Proper Names - M -
See Mánábharana above.
A Pacceka Buddha. M.i.70; ApA.i.107.
- Mánadinna Sutta.
Records the visit of Ananda to Mánadinna below. S.v.178.
A householder of Rájagaha. When he lay ill he was visited by Ananda, to whom
he confessed that even in his illness he practiced the four satipatthána. He
was quite free from the five orambhágiyasamyojaná. S.v.178.
A monastery built by Aggabodhi VII. Cv.xlviii.64.
- Mánakáma Sutta.
The praises spoken of the Buddha by a deva at Jetavana regarding his freedom
from all vain conceits. S.i.4.
A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of
Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxv.47.
A village, probably in North Ceylon; one of the spots where the Damilas, under
Mágha and Jayabáhu, set up fortifications. Cv.lxxxiii.16.
A locality of South India pillaged by Lankápura. Cv.lxxvii.87.
- Manápa Sutta.-See
- Manápámanápá Sutta.
Five qualities that make a woman attractive to a man: she is beauteous in
form, possessed of wealth, moral, vigorous, and has offspring. Absence of
these qualities robs her of this claim. Likewise for a man. S.iv.238f.
- Manasi Sutta.
If, for just the space of a finger snap, a monk indulges a thought of
goodwill, such a one is to be called a monk. A.i.11.
- Manasikára Sutta.
Ananda asks the Buddha, and the Buddha explains how far it is possible to be
without any distinct perception and apperception and yet possess perception
and apperception. A.v.321f.
- Mánatthaddha Sutta.
Records the visit of the brahmin
Mánatthaddha to the Buddha. S.i.177f.
A place in South India mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Lankápura.
A locality in South India mentioned in the account of the campaigns of
Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxvii.87.
The name of Ceylon in the time of Kassapa Buddha; its capital was Visála and
its king Jayanta. The Mahámeghavana was called Maháságara. Mhv.xv.127;
Dpv.i.73; ix.20; xv.57, etc.
A village near Anurádhapura, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of
Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.Iviii.43; Cv.Trs.i.206, n. 5.
A village in Rohana, given by Aggabodhi, son of Mahátissa, to the monks, in
gratitude for a meal which they had given him. Cv.xlv.47; Cv.Trs.i.93, n. 5.
A kappa in which two Buddhas are born. BuA.158; J.i.38, 39, 41, 42.
A building erected by Parakkamabáhu I. at Pulatthipura. It was used by the
teacher specially appointed by him to recite Játaka stories. Cv.lxxiii.72; see
Cv.Trs.ii.9, n. 1.
- Mandapadáyiká Therí.
An arahant. She built a pavilion for Konágamana Buddha. Ap.ii.514; ThigA.6.
The tenth chapter of the Mahávagga of the Patisambhidámagga.
A mountain in Himavá, mentioned together with Meru and Daddara. Ap.ii.536, 86;
according to the Abhidhánappadípiká (606), it is the western mountain, behind
which the sun sets.
A monastery built by Mahá Cúli Tissa (Mhv.xxxiv.8). Mahádáthika Mahánága gave
land for the monks of this vihára out of gratitude to a sámanera who lived
A tank in Ceylon, restored by Vijayabáhu I. Cv.Ix.49.
Mandhátu Játaka (No. 258)
A general of Parakkamabáhu I., mentioned among those who led his campaigns (Cv.lxx.
318; lxxii.161). He is titled Jivitapotthakí. See Cv. Trs.i. Introd. xxix. for
an explanation of the title.
A tank in Ceylon restored by Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxviii.44; see Cv. Trs.i.280,
Mother of Mandikáputta (q.v.).
See Upaka Mandikáputta. He was so called because be was the son of Mandiká
(AA.ii.554; KhpA. 105). See also Samana Mandikáputta.
A Paribbájaka of Kosambí, friend of JáIiya. It was to them that the
Sutta was preached. v.l. Mundiya.
See Mendiya ??, for which it is a wrong reading. DA.i.181.
- Mangala gangá.
