Pali Proper Names
- P -
- Pamāda Sutta
- Pamāda Vagga. The ninth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara
- Pamādavihārī Sutta. The difference between him who dwells in
heedlessness and him who dwells in earnest. S.iv.78.
- Pamatta. Fifteen kappas ago there were eight kings of this name all
previous births of Saparivāriya Thera. v.l. Samatta, Somagga. Ap.i.172.
- Pamitā. One of the seven children of the
Sākiyan Sīhahanu, and therefore a sister of
Suddhodana. v.l. Pālitā. Mhv.ii.20; MT.135;
she is not mentioned in Dpv. (see iii.46).
- Pamokkharana. A king of seventy seven kappas ago, a previous birth
of Nāgakesariya Thera. Ap.i.222.
- Pamsu Sutta. The five classes of pamsukūlikas, corresponding to the
five kinds of ārańńakas. (See Arańńa Satta.) A.iii.219.
- Pamsudhovaka Sutta. The process of getting rid of the impurities
found in gold ore is a very gradual one, involving many stages; so is the
progress in ecstatic meditation, the first step in which is the removal of the
gross sins. A.i.253.
- Pamsukūladhovana Jātaka
- Pamsukūlapūjaka Thera
- Pamsukūlasańńika Thera. An arahant. He was a hunter in the time of
Tissa Buddha, and, one day, seeing in the forest a pamsukūla robe of the
Buddha, he worshipped it (Ap.ii.418f). He is probably identical with Punnāmāsa
- Pamsukūlī, Pamsukūlino, Pamsukūlikā
- Pamsupabbata vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, mentioned as the
residence of Bhuvenakabāhu Thera. P.L.C. 247.
- Pamsupisācakā. A class of pisācas, born in filth. MA.ii.713, 921;
UdA.247. The word is used as a term of contempt. E.g., AA.i.438; MA.ii.610,
- Pānā Sutta
- Pāna Sutta. Few are they who abstain from taking life, more
numerous they who do not. S.v.468.
- Pānadhidāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he gave a
couch (pānadhi?) to a forest dwelling sage. Seventy seven kappas ago he was
eight times king under the name of Suyāna. Ap.i.208f.
- Pananagara. A village in Ceylon which was one of the centres of the
campaigns of Pandukābhaya. Mhv.x.27.
- Panasabukka, a village in the Guttahāla district of Ceylon.
- Panasaphaladāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he saw
the Pacceka Buddha Ajjuna in Himavā and offered him a ripe jack fruit as large
as a pot on a platter of leaves. Ap.i.297; cf. ibid., ii.446.
- Panasiyarāja, a Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.99.
- Panayamāra or Panayamāraka. A Damila ursurper who slew
Bāhiya, another ursurper, and reigned in Anurādhapura for seven years (between
439 and 454) till he, in turn, was slain by his commander in chief Pilayamāra.
Mhv.xxxiii.57ff.; Dpv.xix.15; xx.16.
- Pańca Sutta. See Anattalakkhana Sutta. S.iii.66.
- Pańcacūlaka. The name of Sanankumāra when he was born as a human in
a former birth. He practised the jhānas, and having died in that state, was
born in the brahma world (MA.ii.584). More probably, Pańcacūlaka here is not a
name but a description meaning "while he was yet a lad with his hair tied in
- Pańcacūlakagāmadāraka. The disguise assumed by Vissakamma when,
acting on Sakka's orders, he went with Asoka to fetch the relics for his
cetiyas. These relics lay buried, and no one had been able to find them.
DA.ii.614; see Pańcacūlaka above for more probable explanation.
- Pańcadīpadāyikā Therī
- Pańcadīpī. See Pańcadīpadāyikā.
- Pańcadīpika Thera. An arahant. He was once a follower of
Padumuttara Buddha and lit a lamp under his bodhi tree. Thereby he obtained
the power of being able to see through all obstacles. Thirty-four kappas ago
he was king, under the name of Satacakkhu. Ap.i.108.
- Pańcadīpika. See Pańcadīpadāyikā.
