Proper Names - B -
- Babbarā. Name of a tribe. Ap.ii.359.
Babbu Jātaka (No.137)
- Badaguna. A locality in Rohana, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.124.
- Badaratittha. See
- Badaravallī. The scene of a battle between the
forces of Mānābharana and those of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.96.
- Badarībhātikamāna. A locality in Ceylon,
mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.148.
- Baddhaguna-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon. The
cetiya there, destroyed by the Colas, was restored by Vīrabāhu, viceroy of
Vijayabāhu I. (Cv.lx.80).
- Baddhasīmāpāsāda. A twelve storied uposatha-house
built in Pulatthipura by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.56, 67.
- Baddula Sutta. See
- Bahalagangā. The name given to a portion of the
river flowing from the south of
Himavā. The section is that which flows between the
Tiyaggalapokkharanī and the
Ummaggagangā. 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
Mahātissa,, and when the latter was expelled by the Mahā-vihāra monks for
misdemeanour, Bahalamassu Tissa left the Mahā-vihāra in anger and, dwelling in
Abhayagiri, formed there a separate faction. Mhv.xxxiii.96.
- Bāhika. See
Bāhiya Jātaka (No.108)
- Bāhiya Sutta 1. Relates the incident of Bāhiya
(3) asking the Buddha for a lesson. S.iv.63.
- Bāhiya Sutta 2. The same as the above, but the
lesson given is on the satipatthānas. S.v.165.
- Bahubhāni-Jātaka. Evidently another name (given
in DhA.iv.92) for the
Kacchapa Jātaka (No.215).
- Bahubhānī-Sutta. The five disadvantages of
excessive talking: liability to falsehood, malice, harshness, babbling and
suffering after death. A.iii.254.
- Bahucintī. A fish. See the
Mitacintī Jātaka. J.i.427f.
- Bahudhanasetthi. The name conferred by the king
of Rājagaha on Punna, when the latter was raised to the rank of setthi
- Bahudhīti Sutta. Relates the story of Bahudhīti
Bhāradvāja. S.i.170 f.
- Bahukā. A river to which sacrifices were offered
(M.i.39; J.v.388f.). v.l. Bāhukā.
- Bahukāra 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 āsavas.
- Bahula-Sutta. Four conditions which conduce
to the growth of insight. S.v.412.
- Bāhumatī. A holy river where men bathe in order
to expiate their sins. M.i.39; MA.i.145.
- Bahunandi. See Bāhuraggi below.
- Bāhuna-Sutta. The questions asked by Bāhuna
(q.v.) and the Buddha's answers thereto. A.v.151 f.
- Bahūpakāra Sutta. Five things which make a monk
of great service to his residence. A.iii.263.
Bahuputta, Bahuputtaka cetiya
- Bāhuputta, Bahuputtaka. King of
Benares and husband of Khemā. He is identified with Sāriputta. For details
Hamsa Jātakā. J.iv.423ff.; cp. Seyya.
- Bahuputtikā. See
- Bāhuraggi. One of seven beings born in the
Avihā world, there to pass away entirely. v.l. Bahunandi. S.i.35, 60;
- Bahusodarī. A goddess (devadhītā)
Gandhamādana (J.vi.83). See the
- Bahussuta Sutta. Five qualities which make a man
learned and wise. S.iv.244.
- Bahutarā Sattā Vagga. The tenth chapter of the
Sacca Samyutta. S.v.473.
Bakabrahma Jātaka (No.405)
- Bakagalluddhavāpī. A locality in Rohana,
mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.124.
Baka-Jātaka (No.038, 236)
Bakkula, Bākula, Vakkula Thera
Bākula. See Bakkula
- Bālacittapabodhanī. The name of a Tīkā. Gv.65,
- Baladatta. A king, last of the dynasty of
Brahmadeva, who reigned in Ekacakkhu. Dpv.iii.25; MT. 128.
- Baladevavattikā. Followers of a certain cult who
hoped for purification by their practices. MNid.89.
- Bālādicca. A monastery in South India, the
residence of Coliya Dīpankara (Buddhappiya), author of the Rūpasiddhi.