A channel branching off from the sluice called Mangala in the Parakkama
Samudda. See Mangala (5). Cv.lxxix.45.
Mangala Játaka (No. 87)
- Mangala Vagga.
The fifteenth chapter of the Tika Nipáta of the Anguttara Nikáya. A.i.292 4.
A place near Pulatthipura, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of
Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxvii.52; lxx. 178, 283, 297; lxxii.160, 207.
A commentary on the Mangala Sutta, written by Sirimahgala of Laos. Bode, op.
A spot where the Buddha was staying when Káludáyi visited him at Suddhodana's
A minister of Kittisirimegha (2). Cv.lxvi.66; see Cv. Trs.i.258, n. 2.
A locality in South India, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of
Parakkamabáhu I (Cv.lxxvii.38). It is probably identical with Mangalgá (6).
See Mangalappadesa below.
A palace in Kásika, erected by Vissakamma and inhabited by Bodhighariya in a
previous birth sixty five kappas ago. Ap.ii.401.
A bathing place in the garden of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxiii.110.
(Mangalapabbata). A place in the south of Ceylon which formed the limit of the
estate given to Sáliya by Dutthagámaní. MT.607.
A place in the west of Ceylon, near Vallipásánavihára. MT.552.
street in Mahágáma. Ras.ii.34
district in Ceylon. Ras.ii.180
of the ten sons of Kálásoka (q.v.)
A yakkha chief, to be invoked by Buddhists in time of need. D.iii.205.
A Yakkha chief to be invoked by followers of the Buddha in time of need. See
DA.iii.970; A iii.205; but see Cara (2).
thúpa in Rájamahávihára in Mahágáma. Ras.ii.3
Manicora Játaka (No. 194)
A headman of Rájagaha. See Manicúla Sutta.
A sub commentary (anutíká) to the Atthasáliní, by Ariyavamsa. Gv.65, 75; Bode,
op. cit., 42.
One of the three caves in the Nandamúlakapabbhára. In front of the cave was
the Mańjúsaka tree (q.v.). SNA.i.66.
The name of a vijjá, whereby thoughts can be read. DA.ii.389.
Manikantha Játaka (No. 253)
A Nága king. See
Manikantha Játaka. The king was so called because he wore
round his neck a wish conferring gem. SP.iii.565.
A village in Ceylon near which Candamukhasiva constructed a tank, the revenues
from which he gave to the Issarasamana-vihára. Mhv.xxxv.47.
A section of the Vidhurapandita Játaka which contains a description of the
marvellous jewel offered by Punnaka as a stake in the dice play with Koravya.
Manikundala Játaka (No. 351)
- Manikundala Vagga.
The thirty sixth chapter of the Játakatthakathá. It forms the first chapter of
the Pańca Nipáta. J.iii.153ff.
A Cetiya where the Buddha stayed and where he was visited by the Yakkha
A monastic building in Ceylon, probably belonging to the Maháyánists. It held
statues of the Bodhisattas, which were restored by Sena II. Cv.li.77.
A vihára in the Káláyana Kanniká in Rohana, built by Mahádáthika Mahánága.
- Manipabbata, Manipassapabbata.
A mountain range of the Himálaya. J.ii.92; v.38, 415; SNA.i.358.
One hundred and sixteen kappas ago there were thirty two kings of this name,
all previous births of Vedikáraka (Vijaya) Thera. Ap.i.171; ThagA.i.192.
A Commentary on the Abhidhammatthavibhávaní, by Ariyavavamsa. Gv.65, 75; Bode,
op. cit., 42.
Probably another name for the Somáráma. Kanittha Tissa built a parivena
there (Mhv.xxxvi.8). Gothábhaya restored the vihára and built there an
uposatha house. Mhv.xxxvi.106f.
Manisúkára Játaka (No. 285)
One of the places appointed by King Bhátika for the dispensing of hospitality
to the monks of Ceylon. Mhv.xxxiv.65; the MT. (633) calls it Maniupatthána
- Mańjetthaka Vagga.
