Pali Proper Names
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- Agada.-Cakkavatti, sixteen times in
succession; Subāhu Thera in a previous birth. ThagA.i.124.
- Agahya Sutta.-Devas and men delight
in objects, sounds, etc., but, through the instability of these, they live in
- āgantuka Sutta
- āgāra Sutta.-Like a guest-house to
dwell in which come folk from all quarters, noblemen and brahmins, commoners
and serfs, so, in the body, divers feelings arise, pleasant, painful and
neutral, carnal (sāmisa) and non-carnal. S.iv.219.
- Agārava Sutta
- Agāriya Vimāna.-A palace in the
Tāvatimsa world, occupied by a couple who, as humans in
Rājagaha, had done
many deeds of piety. Vv.vi.; VvA.286-7.
- Agati Sutta.-Three discourses on agati and gati - here defined as wrong action done under the influence of
desire, hate or delusion and its opposite, right action. A.ii.18f.
- Aggabodhi-padhāna-ghara.-A building
erected by Aggabodhi IV. for the use of the Thera Dāthāsiva. Several villages
were made over for its maintenance. Cv.xlvi.11ff.
- Aggabodhi-parivena.-A building
belonging to the Jetavanārāma of Anurādhapura and erected by Potthasāta,
general of Aggabodhi IV. Cv.xlvi.23.
- Aggadhamma Sutta.-On the six
qualities requisite for the attainment of arahantship, which is the highest
state (aggadhamma). A.iii.433-4.
- Aggadhanuggaha-pandita.-See Cūla Dh║.
- Aggalapura.-A city where
on his way from Soreyya to
Sahajāti, prior to the Council of
- Aggālava Cetiya
- Aggāni Sutta.-The four perfections:
of virtue, concentration, wisdom and release. A.ii.79; see GS.ii.88, n.2.
- Agga˝˝a Sutta
- Aggappasāda Sutta
- Aggapupphiya Thera.-One of the
arahants. In a previous birth he had offered flowers, from the top of a tree,
to Sikhī, hence the name. In later birth he was a Cakkavatti named Amita.
- Aggasāvaka Vatthu.-The
chronicle of Sāriputta and
- Aggavatī Parisā Sutta.-On the three
kinds of companies: the distinguished, the discordant and the harmonious.
- Aggi Sutta
- Aggibrahmā.-Nephew of Asoka and
husband of Sanghamittā. He entered the Order on the same day as Tissakumāra,
Asoka's brother. Mhv.v.169; Sp.i.51; Mbv.102.
- Aggika Jātaka (No. 129)
- Aggika Sutta
- Aggika-Bhāradvāja Sutta.-Another name
for the Vasala Sutta.
- Aggikkhandopama Sutta
- Aggimāla (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
- Aggimittā.-One of the nuns who
accompanied Sanghamittā to Ceylon. Dpv.xv.78; xviii.11.
- Aggimukha.-A species of snake; bodies
bitten by them grow hot. DhsA.300; Vsm.368.
- Agginibbāpaka.-(v.l. Agginibbāpana),
a Cakka-vatti of eighty-six kalpas ago; a previous birth of
Mānava Thera (ThagA.i.162f), also called (in the Apadāna i.158-9)
- Aggisāma.-See Abhisāma.
- Aggisama.-The Thera Pupphathūpiya was
born sixteen times in succession as Cakka-vatti and ruled under this name.
- Aggisikha.-The name borne by the
Thera Gatasa˝˝aka when in previous births he was
Cakka-vatti three times in
- Aggismim Sutta.-The five evil
qualities of fire. A.iii.256.
- Aggivacchagotta Sutta (Aggivaccha
- Aggivaddhamānaka.-A tank made by King
Vasabha of Ceylon (Abhi░). Mhv.xxxv.95.
- Aggivessa.-One of the guards of King
Eleyya (A.ii.181). Is this a gotta name? (See below.)
- Aghamūla Sutta.-On the root of pain.
- āghāta Sutta 1.-On nine things which
cause enmity to be born. A.iv.408.
- āghāta Sutta 2.-On the nine ways of
getting rid of feelings of enmity. A.iv.408-9.