- Bālaka. See below, Bālakalonakāragāma.
- Balakaranīya Vagga. Several sections of the Mahā
Vagga of the Samyutta Nikāya bear this name i.e., S.v.45, 135,
138, 191, 240, 242, 246, 291, 308.
- Balakathā. The ninth chapter of the Yuganandha
Vagga of the
- Balakkāra. A Kālinga prince, kinsman of
Tiloka-Sundarī. He came to Ceylon and was given honour and gifts by Vijayabāhu
- Balāni Sutta. The four powers of faith, energy,
mindfulness, concentration. A.ii.141f.
Bālapandita Sutta (M.129)
- Balapāsāna. A locality in Rohana, mentioned in
the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.178; lxxv.3, 5.
- Bālāppabodhana. A Pāli work, probably a
Commentary (Gv.63, 73). There exists a Tīkā on it. Ibid., 65, 76.
- Bala-Samyutta. The sixth section of the Mahā
Vagga of the Samyutta Nikāya. S.v.249 53.
- Balasena. A king of fifty seven kappas ago; a
previous birth of Upatthāyaka Thera. Ap.i.241.
- Balatam Sutta. Six qualities, the possession of
which destroys strength in concentration. A.iii.427.
- Bālava. A maintenance village, given by Aggabodhi
IV. to the padhānaghara of Dāthāsiva. Cv.xlvi.13.
- Bala-Vagga 1. The second chapter of the Pa˝caka
Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.9-14.
- Bala-Vagga 2. The third and eighth chapters of
the Bala Samyutta. S.v.250, 252.
- Bālāvatāra. A Pāli grammar in seven chapters, by
Dhammakitti (or Vācissara), written in the fourteenth century. It is based on
the Kaccāyana and forms an extremely good summary of Pāli grammar. There are
to be found several Singhalese paraphrases of the work and two tīkās in Pāli.
For details see P.L.C.243ff.
- Bālhagilāyana (or Gihīnaya) 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 satipatthāna. S.v.302.
- Balibhojakā. 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 Parakkamabāhu II. Cv.lxxxv.51; see
also Cv.Trs.i.29, n.2.
- Baliharana. A forest tract (vanasanda) near
Kusinārā 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, Māra being the fisherman. S.ii.226.
- Bālisika 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 Māra. 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
- Bandhanā Sutta. Those who regard the body,
feelings, perceptions, etc., as self, are fettered by bonds those who do not
are free. S.iii.164.
Bandhanāgāra Jātaka (No.201)
Bandhanamokkha Jātaka (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.
- Barabbala. A locality in Ceylon, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.51.
- Bārānasīsetthi. See
Bāveru Jātaka (No.339)
- Bāveru. (Babylon).
- Belatta. Father of
Belatthānika (Belatthakāni) Thera
- Belatthaputta. See
- Benares. See Bārānasī.
- Bhaddakaccā, Bhaddākaccā, Bhaddakaccānā,
also Subhaddakaccānā. See
- Bhaddā-Kaccāna. See
- Bhaddakappa. A kappa such as the present in which
five Buddhas are born. BuA.159.
- Bhaddaka-Sutta. Sāriputta 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.
- Bhaddanahānakottha. A bathing place in
Pulatthipura, built by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.45.
Bhaddasāla Jātaka (No.465)
- Bhaddasena. Son of
Ekarāja and brother of
Candakumāra (J.vi.134). He is identified with Moggallāna. J.vi.157.
- Bhaddasena.-One of the ten sons of
- Bhaddasenāpati-parivena. A monastic building
erected and endowed by Bhadda, general of Sena I. Cv.l.82.
- Bhaddā-Suriyavaccasā. Daughter of the Gandhabba
Timbarū and beloved of
Bhaddavatikā. A market town near Kosambī....
Bhaddavatiya. Father of Simāvati...
Bhaddayānikā. An offshoot of the Vajjiputtaka heretics ...
- Bhaddika. See Bhaddiya (3).