The fourth section of the Vimána Vatthu.
- Mańjetthaka Vimána.
The abode in Távatimsa of a woman who once spread over the Buddha's seat a
bouquet of flowers which she had gathered in Andhavana. Vv.iv.1; VvA.176f.
A locality where the Buddha spent his sixth vassa (BuA.3). The reference is
perhaps to the Mankulakáráma (q.v.), but there the Buddha is said to have
stayed only seven days of the rainy season.
- Mankura. On of the four ministers of Milinda who
were sent to fetch Nágasena to the palace. Mil., p.
- Mańńamána Sutta.
One who lets his imagination play on the body, feeling, etc., becomes Mára's
A village in Ceylon (the modern Mannar) near Mahátittha. There Víradeva
defeated Vikkamabáhu (Cv.xli.39ff). The village possessed a harbour, where
Mágha and Jayabáhu set up fortifications. Cv.lxxxiii.16.
A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara (Cv.lxxvi.141). He later joined Lankápura
A Damila chief, among the immediate retinue of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.220.
A park laid out by Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxix.9.
A tíká written by Dhammasenápati Thera. Gv.63, 73.
Manoja Játaka (No. 397)
A sage of old mentioned in a nominal list. J.vi.99.
A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
- Manonivárana Sutta.
Preached in answer to the question of a deva as to where the mind should be
checked and where developed. S.i.14.
Buddhaghosa’s Commentary on the Anguttara Nikáya, written at the request of
Jotipála and Jívaka. AA.ii.874; Gv.59, etc.
A class of devas. Beings who die devoted to some idea are born in their
world - e.g., a Nigantha who will take only warm water and would rather die
than take it cold. M.i.376; MA.ii.597.
A city, the birthplace of Sumedhá Therí, its chieftain being Końca.
A brahmin well versed in reading auspicious signs. He was one of the brahmins
consulted by Suddhodana when Gotama Buddha was born. J.i.56; Mil.236.
An Indian sage of old who wrote a work for the guidance of kings in good
government. E.g., Cv.lxxx.9, 55; lxxxiii.6; lxxxiv.2; xcvi.26.
An eminent upásiká mentioned in a list. A.iv.347; AA.ii.791.
A village in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxx. 133, 134.
- Má-puńńa-bháyi Sutta.-A
sutta quoted in the Sutta Sangaha (No.30) from the Itivuttaka (p.14f). The
Buddha admonishes monks to do good, assuring them that he has always profited
by doing good.
- Mára Samyutta.
The fourth section of the Samyutta Nikáya. S.i.103 27.
- Mára Sutta.
Rádha asks the Buddha as to what is meant by "Mára”. Anything that perishes,
says the Buddha, such as body, feeling, perceptions, etc. S.iii.188.
- Máradhamma Sutta.
The Buddha admonishes Rádha and says that desire for whatever is perishable,
such as the body, etc., must be put away. S.iii.195, 198, 200.
- Márapása Sutta.
Mára's noose encircles him who finds delight in objects, sounds, etc.
The soldiers of a certain district in India. They were employed by Kulasekhara
against Lankapura. Cv.lxxvi. 130, 246.
A building in Anurádhapura, erected on the spot where hosts of gods visited
Mahinda to pay obeisance to him. Mhv.xv.211.
A locality in Anurádhapura, through which passed the símá of the Mahávihára.
A locality in South India. Cv.lxxvi.180.
A village in South India mentioned in the account of the campaigns of
Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxvi.129.
brahmin of Homagáma. Once he gave food to a mangy dog, which later saved his
life. See Ras.i.42f. for details.
village near Brahmacola. It was built near the spot where a spring appeared by
the virtue of a girl who gave water to a thirsty monk. Ras.ii.42.
A hill from which the masáragalla stones are obtained. See Rhys Davids,
Milinda Trs.i.117, n.6.
- Mataka Sutta.
See Pacchábhúmika Sutta.
