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- Abbha Sutta.-Thunder
clouds arise sometimes because the Abbháva-láhaka devas wish to give joy to
their bodies. S.iii.256.
- Abbháhata 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).
- Abbhañjanadáyaka Thera
Abbhantara Játaka (No. 281)
- Abbhantara Vagga.-The
fourth division of the Tiká Nipáta of the Játakatthakathá. J.ii.392-430.
- Abbhokása Sutta.-The
five kinds of those who seek solitude. A.iii.220.
Abbhuta (Dhamma) Sutta
- Abbuda 1.-A
period of suffering in Avíci. For details see
- Abbuda 2.-A
king of long ago; a former birth of Nigganthipupphiya Thera. Ap.i.263.
- Ábhá Sutta
- Ábha Vagga
- Ábha.-A generic name for devas
distinguished for their brilliance, such as the
Parittábhá 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 Gijjhakúta Sutta.
name for Abhayagiri.
vihára in Ceylon built by King Mahácúli-Mahá-tissa. Mhv.xxxiv.8.
monks of the Abhayagiri-vihára. Mhv.xxxiii.97-8. A summary of their heresies
is given at MT. 676f.
of the royal elephants of King Vasavatti of
- Abhayasamána Sutta.-Preached
to Jánussoni on those who have no fear when death comes to them. A.ii.173f.
nunnery; see Abhaya (13).
name of the eighth bhánavára (portion for recitation) of the first Khandhaka
of the Mahávagga of the
- Abhibhuyya Sutta
treatise by Nava Vimalabuddhi. Gv.64, 74.; Bode, op.
tíká on Buddhadatta's Abhidhammávatára written by
- Abhijána Sutta.-See
given to the conspiracy into which Devadatta and
Ajátasattu entered, to have
archers shoot at the Buddha and so kill him (J.i.141; vi.130f.; DA.i.154).
- Abhinandamána 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 Játaka (No. 27)
- Abhinivesa Sutta.-Bondage
of and dependence upon the fetters arise as a result of clinging to the five
- Abhiññá Sutta 1.-On
higher knowledge and its applications. A.ii.246f.
- Abhíññá Sutta 2.-A
group of suttas on qualities that could be obtained by an understanding of
raga (lust). A.iii.277.
- Abhiññá Vagga.-The
twenty-sixth section of the Catukka Nipáta of the
Anguttara Nikáya. It
consists of ten suttas. A.ii.246-53.
- Abhiññápariññeyya Sutta.-Everything
should be known and comprehended as impermanent, woeful, void of self.
- Abhiññeyya Sutta.-Same
friend of Sambhúta Sítavaniya. He went with Sambhúta,
Bhúmija and Jeyyasena to
hear the Buddha preach. ThagA.i.47.
of the three palaces occupied, as a layman, by Nárada Buddha (Bu.x.19).
king of fifteen kappas ago; a previous birth of
- Abhisamaya Kathá.-The
third chapter of the Paññá Vagga of the Patisambhidá-Magga (ii.215ff).
- Abhisamaya Samyutta.-The
thirteenth Samyutta, forming the second section of the Nidána Vagga of the
Samyutta Nikáya (ii.133ff).
- Abhisamaya Vagga.-The
sixth chapter of the Sacca Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikáya. V.459ff.
king of sixty-three kappas ago; a previous birth of Pátalipupphiya Thera.
- Abhiya Kaccána.-See Sabhiya Kaccána.
- Acala.-Assistant to the architect of
the Mahá Thúpa. 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 Távatimsa. DhA.iii.227 (but see Appendix).
- Acala-Thera. One of the eminent monks
present at the foundation of the Mahá Thúpa. MT.526.
- Ácáravitthigáma.-A village three
leagues to the north-east of Anurádhapura. When
Dutthagámani was seeking for
materials for the building of the Mahá Thúpa, 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.
- Accáyika 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.
- Acchará Sutta
- Acchariya Sutta
- Acchariyabbhuta (or Acchariyadhamma)
- Acchimatí. One of the five daughters
of Vessavana. She was married to
Sakka. Latá was her sister. VvA.131.
