Pali Proper Names
- Sobaragāma. A village mentioned in the account of the campaigns of
Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.187.
- Sobbha-vihāra. A monastery in which Sena II. built an image house.
- Sobha. King of Sobhavatī in the time of Konāgamana Buddha
(Bu.xxiv.16; D.ii.7). He sent a branch of the Bodhi tree to Ceylon in the care
of Kanakadattā. MT.355, where he is called Sobhana.
- Sobhanā. An eminent Therī of Ceylon. Dpv.xviii.15.
- Sobhati Sutta. Monks, nuns and lay disciples, both male and female,
who are accomplished in wisdom, disciplined, confident, deeply learned,
hearers of the Dhamma, living according to the Dhamma - these illumine the
- Sobhavatī. The city of birth of Konāgamana Buddha. Its king was
Sobha (Sobhana). Bu.xxiv.16; J.i.43; D.ii.7.
- Sobhitā. An eminent Therī of Jambudīpa. Dpv.xviii.9.
- Sodhika. A country over which Seri (q.v.) reigned as king. SA.i.90.
- Sogandhika. A Niraya, or, more probably, a period of suffering in
Avīci. S.i.102; SN.126; SNA.ii.476.
- Sokatinnā. The name of an apsaras, or of a divine musical
instrument. VvA.94; cf. 211, 372.
- Somā Sutta. Describes the temptation of Somā Therī (1) by Māra.
- Somadatta Jātaka (No. 211,
- Somamitta Thera
- Somanadeva. Father of Sapattā, Channā and Upālī, who were eminent
Therīs, expert in the Vinaya. Dpv.xviii.29.
- Somanassa Jātaka (No. 505)
- Somanassā. Wife of Siddhattha Buddha before his renunciation.
BuA.185; but Bu.xvii. calls her Sumanā.
- Somanassamālaka. A sacred spot in Anurādhapura, where Kassapa
Buddha preached during his visit to Ceylon (Mhv.xv.159). Later, Uttiya,
brother of Devānampiyatissa, built a cetiya there. MT. 358.
- Somanātha. A park laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.10.
- Somara, Somāra. Evidently the name of a country famous for its silk
(somarapata). E.g., VibhA.159; Vsm.109, 550.
- Somārāma. A vihāra built in the name of
Somadevī by Vattagāmani, on the spot where she had seen, while in hiding, a
samanera, who had used his hand to screen himself while urinating.
Mhv.xxxiii.84; for identification see Mhv.Trs.235, n.3.
- Somavaddhana. One of the palaces occupied by Sumana Buddha before
his renunciation. BuA.186; but see Sumana (1).
- Somavatī. A channel leading from the
Kaddūravaddhamāna tank to the
- Somayāga. One of the seven great sages (isī) of great power.
- Sona 1. The Bodhisatta born as a brahmin of Benares. See the
- Sona 2. See Sona.
- Sonadanda Sutta
- Sonagiri, Sonnagiri
- Sonaka Jātaka (No. 529)
- Sonaka Thera
- Sonaka. Son of a chaplain of Rājagaha. He afterwards became a
Pacceka Buddha. See the Sonaka Jātaka.
- Sonakāyana Sutta. Sikhā Moggallāna's conversation with the Buddha
- Sona-Nanda Jātaka (No. 532)
- Sonārāma. The monastery in which Phussa Buddha died. Bu.xix.25;
BuA.195 calls it Setārāma.
- Sonatthera Vagga. Also called Mahā Vagga. The fifth chapter of the
- Sonāyamātā. An eminent laywoman, disciple of the Buddha (A.iv.348).
She was evidently mother of Sonā Therī (Sonā 5).
- Sonemi. Name of a Pacceka Buddha. ApA.i.107.
- Sonnābha. Twenty kappas ago there were eight kings of this name,
previous births of Kanikāracchadaniya. Ap.i.183.
- Sonnamāli. See Mahā Thūpa.
- Sora Lankagiri. A general of Parakkamabāhu I, who took part in his
Indian campaign. Cv.lxxvi.250.
- Sorandakkotta. A stronghold in South India. Cv.lxxvi.304.
- Sorata 1. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70.
- Sorata 2. A devout layman in the time of Kassapa Buddha. For his
story see Andhavana. MA.i.337; but at
SA.i.148 he is called Yasodhara.
- Soratthakā. The inhabitants of Surattha.
- Soreyya Revata. See Revata.
- Sosānika Mahākumāra Thera. An Elder who lived in a charnel field
for sixty years. He was unknown to any other monk. AA.i.44.
- Sota Sutta
- Sotānugata Sutta. A detailed explanation of the four advantages to
be looked for from the frequent verbal practice of teachings heard with the
ear, from considering them in the mind, and from thoroughly penetrating them
by view. A.ii.185ff.
- Sotāpanna Samyutta. The fifty-fifth Samyutta of the
Samyutta Nikāya. S.v.342-60.
- Sotāpanna Sutta
- Sotarā Sutta. The detailed qualities of a state-elephant, as hearer,
destroyer, warder, endurer, and goer; and the corresponding qualities of a
- Sotārāma. A pleasance in which Sobhita Buddha died. BuA.140; but
Bu.vii.30 calls it Sīhārāma.
