Proper Names - L -
Lábhagaraha Játaka (No. 287)
- Lábhasakkára Samyutta.
The seventeenth section of the Samyutta Nikáya. S.ii.225 44.
A group of ascetic monks within the Buddhist Order in Ceylon. Mahinda IV.
showed them special favour (Cv.liv.27), while Vijayabáhu I. gave for their
maintenance the villages of Antaravitthi, Sanghátagáma and Sirimandagalagáma,
and provided them with necessaries. Cv.lx.68, 72.
- Labhiya Vasabha.
A village in Ceylon where Pandukábhaya vanquished his uncles. Their heads were
collected and lay "like a heap of gourds," hence the name of the village
(Mhv.x.72; see also Mhv.Trs.73, n.2.). Its original name was Nagaragáma. MT.
Thera. An arahant (Ap.ii.409). It was evidently the same as
A village in Ceylon, in the province of Saparagamu. Once, for a short period,
the Tooth Relic of the Buddha was placed in the monastery there, after being
taken from Jayavaddhanapura (Cp. Cv.xci.17f), and Vimaladhammasúriya removed
it from there to Sirivadohanapura. Cv.xciv.11f.
One of four villages given by Parakkamabáhu IV. for the maintenance of the
parivena built by him for Medhankara Thera. Cv.xc.87.
- Labujaphaladáyaka Thera.
An arahant (Ap.i.295). The story given is identically the same as that of
A village assigned by Jetthatissa for the maintenance of Kálavápi vihára.
- Lahu Sutta 1.
Four conditions, the cultivation of which leads to buoyant (lahu) insight.
- Lahu Sutta 2.
There is no other single thing so quick to change (tahuparivatta) as mind.
A village in Ceylon, near Nálandá. Cv.lxx.214.
Lájá. A goddess
A village in Ceylon given by Aggabodhi I. for the maintenance of the
Múgasenápati vihára. Cv.x1ii.23.
An illustrious nun of Ceylon. Dpv.xviii.40.
The fourth section of the Vidhura Játaka, which describes the play of dice
between Dhanańjaya and Punnaka, ending in the defeat of the former. J.iv.280
Lakkhana Játaka (No. 11)
- Lakkhana Samyutta.
The nineteenth section of the Samyutta Nikáya. It contains account of the
Petas seen by Moggallána when in the company of Lakkhana Thera. S.ii.254 63.
A park in Ceylon, laid out by Parakkamabáhu I. for the benefit of the monks.
The Candabhágá Canal flowed through it. Cv.lxxix.3, 48.
- Lakuntaka Atimbara.
One of the chief ministers of Dutthagámani. He was the husband of Ubbarí,
when, in her last birth, she was reborn as Sumaná. For the story see under
Lakuntaka Bhaddiya Thera
A Páli work containing the history of the frontal bone relic of the Buddha.
For a discussion see P.L.C.255.
A class of devas present at the preaching of the Mahásamaya Sutta. D.ii.261;
A town in the domain of King Pajaka (J.iii.463), and, therefore, in Avanti.
Elsewhere (J.v.133) it is mentioned as having been in the domain of
Candappajjota, probably again referring to Avanti.
A rock near Himavá. ThagA.i.97; Ap.i.15, 280; ii.454.
A class of devas present at the preaching of the Mahásamaya Sutta. D.ii.261.
A building in Ceylon, erected by
Lańjatissa for the use of the monks. Mhv.xxxiii.24.
Lańjatissa, Lańjakatissa, Lajjitissa. King
- Lanká vihára.
A monastery near Mahágáma; it was near there that Kákavannatissa found
Viháradeví when she landed from the sea (Mhv.xxii.22). But this is probably a
wrong reading. See MT. 432, where the place is called Tolaka vihára.
Lanká, Lankádípa, Lankátala. Páli names for
A title in use in the time of Parakkamabáhu I. It was higher than either
Sankhanáyaka or Lankádhináyaka, and was conferred on the two officers, Kitti
and Rakkha. Cv.lxx.278,306.
Lankádhinátha, Lankánátha. A title in use in the time of Parakkamabáhu I.,
held both by Kitti and Rakkha, who later became Lankádhikárí. Cv.lxx. 24, 205.
A title in use at the time of Parakkamabáhu I. Among those mentioned as having
borne it are Mahí, Nátha and Sora. See. Cv.lxxii.27, 124; lxxvi.250.
A hill in the mountainous central province of Ceylon, in the district once
known as Bodhígámavara. It is mentioned in the account of the campaigns of
Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxvi.90; lxx.88; for identification with modern Laggala,
see Cv.Trs.i.259, n.3.
- Lankánagara, Lankápura.
One of the chief cities of the Yakkhas in Ceylon. Polamittá, wife of
Mahákálasena, the chief Yakkha of Ceylon, was a princess of Lankápura
(Mhv.vii.33; MT. 260). Kuvení herself was evidently from Lankápura, because it
was there she went when she was abandoned by Vijaya. Mhv.vii.62; MT. 265.
A monastery in Ayodhyá where lived the author of the Saddhammasangaha (q.v.).
- Lasunadáyaka Thera.
An arahant. In the time of Vipassí Buddha he was an ascetic living on garlic (lasuna).
Pleased with the Buddha and his monks, he once gave a whole pingo load of
garlic to the monastery. Ap.i.89.
