Pali Proper Names
- Sānavāsī 2. See Sānuvāsi.
- Sānavāsī, Sānavāsika 1. An epithet of
- Sañcetanika Vagga. The eighteenth chapter of the Catukka Nipāta of
the Anguttara Nikāya. A.ii.157 70.
- Sandaka Sutta
- Sandaka. A Paribbājaka. See the Sandaka Sutta.
- Sandeha, Sandeva. An Elder in direct pupillary succession in
Jambudīpa, of teachers of the Abhidhamma. DhSA., p. 32.
- Sandhibheda Jātaka (No.
- Sandhita Thera
- Sandimā. A king of long ago; a previous birth of Ramanīyakutika
- Sanditthika Sutta
- Sangagāma. A village in Ceylon, near the Kālavāpi. Cv.xlviii.91.
- Sangaha Sutta. The four basis of sympathy (sangahavatthu) are
charity, kind speech, kind action, and like treatment of all men. A.ii.31 =
- Sangāma. A king of Magadha. Buddhaghosa’s father, Kesī was his
- Sangāmaji Thera
- Sangāmāvacara Jātaka
- Sangārava Sutta
- Sangayha Sutta
- Sanghabedaka Jātaka. ( J.iii.211) Probably another name for the
Sandhibheda Jātaka. Cf. Kosambī Jātaka.
- Sanghabhaddā. A queen of Aggabodhi II. Cv.xlii.42.
- Sanghabheda Sutta. The results of bringing about dissension in the
- Sanghabhedaka Khandhaka. The seventh chapter of the Culla Vagga of
the Vinaya Pitaka. Vin.ii.180 206.
- Sanghabhedakagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv. 125, 127.
- Sanghabhedaparisakkana Vatthu. The story of how Devadatta informed
Ananda of his intention to bring about schism in the Order. DhA.iii.154f.
- Sanghadatta Thera.-He lived in Mahālena Vihāra and for twelve
years, during the Brahmanatiya famine, a deity looked after him. In the past
he had given a meal to a hungry dog. Ras.ii.181f.
- Sanghadattā.-Wife of the minister
Sangha, who married her because she walked instead of running in a shower of
rain. She gave a robe to Culanaga Thera of Pidhanagalla, and Sakka provided
her with divine robes, which she offered at Dakkhinacetiya and
- Sanghadāyikā. See Sanghadāsī (1).
- Sanghādisesa. The second division of the
Pārājikā of the Vinaya Pitaka. It
comprises thirteen rules, violation of which involves temporary separation
from the Order.
- Sanghakapittha. See Kapittha.
- Sanghamāna. A Malaya king. Cv.xlvii.3.
- Sanghamittā Therī
- Sanghamitta vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, restored by Aggabodhi V.
- Sanghanandi. A monk to whom is attributed the Vutti of Kaccāyana’s
- Sanghapāla 1. A parivena, residence of Gothābhaya Thera
(xxxvi.114). The Mahāvamsa Commentary (MT. 673) calls it Sanghapālangana.
- Sanghapāla 2. A monk of the Mahāvihāra, teacher of Buddhaghosa.
(Cv.xxxvii.232). The Visuddhi Magga was composed according to the wishes of
Sanghapāla. Vsm., p.711.
- Sanghasema. A building in the Mahā-Vihāra, erected by Sena I. and
his queen, Sanghā. Cv.l.70.
- Sanghasenapabbata. A building in the Abhayagiri vihāra, erected by
Sanghā, wife of Sena II. Cv.li.86.
- Sanghasivā. Wife of Mahātissa. She was the daughter of the ruler of
Rohana and had three sons: Aggabodhi, Dappula and Maniakkhika. Cv.xlv.39.
- Sanghāta. A Niraya. It is so called because massive rocks of heated
iron meet and crush the victims. J.v.256, 270.
- Sanghātagāma. A village given by Vijayabāhu I. to the Lābhavāsins.
- Sanghupatthāka Thera. An arahant. He was a servant in the monastery
of Vessabhū Buddha and waited on the Sangha with great devotion. Seven kappas
ago he was king seven times, under the name of Samotthata. Ap.i.191.
- Sanghupatthāyikā.-Another name for Kiñcisanghā (q.v.).
- Sangillagāma. A village in Ceylon, the residence of Bhayasīva.
- Sangīti Sutta
- Sanhā. An eminent Therī of Ceylon. Dpv.xviii.38.
- Sanidāna Sutta. Sense desires, ill will, renunciation, etc., all
arise with, casual basis. S.ii.151f.