- Bhadditthivimāna vatthu. The story of Bhaddā,
wife of Rohaka. See
- Bhadrā Therī. She belonged to a clan of the
Sākiyans, and left the world with Pajāpati Gotamī. 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 Ciravāsi (S.iv. 327). See
Bhadraghata Jātaka (No.291).
- Bhadrakāra. Son of Vidhura and eldest brother of
Sambhava (the Bodhisatta). For details see the
Sambhava Jātaka. Bhadrakāra is identified with Moggallāna. 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
Bhadrāvudha. One of the sixteen disciples of Bāvarī, ...
Bhagalavatī. A place in Uttarakuru where the Yakkhas assemble....
- Bhagandha Hatthaka Sutta. See
Bhadragandha Hatthaka Sutta.
Bhaggā. The name of a tribe and a country, ...
Bhaggavagotta. A clothed Wanderer (channaparibbājaka)...
- Bhaggavī. See
- Bhaginī Sutta 1. It would not be easy to find a
person who has not been one's sister during samsāra. S.ii.189.
- Bhaginī Sutta 2. There are men who would not lie,
even for a sister's sake. S.ii.243.
- Bhagīrasa. A king of old, mentioned as having
held great sacrifices; he could not, however, advance beyond the peta world.
- Bhagīrathī, Bhagīrasī. See Bhāgirathī.
- 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.
- Bhājanadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one
kappas ago he was a potter of Bandhumatī and supplied pots to the monks.
Fifty-three kappas ago he was a king named Anantajāli. Ap.i.218.
- Bhallātakadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Eighteen
kappas ago he was an ascetic and, seeing the Buddha Atthadassī going through
the air, invited him to his hermitage. There he gave the Buddha a bhallātaka-fruit
(Ap.ii.398). He is probably, identical with Vijitasena. Thag.A.i.426.
- Bhallātaka-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built
by Dhātusena (Cv.xxxviii.47) and restored by Vijayabāhu I. (Cv.lx.61).
- Bhallatittha. A landing place in Ceylon where
Abhayanāga once lived. Mhv.xxxvi.43.
- Bhallātiya. King of
Benares. See the
Bhallātiya-Jātaka (No. 504)
Bhallika, Bhalliya, Bhalluka Thera.
Bhalluka. Nephew of
Bhanda, Bhandu Thera
Bhandagāma. A Vajjian village between Vesāli and Hatthigāma ...
- Bhandagāma-Vagga. The first chapter of the
Catukka Nipāta of the Aguttara Nikāya. A.ii.1-12.
- Bhandāgāra-amacca. Given as an example of a
handsome person. AA.ii.596.
- Bhandakucchi. One of the gate keepers (dovārikā)
of Mandavya, who were ordered to cast
Mātanga out. J.iv.382.
- Bhandika. An eminent Thera, well versed in the
four Nikāyas (catunikāyika). He was evidently an esteemed Commentator. See,
- Bhandikā-parivena. A building attached to the
Abhayiāgiri vihāra 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
Dutthagāmani. He was the son of Kumāra 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
Bharandukālāma. A.i.276 ff.
Bharandukālāma. A recluse, once a co-disciple of the Buddha ...
- Bhāra-Sutta. The burden is the five
upādānakkhandhas, 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.
- Bharatakumāra. Son of the second queen of
Dasaratha and stepbrother of Rāma and Lakkhana. For his story see the
Dasaratha Jātaka. He is identified with Ananda. J.iv.124 ff.
- Bhāratayuddha. Evidently refers to the story of
the Mahābhārata. It is reckoned among the sinful topics of conversation. E.g.,
- Bharattāla. A village in Ceylon, given by
Aggabodhi IV. for his maintenance of the Dāthāsiva-padhānaghara. Cv.xlvi.12.
- Bhāra-Vagga. The third chapter of the Khandha
Samyutta. S.iii.25 33.
Bharu Jātaka (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 pārājikā offence. But
Upāli ruled that he was blameless. Vin.iii.39; Sp.i.283.
- Bhātaragāma. A village in Ceylon, residence of
Nāgā Therī. AA.ii.654; MA.i.546.