- Accutadevá.-A class of devas
mentioned among those assembled on the occasion of the preaching of the
Maha-Samaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
- Accutagámabyámaka.-One of the Pacceka
Buddhas in a nominal list. M.iii.70. ApA.i.107.
- Accutagámí.-One of Vijaya's
companions in colonising Ceylon. He founded a settlement at
Ujjeni 2 (Dpv.ix.32,
36). The Mahávamsa (Dpv.vii.45) mentions the founding of Ujjeni 2, but does not
give Accutágamí's name.
- Accutavarnadanta.-One of Ekarája's
elephants. J.vi.135. But see Ját. trans. vi.72.
- Acela Sutta
- Acelaka Vagga.-Fifth of the Pácittiya
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 bojjhangá. S.v.100
- Adanta Vagga.-The fourth chapter of
the Eka Nipáta of the Anguttara Nikáya. It consists of ten suttas on the
untamed mind. A.i.6f.
- Ádásánandapa.-One of the numerous
buildings erected by Parakkamabáhu I. in the Dípuyyána in Pulatthipura. It was
so called because its walls were made of mirrors. Cv.lxxiii.119.
- Adassaná 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 Devatá Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikáya (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 Nipáta of the Játaka Commentary. J.iii.211-227.
Sutta.-Preached in the Kalandakanivápa at
Veluvana. Everything is afflicted:
eye, objects, eye-consciousness, etc. (Andhabhúta). 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.
- Addhakásí Therí
- Addhariyá-bráhmaná.-The word occurs
in a list of brahmin teachers in the Tevijja Sutta (D.i.237). They teach a
state of union with Brahmá. These are evidently Adhvaryu brahmins.
- Addhuvasíla.-A youth who stole
ornaments to win the daughter of his teacher. He failed in his quest. The
story is given in the Sílavímamsana Játaka. J.iii.18-20.
- Addilarattha.-A kingdom where once
lived a poor man named Kotúhalaka, who, in the present age, became
Ghosita-setthi. Food being very scarce in the country, Kotúhalaka 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 Nipáta of the Anguttara Nikáya (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.
- Adhanapáli.-Given as an example of a
- Ádháradáyaka Thera.-An arahant. He
gave a stool (ádháraka) to Sikhí 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 thúpa containing the relics of
Atthadassí Buddha (Ap.i.170). He is evidently identical with
(ThagA.i.189) (v.l. Chattádhichattiya).
- 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.
- Ádhipateyya 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 Gangá.
- Adhokurangáma.-A village in the
district of Alisára in North Ceylon; a fortification there of Gajabáhu was
captured by Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxx.171.
- Adhopupphiya Thera.-An arahant. In a
previous birth he was a hermit of great power in Himavá and offered flowers to Abhibhú, the chief disciple of Sikhí Buddha. Soon afterwards he was eaten up
by a boa-constrictor. Ap.i.128-9.
- Ádicca Damiládhikári
- Ádicca Sutta.-Just as dawn is the
harbinger of the arising of the sun, so is friendship with the good (kalyánamittatá)
the harbinger of the arising of the seven
bojjhangas. S.v.101; cp. S.v.29.
- Ádiccupatthána Játaka. (No. 175)
- Ádimalaya.-One of the generals of
Vijayabáhu 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.
- Adínasattu.-See Alínasattu.
- Adinna Sutta.-Few are they that
abstain from taking what is not given. S.v.469.
- Ádipádakajambu.-A locality in Ceylon
where the Ádipáda Vikkamabáhu defeated Mánábharana and his brothers.
- Ádipáda-punnága-khanda.-A locality in
Rohana in the south of Ceylon. It was in the district of Guttasála. Here an
encounter took place between the forces of Parakkamabáhu I. and those of the
rebels in Rohana. Cv.lxxv.14.
- Aditi.-Mother of the sun, who is
called Ádicca, which is explained as Aditiyá putto. DA.iii.963.
- Áditta Játaka (No. 424)
- Áditta Sutta/Vagga
- Ádittapariyáya Sutta
- Ádittena Sutta
- Ádiya Sutta
- Adukkhamasukhi Sutta.-A group of
twenty-six suttantas, dealing with various heresies regarding the soul.