- Pańcagaru Jātaka (No. 132) =
- Pańcagati Buttā. A series of suttas in which the Buddha declares
that, through not understanding the four Ariyan truths, beings continue to be
born in one or other of the five conditions: as humans, animals, petas, devas,
or in the nirayas. S.v.474ff.
- Pańcagativannanā. The name of a Commentary. Gv.65, 75.
- Pańcaggalalenavāsī Tissa. A young novice who could travel through
the air. One day, while so journeying, he heard the daughter of the chief
artisan of Girgāma singing in a lotus pond while bathing with five hundred
friends. He was attracted by her voice and lost his concentration of mind.
- Pańcahatthiya Thera
- Pańcaka. See Pandaka and Pańcikā.
- Pańcala vihāra. A monastery in Sonnagiripāda (in Ceylon); the
residence of the monk Sona, the son of a hunter. AA.i.255. See also Pipphali
- Pańcāla, Pańcālajanapada, Pańcālarattha,
- Pańcamaka.-One of the ten sons of Kālāsoka (q.v.).
- Pańcambangana. A place in Mahāmeghavana in Anurādhapura. Here
Dārubhatika Tissa had a pond made, which was later filled up by Dhātusena, who
had a series of cells built there. It is probably identical with
Pańhambamālaka (q.v.). Mhv.xxxiv.23; MT 626.
- Pańcanadī, Pańcamahānadī
- Pańcangika Vagga. The third section of the Pańcaka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.14 32.
- Pańcanguliya Thera. An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he approached
Tissa Buddha, who was entering the Gandhakuti, and offered him a handful of
perfume. Seventy two kappas ago he was a king called Sayampabhā. Ap.i.186.
- Pańcanikāyamandala. An assembly hall in the Lohapāsāda, where the
monks living to the north of the Mahāvālukanadī used regularly to assemble at
the end of the rainy season. DA.ii.581.
- Pańcanīvarana Sutta. On the five nīvaranas, their evil results and
the means of getting rid of them. A.i.3ff.
- Pańcapandita Jātaka (No.
- Pańcappakarana. Name given to the collection of the books of the
Abhidhammapitaka, with the exception of the Dhammasangani and the Vibhanga.
There is a Commentary on these by Buddhaghosa and Ananda Vanaratana.
P.L.C.210; Gv.64 75.
- Pańcarājāno Sutta
- Pańcasālā. A brahmin village of Magadha. For an episode connected
with it see Pinda Sutta. S.i.113; DhA.iii.257; Mil.154.
- Pańcasatarattha. A district in Ceylon (the modern Pansiyapattu to
the North east of Kandy) where King Senāratna once deposited the Tooth Relic
to guard it from his enemies. Cv.xcv.9.
- Pańcasatikā. The name given to the First Council, which was held
under the presidency of Mahā Kassapa. Five hundred monks took part in it,
hence its name. MT.151.
- Pańcasatikakhandhaka. The eleventh section of the Cullavagga of the
- Pańcasattatimandira. A building erected in Pulatthipura by
Parakkamabāhu I. for "the reception of the magic water and the magic thread
given him by the yellow robed ascetics. " (Cv.lxxiii.73) Geiger suggests that
the building was used for paritta ceremonies. Cv.Trs.ii.9, n.2.
- Pańcasikha Sutta. Pańcasikha visits the Buddha at Gijjhakūta and
asks how it is that some beings are wholly set free in this very life, while
others are not. The Buddha enlightens him. S.iv.103f.
- Pańcasikkhāpada Sutta. On account of a common element those who
commit the five evils take life, steal, etc. consort
with those who do likewise. S.ii.167.
- Pańcasīla Sutta. The five things, being possessed of which makes
women to be born in purgatory the taking of life, theft, wrong
sensuous indulgence, falsehood, the use of intoxicants. These are to be
guarded against. S.iv.245.
- Pańcasīlasamādāniya Thera
- Pańcattaya Sutta. Preached at Jetavana. It deals with various
schools of thought and their doctrines regarding the future. Some say the self
is conscious, others deny this; some teach annihilation, others deny that. The
Buddha does not support any of these speculations. M.ii.228ff.
