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- Abbha Sutta.-Thunder
clouds arise sometimes because the Abbhāva-lāhaka devas wish to give joy to
their bodies. S.iii.256.
- Abbhāhata 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).
- Abbhañjanadāyaka Thera
Abbhantara Jātaka (No. 281)
- Abbhantara Vagga.-The
fourth division of the Tikā Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā. J.ii.392-430.
- Abbhokāsa Sutta.-The
five kinds of those who seek solitude. A.iii.220.
Abbhuta (Dhamma) Sutta
- Abbuda 1.-A
period of suffering in Avīci. For details see
- Abbuda 2.-A
king of long ago; a former birth of Nigganthipupphiya Thera. Ap.i.263.
- ābhā Sutta
- ābha Vagga
- ābha.-A generic name for devas
distinguished for their brilliance, such as the
Parittābhā and the
- Abhabba Sutta 1.-Various
events and the conditions requisite for their presence. A.v.144f.
- Abhabba Sutta 2.-The
ten conditions essential for arahantship (A.v.209).
- Abhaya Sutta.-On
what fearlessness means. A.iv.455. See Gijjhakūta Sutta.
name for Abhayagiri.
vihāra in Ceylon built by King Mahācūli-Mahā-tissa. Mhv.xxxiv.8.
monks of the Abhayagiri-vihāra. Mhv.xxxiii.97-8. A summary of their heresies
is given at MT. 676f.
of the royal elephants of King Vasavatti of
- Abhayasamāna Sutta.-Preached
to Jānussoni on those who have no fear when death comes to them. A.ii.173f.
nunnery; see Abhaya (13).
name of the eighth bhānavāra (portion for recitation) of the first Khandhaka
of the Mahāvagga of the
- Abhibhuyya Sutta
treatise by Nava Vimalabuddhi. Gv.64, 74.; Bode, op.
tīkā on Buddhadatta's Abhidhammāvatāra written by
- Abhijāna Sutta.-See
given to the conspiracy into which Devadatta and
Ajātasattu entered, to have
archers shoot at the Buddha and so kill him (J.i.141; vi.130f.; DA.i.154).
- Abhinandamāna Sutta.-One
who is enamoured of body, etc., becomes Mara's bondsman; by not being
enamoured one becomes free. S.iii.75.
- Abhinandana Sutta.-He
who takes delight in any or all of the five khandhas takes delight in
suffering; he who does not is released there from. S.iii.31.
- Abhinandena Sutta
(2).-By taking delight in the eye, ear, etc., one takes delight in Ill; by not
so doing one is released from Ill. Similarly with regard to sights, sounds,
Abhinha Jātaka (No. 27)
- Abhinivesa Sutta.-Bondage
of and dependence upon the fetters arise as a result of clinging to the five
- Abhiññā Sutta 1.-On
higher knowledge and its applications. A.ii.246f.
- Abhīññā Sutta 2.-A
group of suttas on qualities that could be obtained by an understanding of
raga (lust). A.iii.277.
- Abhiññā Vagga.-The
twenty-sixth section of the Catukka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. It
consists of ten suttas. A.ii.246-53.
- Abhiññāpariññeyya Sutta.-Everything
should be known and comprehended as impermanent, woeful, void of self.
- Abhiññeyya Sutta.-Same
friend of Sambhūta Sītavaniya. He went with Sambhūta,
Bhūmija and Jeyyasena to
hear the Buddha preach. ThagA.i.47.
of the three palaces occupied, as a layman, by Nārada Buddha (Bu.x.19).
king of fifteen kappas ago; a previous birth of
- Abhisamaya Kathā.-The
third chapter of the Paññā Vagga of the Patisambhidā-Magga (ii.215ff).
- Abhisamaya Samyutta.-The
thirteenth Samyutta, forming the second section of the Nidāna Vagga of the
Samyutta Nikāya (ii.133ff).
- Abhisamaya Vagga.-The
sixth chapter of the Sacca Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikāya. V.459ff.
king of sixty-three kappas ago; a previous birth of Pātalipupphiya Thera.
- 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 Tāvatimsa. DhA.iii.227 (but see Appendix).
- 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-east of Anurādhapura. When
Dutthagāmani was seeking for
materials for the building of the Mahā Thūpa, nuggets of gold, from a span to
a finger's breadth in size, appeared in the village. Mhv.xxviii.13-15.
- Acarin 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.
- Accaya (akodhana) Sutta.-Speaks of
two kinds of fools - the one who does not see his offence as such, and the
other who does not accept a right ruling. S.i.239.
- 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.
- Accharā Sutta
- Acchariya Sutta
- Acchariyabbhuta (or Acchariyadhamma)
- Acchimatī. One of the five daughters
of Vessavana. She was married to
Sakka. Latā was her sister. VvA.131.
