Names - B -
- Babbará. Name of a tribe. Ap.ii.359.
Babbu Játaka (No.137)
- Badaguna. A locality in Rohana, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxiv.124.
- Badaratittha. See
- Badaravallí. The scene of a battle between the
forces of Mánábharana and those of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxii.96.
- Badaríbhátikamána. A locality in Ceylon,
mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxx.148.
- Baddhaguna-vihára. A monastery in Ceylon. The
cetiya there, destroyed by the Colas, was restored by Vírabáhu, viceroy of
Vijayabáhu I. (Cv.lx.80).
- Baddhasímápásáda. A twelve storied uposatha-house
built in Pulatthipura by Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxviii.56, 67.
- Baddheraka. An elephant
of the king of Kosala. He was once very strong, but as he grew old he became
weak and, one day, stuck fast in the mire. The elephant trainer, by the king's
orders, went to the elephant arrayed as for battle and caused the battle drum
to be beaten. The elephant's pride was roused and he rose from the mire. v.l.
- Baddula Sutta. See
- Bahalagangá. The name given to a portion of the
river flowing from the south of
Himavá. The section is that which flows between the
Tiyaggalapokkharaní and the
Ummaggagangá. It flows through a rock for a distance of sixty leagues.
SNA.ii.439; AA.ii.760; UdA.302; MA.i.586.
- Bahalamassu Tissa Thera. He was a pupil of
Mahátissa,, and when the latter was expelled by the Mahá-vihára monks for
misdemeanour, Bahalamassu Tissa left the Mahá-vihára in anger and, dwelling in
Abhayagiri, formed there a separate faction. Mhv.xxxiii.96.
- Báhika. See
Báhiya Játaka (No.108)
- Báhiya Sutta 1. Relates the incident of Báhiya
(3) asking the Buddha for a lesson. S.iv.63.
- Báhiya Sutta 2. The same as the above, but the
lesson given is on the satipatthánas. S.v.165.
- Bahubháni-Játaka. Evidently another name (given
in DhA.iv.92) for the
Kacchapa Játaka (No.215).
- Bahubhání-Sutta. The five disadvantages of
excessive talking: liability to falsehood, malice, harshness, babbling and
suffering after death. A.iii.254.
- Bahucintí. A fish. See the
Mitacintí Játaka. J.i.427f.
- Bahudhanasetthi. The name conferred by the king
of Rájagaha on Punna, when the latter was raised to the rank of setthi
- Bahudhíti Sutta. Relates the story of Bahudhíti
Bháradvája. S.i.170 f.
- Bahuká. A river to which sacrifices were offered
(M.i.39; J.v.388f.). v.l. Báhuká.
- Bahukára Sutta. Three persons who are very
helpful to one another he who leads to the Three Refuges, he through whom one
understands Ill, etc., and he who leads one to the destruction of the ásavas.
- Bahula-Sutta. Four conditions which conduce to
the growth of insight. S.v.412.
- Báhumatí. A holy river where men bathe in order
to expiate their sins. M.i.39; MA.i.145.
- Báhuna. A monk who is said to have asked the
Buddha, while on the banks of the Gaggará Lake in Campá, about the conditions
from which the Tathágata is released and emancipated. The Buddha enumerated
ten such. A.v.151f.
- Bahunandi. See Báhuraggi below.
- Báhuna-Sutta. The questions asked by Báhuna
(q.v.) and the Buddha's answers thereto. A.v.151 f.
- Bahúpakára Sutta. Five things which make a monk
of great service to his residence. A.iii.263.
Bahuputta, Bahuputtaka cetiya
- Báhuputta, Bahuputtaka. King of
Benares and husband of Khemá. He is identified with Sáriputta. For details
Hamsa Játaká. J.iv.423ff.; cp. Seyya.
- Bahuputtiká. See
- Báhuraggi. One of seven beings born in the
Avihá world, there to pass away entirely. v.l. Bahunandi. S.i.35, 60;
- Bahusodarí. A goddess (devadhítá)
Gandhamádana (J.vi.83). See the
- Bahussuta Sutta. Five qualities which make a man
learned and wise. S.iv.244.
- Bahutará Sattá Vagga. The tenth chapter of the
Sacca Samyutta. S.v.473.
Bakabrahma Játaka (No.405)
- Bakagalluddhavápí. A locality in Rohana,
mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxv.124.
Baka-Játaka (No.038, 236)
Bakkula, Bákula, Vakkula Thera
Bákula. See Bakkula
- Bálacittapabodhaní. The name of a Tíká. Gv.65,
- Baladatta. A king, last of the dynasty of
Brahmadeva, who reigned in Ekacakkhu. Dpv.iii.25; MT. 128.
