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- ātānātā.-A city in Uttarakuru,
mentioned with Kusinātā, Parakusinātā and Nātāpuriyā (D.iii.200).
- ātānātiya Sutta
- ātappa Sutta
- Atarandā-mahābhodikkhandha.-A village in Rohana where the forces of
Dhamilādhikāri destroyed the rebels. Cv.lxxv.97.
- Athabbana (āthabbana)
- Athalayunnāda.-A district in S. India. Cv.lxxvi.261.
- Athalayūru-nadālvāra.-A Damila chieftain.
Cv.lxxvi.140, 260; lxxvii.27.
- Aticāri Sutta.-That an adulteress is born in purgatory. S.iv.242.
- Atideva.-The Bodhisatta born as a Brahmin in the time of Revata
Buddha. Having heard the Buddha preach he gave him his upper garment (J.i.35;
Bu.vi.10; Mbv.10). He belonged to Rammavatī. BuA.134.
- Atimbara.-Minister of Dūtthagāmani. SdS.77.
- Atimuttaka-sāmanera Vatthu.-See
- Atinivāsa Sutta.-The five evil results of long dwelling (atinivāsa).
- Atipandita.-The Bodhisatta was once born as the son of a merchant
family in Benares and was named Pandita. He
entered into partnership with another man, named Atipandita, who tried to
deceive him but in vain. J.i.405f.
- Atītānāgatapneuppanna Suttas.-Three in number. Seeing that the
sankhāras are (1) impermanent, (2) ill, and (3) without the self, the Ariyan
disciple cares not for what is past, is not in love with the present and seeks
dispassion for the future. S.iii.19-20.
- Atītena Sutta.-Seeing that the eye, ear, etc., of the past are
impermanent, the Ariyan disciple should cease desiring them. S.iv.151.
- Atitti Sutta.-There is no satiety in sleep, in drinking liquor and
in sexual intercourse. A.i.261.
- Atta Sutta 1.-Self-possession is the forerunner of the Eightfold
- Atta Sutta 2.-The self-possessed monk develops the Eightfold Path.
- Attadanda Sutta
- Attadattha Thera
- Attadīpa Sutta.-Monks should be refuges unto themselves, the Dhamma
should be their refuge. They should seek for the very source of things in the
impermanence of the five Khandhas. S.iv.42f.
- Attadīpa Vagga.-Of the Samyutta Nikāya (S.iii.42ff), contains ten
suttas on the nature of the body and the self.
- Attahita Sutta.-Three suttas on the four kinds of people in the
world: bent on their own profit; on another's profit; on the profit of both;
on the profit of neither. A.ii.97ff.
- Attakāra Sutta.-On individuality and non-individuality; preached in
answer to a brahmin's questions. A.iii.337f.
- Attakarana Sutta.-See Atthakarana
- Attālhidhātusena Vihāra.-A monastery built by King Dhātusena.
- Attantāpa Sutta.-On the self-tormentor who practices various
austerities, and the tormentor of others - butcher, fisherman, etc. and those
who, like some kings, torment both themselves and others. A.ii.203ff.
- Attānuvāda Sutta.-On the four kinds of fears: fear of
self-reproach, of others' reproach, of punishment, and of woeful state.
- Atta-piya Sutta. A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 46) for
Piya Sutta (2).
- Atthakāma Vagga.-The fifth section of Eka Nipāta of the
- Atthaka Nipata.-The eight book of the
- Atthaka-nāgara Sutta
- Atthakanagara.-A city, from which came
the householder Dasama who, while on a visit to
Pātaliputta on business, went to see
Ananda at Beluvagāma
and questioned him (M.i.349f.; A.v.342-7). The conversation is recorded in the
- Atthakarana Sutta
- Atthakathācariyā.-Composers (?) of the Commentaries. They lived
prior to Buddhaghosa, because he refers to
them. E.g., AA.i.273.
- Atthakathā-Thera.-Mentioned in the Dīgha Commentary (iii.728) as
being capable of solving the doubts that arose in the mind of
Mahā Sīvali Thera of the village hermitage.
- Atthakula Sutta.-The reasons why certain families, having attained
great possessions, fail to last long. A.ii.249f.
- Atthama.-Pacceka Buddha, one of the names given in a list of such.
- Atthana Jātaka
- Atthāna Vagga.-A group of the "impossibilities"; examples of such
are the simultaneous existence of two Buddhas, or the following of a good
result from an evil deed. A.i.26-30.
- Atthānaparikappa Sutta
- Atthangika (Magga) Sutta
- Atthapuggala Sutta.-Two suttas on the eight persons who are worthy
of homage and of gifts. A.iv.292, 293.
- Atthasadda Jātaka
- Atthasahassa.-A district of Rohana in Ceylon (Cv.lxi.24; lxxv.154)
to the east of the modern Valaveganga. See Geiger, Cv. trans., i.227, n.4.
- Atthasandassaka Thera
- Atthasata Sutta (°Pariyaya).-Method of describing the 108 feelings
- thirty-six each of the past, present and future. S.iv.231.
- Atthassadvāra Jātaka
- Atthavasa Vagga.-The seventeenth chapter of the Duka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya (A.i.98-100). It deals with the aims behind the Buddha's
injunctions to monks with regard to the practice of samatha and vipassanā, to
be employed as remedies against lust, etc.