- Accutadevā.-A class of devas
mentioned among those assembled on the occasion of the preaching of the
Maha-Samaya 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 Ceylon. He founded a settlement at
Ujjeni 2 (Dpv.ix.32,
36). The Mahāvamsa (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. But see Jāt. trans. vi.72.
- Acela Sutta
- Acelaka Vagga.-Fifth of the Pācittiya
of the Vinaya Pitaka. Vin.iii.195ff.; ibid., v.19-21.
- Acintita Sutta.-The four unthinkables:
the Buddhas, their musings, world-speculation and the point of action.
- Adalidda Sutta.-The rich man is he
who possesses the seven bojjhangā. S.v.100
- Adanta Vagga.-The fourth chapter of
the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. It consists of ten suttas on the
untamed mind. A.i.6f.
- 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 (five).-Diverse
opinions arise in the world because of the failure to see the five
their nature, etc. S.iii.260.
- Addha Sutta (2).-That Ariyan disciple
is wealthy who possesses four things: unwavering loyalty to the Buddha, the
Dhamma and the Sangha, and virtues held in esteem by the Ariyans. S.v.402.
- Addha Vagga.-The seventh chapter of
the Devatā Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikāya (S.i.39-41). The Samyutta
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.
Sutta.-Preached in the Kalandakanivāpa at
Veluvana. Everything is afflicted:
eye, objects, eye-consciousness, etc. (Andhabhūta). S.iv.20-1.
- 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-two times king,
under the names of Samanta and Odana. He became an arahant. Ap.i.134.
- Addhakāsī Therī
- Addhariyā-brāhmanā.-The word occurs
in a list of brahmin teachers in the Tevijja Sutta (D.i.237). They teach a
state of union with Brahmā. These are evidently Adhvaryu brahmins.
- 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
Ghosita-setthi. 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.222ff). In
the last Ananda explains in detail what the Buddha taught to the monks in
- Adhamma Vagga.-The tenth chapter of
the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya (A.i.16-19). It consists of forty-two suttas, dealing chiefly with the harm that arises from monks describing what
is not Dhamma as Dhamma and vice versa.
- Adhammika Sutta.-The evils resulting
from the unrighteousness of kings and the benefits of their righteousness.
- Adhanapāli.-Given as an example of a
- ādhāradāyaka Thera.-An arahant. He
gave a stool (ādhāraka) to Sikhī Buddha. Twenty-seven kappas ago he became
king four times under the name of Samantavaruna. Ap.i.207.
- Adharatteri.-A district in S. India.
- 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
(ThagA.i.189) (v.l. Chattādhichattiya).
- Adhicitta Sutta.-The qualities
necessary for the monk developing higher consciousness. A.ii.256f. It is
quoted in the Vibhanga Commentary,
- Adhigama Sutta.-On the qualities
requisite for acquiring good states and for fostering them. A.iii.431f.
ford, evidently a well-known bathing-ghat, where pilgrims used to bathe in
order to obtain purification from their sins. It is mentioned in a list of
rivers and ghats. M.i.39.
- Adhikarana Vagga
- Adhikaranasamatha Vagga.-One of the
divisions of the Suttavibhanga on the procedure for settling disputes.
- ādhipateyya Sutta.-The three
"mandates" which should guide a monk: the self, the world, the Dhamma.
A.i.147f.; on the significance of the sutta see Mrs. Rhys Davids, J.R.A.S.,
April 1933, pp.329ff.
- Adhoganga.-See Gangā.
- Adhokurangāma.-A village in the
district of Alisāra in North Ceylon; a fortification there of Gajabāhu was
captured by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.171.
- 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-constrictor. Ap.i.128-9.
- ādicca Damilādhikāri
- 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
bojjhangas. 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.
- Adinna Sutta.-Few are they that
abstain from taking what is not given. S.v.469.
- ādipādakajambu.-A locality in Ceylon
where the ādipāda Vikkamabāhu defeated Mānābharana and his brothers.
- ādipāda-punnāga-khanda.-A locality in
Rohana in the south of Ceylon. It was in the district of Guttasāla. Here an
encounter took place between the forces of Parakkamabāhu I. and those of the
rebels in Rohana. Cv.lxxv.14.
- Aditi.-Mother of the sun, who is
called ādicca, which is explained as Aditiyā putto. DA.iii.963.
- āditta Jātaka (No. 424)
- āditta Sutta/Vagga
- ādittapariyāya Sutta
- ādittena Sutta
- ādiya Sutta
- Adukkhamasukhi Sutta.-A group of
twenty-six suttantas, dealing with various heresies regarding the soul.