Lābhagaraha Jātaka (No.287)
Lābhasakkāra Saṃyutta.– The seventeenth section of the Saṃyuttanikāya. S.ii.225‑44.
Lābhavāsī.– A group of ascetic monks within the Buddhist Order in Sri Lanka. Mahinda IV showed them special favour (Cv.liv.27), while Vijayabāhu I gave for their maintenance the villages of Antaravitthi, Sanghātagāma, and Sirimandagalagāma, and provided them with necessaries. Cv.lx.68, 72.
Labhiya Vasabha.– See Vasabha.
Lābugāmaka.– A village in Sri Lanka where Pandukābhaya 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 Nagaragāma. MT. 292.
Labujadāyaka Thera.– An Arahant (Ap.ii.409). He was evidently the same as Yasoja Thera.
Labujagāma.– A village in Sri Lanka, 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.17 f), and Vimaladhammasūriya removed it from there to Sirivadohanapura. Cv.xciv.11 f.
Labujamandaka.– One of four villages given by Parakkamabāhu IV for the maintenance of the parivena built by him for Medhankara Thera. Cv.xc.87.
Labujaphaladāyaka Thera.– An Arahant (Ap.i.295). The story given is identical to that of Yasoja Thera (q.v.)
Lacchī.– See Lakkhī.
Ladagāma.– A village assigned by Jetthatissa for the maintenance of Kālavāpi-
Lahu Sutta 1.– Four conditions, the cultivation of which leads to buoyant (lahu) insight. S.v.412.
Lahu Sutta 2.– There is no other single thing so quick to change (tahuparivatta) as mind. A.i.10.
Lahulla.– A village in Sri Lanka, near Nāḷandā. Cv.lxx.214.
Lahupaññā Sutta.– Four conditions — associating with the good, listening to the Dhamma, systematic attention, and practising in accordance with the Dhamma — if developed and cultivated lead to swift wisdom. S.v.412. See also Gambhīrapaññā Sutta.
Lājā.– A goddess
Lajjika.– A village in Sri Lanka given by Aggabodhi I for the maintenance of the Mūgasenāpati-
Lajjitissa.– See Lañjatissa.
Lakkhadhammā.– An illustrious nun of Sri Lanka. Dpv.xviii.40.
Lakkhakhanda.– The fourth section of the Vidhura Jātaka, which describes the play of dice between Dhanañjaya and Punnaka, ending in the defeat of the former. J.iv.280‑92.
Lakkhana Jātaka (No.11)
Lakkhuyyāna.– A park in Sri Lanka, laid out by Parakkamabāhu I for the benefit of the monks. The Candabhāgā Canal flowed through it. Cv.lxxix.3, 48.
Lakuṇḍaka Bhaddiya Sutta.– See Bhaddiya Sutta (2)
Lalātadhātuvamsa.– A Pāḷi work containing the history of the frontal bone relic of the Buddha. For a discussion see P.L.C.255.
Lāmasetthā.– A class of devā present at the teaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.261; DA.ii.691.
Lambacūlaka.– 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 Caṇḍappajjota, probably again referring to Avanti.
Lambītakā.– A class of devā present at the teaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.261.
Lañjakāsanasālā.– A building in Sri Lanka, erected by Lañjatissa for the use of the monks. Mhv.xxxiii.24.
Lañjatissa, Lañjakatissa, Lajjitissa.– King of Sri Lanka
Lankā, Lankādīpa, Lankātala.– Pāḷi names for Sri Lanka
Lankādhikārī.– A title in use in the time of Parakkamabāhu I. It was higher than either Sankhanāyaka or Lankādhināyaka, and was conferred on the two officers, Kitti and Rakkha. Cv.lxx.278,306.
Lankādhināyaka, Lankādhinātha, Lankānātha.– A title in use in the time of Parakkamabāhu I, held both by Kitti and Rakkha, who later became Lankādhikārī. Cv.lxx. 24, 205.
Lankāgiri.– A title in use at the time of Parakkamabāhu I. Among those mentioned as having borne it are Mahī, Nātha and Sora. See, Cv.lxxii.27, 124; lxxvi.250.
Lankāgiripabbata.– A hill in the mountainous central province of Sri Lanka, in the district once known as Bodhīgāmavara. It is mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxvi.90; lxx.88; for identification with modern Laggala, see Cv.Trs.i.259, n.3.
Lankāmahālāna.– See Lankājayamahālekhaka.
Lankānagara, Laṅkāpura.– One of the chief cities of the yakkhas in Sri Lanka. Polamittā, wife of Mahākālasena, the chief yakkha of Sri Lanka, was a princess of Laṅkāpura (Mhv.vii.33; MT. 260). Kuvenī herself was evidently from Laṅkāpura, because it was there she went when she was abandoned by Vijaya. Mhv.vii.62; MT. 265.
