Pali Proper Names - J -
- Jaccandha Vagga.-The sixth chapter of the Udāna.
- Jagadvijaya.-A general of Parakkamabāhu I. He, with Lankāpura, took
the most prominent part in the expedition against Kulasekhara and many
victories are attributed to him. Cv.lxxvi.255, 292, 303, 313, 319, 332;
lxxvii.4, 45, 60, 64, 71, 82.
- Jāgara Jātaka (No.414)
- Jāgara Sutta.-A riddle set by a deva and answered by the Buddha,
regarding the Five Spiritual Powers (bala) which respectively soil or cleanse,
according to the spiritual health of the individual S.i.3).
- Jāgararpa Sutta.-A sutta of the Itivuttaka (p. 41) quoted in the
Sutta Sangaha (No. 81) on the value of wakefulness.
- Jagatidāyaka Thera.-An arahant. In the time of Dhammadassī Buddha
he set up a jagati at the Buddha's Bodhi-tree. Ap.ii.402.
- Jagatikāraka Thera.-An arahant. In the past he set up an altar (?jagatī)
at the thūpa of Atthadassī Buddha. Ap.i.221.
- Jahī.-A Pacceka Buddha, given in a nominal list. ApA.i.107.
- Jains.-See Niganthā.
- Jajjaranadī.-A river in Ceylon, the present Deduru-Oya. On the
river was the famous causeway known as Kotthabaddha, restored by Parakkamabāhu
I. (Cv.lxviii.16), who also built a dam across the river at Dorādattika.
Ibid., vs.37; see also lxxix.67.
- Jālagāma.-See Vālagāma ??.
- Jalandhara.-See Jutindhara (3).
- Jālaroruva.-A Niraya, one of the divisions of the Roruva, the other
being Dhūmaroruva. It is filled with blood-red flowers, which enter the body
of its inhabitants through the nine openings. J.v.271.
- Jalasikha.-Seventy-four kappas ago there were eight kings of this
name, all previous births of Pupphacchattiya Thera (Ap.i.265).
- Jālika. One of the ten sons of
- Jālikā.-See Calikā.
- Jālina.-A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
- Jālinavana.-A forest in the dominion of the king of Kosala. It was
the hiding-place of Angulimāla. ThagA.ii.58.
- Jāliya Sutta
- Jallibāva.-A tank in Ceylon. Cv.lxviii.47.
- Jaluttama.-See Januttama.
- Jambāli Sutta
- Jambāvatī.-A candālī, mother of King Sivi and wife of Vāsudeva of
the Kanhāyanagotta. Vāsudeva saw her on his way to the park from Dvāravatī,
and, in spite of her birth, married her and made her his chief queen.
- Jambelambiya.-A weavers' village in Ceylon, given by Mahānāga to
the Uttaravihāra. Cv.xli.96.
- Jambu.-A village, in command of which was a Tamil general of the
same name, whom Dutthagāmani slew. Mhv.xxv.15.
- Jambudhaja (v.l. Jambudīpadhaja).-A thera of Pagan, held in great
honour by King Ukkamsika. He was the author of several works, including the
Rūpabhedapakāsani. Bode: op. cit., 55f.
- Jambugāma.-A village, probably a suburb of Campā (see below), which
the Buddha visited during his last tour. It lay between Ambagāma and
- Jambugāmika (Jambugāmiya) Thera
- Jambuka Jātaka (No.535)
- Jambukhādaka Jātaka (No.294)
- Jambukhādaka Samyutta.-The thirty-eighth division of the Samyutta
Nikāya. It records discussions between
Jambukhādaka and Sāriputta. S.iv.250ff.
- Jambukhādaka Sutta.-See Nibbāna Sutta.
- Jambukola-lena.-See Jambukola-vihāra
- Jambuphaliya Thera.-An arahant. He once gave Padumuttara Buddha the
first fruits of a jambu-tree (Ap.ii.395). He is probably identical with Nadi-Kassapa.
- Jambusamudda.-See Jambudīpa.
- Jambusanda.-See Jambudīpa.
- Jana Suttā.-Three suttas, in answer to questions by devas as to
what brings about rebirth. Craving, answers the Buddha. S.i.37f.
- Janābrahmamahārāja.-A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara.
- Janagāma.-See Jantugāma.
- Janapada Sutta
- Janapada.-A district in Northern Malaya in Ceylon, near the
frontier of the Dakkhinadesa. Cv.xliv.56, etc. For identification, see Cv.
Trs.i.79, n.4; 262, n.1.
- Janapadakalyānī Nandā
- Janapadakalyānī Sutta
- Janasāna (Jarasāna, Jarasona)
- Janasandha Jātaka (No.468)
- Janavasabha Sutta
- Janghābhāra.-A park laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.9.