- Atthika Sutta.-A group of suttas dealing with the benefits
occurring from meditating on skeletons. S.v.129ff.
- Atthinukhopariyāya Sutta
- Atthipesī Sutta.-Preached about a pets, a mere skeleton, seen near
Gijjhakūta by Moggallāna and Lakkhana. He
had been a cattle-butcher in Rājagaha. S.ii.254.
- Atthipuñja Sutta.-A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 21) for
Puggala Sutta (1).
- Atthirāga Sutta.-All existence is the result of attachment to the
four kinds of food: kabalinkāra (solid food), phassa (contact), manosañcetanā
(will), and viññāna (consciousness). This is explained with various similes.
- Atthisena Jātaka (No.
- Atthissara.-The name under which Devadatta, having suffered for
five parts of a kappa in purgatory, will become Pacceka Buddha. DhA.i.125;
- Attho Sutta.-See Virocana-asurinda Sutta (?).
- Atulamba.-The mango tree produced by the
juggler Bhandu-kanna to make Prince
Mahāpanāda laugh. The mango is known as
Vessavana's mango and it is impossible to approach it. J.iv.324; see also
- Atulya.-King. A previous birth of
Asanatthavika Thera. Twenty-seven kappas ago he was king seven times under
this name. Ap.i.255.
- ātuma Thera
- Avakannaka.-Given in the Pācittiya rules' as an example of a low
name (hīnanāma). Vin.iv.6ff.
- Avandiya.-A Damila chief who fought on the side of Kulasekhara
against Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvi.146.
- Avantaphaladāyaka Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-four kappas ago he had
given a fruit without a stalk (avanta) to a Pacceka Buddha named Sataramsi.
- āvantikā.-The name given to monks of
Avanti who helped Yasa Kākandakaputta to
overcome the heresy of the Vajjiputtakas.
- āvarana Sutta.-There are five things that overwhelm the mind and
weaken the insight: kāmacchanda, vyāpāda, thīnamiddha, uddhaccakukkucca and
- āvarana-nīvarana Sutta.-(Also called Nīvaranāvarana). The five
things, as above, which overwhelm the mind and weaken the insight and the
seven bojjhangas which counteract them and conduce to the attainment of
emancipation through knowledge. S.v.94-6.
- āvaranatā Sutta
- Avāriya Jātaka (No. 376)
- Avāriya Vagga.-The first division of the Chakka Nipāta of the
- Avāriyā.-Daughter of Avāriyapitā. J.iii.230.
- Avāriyapitā.-The ferryman of the
- āvāsika Vagga.-The twenty-fourth chapter of the Pañaka Nipāta of
the Anguttara Nikāya. It consists of ten suttas dealing with the qualities of
a resident monk which make him worthy of honour and agreeable, or otherwise.
- Avataphaliya Thera
- Avela.-One of the palaces used by the Buddha Revata in his last
- āvenika Sutta
- āveyya.-A king of fifty-nine kappas ago, a former birth of
Samādapaka Thera. (v.l. āvekkheyya). Ap.i.185.
- Avidūre Nidāna
- Avihimsā Sutta.-See Akodha Sutta.
- Avijjā Vagga/Sutta
- Avijjāpaccaya Sutta.-Two suttas. Conditioned by ignorance,
activities (sankhārā) come to pass, and so on for each factor of the
- Avikakkā (v.l. for Adhikakkā).
- Avitakka Sutta
- āvopupphiya Thera.-An arahant. He heard Sikhī Buddha preach and,
being pleased with the sermon, threw a heap of flowers into the sky, above the
Buddha, as an offering to him. Twenty kappas ago he became a king under the
name of Sumedha (Ap.i.112).
- Avyādhika Thera.-An arahant. In a previous birth he built an
aggi-sālā for Vipassī Buddha and a hospital and hot baths for the sick. Later,
seven kappas ago, he was a king named Aparājita.
- Avyākata Samyutta.-The forty-fourth section of the Samyutta Nikāya.
- Avyākata Vagga
- Avyāpajjha Sutta.-The Buddha teaches the harmless and the path
- āyācana Sutta/Vagga
- āyācitabhatta Jātaka (No. 19)
- āyāgadāyaka Thera
- Ayakūta Jātaka (No. 347)
- āyasmanta.-A general of King Sāhasamalla.
- āyatana Sutta
- Ayoghara Jātaka (No. 510).-The story of Prince Ayoghara as given
above. The story was told regarding the Buddha's Renunciation. In the
Jātakamālā the name appears as Ayogrha. Jātakamālā No. 32.
- Ayogula Sutta
- Ayoniso (or Vitakkita) Sutta
- āyu Sutta
- āyupālā (āyupālī).-An arahant Therī,
preceptor of Sanghamittā. Mhv.v.208;
- āyussa Sutta.-Two in number, on the five conditions (such as
excessive eating), which do not bestow long life, and on the five conditions
which do. A.iii.145.
- āyuvaddhana Kumāra
- Ayyakā Sutta.-Pasenadī's
grandmother died at the age of 120. He had been very fond of her, and would
have done anything to have kept her. He was so grieved at her death that he
came to the Buddha for consolation. The Buddha tells him that all creatures
have to die. S.i.96ff.
- Ayyamitta Thera
- Ayyamitta.-See Mahāmitta (?).