- Baladevavattiká. Followers of a certain cult who
hoped for purification by their practices. MNid.89.
- Báládicca. A monastery in South India, the
residence of Coliya Dípankara (Buddhappiya), author of the Rúpasiddhi.
- Bálaka. See below, Bálakalonakáragáma.
- Balakaraníya Vagga. Several sections of the Mahá
Vagga of the Samyutta Nikáya bear this name i.e., S.v.45, 135, 138, 191,
240, 242, 246, 291, 308.
- Balakathá. The ninth chapter of the Yuganandha
Vagga of the
- Balakkára. A Kálinga prince, kinsman of
Tiloka-Sundarí. He came to Ceylon and was given honour and gifts by Vijayabáhu
- Baláni Sutta. The four powers of faith, energy,
mindfulness, concentration. A.ii.141f.
Bálapandita Sutta (M.129)
- Balapásána. A locality in Rohana, mentioned in
the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxiv.178; lxxv.3, 5.
- Báláppabodhana. A Páli work, probably a
Commentary (Gv.63, 73). There exists a Tíká on it. Ibid., 65, 76.
- Bala-Samyutta. The sixth section of the Mahá
Vagga of the Samyutta Nikáya. S.v.249 53.
- Balasena. A king of fifty seven kappas ago; a
previous birth of Upattháyaka Thera. Ap.i.241.
- Balatam Sutta. Six qualities, the possession of
which destroys strength in concentration. A.iii.427.
- Bálava. A maintenance village, given by Aggabodhi
IV. to the padhánaghara of Dáthásiva. Cv.xlvi.13.
- Bala-Vagga 1. The second chapter of the Pañcaka
Nipáta of the Anguttara Nikáya. A.iii.9-14.
- Bala-Vagga 2. The third and eighth chapters of
the Bala Samyutta. S.v.250, 252.
- Bálávatára. A Páli grammar in seven chapters, by
Dhammakitti (or Vácissara), written in the fourteenth century. It is based on
the Kaccáyana and forms an extremely good summary of Páli grammar. There are
to be found several Singhalese paraphrases of the work and two tíkás in Páli.
For details see P.L.C.243ff.
- Bálhagiláyana (or Gihínaya) Sutta (But see
KS.v.268, n.2). A number of monks visit
Anuruddha, who lies grievously ill in the
Andhakavana, and ask him how it is that painful feelings make no
impression on his mind. He answers that it is because he is well grounded in
the four satipatthána. S.v.302.
- Balibhojaká. Probably the totemistic name of a
Singhalese clan; they are mentioned in connection with the celebrations in
honour of the Tooth Relic in the reign of Parakkamabáhu II. Cv.lxxxv.51; see
also Cv.Trs.i.29, n.2.
- Baliharana. A forest tract (vanasanda) near
Kusinárá where the Buddha is said to have stayed (A.i.274;v.79). It was so
called because the people there made offerings to various spirits (AA.i.457;
MA.ii.826). The Kinti Sutta was preached there (M.ii.238).
- Balisa Sutta. Dire are gains, favours and
flattery, like to a flesh baited hook, Mára being the fisherman. S.ii.226.
- Bálisika Sutta. Like baited hooks cast by a
fisherman are the objects cognisable by the external sense spheres. He who
avoids them has escaped from the clutches of Mára. S.iv.158.
- Balivadda Sutta. On four kinds of oxen: those
that are fierce to the cows of their own herd, to cows of other herds, those
that are fierce to neither their own nor others; and the four corresponding
kinds of men. A.ii.108.
- Baluggata. Fifteen kappas
ago there were twelve kings of this name, previous births of Ugga Thera
(ThagA.i.175; Ap.i.165). v.l. Khaluggata.
- Bandha Sutta. See
- Bandhaná Sutta. Those who regard the body,
feelings, perceptions, etc., as self, are fettered by bonds those who do not
are free. S.iii.164.
Bandhanágára Játaka (No.201)
Bandhanamokkha Játaka (No.120)
- Bandhati Sutta 1. Eight ways in which a woman
attracts a man. A.iv.196f.
- Bandhati Sutta 2. Eight ways in which a man
attracts a woman. A.iv.197.
- Bandhumá 1. King of Bandhumatí and father of
Vipassí Buddha. His wife was Bandhumatí (J.1.41, etc.). He had two daughters
who, in their later lives, were Mahámáyá and Uracchadá (J.vi.480f). See also
Ekasátaka and Mettá Therí.
- Bandhumá 2. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70;
- Bandhumatí 1. The city of birth of Vipassí
Buddha. J.i.41; Bu. xx. 23; D.i.7, etc.