- Bhātā-Sutta. It is not easy to find one who has
not been a brother in the long faring of samsāra. S.ii.189.
- Bhāti, Bhātiya. King of Magadha, father of
Bimbisāra. Dpv.iii.52f.; MT.137.
Bhātikābhaya. Also called Bhātika or Bhātiya
- Bhātikatissa-vihāra. A vihāra 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.
- Bhattā. See
- Bhattabhuttavalāhaka. The name given to the spot
where Dutthagāmani took his meal after crossing the Mahāvālukagangā, in his
advance against the Damilas. MT. 476.
- Bhavanetti Sutta. The Buddha tells Rādha 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 Phalakadāyaka Thera (Ap.i.174).
- Bhāvasetthi. A previous birth of
Bījaka (2). J.vi.228.
- Bhayasīva 1. A member of the Moriya clan in
Ceylon, contemporary of Silākāla. His son was Aggabodhi and his nephew King
- Bhayasīva 2. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.69;
- Bhaya-Vagga. The thirteenth chapter of the
Catukka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.ii.121 33.
- Bhayoluppala. A tank in Ceylon, made by
Kutakannatissa (Mhv.xxxiv.33). The name was later corrupted into Bahuppala.
- Bhennākata. A locality where Rujā lived as a
castrated goat. J.vi.237.
- Bheravāya. A rock cave, near Himavā, where
Sambula-kaccāna dwelt in meditation. ThagA.i.314.
Bherī. A female ascetic ...
Bherivāda-Jātaka (No. 59)
- Bheruva. A city, the residence of
- Bhesajja-anu˝˝āta-bhānavāra. The thirteenth
chapter of the sixth Khandaka of the Mahāvagga of the Vinaya Pitaka.
- Bhesajjama˝jūsā. A Pāli medical work written in
the time of Parakkamabāhu II. by a monk of Ceylon. The author is referred to
as Pa˝caparivenādhipati. Saranankara wrote a Sinhalese Commentary on it.
- Bhesakalā. A Yakkhinī. See
Bhesakalāvana. A grove in the Bhagga country....
- Bhesikā. 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.
- Bhikkhadāyaka 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 Mahārenu (Ap.i.140). He
is probably identical with Godhika Thera. ThagA.i.124.
- Bhikkhadāyī. See Bhikkhudāsi.
Bhikkhāparampara Jātaka (No.496)
- Bhikkhunā-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.
- Bhikkhunā-Sutta 2. Same as Bhikkhu Sutta (6).
- Bhikkhunī-khandhaka. The tenth section of the
Culla Vagga of the Vinaya Pitaka.
- Bhikkhunī-Samyutta. The fifth section of the
Samyutta Nikāya. S.i.128 35.
- Bhikkhunī-Vibhanga. The second section of the
Sutta Vibhanga of the Vinaya Pitaka, also called Cūla Vibhanga.
- Bhikkhupātimokkha. See
- Bhikkhu-Samyutta. The twenty first section of the
Samyutta Nikāya. S.ii.273 86.
- Bhikkhu-Vagga 1. The seventh section of the
Majjhima Nikāya, 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 Mahā Vibhanga.
- Bhillivāna-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon built by
Bhīma. A sage of old ...
- Bhima. The name of a celestial musician or a
musical instrument. VvA.93, 96, 211, 372.
- Bhīmarāja. A Kālinga prince of Sīhapura, brother
of Tilokasundarī. He came to Ceylon and Vijayabāhu I. gave him suitable
- Bhīmasena 1. A weaver; see the
- Bhīmasena 2. One of the five Pāndavas, sons of
King Pandu; he was the husband of
Kanhā. J.v.424, 426.
- Bhinnālavanagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned
in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.97.
- Bhinnorudīpa. A monastery in Ceylon built by
Aggabodhi I. for the Elder (probably Dāthāsiva) who was living in the
Mahāparivena. The revenue from Vattākārapitthi was given for its maintenance.
- Bhiruka-Jātaka. See
- Bhisa. A king of three kappas ago, a previous
birth of Bhisāluvadāyaka. Ap.i.120.
- Bhisāluvadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one
kappas ago he gave some lotus stalks and water to Vipassī Buddha. Three kappas
ago he was a king named Bhisa. Ap.i.120.
- Bhisamulāladāyaka 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 Jātaka (No.392).
- Bhīta-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
Bhogagāmanagara. A village in the Vajji country,..
- Bhogasamhara petavatthu. The story of a woman of
Rājagaha 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.
- Bhogavatī. A palace in the Nāga world, the
residence of the Nāga king Varuna, father of Irandatī. J.vi. 269, 270.
- Bhojakagiri. A vihāra in Kālinga, built by Asoka,
at the cost of one crore, for his brother Tissa (Ekavihārika). ThagA.i.506,
- Bhojanadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Thirty one
kappas ago he gave a meal to Vessabhū Buddha. Twenty five kappas ago he was a
king named Amitābha. Ap.i.253.
- Bhojanasuddhika. The Bodhisatta born as the king
Benares. See the
Dūta Jātaka. J.ii.319, 321.
- Bhojana-Vagga. The fourth section of the
Pācittiya 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 Sumanā, wife of Lakuntaka Atimbara (DhA.iv.50).
- Bhujaka. A tree with fragrant wood, found only in
- Bhujangadvāra. One of the gates of Pulatthippura.
- Bhūmicāla-Vagga. The seventh chapter of the
Atthaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iv.293-313.
- Bhūmiya.-A king of fifteen kappas ago; a previous
birth of Nāgasamāla. Ap.i.119.
- Bhummā. A class of devas, earth bound deities.
They belong to the lowest category of devas. E.g., A.iv.119.
- Bhummaja. One of the
Chabbaggiyā. His followers were called Bhummajakā.
Bhu˝jatī.Wife of Vessavana and a devout follower of the Buddha...
- Bhūridatta. The Bodhisatta born as the son of the
Nāga king, Dhatarattha. See the
- Bhūripa˝˝a. One hundred and seven kappas ago
there were four kings of this name, previous births of Paccupatthānasa˝˝aka (Ekūdāniya).
- Bhūri-Sutta. Four conditions which, if developed,
lead to extensive insight. S.v.412.
- Bhūtagana. A mountain near
Himavā. Ap.i.179; ThagA.i.215.
- Bhūtamangalagāma. A village in the Cola country
in South India. Buddhadatta lived there in a monastery built by Venhudāsa.
- Bhūtapāla-Nanda.-One of the
- Bhūta-parivena. A monastic building erected by
Aggabodhi VIII (Cv.xlix.46). It was probably attached to the Bhūtārāma (q.v.).
- Bhūtavālika. 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
Mahāvālukanadī. It was two leagues from Vālagāma Vihāra. See Tambasumana.
- Bījagāma. A village in Ceylon where Mahallaka
Nāga built the Tānaveli (or Canavela ) vihāra. Mhv.xxxv.125.
- Bilangika Bhāradvāja Sutta. Relates the story of
the conversion of
Bilangika Bhāradvāja. S.i.164.
Bilārikosiya Jātaka (No.450)
- Bilārikosiya. A rich miser whom Sakka converted
into a generous donor. See the
- Billagāmatittha. A ford in the Mahāvālukagangā,
mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.48,122.
- Billaphaliya Thera. An arahant. He was an ascetic
living on the banks of the Candabhāgā 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. Vijayabāhu 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 Parakkamabāhu II. to
- Billasela-vihāra. A monastery on Billasela, where
Bhuvanekabāhu, brother of Parakkamabāhu II., erected, under the king's orders,
a parivena called the Bhuvanekabāhu parivena. Cv.lxxxv.59.
- Bimbādevī. See
- Bimbasundarī. Probably another name for Bimbādevī.
She is identified with Amarādevi of the
Mahā Ummagga Jātaka. J.vi.478.
- Bimbī. An eminent laywoman, follower of the
Buddha. A.iv.347; AA.ii.791.
- Bimbijāliya Thera. An arahant. In the past he
gave a bimbijālika flower to Padumuttara Buddha. Sixty eight kappas ago he was
king four times under the name of Ki˝jakesara. Ap.i.225.