- Pańcatthānadāna Sutta.-The name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 58)
to the Bhojana Sutta (2) (q.v.).
- Pańcaverabhaya Sutta
- Pańcavihāra. A place near Pulatthinagara to which Parakkamabāhu I.
and his followers retreated while awaiting a favourable opportunity to advance
against Mānābharana. Cv.lxxii.116f.
- Pańcavudha Jātaka (No. 55)
- Pańcāvudha-kumāra. See Pańcāvudha
- Pańcayojanarattha. A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon, the
modern Pasyodunkorala. It is mentioned in various campaigns, and was irrigated
and made fertile by Parakkamabāhu I. In it was the Bhīmatittha vihāra, once
the repository of the Tooth Relic. Cv.Ivii.71; lxi.35; lxviii.51; lxxii.57;
- Pańcikā. See Moggallāna Pańcikā.
- Pańcuddharattha. The name of the
districts lying round the modern city of Kandy. Cv.xciv.4; xcv.23, 24;
xcvi.17; see Geiger, Cv.Trs.ii.233, n.2.
- Pańcuposatha Jātaka (No.
- Pandarakā. The name of a river which is mentioned with Mallangiri
and Tikūta as a haunt of Kinnarī's. (J.iv.438, 439).
- Pandarasa. See Pandara (5).
- Pandavāvana. A park laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lixix.12.
- Pandavavāpī. A tank and a monastery in Ceylon, restored by
Vijayabāhu I. (Cv.lx.48, 58). The tank was later enlarged by Parakkamabāhu I.
and converted into the Parakkamasamudda. Ibid., lxviii.39; for its
identification see Cv.Trs.i.219, n.1.
- Pandimandalanādālvara. A Damila chief. Cv.lxxvi.179.
- Panditakumāraka. A Licchavi who, with
Ananda at the Mahāvana in Vesāli and held a discussion regarding ascetic
- Panditapańha. See Pańcapanditapańha.
- Pandiyarāyara. A Damila chief. Cv.lxxvi.174, 178.
- Pandriya. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.184.
- Pandugati Nanda.-One of the
- Panduka Nanda.-One of the
- Pandula. A brahmin of Pandulagāma, rich and
learned in the Vedas. He taught Pandukābhaya,
advised him in the choice of a wife, gave him one hundred thousand with which
to raise an army, and allowed his son Canda to
accompany him as his friend and counsellor. Mhv.x.20ff.
- Pandulagāma. The residence of Pandula (q.v.); it was to the south
of Anurādhapura. Mhv.x.20.
- Pandunādukottāna. A locality in South India. Cv.lxxvii.105.
- Pandupura. A village near Sāvatthi. DhA.iii.449.
- Panduvijaya. A village founded by Parakkamabāhu I. in memory of his
conquest of the Pandu country. Cv.lxxvii.105.
- Panga. The name of a Pacceka Buddha, found in a nominal list.
- Pangura vihāra
- Pańhamandapatthāna. A place near the Abhayavāpi in Anurādhapura.
- Panihita-acchanna Vagga. The fifth section of the Eka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.8 10.
- Panītatara Sutta. The four kinds of birth among the Nāgas and the
pre eminent among them. S.iii.240.
- Paniva. A locality in South India. Cv.lxxvi.184,186.
- Pānīya Jātaka (No. 459)
- Pānīyadvāra. One of the gates of Pulatthipura erected by
Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiii.162.
- Pańjalipabbata. A mountain in South Ceylon, at the source of the
Karindanadī. Here Theraputtābhaya lived after he renounced the world and
became an arahant. v.l. Pańcalipabbata, Pajjalitapabbata. Mhv.xxxii.14;
- Pankadhā Sutta
- Pankavela. A village in Ceylon where Vikkamabāhu II. defeated
Jayabāhu I. and his brothers. Cv.lxi.16; see also Cv. Trs.i.226, n.2.
- Pańńa Jātaka. See Pāniya Jātaka
- Pańńā Sutta 1. On the four powers: wisdom, energy, innocence (anavajja)
and collectedness or kindness (sangāha). A.ii.142.