- Bandhumatí 2. Wife of King Bandhumá and mother of
Vipassí Buddha. J.i.41; Bu.xx.23; D.i.7, etc.
- Bandhumatí 3. A river near Bandhumatí. SNA.i.190.
- Barabbala. A locality in Ceylon, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxiv.51.
- Báránasísetthi. See
Báveru Játaka (No.339)
- Báveru. A kingdom outside India, beyond the sea.
Trade was carried on between Báveru and India. See the
Báveru Játaka. Báveru is identified with Babylon. E.g., Buddhist India,
- Belatta. Father of
Sañjaya (q.v.). SNA.ii.423.
Belatthánika (Belatthakáni) Thera
- Belatthaputta. See
- Bhaddakaccá, Bhaddákaccá, Bhaddakaccáná,
also Subhaddakaccáná. See
- Bhaddá-Kaccána. See
- Bhaddakappa. A kappa such as the present in which
five Buddhas are born. BuA.159.
- Bhaddaka-Sutta. Sáriputta tells the monks that he
who delights and engages himself in worldly activities meets with a luckless
fate, while he who renounces such meets with a lucky fate. A.iii.293.
- Bhaddanahánakottha. A bathing place in
Pulatthipura, built by Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxviii.45.
Bhaddasála Játaka (No.465)
- Bhaddasena. Son of
Ekarája and brother of
Candakumára (J.vi.134). He is identified with Moggallána. J.vi.157.
- Bhaddasena.-One of the ten sons of
- Bhaddasenápati-parivena. A monastic building
erected and endowed by Bhadda, general of Sena I. Cv.l.82.
- Bhaddá-Suriyavaccasá. Daughter of the Gandhabba
Timbarú and beloved of
Bhaddavatiká. A market town near Kosambí....
Bhaddavatiya. Father of Simávati...
Bhaddayániká. An offshoot of the Vajjiputtaka heretics ...
- Bhaddika. See Bhaddiya (3).
- Bhadditthivimána vatthu. The story of Bhaddá,
wife of Rohaka. See
- Bhadrá Therí. She belonged to a clan of the
Sákiyans, and left the world with Pajápati Gotamí. While she was meditating,
the Buddha sent her a ray of glory and she attained arahantship. Thig.vs.9;
Bhadra, or ? Bhagandha Hatthaka Sutta...
- Bhadragaka. A headman of
Uruvelakappa and father of Ciravási (S.iv. 327). See
Bhadraghata Játaka (No.291).
- Bhadrakára. Son of Vidhura and eldest brother of
Sambhava (the Bodhisatta). For details see the
Sambhava Játaka. Bhadrakára is identified with Moggallána. J.v.67.
- Bhadravanasanda. The name given to the grove near
the Bodhitree where the Buddha took his noonday rest after the meal of milk
rice provided by
Bhadrávudha. One of the sixteen disciples of Bávarí, ...
Bhagalavatí. A place in Uttarakuru where the Yakkhas assemble....
- Bhagandha Hatthaka Sutta. See
Bhadragandha Hatthaka Sutta.
Bhaggá. The name of a tribe and a country, ...
Bhaggavagotta. A clothed Wanderer (channaparibbájaka)...
- Bhaggaví. See
- Bhaginí Sutta 1. It would not be easy to find a
person who has not been one's sister during samsára. S.ii.189.
- Bhaginí Sutta 2. There are men who would not lie,
even for a sister's sake. S.ii.243.
- Bhagírasa. A king of old, mentioned as having
held great sacrifices; he could not, however, advance beyond the peta world.
- Bhagírathí, Bhagírasí. See Bhágirathí.
- Bhagu. A famous sage (isi) of old (Vin.i.245;
D.i.104, 238, 243; M.ii. 169, 200; A.iii.224; A.iv.61). He was one of the
teachers who composed runes combined with the teachings of
Kassapa Buddha. DA.i.273, etc.
- Bhájanadáyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one
kappas ago he was a potter of Bandhumatí and supplied pots to the monks.
Fifty-three kappas ago he was a king named Anantajáli. Ap.i.218.
- Bhallátakadáyaka Thera. An arahant. Eighteen
kappas ago he was an ascetic and, seeing the Buddha Atthadassí going through
the air, invited him to his hermitage. There he gave the Buddha a bhallátaka-fruit
(Ap.ii.398). He is probably, identical with Vijitasena. Thag.A.i.426.
- Bhallátaka-vihára. A monastery in Ceylon, built
by Dhátusena (Cv.xxxviii.47) and restored by Vijayabáhu I. (Cv.lx.61).