- Bīranatthambhaka Vagga. The seventh chapter of
the Duka Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā. J.ii.164ff.
- Bodhanā 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.
- Bodhī. Daughter of Kassapa I. Cv.xxxix.11.
- Bodhiāvāta. A village in Rohana mentioned in the
accounts of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.97, 146.
- Bodhigāmavara. A village and district in the
Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of
Parakkāmabāhu 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 Kāsika, which city was built for him by
Vissakamma, ten leagues long and eight broad. His palace was called Mangala.
- Bodhiguttā. A nun of the Hatthālhakārāma in
Anurādhapura, colleague of Sanghamittā. She belonged to the Moriya clan and
was the elder sister of Sunandā, wife of Bodhigutta. Mbv. 169.
- Bodhimātu Mahātissa Thera. He came through the
air to receive from
Dutthagāmanī 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.
- Bodhisenapabbatagāma. A village in the
Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon where Vikkamabāhu II defeated Mānābharana and his two
- Bodhisi˝caka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas
ago, when a great festival was being held in honour of the Bodhi tree of
Vipassī Buddha, he sprinkled perfumed water on the tree. Thirty three kappas
ago he became king eight times under the name of Udakāsecana (Ap.i.131). v.l.
- Bodhi-Sutta. On the seven bojjhangas as the seven
things that cause not decline (aparihāniyā dhammā). A.iv.23.
- Bodhitalagāma. A village on the road from
Gangāsiripura to Samantakūta where Devappatirāja built a bridge. Cv.lxxxvi.21.
- Bodhī-Theri. A friend of
Isidāsī, who related the story of her own past lives at the request of
- Bodhitissa. A chieftain, probably of Malaya. He
built the Bodhitissa-vihāra. Cv.xlvi.30.
- Bodhitissa-vihāra. See Bodhitissa above.
Thera. An Arahant. Eighteen kappas ago he was born in Rammavatī 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.
- Bodhī-Uppalavannā Kassapagiri. The name given to
the enlarged monastery at Issarasamanārāma built by Kassapa I. Cv.xxxix.11;
see also Cv.Trs.i.43, n.7.
- Bodhi-Vagga. The first chapter of the Udāna.
- Bodhivāla. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Kitti (Vijayabāhu I.). Cv.lvii.54.
- Bodhivamsa. See
- Bodhivandaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas
ago he saw the pātali bodhi of Vipassī Buddha and worshipped it. Ap.i.290.
- Bojjhā, Bocchā. An eminent upāsikā. The Anguttara
Nikāya (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.
- Bojjhangakathā. The third chapter of the
Yuganaddha Vagga of the Patisambhidāmagga.
- Bojjhangakosalla Sutta. One of the sections of
the Bojjhanga Samyutta. VibhA.229, 231; the reference is to S.v.112f.
- Bojjhanga-Sākacca Vagga. The sixth chapter of the
Bojjhanga Samyutta. S.v.102ff.
- Bojjhanga-Samyutta. The second section (forty
sixth Samyutta) of the Mahāvagga of the Samyutta Nikāya. S.v.61ff.
- Bojjhā-Sutta. Records the visit of Bojjhā (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 Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.169.
- Bolagāma. A village mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.6.
Brahāchatta Jātaka (No.336)
- Brahma. See
- Brahmadeva-Sutta. Records the story of
Brahmadeva Thera (q.v. 3) and his mother. S.i.140ff.
- Brahmakāyikā devā. See
- Brāhmanagāma. A village in Ceylon, near which
Mahāsena built the Kalandavihāra. MT.685.
- Brāhmanagāmavāpi. A tank in Ceylon, restored by
Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.32.
- Brāhmana-Samyutta. The seventh section of the
Samyutta Nikāya. S.i.160-84.
- Brahmapārisajja, Brahmapurohita. See
- Brahmā-Samyutta. The sixth section of the
Samyutta Nikāya. S.i.136 59.