- Pańńa Sutta 2. On eight reasons and causes which strengthen
elementary wisdom (ādibrahmacariyikā pańńā). A.iv.151ff.
- Pańńā Sutta. Few are they blessed with insight; more numerous they
that are not. S.v.467.
- Pańńa Vagga. The third section of the Patisambhidāmagga.
- Pannabhatta. A village given by Aggabodhi V. for the maintenance of
the Tālavatthu (or Mahāsena) vihāra. Cv.xlviii.8.
- Pannadāyaka Thera
- Pannakata. A city in Esikārattha. Pv.iv.7; PvA.195ff.
- Pannańjalika Thera. An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he lay
grievously ill at the foot of a tree in the forest. The Buddha Tissa, in his
compassion, came to him, and Pannańjalika, unable to rise, clasped his hands
above his head and worshipped the Buddha. Five kappas ago he was king five
times, under the name of Mahāsikha. Ap.i.128.
- Pannasālaka. A village in Ceylon. Kalyānavatī, the first queen
consort of Kitti Nissanka, was fond of this village and built a vihāra there,
endowing it with all manner of possessions. Cv.lxxx.35.
- Pannattankotta. A locality in South India, mentioned in the account
of Lankāpura's campaigns. Cv.lxxvi.313.
- Pańńatti Sutta
- Pańńattivādā (v.l. Pannatti-)
- Pannattivāda. See Pańńattivāda.
- Pańńavā Sutta. A monk who cultivates the seven factors of wisdom
can be called intelligent. S.v.467.
- Pannavallakabhūta. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Dhātusena.
- Pańńāvuddhi Sutta. The four states which conduce to growth in
wisdom: association with the good, hearing the Doctrine, right reflection, and
right behaviour in accordance with the Dhamma. A.ii.245.
- Pannika Jātaka (No. 102)
- Panthaka 1, see Cūla Panthaka
and Mahā Panthaka.
- Panthaka 2. Mentioned as the name of a man. J.i.403.
- Pāpa Sutta. The wicked man is he who takes life, steals, etc., and
is of malicious heart; more than wicked is he who encourages others in these
things. Just so with the good and the more than good. A.ii.222f.
- Pāpa Vagga. The ninth section of the Dhammapada.
- Pāpadhamma Sutta. On the man who is wicked by nature and the one
who is more than wicked; also on him who is of goodly nature and the one who
is more than goodly. A.ii.223.
- Pāpaka. A monk who, believing that his name was of ill omen, wished
to change it. The Buddha preached to him the Nāmasiddhi Jātaka (q.v.) to show
that a name has no importance. J.i.401f.
- Papańcasūdanī. Buddhaghosa's Commentary on the Majjhima Nikāya. The
colophon states that it was written at the request of the monk Buddhamitta of
Mayūrapattana. The work is quoted in the Samantapāsādikā. Sp.iv.870.
- Pāpanika Sutta
- Pāpanivāriya Thera. An arahant. In the time of Piyadassī Buddha he
had cleaned the cloistered walk of the Buddha and shown great exertion in the
fulfilment of religious practices. Eleven kappas ago he was a king, named
- Papāta Sutta. The Buddha once went with some monks to Patibhānakūta
for the siesta, and a certain monk, seeing the precipice below them, asked if
any precipice were deeper than that. Yes, answered the Buddha, the precipice
of ignorance of the nature of dukkka. S.v.448f.
- Papāta Vagga. The fifth chapter of the Sacca Samyutta. S.v.446ff.
- Papatita Sutta. He who does not possess the virtue, the
concentration, the wisdom and the release of the Ariyans, is said to have
fallen away from the Dhamma vinaya. A.ii.2.
- Pappata. A grove near the modern Colombo. Parakkamabāhu VI erected
there the Sunetta parivena in memory of his mother. Cv.xci.24; see also
Cv.Trs.ii.216, n.3 and 4.
- Papphālama. A landing place in Rāmańńa where the forces of
Damilādhikarin landed. Cv.lxxvi.63.