- Sotthija, Sotthiya. The constant attendant of Konāgamana Buddha.
Bu.xxiv.22; J.i.43; D.ii.6.
- Sotthika. A setthi, one of the chief lay patrons of Vessabhū
Buddha. Bu.xxii.25; BuA.208; but J.i.94 calls him Sotthiya.
- Sotthivatī. A city, the capital of the Ceti country, in the time of
King Upacara (Apacara). J.iii.454.
- Sotumbarā. A river on whose banks buffaloes live. J.vi.507.
- Sovannakattarika Thera. An arahant. In a previous birth he gave an
alābu to Padumuttara Buddha. Ap.ii.389.
- Sovannakinkhaniya Thera. An arahant. In the time of Atthadassī
Buddha he was an ascetic, and built a thūpa of sand in the name of the Buddha.
Because he was too ill to visit the Buddha, he offered it sonnakinkhanika
- Sovannapāli. See Suvannapāli.
- Sovīra Jātaka. See the Aditta
- Subandhu (Subuddha). A brahmin of Benares,
father of Tekicchakāri Thera. He incurred the wrath of Cānakka and was thrown
into prison by Candagutta. ThagA.i.440.
- Subbata. A king of long ago, a previous birth of Kutivihāriya (Nalamāliya)
Thera. ThagA.i.131; Ap.i.143.
- Subha Sutta
- Subhaddācetiya. A cetiya in Pulatthipura built by Parakkamabāhu I.
- Subhaddakaccā. See Bhaddakaccā.
- Subhaga. A son of the Nāga king, Dhatarattha. See the
Bhūridatta Jātaka. He is identified
with Moggallāna. J.vi.219.
- Subhagavatī. The pleasance in Khemavatī where Kakusandha Buddha was
- Subhagiri, Subha-pabbata, Sundara-pabbata
- Subhakinnā, Subhakinhā
- Subhakūta. The name of Missaka Mountain (Sīlakūta) in the time of
Kassapa Buddha. Ceylon was then known as Mandadīpa. It was on Subhakūta that
Kassapa Buddha landed when he arrived in Ceylon. Mhv.xv.131f.; Dpv.xvii.14.
- Subhapabbata, Subbhācala. See
- Subhāsita Sutta
- Subhūta Thera
- Subhūtacandana. A Thera of Pagan who wrote the Lingatthavivarana, a
Pāli grammar. Gv.63, 72; Bode, op. cit., 22.
- Subhūti Sutta
- Subodhālankāra. A work on Pāli prosody by Sangharakkhita Thera of
Ceylon. Gv.61; P.L.C.199f.
- Subrahmā Sutta. Describes the visit of the devaputta Subrahmā to
the Buddha. S.i.53.
- Subuddha 1. See Susuddha.
- Subuddha 2. See Subandhu.
- Sucandā. Mother of Piyadassī Buddha and wife of Sudatta. Bu.xiv.15;
BuA. (172) calls her Candli.
- Sucandaka 1. A palace occupied by Rāmapandita. J.iv.130.
- Sucandaka 2. The city where Atthadassī Buddha first met his Chief
- Sucarita Sutta. The Buddha says, in answer to a question, that
those who practise good conduct are born in the Gandhabba-world, because such
is their wish. S.iii.250.
- Sucarita Vagga. The twenty third chapter of the Catukka Nipāta of
the Anguttara Nikāya. A.ii.228-30.
- Sucarūdassana. Seventeen kappas ago there were eight kings of this
name, previous births of Punnamāsa (Paccāgamanīya) Thera. ThagA.i.54;
- Succaja Jātaka (No. 320)
- Succhavi. A king of twenty four kappas ago, a, previous birth of
Telmakkhiya Thera. Ap.i.231.
- Sucela. Seven kappas ago there were eight kings of this name,
previous births of Kapparukkhiya (Kappa) Thera. Ap.i.91.
- Sūci Jātaka (No. 387)
- Sūcidāyaka Thera. An arahant. In a previous birth he had given a
needle to Sumedha Buddha. He was king four times, under the name of
- Suciloma Sutta. Describes the visit of the Buddha to Suciloma's
abode. S.i.207f.; SN.p.47f.
- Suciloma, Sūciloma
- Sūciloma. See Suciloma.
- Sucimā. One of the palaces occupied by Mangala Buddha in his last
lay life. BuA.116; but see Mangala.
- Sucīmatī. Mother of Bhaddā
Kāpilānī, when she was born in Sāgala as the daughter of the brahmin
- Sucimhita. A celestial musician, or perhaps a musical instrument.
Vv.ii.10; VvA.93, 96, 211; but see 372.
- Sucīndhara. A mahāsāla brahmin, father of Candamānava. BuA.110.
- Sucindharā. A Nāgī who gave a meal of milk rice to Atthadassī
Buddha just before his Enlightenment. BuA.178.
