikā Sutta.– King Pasenadi visits the Buddha at midday to say that his grand-