Matakabhatta Játaka (No. 18)
A Padhánaghara built by the Damila Potthakuttha. He gave for its maintenance
the Ambavápi at Búkakalla and the villages of Tantaváyikacátiká and
Nitthilavetthi, together with slaves. Cv.xlvi.19f.; Cv. Trs.i.100, n. 1.
Mátanga Játaka (No. 497)
Another name for Mejjhárańńa. See Mil. 130; MA.ii.615.
- Mátari Sutta 1.
Sometimes a man who would not lie, even for his mother's sake, has been won
over by flattery and bribes. S.ii.241.
- Mátari Sutta 2.
Six things - such as killing his mother, father,
etc. - which a man who possesses right view will
never do. A.iii.439.
Matarodana Játaka (No. 317)
Máthara (v.l. Matthara)
A portion of the Vinaya Pitaka in its arrangement according to Dhammakkkandhas.
A vihára in Ceylon, built by the sword bearer of Aggabodhi II. Cv.xlii.43.
A work on the Abhidhamma, ascribed to Chapata. Gv. 64; Bode, op. cit., 19.
Another name for the Kankhávitaraní.
One of the eleven children of Pandavásudeva and
Mattakundali Játaka (No. 449)
A monastery in Ceylon where Aggabodhi II. built a padhánaghara for Jotipála
Sutta. Few are they who abstain from
intoxicating liquor; many they that do not. S.v.467.
The name of a tribe mentioned in a nominal list. Ap.ii.359.
A village in the Álisára district of Ceylon, where Máyágeha captured an
A landing place in Ceylon, the scene of the embarkment of part of the army
sent by Víjayabáhu to the Cola kingdom. Cv.Ix.34.
- Mátugáma Samyutta.
The thirty seventh section of the Samyutta Nikáya. S.iv.238 60.
- Mátugáma Sutta.
No woman can persistently possess the heart of a man who is influenced by
gains and flattery. S.ii.234.
- Mátula Vihára.-A
monastery in Roliyajanapada. Ras.ii.51.
A village in Magadha, where the Buddha stayed and where he preached the
Cakkavattisíhanáda Sutta. A iii.58.
A place in Sunáparanta where Punna Thera lived for some time. MA.ii.1015;
A village assigned by Jetthatissa III. to Mahánágavihára. Cv.xliv.97.
Mátulajanapada. One of the provinces of Ceylon (Cv.xcv.22; xcvi.4;
xcviii.65), the modern Mátale. The name is found only in the latest part of
the Cúlavamsa. In the earlier parts it is called Mahátila (Cv.lxvi.71). Near
by is Aloka vihára.
Thera (Ap.ii.446). Evidently identical with
or Surádha (ThagA.i.255).
Mátuposaka Játaka (No. 455)
- Mátuposaka Sutta.
A brahmin of Sávatthi visits the Buddha and, having told him that he supports
his mother with food obtained from begging, asks if his action is worthy. The
Buddha declares his action to be very good and one which will bring him birth
in heaven. See also the Sáma Játaka. S.i.181.
- Mátuposaks Ráma.
A locality near Sámagalla, where lived Kupikkalamahátissa Thera.
- Máyá Sutta
One of the gates of Pulatthipura. Cv.lxxiii.162.
A tank built by King Subha. v.l. Cayanti. Mhv.xxxv.94.
A jackal, for whose story see the Dabbapuppha Játaka. He is identified with
A village in Ceylon in the time of Jetthatissa III. Cv.xliv.90.
A monastic building in Ceylon. Jetthatissa gave to it the village of
Sahannanagara (Cv.lxiv.100), and Aggabodhi III. that of Sálaggáma Cv.lxiv.121.
A vihára in Ceylon, to which Jetthatissa III. gifted the village of
A tank, enlarged by Udaya II. Cv.Ii.130.
Mayhaka Játaka (No. 390)
A bird, see the Mayhaka Játaka.
One of the three palaces of Vidhurapandita. J.vi.289.
A locality in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of
Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxii.73.
A place where Buddhaghosa once stayed with his colleague Buddhamitta.