Lankārāma.– A monastery in Ayodhyā where lived the author of the Saddhammasangaha (q.v.)
Lasunadāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. In the time of Vipassī 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 Jātaka (No.357)
Lāvarāvapabbata.– Probably a monastery in Sri Lanka rebuilt by Aggabodhi IX. Cv.xlix.76.
Licchavi Sutta.– See the Nandaka Sutta.
Licchavī.– A powerful clan of India in the time of the Buddha.
Licchavibhāṇavāra.– The second section for recitation (bhāṇavāra) of the sixth chapter (khandhaka) of the Mahā Vagga of the Vinaya Piṭaka. Vin.i.210‑33.
Linatthadīpanī.– A Subcommentary (ṭīkā) by Vācissara on the Paṭisambhidāmagga. P.L.C.217.
Līnatthappakāsinī 1, or Līnatthavannanā.– A series of Subcommentaries (ṭīkā) on the four Nikāyas and the Jātaka. They are ascribed to Dhammapāla. Gv. 60, 69; also P.L.C. 192.
Līnatthappakāsinī 2.– A Subcommentary (ṭīkā) on the Kankhāvitaranī, by an unknown author. Gv.62, 72.
Līnatthavannanā.– See Līnatthappakāsinī (1).
Līnatthavisodhanī.– A Commentary on the Saddabindu by Ñānavilāsa of Pagan. Bode, op.cit., 25, n.4.
Litta Jātaka (No.91)
Litta Vagga.– The tenth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Jātaka. J.i.379‑410.
Lohadvāra.– A monastery in Sri Lanka, built by King Mahānāma. Cv.xxxvii.212.
Lohakumbha, Lohakumbhī, Lohitakumbhiya
Lohakumbhi Jataka (No.314)
Loharūpa.– The name given to an image of the Buddha, one of several in Anurādhapura. Cv.xlix.17.
Lohitaka.– One of the group of six monks (Chabbaggiyā). The followers of Lohitaka and Pandu were not as undesirable as the other heretics (Sp.iii.4, 6). See Pandu Lohitakā.
Lohitavāhakhanda.– The field of battle on which Canda, son of Pandula, slew the five brothers of Suvaṇṇapālī. Mhv.x.43.
Lohitavāsī.– A class of devā present at the teaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
Lokabyūha.– A class of devā. One hundred thousand years before the end of the world-
Lokadīpasāra.– A collection of chapters on different subjects — hell, the animal kingdom, etc. — written by Medhankara of Muttimanagara. Gv.64, 74; Bode, op.cit., 35 f.
Lokajitvāna.– A general of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.24.
Lokakāmaguna Vagga.– The twelfth chapter of the Salāyatana Saṃyutta. S.iv.91‑109.
Lokapālā.– The name given to the kings of the Cātummahārājika-
Lokapañhā Sutta.– S.iv.52. See Loka Sutta (4)
Lokapaññatti.– A Pāḷi treatise by an unknown author. Gv. 62, 72.
Lokappadīpakasāra.– A religious treatise of the fourteenth century by Medhankara, Sangharāja of Burma. Bode, op.cit., 35 f.
Lokappasādaka, Lokappasādana.– See Lokavivarana.
Lokāyata.– 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 lokakkhāyika (popular philosophy). For a discussion of the word see Dial.i.166‑72.
Lokāyatika Sutta.– A brahmin, well versed in Lokāyata (q.v.), asks the Buddha a series of questions regarding the world and existence. The Buddha ignores them and teaches him the Law of Dependent Origination (paṭiccasamuppāda), which he accepts. S.ii.77 f.
Loke Sutta.– See Doṇa The discourse referred to at A.ii.37 f is called the Doṇa Sutta.
Lokissara.– A Damila chief who came from India with a spear wound on his shoulder. He defeated Līlāvatī in Sri Lanka and reigned there for nine months (1210‑11 A.C.), until he was defeated by the general Parakkama. Cv.lxxx.47 f.
Lokuppatti.– A Pāḷi work by Aggapaṇḍita of Pagan. Gv. 64, 74; Bode, op.cit., 21.
Lokuttarakathā.– The eighth chapter of the Yuganandha Vagga of the Patisambhidāmagga.
Lola Jātaka (No.274)
Lomahamsa Jātaka (No.94)
Lomahamsa.– A Pacceka Buddha, mentioned in a nominal list. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
Lomasakassapa Jātaka (No.433)
Lomasakassapa.– The Bodhisatta born as an ascetic. See the Lomasakassapa Jātaka.
Lomasanāga.– A monk of Sri Lanka who lived in the meditation hall (padhānaghara) in the Piyaṅguguhā 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 Lonaphala Sutta
Losaka Jātaka (No.41)
Lūkhapāvuraṇa Sutta (v.l. Lūkhapāpuraṇa Sutta).– See Mahāsāla Sutta
Lumbineyya.– See Lumbinī.