- Sucindhara. A pleasance near Sobhana, where Atthadassī Buddha was
- Suciparivāra 1. The Bodhisatta born as setthi of
Benares. See the
Sirikālakanni Jātaka. J.iii.257f.
- Suciparivāra 2. A very rich merchant of Benares. See the
Gangamāla Jātaka. J.iii.444f.
- Sucira Jātaka. Another name for the
Aditta Jātaka. See J.iv.360.
- Sucīrata. A brahmin of the Bhāradvājagotta, chaplain to Dhanañjaya
Koravya of Indapatta. See the Sambhava
Jātaka. He is identified with Anuruddha. J.v.67; referred to at DA.i.155.
- Sucitta. A village - the residence of Sirivaddhanā, who gave milk
rice to Vessabhū Buddha. BuA.205.
- Sucittā. Wife of Vessabhū Buddha, before his renunciation.
- Sucitti. An Asura, one of the
Dānaveghasas, present at the
preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.259.
- Sudanta. See Sudatta (11).
- Sudassana Sutta. See
- Sudassanamāla. A place in Anurādhapura, near the Ratanamāla.
Konāgamana and Kassapa Buddhas preached there on their visits to Ceylon.
- Sudassanapadhanasala.-A building in Talacatukka. Ras.ii.9.
- Sudassanārāma. A monastery in which Dhammadassī Buddha held an
assembly of his monks. There he declared the eminence of his disciple, Hārita.
- Sudātha 1. A Pacceka Buddha in a nominal list. M.iii.70.
- Sudātha 2. The lion in the
Vannāroha Jātaka. He is identified with Sāriputta. J.iii.193.
- Sudattā 1. Mother of Sumedha Buddha. Bu.xii.18; J.i.38.
- Sudattā 2. An aggasāvikā of Tissa Buddha. Bu.xviii.22; J.i.40.
- Sudāyaka. A king of five kappas ago, a previous birth of
Ajinadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.214.
- Suddhaka Sutta
- Suddhanā 1. One of the chief lay women followers of Metteyya
- Suddhanā 2. An eminent lay woman disciple of the Buddha. A.iv.347.
- Suddhatthaka Sutta
- Suddhāvāsakāyikā devā. A group of devas, inhabitants of the
Suddhāvāsā, who appeared before the Buddha and recited three verses in praise
of the Sangha. S.i.26; cf. D.ii.253f.
- Suddhika Sutta
- Suddhika Vagga. The first chapter of the Indriya Samyutta.
- Suddhika. A householder, one of the chief supporters of Metteyya
- Sudhābhojana Jātaka (No.
- Sudhaja. A king of four kappas ago, a previous birth of Vacchagotta
Thera. ThagA.i.221; cf. Ap.i.177.
- Sudhammā Sabhā. See Sudhammā (3).
- Sudhammapura. The Pāli name for the city of Thaton. Bode, op. cit.,
- Sudhamma-sāmanera. Given as an example (VibhA.389) of one whose
patisambhidā became clear (visada) from listening to the Dhamma.
- Sudhammavatī. A city in whose park Sujāta Buddha held the first
assembly of his monks. BuA.169.
- Sudhāmundakavāsi-dahara. Given as an example of one who came to
grief through hearing a woman's voice. AA.i.15.
- Sudhanā. See Sutanū.
- Sudhañña 1. A setthi, father of Dhaññiavatī (q.v.). BuA.147.
- Sudhañña 2. The city of birth of Piyadassī Buddha; but see Anoma
- Sudhaññaka, Sudhaññavatī. The city of birth of Revata Buddha.
Bu.vi.16; J.i.35; BuA.131 calls it Sudhaññavatī.
- Sudhaññavatī. See Sudhaññaka above.
- Sudhāpindiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he gave
mortar (sudhāpinda) for the construction of the cetiya of Siddhattha Buddha.
Thirty kappas ago he was king thirteen times under the name of Patisankhāra.
- Sudinnabhānavāra. The second chapter of the Sutta Vibhanga of the
- Sudūra Sutta. Four pairs of things which are very far from each
other: the sky and the earth, the hither and further shores of the ocean, the
positions of sunrise and sunset, the Dhammas of good and bad monks. A.ii.50.
- Sugandha Thera
- Sugatavinaya Sutta. The benefits which accrue to the world through
a Tathāgata and his Vinaya and the four things which lead to the confusion of
the Saddhamma. A.ii.147f.
- Sugatuppatti Sutta.-A man whose mind is pure is born after death in
heaven. Itv. p.13, quoted in the Sutta Sangaha (No.28)
- Suguttā. One of the chief lay women patrons of Sikhī Buddha.
- Suhanu Jātaka (No. 158)
- Suhanu. A horse belonging to the king of Benares. See the
- Suhemā. Probably the wife of the goose king Dhatarattha. J.v.366.
- Suhemanta Thera
- Sujampati. A name for Sakka.
- Sujampatikā.-See Sarana Thera
- Sujāta Jātaka (No. 269)
- Sujāta Sutta. The Buddha sees Sujāta Thera coming towards him, and
praises him both for beauty of appearance and beauty of attainment. S.ii.278f.