- Bhallatittha. A landing place in Ceylon where
Abhayanága once lived. Mhv.xxxvi.43.
- Bhallátiya. King of
Benares. See the
Bhallátiya-Játaka (No. 504)
Bhallika, Bhalliya, Bhalluka Thera.
Bhalluka. Nephew of
Bhanda, Bhandu Thera
Bhandagáma. A Vajjian village between Vesáli and Hatthigáma ...
- Bhandagáma-Vagga. The first chapter of the
Catukka Nipáta of the Aguttara Nikáya. A.ii.1-12.
- Bhandágára-amacca. Given as an example of a
handsome person. AA.ii.596.
- Bhandakucchi. One of the gate keepers (dováriká)
of Mandavya, who were ordered to cast
Mátanga out. J.iv.382.
- Bhandika. An eminent Thera, well versed in the
four Nikáyas (catunikáyika). He was evidently an esteemed Commentator. See,
- Bhandiká-parivena. A building attached to the
Abhayiágiri vihára and built by Kassapa V. (Cv.lii.68) It evidently received
its name in honour of the king's mother. Cv. Trs.i.167, n. 6.
- Bharana. One of the chief warriors of
Dutthagámani. He was the son of Kumára of Kappalakandara and was very fleet of
foot. At the age of ten or twelve he could chase hare and elk, seize them and
dash them on the ground. Mhv.xxiii.64
ff. See also Ras.ii.96.
- Bharandu Sutta. Records the visit of the Buddha
to the hermitage of
Bharandukáláma. A.i.276 ff.
Bharandukáláma. A recluse, once a co-disciple of the Buddha ...
- Bhára-Sutta. The burden is the five
upádánakkhandhas, the burden-bearer is the person (puggala), the taking up of
the burden is the lust that leads to rebirth, the laying down of the burden is
passionless ceasing of craving. S.iii.25f.
- Bharatakumára. Son of the second queen of
Dasaratha and stepbrother of Ráma and Lakkhana. For his story see the
Dasaratha Játaka. He is identified with Ananda. J.iv.124 ff.
- Bháratayuddha. Evidently refers to the story of
the Mahábhárata. It is reckoned among the sinful topics of conversation. E.g.,
- Bharattála. A village in Ceylon, given by
Aggabodhi IV. for his maintenance of the Dáthásiva-padhánaghara. Cv.xlvi.12.
- Bhára-Vagga. The third chapter of the Khandha
Samyutta. S.iii.25 33.
Bharu Játaka (No.213).
- Bharukacchaka Vatthu. The story of a monk of
Bharukaccha who having (in his dream) lain with a woman, thought he was
guilty of a párájiká offence. But
Upáli ruled that he was blameless. Vin.iii.39; Sp.i.283.
- Bhátaragáma. A village in Ceylon, residence of
Nágá Therí. AA.ii.654; MA.i.546.
- Bhátá-Sutta. It is not easy to find one who has
not been a brother in the long faring of samsára. S.ii.189.
- Bháti, Bhátiya. King of Magadha, father of
Bimbisára. Dpv.iii.52f.; MT.137.
Bhátikábhaya. Also called Bhátika or Bhátiya
- Bhátikatissa-vihára. A vihára built by
- Bhatta Sutta. The five disadvantages which come
to a family who wait to eat till the sun has fully risen. A.iii.260.
- Bhattá. See
- Bhattabhuttavaláhaka. The name given to the spot
where Dutthagámani took his meal after crossing the Maháválukagangá, in his
advance against the Damilas. MT. 476.
- Bhavanetti Sutta. The Buddha tells Rádha that
that which leads to rebirth is lust for the body, for feelings, etc.
- Bhavanimmita. Fifty seven kappas ago there were
four kings of this name, previous births of Phalakadáyaka Thera (Ap.i.174).
- Bhávasetthi. A previous birth of
Bíjaka (2). J.vi.228.
- Bhayasíva 1. A member of the Moriya clan in
Ceylon, contemporary of Silákála. His son was Aggabodhi and his nephew King
- Bhayasíva 2. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.69;
- Bhaya-Vagga. The thirteenth chapter of the
Catukka Nipáta of the Anguttara Nikáya. A.ii.121 33.
- Bhayoluppala. A tank in Ceylon, made by
Kutakannatissa (Mhv.xxxiv.33). The name was later corrupted into Bahuppala.
- Bhennákata. A locality where Rujá lived as a
castrated goat. J.vi.237.
- Bheraváya. A rock cave, near Himavá, where
Sambula-kaccána dwelt in meditation. ThagA.i.314.
Bherí. A female ascetic ...