- āghāta Vagga.-The seventeenth chapter
of the Pancaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. It contains ten suttas on
various topics, including a dispute between Sāriputta and Udāyi
- āghātavinaya Sutta
- Ahaha.-One of the purgatories
mentioned in the Sutta-Nipāta list (p.126). It is the name given to a period
of suffering in Avīci and is equivalent in duration to twenty
- āhāra Sutta
- Ahidīpa.-The old name for Kāradīpa,
near Nāgadīpa. Akitti spent some time there. J.iv.238.
- Ahigundika Jātaka (No. 365)
- Ahimsaka Bhāradvāja
- Ahimsaka Sutta.-Records the interview
between the Buddha and Ahimsaka Bhāradvāja (S.i.164).
- Ahimsaka.-The earlier name of
- Ahināga.-Dr. A. K. Coomaraswamy
suggests that the word "Ahināga," appearing in Vinaya (i.25), is a proper
name, like Ahicchatta. For a discussion see JAOS. vol. 55, 391-392 (notes).
- Ahinda Sutta
- Ahirika Sutta
- Ahirikamūlakā cattāro Sutta.-Four
suttas based on the fact that like coalesces with like, the shameless with the
shameless, etc. S.ii.162f.
- āhuneyya Sutta/Vagga
- 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 (see below).
- ājāni Sutta
- ājāniya Sutta.-Three discourses
identical, in the main, with the āja˝˝a 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.
- āja˝˝a Jātaka (No. 24)
- āja˝˝a Sutta
- 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.476ff).
- Ajara Sutta.-The Buddha teaches the undecaying and the path thereto (Ajajjara).
- Ajarasā Sutta.-Preached 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 kappas ago he
was a Cakka-vatti, Sudāyaka. Ap.i.213-14.
- Ajitajana. A king of the race of
Mahāsammata. His descendants reigned in Kapilapura. MT.127; Dpv.iii.17 calls
- Ajitakesakambala (Ajitakesakambalī)
- Ajita˝jaya.-King of Ketumati. He was
a previous birth of Todeyya Thera.
- Ajitapuccha or Ajitapa˝hā.-Second
sutta of the Parāyanavagga of the Sutta Nipāta. See
- Ajitarattha (Addika- or
Addila-rattha).-The country in which the setthi
Ghosita was born, in a
previous life, as a poor man named Kotūhalaka. DA.i.317; DhA.i.169f.
- ājīvaka Sutta
- Ajivaka.-Given as a possible name.
- Ajjhattikanga Sutta.-The name given
in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 77) to a sutta of the Itivuttaka on the virtues of
- Ajjhohāra.-One of the six huge
mythical fishes of the Great Ocean. It was five hundred yojanas in length and
lived on the fungi that grow on rocks. J.v.462.
- Ajjunapupphiya Thera.-Probably
identical with Sambhūta Thera.
- Akalanka.-A Cola 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)
- Akanitthā devā
- ākankha Vagga
- ākankheyya Sutta
- Akarabhanda.-A village in Ceylon
dedicated by King Kittisirirājasīha to the Tooth-relic. Cv.c.23.
- ākāsa Sutta
- ākāsagotta. See Sa˝jaya-Akāsagotta.
- 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 thullaccaya offence (Vin.i.215-16).
- ākāsukkhipiya Thera.-An arahant. In a
previous birth he had offered a lotus flower to the Buddha Siddhattha and had
thrown another up into the sky above him. Thirty-two kappas ago he was a king
named Antalikkhacara. Ap.i.230.
- Akata˝˝u Jātaka (No. 90)
- Akatti.-See Akitti.
- Akatu˝˝atā Sutta 1.-One who is of bad
conduct in deed, word and thought, and is ungrateful; is born in purgatory.
- Akatu˝˝atā Sutta 2.-Same as above.
- Akhilā.-Chief woman disciple of Sikhī
(Bu.xxi.21); the Commentary calls her Makhilā. BuA.204; also J.i.41.
- āki˝ca˝˝a Sutta
- āki˝cāyatanūpagā-devā.-A class of
devas born in the āki˝cāyatana, the third Arūpa world (M.iii.103). Their life
term is sixty thousand kappas. AbhS.23.