Latukika Játaka (No. 357)
Probably a monastery in Ceylon rebuilt by Aggabodhi IX. Cv.xlix.76.
- Licchavi Sutta.
See the Nandaka Sutta.
Licchaví. A powerful tribe of India in the
time of the Buddha.
The second bhánavára of the sixth khandhaka of the Mahávagga. Vin.i.210 33.
A tíká by Vácissara on the Patisambhidámagga. P.L.C.217.
- Línatthappakásiní 1,
or Línatthavannaná. A series of tíkás on the four Nikáyas
and the Játaka. They are ascribed to Dhammapála. Gv. 60, 69; also P.L.C. 192.
- Línatthappakásiní 2.
A tíká on the Kankhávitaraní, by an unknown author. Gv.62, 72.
See Línatthappakásiní (1).
A Commentary on the Saddabindu by Ńánavilása of Pagan. Bode, op. cit., 25,
Litta Játaka (No. 91)
- Litta Vagga.
The tenth chapter of the Eka Nipáta of the Játaka. J.i.379 410.
A monastery in Ceylon, built by King Mahánáma. Cv.xxxvii.212.
Lohakumbha, Lohakumbhí, Lohitakumbhiya
Lohakumbhi Jataka (No. 314)
- Lohakútapabbata Vihára.
A monastery in a very remote place in India. It could be reached only by
hanging on to the branch of a tree when the wind bent it. Dáthásena attained
arahantship there. Ras.ii.110f
Lohapásáda. A building at Anurádhapura...
The name given to an image of the Buddha, one of several in Anurádhapura.
One of the Chabbaggiyá. The followers of Lohitaka and Pandu were not as
undesirable as the other heretics (Sp.iii.4, 6). See Pandu Lohitaká.
The field of battle on which Canda, son of Pandula, slew the five brothers'of
A class of devas present at the preaching of the Mahásamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
- Loka Vagga.
The thirteenth chapter of the Dhammapada.
A class of devas. One hundred thousand years before the end of the world cycle
(kapputthána) they wander about among men with disheveled hair, weeping,
wearing red garments, ugly in form, announcing the approach of doom. This is
called kappakoláhala. BuA.224f.; J.i.47f.
A collection of chapters on different subjects hell, animal kingdom, etc.
written by Medhankara of Muttimanagara. Gv.64, 74; Bode, op. cit., 35f.
An important strategic position in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxiv.79, 81, 83, 166.
A general of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxx.24.
- Lokakámaguna Vagga.
The twelfth chapter of the Saláyatana Samyutta. S.iv.91 109.
One of the five daughters of Vijayabáhu I. and Tilokasundarí. She married
Kittisirimegha. Cv.lix.31, 44.
A monastery, evidently in Ceylon. Maliyadeva Thera preached the Cha Chakka
Sutta there and sixty monks became arahants. MA.ii.1024.
- Lokánuvicarana Sutta.
A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 51) to the Raja Sutta
?? (2) (q.v.)
The name given to the kings of the Cátummahárájikadevá.
A Páli treatise by an unknown author. Gv. 62, 72.
A religious treatise of the fourteenth century by Medhaankara, Sangharája of
Burma. Bode, op. cit., 35f.
- Lokappasádaka, Lokappasádana.
Name of a branch of brahmin learning (D.i.11, etc.); the name signifies that
which pertains to the ordinary view (of the world) - i.e., common or popular
philosophy - much the same as lokakkháyika (popular
philosophy). For a discussion of the word see Dial.i.166 72.
- Lokáyatika Sutta.
A brahmin, well versed in Lokáyata (q.v.), asks the Buddha a series of
questions regarding the world and existence. The Buddha ignores them and
teaches him the paticcasamuppáda, which he accepts. S.ii.77f.
- Loke Sutta.
Dona notices the footprints of the Buddha on the road between Ukkatthá and
Setavyá, and, following them, comes upon the Buddha. Dona asks the Buddha who
he is - deva, yakkha, gandhabba, etc.? -
and the Buddha explains to him that he is a "Buddha." A.ii.37f.
A Damila chief who came from India with a spear wound on his shoulder. He
defeated Lílávatí in Ceylon and reigned there for nine months (1210 11 A.C.),
till he was defeated by the general Parakkama. Cv.lxxx.47f.
A Páli work by Aggapandita of Pagan. Gv. 64, 74; Bode, op. cit., 21.
The eight chapter of the Yuganandha Vagga of the
Lola Játaka (No. 274)
Lomahamsa Játaka (No. 94)
A Pacceka Buddha, mentioned in a nominal list. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
Lomahamsapariyáya. Another name, given by
the Buddha himself to the Mahásíhanáda Sutta. M.i.83.
- Lomasakangiya Bhaddekaratta Sutta.
The Bhaddekaratta Sutta as it was preached to
Lomasakassapa Játaka (No. 433)
The Bodhisatta born as an ascetic. See the
A monk of Ceylon who lived in the Padhánaghara in the Piyanguguhá on
Cetiyapabbata. He is given as an example of a monk who did not abandon his
meditations in spite of extreme cold or heat. MA.i.65.
- Lonambila Sutta.
Given as an example of a sutta in which the Buddha expands the meaning by
means of similes. (AA.i.32) The reference is, perhaps, to the
Losaka Játaka (No. 41)
Losaka Tissa Thera