Bheriváda-Játaka (No. 59)
- Bheruva. A city, the residence of
- Bhesajja-anuññáta-bhánavára. The thirteenth
chapter of the sixth Khandaka of the Mahávagga of the Vinaya Pitaka.
- Bhesajjamañjúsá. A Páli medical work written in
the time of Parakkamabáhu II. by a monk of Ceylon. The author is referred to
as Pañcaparivenádhipati. Saranankara wrote a Sinhalese Commentary on it.
- Bhesakalá. A Yakkhiní. See
Bhesakalávana. A grove in the Bhagga country....
- Bhesiká. The barber of
- Bhidura Sutta.-A sutta quoted in the Sutta
Sangaha (No. 83) from the Itivuttaka (p.69f). The body breaks up,
consciousness is contemptible; all things change.
- Bhikkhadáyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety four
kappas ago he gave a spoonful of food to Siddhattha Buddha. Eighty seven
kappas ago he was king seven times under the name of Mahárenu (Ap.i.140). He
is probably identical with Godhika Thera. ThagA.i.124.
- Bhikkhadáyí. See Bhikkhudási.
Bhikkháparampara Játaka (No.496)
- Bhikkhuná-Sutta 1. In the Buddha's method of
explaining Dhamma, there feelings are divided into various categories of 2, 3,
5, 6, 18, 30, 108, etc. S.iv.229.
- Bhikkhuná-Sutta 2. Same as Bhikkhu Sutta (6).
- Bhikkhuní-khandhaka. The tenth section of the
Culla Vagga of the Vinaya Pitaka.
- Bhikkhuní-Samyutta. The fifth section of the
Samyutta Nikáya. S.i.128 35.
- Bhikkhuní-Vibhanga. The second section of the
Sutta Vibhanga of the Vinaya Pitaka, also called Cúla Vibhanga.
- Bhikkhupátimokkha. See
- Bhikkhu-Samyutta. The twenty first section of the
Samyutta Nikáya. S.ii.273 86.
- Bhikkhu-Vagga 1. The seventh section of the
Majjhima Nikáya, containing suttas 61 70.
- Bhikkhu-Vagga 2. The twenty fifth section of the
- Bhikkhu-Vibhanga. The first division of the Sutta
Vibhanga of the Vinaya Pitaka. It is also called the Mahá Vibhanga.
- Bhillivána-vihára. A monastery in Ceylon built by
Bhíma. A sage of old ...
- Bhima. The name of a celestial musician or a
musical instrument. VvA.93, 96, 211, 372.
- Bhímarája. A Kálinga prince of Síhapura, brother
of Tilokasundarí. He came to Ceylon and Vijayabáhu I. gave him suitable
- Bhímasena 1. A weaver; see the
- Bhímasena 2. One of the five Pándavas, sons of
King Pandu; he was the husband of
Kanhá. J.v.424, 426.
- Bhinnálavanagáma. A village in Rohana, mentioned
in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxv.97.
- Bhinnorudípa. A monastery in Ceylon built by
Aggabodhi I. for the Elder (probably Dáthásiva) who was living in the
Maháparivena. The revenue from Vattákárapitthi was given for its maintenance.
- Bhiruka-Játaka. See
- Bhisa. A king of three kappas ago, a previous
birth of Bhisáluvadáyaka. Ap.i.120.
- Bhisáluvadáyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one
kappas ago he gave some lotus stalks and water to Vipassí Buddha. Three kappas
ago he was a king named Bhisa. Ap.i.120.
- Bhisamuláladáyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety two
kappas ago he met Phussa Buddha alone in the forest and gave him lotus stalks
and petals. Ap.i.286f.
Bhisapuppha Játaka (No.392).
- Bhíta-Sutta. The Buddha, in answer to a deva's
question, says that if a man be pure in word, deed and thought, has faith, and
is generous, he need not fear life in another world. S.i.42.
- Bhiyya. One of the chief lay patrons of Paduma
Bhogagámanagara. A village in the Vajji country,..
- Bhogasamhara petavatthu. The story of a woman of
Rájagaha who, having earned money by selling things with false measures, was
born in the peta world. Pv.iv.14; PvA.278f
- Bhoga-Sutta. The five disadvantages of riches and
also the five advantages of the same. A.iii.259.
- Bhogavatí. A palace in the Nága world, the
residence of the Nága king Varuna, father of Irandatí. J.vi. 269, 270.
- Bhojakagiri. A vihára in Kálinga, built by Asoka,
at the cost of one crore, for his brother Tissa (Ekavihárika). ThagA.i.506,
- Bhojanadáyaka Thera. An arahant. Thirty one
kappas ago he gave a meal to Vessabhú Buddha. Twenty five kappas ago he was a
king named Amitábha. Ap.i.253.