- Brahmavaddhana 1. An old name for
Bārānasī (J.iv.119). A king named Manoja reigned there. For details see
Sona Nanda Jātaka. J.v.312ff.
- Brahmavaddhana 2. Son of Metteyya Buddha before
his Renunciation. Anāgatavamsa, vs.48.
- Brahmavatī. A brahminee, the mother of Metteyya
Buddha. Vsm.434; DhSA.415; Dvy.60; Anāgatavamsa, vs. 96.
- Brahmāyu-Sutta. Records the story of the
conversion of Brahmāyu ...
- Bubbula. A village in Ceylon, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.99; see Cv.Trs.i.295, n.4.
- Budalavitthi. A village in Ceylon where
Vijayabāhu I. erected five dwelling places for the monks on the spot where his
parents had been cremated. Cv.lx.57.
- Buddhā. Wife of Prince Bodhi and, later, of
Moggallāna. By Bodhi she had a daughter Lokitā and by Moggallāna four
children: Kitti (afterwards Vijayabāhu I.), Mittā, Mahinda and Rakkhita.
- Buddhabhelagāma. A village in Ceylon given by
Jetthā, wife of Aggabodhi IV., for the maintenance of the Jetthārāma.
- Buddhadeva Thera. A member of the Mahimsāsaka
sect. He was one of the three monks - the others being Atthadassī and
Buddhamitta - at whose suggestion the Jātakatthakathā was written.
- Buddhagāma vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon for the
maintenance of which Sena II. gifted a village. Cv.li.74.
- Buddhagāma. A village and district in the
Dakkhiniadesa of Ceylon. It is mentioned in the account of the campaigns of
Parakkamabāhu 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.
- Buddhagāmakanijjhara. A tank restored by
Parakkamabāhu 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, Pāli Lit.
558 f. The
work has been translated and edited by Gray (London).
- Buddhālankāra. A Pāli poem based on the
Sumedhakathā by Sīlavamsa. Bode, p. 43.
- Buddhamātā. See
- Buddhanāga Thera. A disciple of Sāriputta of
Ceylon. He wrote the Vinayatthama˝jūsā on the Kankhāvitaranī at the request of
a monk named Sumedha. Gv.61f., 71; SadS.65; Svd.1212; P.L.C.201.
- Buddhanāyaka, Buddhanātha. A general of
Mānābharaina (2). He was defeated at Nāla by the Kesadhātu Rakkha. Later,
during eight days, he fought at Pillavitthi a battle against the forces of
Parakkamabāhu I. and again against the Adhikārin 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
- Buddhapitā. See
- Buddharāja. A powerful man of Rohana who is said
to have quarrelled with Loka, ruler of Kājaragāma. Cv.lvii.45.
- Buddhasiri.-A monk of the Mahāvihāra, at whose
request Buddhaghosa wrote the Samantapāsādikā. Sp.i.2.
- Buddhasoma. A monk of Ceylon, friend of Ananda,
the author of the Saddhammopāyana. 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 Nidāna
- Buddhavīmamsaka-mānava. See
- Buddhija, Buddhiya. Personal attendant of
Kakusandha Buddha. Bu.xxiii.20; J.i.42; D.ii.6.
- Buddhippasādinī. A Tīkā on the Padasādhana by Srī
Rāhula of the fifteenth century. P.L.C.205.
- Buddhupatthāka Thera. An arahant. Ninety
one kappas ago he blew a conch shell in honour of Vipassī Buddha. Twenty four
kappas ago he became king sixteen times under the name of Mahānigghosgā
(Ap.i.138f). He is probably identical with Vimala Thera. ThagA.i.122f.
- Buddhūpatthāyaka Thera. An arahant. Thirty one
kappas ago he was named Vetambarī and his father dedicated him to the service
of the Buddha (? Sikhī). Twenty three kappas ago he became king four times
under the name of Samanūpatthaka. Ap.i.242.
- Būkakalla. A village in Ceylon near which was the
Ambavāpī given by Potthakuttha to the Mātambiya padhānaghara. Cv.xlvi.20.
- Burudatthalī. A ford across the Mahāvālukagangā.