- Sanimandapa. A building in the Dīpuyyāna. It was decorated with
- Sañjīva Jātaka (No. 150)
- Sankamanattā Therī. An arahant. Seeing Kondañña Buddha walking
along the road, she came out of her house and prostrated herself. The Buddha
touched her head with his foot. Ap.ii.514.
- Sankantikā. A heretical sect, a division
of the Kassapiyā. Mhv.v.9; Dpv.v.48.
- Sankappa Jātaka (No. 251)
- Sankappa Vagga. The first chapter of the Tika Nipāta of the
Jātakatthakathā. J.ii.271 321.
- Sankāsanā Sutta. The Buddha says that in the Four Ariyan Truths, as
taught by him, there are numberless shades and variations of meaning. S.v.430.
- Sanketahāla. A place in Ceylon where the Damilas captured
Brāhmanatissa. v.l. Guttahāla, Gottahāla. MT. 613.
- Sankhabrāhmana Jātaka. See the Sankha Jātaka (1).
- Sankhadhamana Jātaka.
- Sankhadhātu. One of the Dandanāyaka bhātaro (q.v.). Cv.lxxii.162.
- Sankhāna Sutta. Four powers that are in the world: of computation,
cultivation, innocence and collectedness. A.ii.142.
- Sankhapāla Jātaka (No.
- Sankhāra Sutta. Some people accumulate acts of body, speech and
mind that are discordant; others those that are harmonious; yet others those
that are both discordant and harmonious. A.i.122.
- Sankhāruppatti Sutta
- Sankhasetthi. See Sankha (1).
- Sankhata Sutta. There are three condition marks in that which is
“conditioned” (Sahkhata). Its genesis is apparent, likewise its passing away
and its changeability while it persists. A.i.152.
- Sankhatthalī, Sankhanāyakatthalī, Sankhanāthatthalī. An important
place in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon, where Kittisirimegha had his capital. It
was near Badalatthalī, and is mentioned several times in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxiii.43; lxiv.22; lxvi.9; lxvii.78, 82; also
- Sankhavaddhamāna. A river in Ceylon, which unites with the
Kumbhīlavāna. At the spot where they unite, the Sūkaranijjhara was
constructed. Cv.lxviii.32; see Cv.Trs.i.279, n.4.
- Sankhepatthakathā. A compilation quoted by Buddhaghosa as opposed
to the Mahāatthakathā. E.g., at Sp.ii.494.
- Sankhepavannanā. A navatīkā by Saddhammajotipāla on the
Abhidhammattha sangaha. Gv.40.
- Sankheyya parivena. A monastery in Sāgala where Ayupāla and, later,
Nāgasena, lived. Milinda visited this monastery to discuss with these monks.
Mil. 19, 22, etc.
- Sankhitta Samyutta. Mentioned by Buddhaghosa (SA.ii.168) as an
example of a collection of discourses connected with Suññatā. The reference is
probably to the Satthipeyyāla. At Samyutta iv.148ff.
- Sankhyāpakāsaka. A grammatical work by Ñānavilāsa of Laos.
Sirimangala wrote a tīkā on it. Bode, op. cit., 47.
- Sankilesiya Sutta. See Kilesiya Sutta.
- Sankilitthābhā. A class of devas. Beings are born in their world
when they have absorbed the idea of tarnished brilliance. M.iii.147.
- Sankita Sutta. A monk who haunts the house of a widow, an unmarried
woman (thullakumārī), a eunuch, or the premises of a nun, is suspect.
- Saññā Sutta
- Saññā Vagga. The seventh chapter of the Pañcaka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.79f.
- Saññaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he saw the rag
robe of Tissa Buddha hanging on a tree and worshipped it. Four kappas ago he
was a king named Dumasāra. Ap.i.120.
- Sannaka. One of the chief lay supporters of Piyadassī Buddha.
- Saññāmanasikāra Sutta
- Saññasāmika Thera
- Saññī Sutta. Sāriputta explains to Amanda how he dwelt in the
sphere of “neither perception nor non perception.” S.iii.238.
- Sannibbapaka. A king of one hundred and seven kappas ago, a
previous birth of āsanūpatthāyaka Thera. Ap.i.144.
- Sannidhāpaka Thera. An arahant. He had been a householder, and
later an ascetic in the time of Padumuttara Buddha. He gave the Buddha a gourd
(āmanda) and water to drink. Forty one kappas ago he was a king named Arindama.
- Sannīrasela. A village in Ceylon given by Parakkamabāhu IV. for the
maintenance of the parivena which he built for Medhankara Thera. Cv.xc.87.
- Sannīratittha. A vihāra in Pulatthipura, established by Mahinda II.
- Saññojana Sutta. The seven fetters of complying,
resisting, of view, uncertainty, conceit, worldly lusts, and ignorance.