- Bhojanasuddhika. The Bodhisatta born as the king
Benares. See the
Dúta Játaka. J.ii.319, 321.
- Bhojana-Vagga. The fourth section of the
Pácittiya of the Vinaya Pitaka. Vin.iv. 69 90.
- Bhokkanta. A village in the Dakkhinadesa of
Ceylon. Till deserted by its inhabitants (probably through fear of the Damilas),
it was the residence of Sumaná, wife of Lakuntaka Atimbara (DhA.iv.50).
- Bhujaka. A tree with fragrant wood, found only in
- Bhujangadvára. One of the gates of Pulatthippura.
- Bhúmicála-Vagga. The seventh chapter of the
Atthaka Nipáta of the Anguttara Nikáya. A.iv.293-313.
- Bhúmiya.-A king of fifteen kappas ago; a previous
birth of Nágasamála. Ap.i.119.
- Bhummá. A class of devas, earth bound deities.
They belong to the lowest category of devas. E.g., A.iv.119.
- Bhummaja. One of the
Chabbaggiyá. His followers were called Bhummajaká.
Bhuñjatí.Wife of Vessavana and a devout follower of the Buddha...
- Bhúridatta. The Bodhisatta born as the son of the
Nága king, Dhatarattha. See the
- Bhúripañña. One hundred and seven kappas ago
there were four kings of this name, previous births of Paccupatthánasaññaka (Ekúdániya).
- Bhúri-Sutta. Four conditions which, if developed,
lead to extensive insight. S.v.412.
- Bhútagana. A mountain near
Himavá. Ap.i.179; ThagA.i.215.
- Bhútamangalagáma. A village in the Cola country
in South India. Buddhadatta lived there in a monastery built by Venhudása.
- Bhútapála-Nanda.-One of the
- Bhúta-parivena. A monastic building erected by
Aggabodhi VIII (Cv.xlix.46). It was probably attached to the Bhútáráma (q.v.).
- Bhútaválika. A setthiputta, held up as an example
of a devout follower of the Buddha (AA.i.335). He is probably identical with
- Bhuttakatittha.-A ford, probably on the
Maháválukanadí. It was two leagues from Válagáma Vihára. See Tambasumana.
- Bíjagáma. A village in Ceylon where Mahallaka
Nága built the Tánaveli (or Canavela ) vihára. Mhv.xxxv.125.
- Bilangika Bháradvája Sutta. Relates the story of
the conversion of
Bilangika Bháradvája. S.i.164.
Bilárikosiya Játaka (No.450)
- Bilárikosiya. A rich miser whom Sakka converted
into a generous donor. See the
- Billagámatittha. A ford in the Maháválukagangá,
mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxii.48,122.
- Billaphaliya Thera. An arahant. He was an ascetic
living on the banks of the Candabhágá in the time of Kakusandha Buddha. One
day he gave the Buddha a billa fruit (wood apple) from the tree which grew in
his grove. Ap.ii.397.
- Billasela. A mountain in Ceylon. Vijayabáhu III.
built, on its summit, a temple for the Tooth Relic (Cv.lxxxi.33; see also
Cv.Trs.ii.138, n.4.). From there the Relic was removed by Parakkamabáhu II. to
- Billasela-vihára. A monastery on Billasela, where
Bhuvanekabáhu, brother of Parakkamabáhu II., erected, under the king's orders,
a parivena called the Bhuvanekabáhu parivena. Cv.lxxxv.59.
- Bimbádeví. See
- Bimbasundarí. Probably another name for Bimbádeví.
She is identified with Amarádevi of the
Mahá Ummagga Játaka. J.vi.478.
- Bimbí. An eminent laywoman, follower of the
Buddha. A.iv.347; AA.ii.791.
- Bimbijáliya Thera. An arahant. In the past he
gave a bimbijálika flower to Padumuttara Buddha. Sixty eight kappas ago he was
king four times under the name of Kiñjakesara. Ap.i.225.
- Bíranatthambhaka Vagga. The seventh chapter of
the Duka Nipáta of the Játakatthakathá. J.ii.164ff.
- Bodhaná Sutta. The Buddha explains to a monk, in
answer to his question, that the bojjhangas are so called because they conduce
to wisdom. S.v.83.
- Bodhí. Daughter of Kassapa I. Cv.xxxix.11.
- Bodhiáváta. A village in Rohana mentioned in the
accounts of the campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxv.97, 146.
- Bodhigámavara. A village and district in the
Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of
Parakkámabáhu 1. Cv.lxvi.78; lxix.9; lxx.88; for its identification see
Cv.Trs.i.259, n. 1.