- Janghadāsa.-Probably an author of some Burmese work, to which
Vajira (Cīvara ?) wrote a tīkā. Gv.64, 74.
- Janogha.-A city in Uttarakuru,
Kuvera's kingdom. D.iii.201.
- Jantu Sutta.-Records the incident of the admonishment of the
indolent monks by the devaputta Jantu (q.v.). S.i.61f.
- Jānussonī Sutta
- Jānussonī Vagga.-The seventeenth chapter of the Dasaka Nipāta of
the Anguttara Nikāya. A.v.249-73.
- Januttama.-A king of fifty-one kappas ago,
a previous birth of Mendasira Thera, also called Ganthipupphiya. v.l.
Jaluttama. ThagA..i.172; Ap.i.162.
- Jarā Vagga/Sutta
- Jarā.-A hunter who killed Vāsudeva. J.iv.88f.
- Jarāmarana Sutta.-A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 44) for
Rāja Sutta (4)
- Jarasāna.-See Janasāna.
- Jarudapāna Jātaka (No.256)
- Jatā Sutta
- Jātakavisodhana.-A study of the Jātaka, written by Ariyavamsa of
Ava. Bode: op. cit., 43; Gv.65, 75.
- Jātattaginidāna.-A work ascribed to Culla-Buddhaghosa. Gv.63.
- Jātaveda.-The god of fire. The Jātakas
(E.g., J.i.214, 494; iii.17; v.452; vi.201, etc.) contain references to his
worship. See Aggi. He is also called Aggideva.
- Jāti Sutta.-Everything is subject to rebirth - eye, objects, etc.
- Jātibhūmi occurs in the phrase Jātabhūmakā bhikkhū. M.i.145; but
see MA.i.346, where it is explained by jāvatthāna.
- Jātidhamma Vagga.-The fourth chapter of the Salāyatana Samyutta.
- Jatika.-See Jatila (2).
- Jatila Sutta
- Jatilagaha.-A city, the residence of Jatilagāhī. AA.ii.812.
- Jātimitta.-One of the chief disciples of Metteyya Buddha.
- Jātipūjaka Thera
- Jātipupphiya Thera.-An arahant. In a previous birth he placed a
bouquet of flowers on the dead body of Padumuttara Buddha. As a result he was
born among the Nimmānaratī gods. Ap.i.405f.
- Jatukannī (Jatukannika)
- Jatukanni Sutta
- Java Sutta.-The four qualities which make a king's thoroughbred
worthy - straightness, speed, patience and docility - and the similar four
qualities of a worthy monk (A.ii.113).
- Java, Javana.-A devaputta. Rujā said she could see Java making a
garland ready for her birth in Tāvatimsa. J.vi.239f.
- Javahamsaka Thera.-An arahant. He was once a forester, and having
seen Siddhattha Buddha he was so pleased that he paid homage to him.
- Javakannaka.-A family name, not considered of high social standing.
- Javamāla(ka)-tittha.-A ford in the Kappakandara river. Here
Dutthagāmani gave his only food to the thera Gotama. Mhv.xxiv.22; MT.465.
- Javanahamsa Jātaka (No.476)
- Javasakuna Jātaka (No.308)
- Jayaddisa Jātaka (No.513)
- Jayaddisa.-King of
Kampilla and father of
- Jayagangā.-A canal flowing from the Kalāvāpi to Anurādhapura. It
was restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.58.
- Jayamahālekhaka.-A rank conferred by Devānampiyatissa on Sumitta,
who accompanied the Sacred Bodhi-tree to Anurādhapura (Mbv.165). The rank was
evidently held by his descendants in perpetuity. E.g., Cv.lxix.12.
- Jayampati.-Son of Okkāka, king of Kusāvatī, and of his wife
Sīlavati. He was the younger brother of Kusa. Whenever Kusa wished to see
Pabhāvatī Jayampati would represent him (J.v.282, 286, 287). He is identified
with Ananda. For details see Kusa Jātaka.
- Jayankondāna.-A locality in South India. Cv.1xxvi.274.
- Jayanta 1.-King of Ceylon (then known as Mapdadīpa) at the time of
Kassapa Buddha. His capital was Visāla. It was a devastating war between
Jayanta and his younger brother which brought Kassapa to Ceylon. Mhv.xv.127ff;
Dpv.xv.60; xvii.7; Sp.i.87, etc.
- Jayanta 2.-A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70.
- Jayasenapabbata.-A monastery built by the queen of Udaya I. It was
probably given by her to the Damila bhikkhu community in Ceylon. Cv.xlix.24;
but see Cv. Trs.i.129, n.4.
- Jayavaddhanapura.-The Pāli name of the town usually known as Kotte
(the fort), built by Bhuvanekabāhu V. Cv.xci.7, 16; xciii.1.
- Jayavāpi.-See Abhayavāpi.