- Santacitta. A Pacceka. Buddha. M.iii.70.
- Santaka Sutta. The Buddha explains to Ananda how feelings arise and
cease to be, what is their “satisfaction” and their "misery." S.iv.219.
- Santakāya Thera
- Santāna Thera. An Elder who came to Ceylon from Rakkhanga, at the
head of thirty three monks, at the invitation of Vimaladhammasuriya II.
- Sāntanerī. A fortress in South India, mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvii.44.
- Santhāra Vagga. The fourteenth chapter of the Duka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.93f.
- Santhava Jātaka (No. 162)
- Santhava Vagga. The second chapter of the Duka Nipāta of the
Jātakatthakathā. J.ii.41 63.
- Santhita Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he saw the
asattha bodhi of a Buddha and thought of the Buddha's virtues. Thirteen kappas
ago he was a king named Dhanittha. Ap.i.210.
- Santhita Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he saw the
assattha bodhi of a Buddha and fixed his mind on him. Thirteen kappas ago he
was a king, named Dhanittha. Ap.i.210f.
- Santi Sutta. On four kinds of person: he bent on his own profit, on
another's, on that of both, on that of neither. A.ii.96f.
- Santike Nidāna
- Santutthi Sutta. Four things are easily available: rag robes,
scraps of food, the root of a tree, and ammonia (pūtimutta) from urine. A monk
should learn to be content with these. A.ii.26.
- Sānu Sutta
- Sānu Thera
- Sānumātā. The name given to the Yakkhinī who had been the mother of
Sānu (q.v.) in a previous birth. When the Yakkhas assembled to hear Sānu
preach the Law, they paid her great respect, owing to her kinship with him.
- Sānupabbata. A mountain in the region of Himavā. J.v.415.
- Sānuvāsīipabbata. A hill near the village of Kundi, where lived
Potthapāda (or Kundinagariya) Thera. Pv.iii.2; PvA.179.
- Sapara. A province in Ceylon (Cv.lxviii.8),
also called Saparagamu (Cv.xciv.12). It is said to have derived its name from
the inhabitants, the Saparā or Sabarā (Savarā), probably another name for the
- Saparivāra. A king of twenty seven kappas ago, a previous birth of
Paccuggamaniya Thera. Ap.i.240.
- Saparivāracchattadāyaka Thera. An arahant. He heard Padumuttara
Buddha preach, and, opening a parasol, threw it up into the air. It stood
above the Buddha. The Elder joined the Order at the age of seven, and on the
day of his ordination, Sunanda, a brahmin, held a parasol over him. Sāriputta
saw this and expressed his joy. Ap.i.265f.
- Saparivārāsana Thera. An arahant. He prepared a seat decked with
Jasmine for Padumuttara Buddha, and, when the Buddha was seated, gave him a
- Saparivāriya Thera
- Sāpatagāma. A village in Rohana; Mañju, general of Parakkamabāhu
I., fought a battle there against Sūkarabhātu. Cv.lxxiv.131.
- Sapatta.-An eminent nun, expert in the Vinaya in Ceylon.
- Sapattangārakokirī Sutta. The story of a petī seen by Moggallāna.
She went through the air dried up, sooty, uttering cries of distress. She had
been the chief queen of a Kālinga king. Mad with jealousy, she had scattered a
brazier of coals over one of the king's women. S.ii.260.
- Sappa Sutta
- Sappadāsa Thera
- Sappagahana. See Sabbagahana.
- Sappaka. See Sabbaka.
- Sappānaka Vagga. The seventh chapter of the Pācittiya.
- Sappanārukokillagāma. A village in Ceylon in which the Buddha's
Alms Bowl and Tooth Relic were once deposited. Cv.lxxiv.142.
- Sappañña Vagga. The sixth chapter of the Sotāpatti Samyutta.
- Sappasondika pabbhāra
- Sappidāyaka Thera
- Sappinī, Sappinīkā
- Sappurisa Sutta
- Sappurisa Vagga. The twenty first chapter of the Catukka Nipāta of
the Anguttara. A.ii.217 25.
- Sappurisānisamsa Sutta. Because of a good man, one grows in virtue,
concentration, wisdom and emancipation, qualities which are dear to the
- Sāpūga. A village of the Koliyans, where Ananda once stayed, and
where he preached to the inhabitants. They were called Sāpūgiyā. A.ii.194.
- Sāpūgiya Sutta. The inhabitants of Sāpūga visit Ananda, who is
living there. He tells them of the four factors of exertion (padhāniyangāni):
for the utter purification of morals, thought, view, and for the utter purity
of release. A.ii.194f.
- Sāpūgiyā. The people of Sāpūga (q.v.).