- Bodhighariya Thera. An Arahant. Ninety four
kappas ago he built a pavilion by the Bodhi tree of Siddhattha Buddha. Sixty
five kappas ago he became king in Kásika, which city was built for him by
Vissakamma, ten leagues long and eight broad. His palace was called Mangala.
- Bodhiguttá. A nun of the Hatthálhakáráma in
Anurádhapura, colleague of Sanghamittá. She belonged to the Moriya clan and
was the elder sister of Sunandá, wife of Bodhigutta. Mbv. 169.
- Bodhimátu Mahátissa Thera. He came through the
air to receive from
Dutthagámaní a share of the food which the latter had obtained while
fleeing from Culanganiyapitthi. According to other accounts the Thera's name
Kutumbiyaputta Tissa. AA.i.366.
- Bodhisammajjaka Thera. An arahant. In the past he
picked up leaves from the courtyard of a Bodhi tree and cleaned it
(Ap.ii.457). He is probably identical with Tissa Thera. ThagA.i.105f.
- Bodhisenapabbatagáma. A village in the
Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon where Vikkamabáhu II defeated Mánábharana and his two
- Bodhisiñcaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas
ago, when a great festival was being held in honour of the Bodhi tree of
Vipassí Buddha, he sprinkled perfumed water on the tree. Thirty three kappas
ago he became king eight times under the name of Udakásecana (Ap.i.131). v.l.
- Bodhi-Sutta. On the seven bojjhangas as the seven
things that cause not decline (aparihániyá dhammá). A.iv.23.
- Bodhitalagáma. A village on the road from
Gangásiripura to Samantakúta where Devappatirája built a bridge. Cv.lxxxvi.21.
- Bodhí-Theri. A friend of
Isidásí, who related the story of her own past lives at the request of
- Bodhitissa. A chieftain, probably of Malaya. He
built the Bodhitissa-vihára. Cv.xlvi.30.
- Bodhitissa-vihára. See Bodhitissa above.
Thera. An Arahant. Eighteen kappas ago he was born in Rammavatí under the name
of Muraja and paid great homage to the Bodhi tree. Fifteen kappas ago he was a
king named Damatha. Ap.i.174.
- Bodhí-Uppalavanná Kassapagiri. The name given to
the enlarged monastery at Issarasamanáráma built by Kassapa I. Cv.xxxix.11;
see also Cv.Trs.i.43, n.7.
- Bodhi-Vagga. The first chapter of the Udána.
- Bodhivála. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Kitti (Vijayabáhu I.). Cv.lvii.54.
- Bodhivamsa. See
- Bodhivandaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas
ago he saw the pátali bodhi of Vipassí Buddha and worshipped it. Ap.i.290.
- Bojjhá, Bocchá. An eminent upásiká. The Anguttara
Nikáya (A.iv.259, also 347) records a visit paid by her to the Buddha at
Jetavana. The Buddha then preached to her on the uposatha and the advantages
of keeping the fast.
- Bojjhangakathá. The third chapter of the
Yuganaddha Vagga of the Patisambhidámagga.
- Bojjhangakosalla Sutta. One of the sections of
the Bojjhanga Samyutta. VibhA.229, 231; the reference is to S.v.112f.
- Bojjhanga-Sákacca Vagga. The sixth chapter of the
Bojjhanga Samyutta. S.v.102ff.
- Bojjhanga-Samyutta. The second section (forty
sixth Samyutta) of the Mahávagga of the Samyutta Nikáya. S.v.61ff.
- Bojjhá-Sutta. Records the visit of Bojjhá (q.v.)
to the Buddha and the sermon preached to her on the uposatka. A.iv.259ff.
- Bokusala. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxiv.169.
- Bolagáma. A village mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxv.6.
Braháchatta Játaka (No.336)
- Brahma. See
- Brahmadeva-Sutta. Records the story of
Brahmadeva Thera (q.v. 3) and his mother. S.i.140ff.
- Brahmakáyiká devá. See
- Bráhmanagáma. A village in Ceylon, near which
Mahásena built the Kalandavihára. MT.685.
- Bráhmanagámavápi. A tank in Ceylon, restored by
Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxix.32.
- Bráhmana-Samyutta. The seventh section of the
Samyutta Nikáya. S.i.160-84.
- Brahmapárisajja, Brahmapurohita. See
- Brahmá-Samyutta. The sixth section of the
Samyutta Nikáya. S.i.136 59.
- Brahmavaddhana 1. An old name for
Báránasí (J.iv.119). A king named Manoja reigned there. For details see
Sona Nanda Játaka. J.v.312ff.