- Akitti (v.l. Akatti)
- Akitti Jātaka (No. 480)
- Akitti-dvāra.-The gate through which
Akitti left the city. J.iv.237.
- Akitti-tittha.-The ford by which
Akitti crossed the river after he left Benāres. J.iv.237.
- Akkamanīya Sutta.-The uncultivated
mind is an intractable thing and conduces to great loss; the cultivated mind
has the opposite qualities. A.i.5f.
- Akkamanīya Vagga.-The third section
of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.5-6.
- Akkantasa˝˝aka 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.211f.
- Akkhakhanda.-A section of the
Vidhurajātaka which 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 which an
elephant used by the king should have and similar qualities that should be
possessed by a monk. A.iii.157f.
- Akkhana Sutta.-On the eight
inopportune occasions for the living of the higher life. A.iv.225f.
- Akkhana-Kosa.-See Ekakkhara Kosa.
- 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 Pāli
stanzas on the Pāli and Singhalese alphabets, by Nāgasena, a Ceylon scholar of
the eighteenth century. P.L.C.285.
- Akkharavisodhanī.-A late Pali work
written in Burma. Sās.154.
- Akkosa Sutta/Vagga
- Akkosaka Bhāradvāja Vatthu.-The story
of Akosaka-Bhāradvāja. DhA.iv.161f.
- Akkosaka Vagga.-The twenty-second
section of the Pā˝cakanipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.252-6.
Sutta.-On mildness and kindness, the verses being put into the mouth of Sakka.
- Akodhana Sutta.-See Accaya-akodhana
- 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.
- Alagaddūpama Sutta
- Alagvānagiri.-A locality in South
India, captured by the forces of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvii.12.
- Alakā.-The town of the god Kubera
(Cv.lxxiv.207; lxxx.5), evidently another name for ālakamandā.
- Alakhiya-rāyara.-One of the Tamil
generals who fought on the side of Kulasekhara against Parakkamabāhu I.
- Alakkhī.-The goddess of Ill-luck. She
delights in men of evil deeds. J.v.112-14.
- ālambagāma.-A tank in Ceylon built by
- ālambanadāyaka Thera.-An arahant. In
a past birth he gave an ālambana (prop?) to the Buddha
kappas ago he was born three times as king under the name of Ekāpassita.
- 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 Kālāma
- ālāra.-See Alāra.
- Alasaka.-The name of a disease, of
which Korakhattiya died (D.iii.7). Rhys Davids translates it as "epilepsy" and
suggests that its name is a negative of lasikā, the synovial fluid.
- Alattūru.-Name of two Damila 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.
- ālava Sutta.-Records the conversation
between the Buddha and ālavaka Yakkha (q.v.) at ālavi. S.i.213-15.
- ālavaka (Sutta)
- ālavakā (v.l. ālavikā)
- ālavaka-gajjita.- Mentioned in a list
of works considered by Buddhaghosa to be heretical. SA.ii.150; Sp.iv.742.
- ālavikā 1.-See ālavakā.
- ālavikā 2. A nun. See Selā.
- ālavikā Sutta.-Contains the
conversation between ālavikā (Selā) and Mara which ended in the latter's
- 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.113ff, and Geiger's
note thereon in the Cv.Trs.i.296, n.4.
- Alīnacitta Jātaka (No. 156)
- Alīnacitta.-King of Benares; one of
the lives of the Bodhisatta. He was so-called ("Win-heart") because he was
born to win the hearts of the people. He was consecrated king at the age of
seven. His story is related in the Alīnacitta Jātaka.
- ālindaka.-Probably the name of a
monastery in Ceylon where lived the thera Mahā Phussadeva. SA.iii.154;
- āloka Sutta.-There are four lights:
of the moon, the sun, of fire and of wisdom, the light of wisdom being the
- Alomā (Alonā?)
- āluvadāyaka Thera.-An arahant.
Thirty-one kappas ago he gave an āluva (fruit?) to the
Pacceka Buddha Sudassana, near Himavā. Ap.i.237.