- Jegucchi Sutta.-On the three kinds of persons - one is to be
shunned as loathsome, the second to be regarded with indifference, and the
third to be followed and honoured. A.i.126f.
- Jentā, Jentī.-The daughter of a princely family of Licchavis in
Vesāli. The rest of her story resembles that of Abhirūpa-Nandā (q.v.), and she
attained arahantship after hearing the Buddha preach. Thig.vs.21f; ThagA.27f.
- Jetārāma.-See Jetavana.
- Jetthā.-Chief queen of Aggabodhi IV. She built the
- Jetthamūla.-Name of a month (May-June). It came in the hot season
(E.g., J.v.412). On the fifth day of the waxing moon in Jetthamūla the
Buddha's relics were divided (DA.i.6). On the full-moon day of Jetthamūla the
Arunavatī Sutta was preached. AA.i.438.
- Jetthārāma.-Built by Queen Jetthā as an abode for the nuns. The
villages of Pattapāsāna and Buddhabhelagāma were given for its maintenance and
one hundred attendants were provided for its service. Cv.xlvi.27f.
- JetuyyÓna.-Another name for Jetavana.
- Jeyyapura.-The Pāli name for Sagaing. Bode: op. cit., 40, 71.
- Jeyyavaddhana.-The PÓli name for Taungu in Burma. Bode: p.40.
- Jhāna Samyutta 1. (also called Samādhi).-The twenty-fourth Samyutta
of the Samyutta Nikāya. S.iii.263-79.
- Jhāna Samyutta 2.-The fifty-third Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikāya.
- Jhāna Sutta
- Jhāna Vagga.-The last and twentieth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of
the Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.38-46.
- Jhānābhi˝˝a Sutta.-The Buddha tells the monks that Mahā Kassapa is
able to do many of the things he himself can do. S.ii.210ff.
- Jhānasodhana Jātaka (No.134)
- Jhatvā Sutta.-See Chetvā Sutta.
- Jinabodhāvalī.-A Pāli work composed by Dhammakitti, author of the
- Jinacarita.-A Pāli poem of four hundred and seventy-two stanzas
dealing with the life of the Buddha, written by Vanaratana Medhankara of the
Vijayabāhu-parivena. Gv.72; P.L.C.230f.
- Jinadattā.-A Therī.
Isidāsi was ordained under her
(ThigA.261). She is described as expert in the Vinaya. Thig.vs.427.
- Jinadattiya.-A fellow celibate of Sudinna Kalandaputta. Sp.i.206.
- Jinna Sutta
- Jita Ata.-A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
- Jitā.-One of the palaces occupied by Nārada Buddha before his
Renunciation. Bu x.19.
- Jitābhirāma.-A palace occupied by Nārada Buddha in his last
lay-life. BuA.151; Bu.x.19.
- Jitamitta.-The chief disciple of Nārada Buddha (J.i.37). See also
- Jita˝jaya.-See Ajita˝jaya.
- Jitasena.-Seventy-seven kappas ago there were sixteen kings of this
name, all previous births of Khandaphulliya. Ap.i.198.
- Jitasenā.-Wife of Nārada Buddha in his last lay-life. Bu.x.20; BuA
(151) calls her Vijitasenā.
- Jīvā.-Daughter of Ubbirī and the king of Kosala. When she died, it
was her death which made Ubbirī attain to arahantship. v.l. Jīvanti.
- Jīvahattha.-Son of Vijaya, king of Ceylon, and of the Yakkhinī
- Jīvaka Sutta
- Jīvakambavanikā.-See Subhā
- Jīvakapa˝havatthu.-The story of the bandage which Jīvaka applied to
the Buddha's foot after his injury, and of the reading by the Buddha of
Jīvaka's thoughts. See Jīvaka. DhA.ii.164f.
- Jīvita Sutta 1.-One should train oneself not to lie, even at the
cost of one's life. S.ii.234.
- Jīvita Sutta 2.-There are three faculties-femininity, masculinity
and vitality. S.v.204.
- Jīvitapotthakī. See Kitti (7).
- Jotanā.-A commentary by an unknown author. Gv.65, 75.
- Joti 1.-A class of gods, present at the Mahāsamaya (D.ii.261).
Buddhaghosa explains (DA.ii.691) that they were flaming deities, like beacon
lights on mountain tops.
- Joti 2.-A Burmese monk, author of the Vinayaganthipada. P.L.C.190.
- Jotidāsa Thera
- Jotika, Jotiya
- Jotipāsāna.-The name given to the crystals brought from Uttarakuru
by Jotika's wife. When anything requiring cooking was placed on them they
gleamed hot, and went out of themselves when the cooking was complete.
- Junha Jātaka (No.456)
- Jutideva.-A king of seventeen kappas ago, a previous birth of