- Brahmavaddhana 2. Son of Metteyya Buddha before
his Renunciation. Anágatavamsa, vs.48.
- Brahmavatí. A brahminee, the mother of Metteyya
Buddha. Vsm.434; DhSA.415; Dvy.60; Anágatavamsa, vs. 96.
- Brahmáyu-Sutta. Records the story of the
conversion of Brahmáyu ...
- Bubbula. A village in Ceylon, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxx.99; see Cv.Trs.i.295, n.4.
- Budalavitthi. A village in Ceylon where
Vijayabáhu I. erected five dwelling places for the monks on the spot where his
parents had been cremated. Cv.lx.57.
- Buddhá. Wife of Prince Bodhi and, later, of
Moggallána. By Bodhi she had a daughter Lokitá and by Moggallána four
children: Kitti (afterwards Vijayabáhu I.), Mittá, Mahinda and Rakkhita.
- Buddhabhelagáma. A village in Ceylon given by
Jetthá, wife of Aggabodhi IV., for the maintenance of the Jettháráma.
- Buddhadeva Thera. A member of the Mahimsásaka
sect. He was one of the three monks - the others being Atthadassí and
Buddhamitta - at whose suggestion the Játakatthakathá was written. J.i.1.
- Buddhagáma vihára. A monastery in Ceylon for the
maintenance of which Sena II. gifted a village. Cv.li.74.
- Buddhagáma. A village and district in the
Dakkhiniadesa of Ceylon. It is mentioned in the account of the campaigns of
Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lviii.43; lxvi.19, 25, 39, 62; lxix.9; lxx.311; lxxii.178;
for its identification see Cv.Trs.i.206, n.1.
- Buddhagámakanijjhara. A tank restored by
Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxviii.45.
- Buddhaghosuppatti. A very late account of the
life of Buddhaghosa; it is more a romance than a historical chronicle. For an
account of this see Law, Páli Lit.
558 f. The
work has been translated and edited by Gray (London).
- Buddhálankára. A Páli poem based on the
Sumedhakathá by Sílavamsa. Bode, p. 43.
- Buddhamátá. See
- Buddhanága Thera. A disciple of Sáriputta of
Ceylon. He wrote the Vinayatthamañjúsá on the Kankhávitaraní at the request of
a monk named Sumedha. Gv.61f., 71; SadS.65; Svd.1212; P.L.C.201.
- Buddhanáyaka, Buddhanátha. A general of
Mánábharaina (2). He was defeated at Nála by the Kesadhátu Rakkha. Later,
during eight days, he fought at Pillavitthi a battle against the forces of
Parakkamabáhu I. and again against the Adhikárin Rakkha. He was killed in the
last-named conflict. Cv.lxx.296; lxxii.171, 266, 270. See Cv.Trs.i.311,n.2.
- Buddhapakinnakhandha. The twelfth chapter of the
- Buddhapitá. See
- Buddharája. A powerful man of Rohana who is said
to have quarrelled with Loka, ruler of Kájaragáma. Cv.lvii.45.
- Buddhasiri.-A monk of the Mahávihára, at whose
request Buddhaghosa wrote the Samantapásádiká. Sp.i.2.
- Buddhasoma. A monk of Ceylon, friend of Ananda,
the author of the Saddhammopáyana. The work was composed by Ananda to be sent
as a religious gift to Buddhasoma. P.L.C.212.
- Buddha-Sutta. See
Araham Sutta (5).
- Buddha-Vagga 1. The fourteenth chapter of the
- Buddha-Vagga 2. The first chapter of the Nidána
- Buddhavímamsaka-mánava. See
- Buddhija, Buddhiya. Personal attendant of
Kakusandha Buddha. Bu.xxiii.20; J.i.42; D.ii.6.
- Buddhippasádiní. A Tíká on the Padasádhana by Srí
Ráhula of the fifteenth century. P.L.C.205.
- Buddhupattháka Thera. An arahant. Ninety
one kappas ago he blew a conch shell in honour of Vipassí Buddha. Twenty four
kappas ago he became king sixteen times under the name of Mahánigghosgá
(Ap.i.138f). He is probably identical with Vimala Thera. ThagA.i.122f.
- Buddhúpattháyaka Thera. An arahant. Thirty one
kappas ago he was named Vetambarí and his father dedicated him to the service
of the Buddha (? Sikhí). Twenty three kappas ago he became king four times
under the name of Samanúpatthaka. Ap.i.242.
- Búkakalla. A village in Ceylon near which was the
Ambavápí given by Potthakuttha to the Mátambiya padhánaghara. Cv.xlvi.20.
- Burudatthalí. A ford across the Maháválukagangá.