Vācā Sutta 1.– A nun who is wrong in speech, wrong in action, and who rejects the gift of faith, is destined for purgatory. A.iii.141.
Vācā Sutta 2.– Speech is good if spoken in season, in truth, softly, about the good and in amity. A.iii.243.
Vācakopadesa.– A treatise on Kaccāyana’s grammar by Vijitāvī, a monk of Burma (Sās., p.90). There is also a Subcommentary (ṭīkā) on it by another Vijitāvī. Bode, op.cit., 46, and n. 4.
Vacana Sutta.– See Vanaropa Sutta.
Vacanatthajoti, Vacanatthajotikā.– A glossary on the Vuttodaya by Vepullabuddhi Thera. Sās., p.75; Bode, op.cit., 28, n.5.
Vācavācaka or Vaccavācaka.– A grammatical treatise by Dhammadassī of Pagan (Sās., p.75; Bode, op.cit., 22, and n. 6). There are several commentaries on it, the best known being by Saddhammanandi. Others are called Vaccavācakavannanā, Vacavācakarikā, and Vaccavācakadīpanī.
Vacāvātaka.– A village in the Merukandara district, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.282, 295.
Vaccavācaka.– See Vācavācaka above.
Vacchanakha Jātaka (No.235)
Vacchanakha.– The Bodhisatta born as a Paribbājaka. See the Vacchanakha Jātaka.
Vacchāyana.– See Pilotika. Buddhaghosa says (MA.i.393) this was the name of Pilotika’s clan (gotta).
Vadakongu.– A place in South India in charge of which was a maternal uncle of Kulasekhara. It is mentioned with Tenkongu. Cv.lxxvi.288; lxxvii.43.
Vadali.– A village in South India where Laṅkāpura killed Alavanda, and which he occupied after severe fighting. Cv.lxxvi.134, 169.
Vadamanamekkundi.– A locality in South India burnt by Laṅkāpura. Cv.lxxvii.87.
Vadavalathirukka.– A Damiḷa chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.94.
Vaddha Sutta.– See Puppha Sutta
Vaddhagāma.– See Velugāma.
Vaddhakisūkara Jātaka (No.283)
Vaddhamānaka.– See Vaddha-
Vaddhanavāpi.– A reservoir repaired by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.36.
Vadha ālopa sāhasakāra Sutta.– Few are they who abstain from torture, highway robbery and violent deeds; it is because they do not see the Four Noble Truths. S.v.473.
Vādī Sutta.– There are four kinds of expounders (vādī): those that know the meaning of a passage but not the letter, those that know the letter but not the meaning, those that know neither, those that know both. A.ii.138.
Vagguli Vatthu.– The story of 500 bats who were born in heaven by listening to a recital of the Abhidhamma. SadS.81 f.
Vāhadīpa.– A monastery in Sri Lanka, to which Aggabodhi VI added a Pāsāda (Cv.xlviii.65), and Udaya I another, called the Senaggabodhipabbata pāsāda, (Cv.xlix.33) which was later repaired by Dappula II. Cv.xlix.76.
Vāhamavāpi.– A reservoir built by King Mahāsena. Mhv.xxxvii.48.
Vahana.– One of the three palaces of Sikhī Buddha before his Renunciation. Bu.xxi.16; but BuA. (p.201) calls it Nārivasabha.
Vahavāpi.– A reservoir built by King Vasabha. Mhv.xxxv.94; Dpv.xxii.7.
Vahittha.– A Damila chief, conquered by Dutthagāmanī. His fortress bore his name. Mhv.xxv.13.
Vajirabāhu.– A yakkha who, with four thousand others, kept guard at the fourth gate of Jotiya’s palace. DhA.iv.209.
Vajirabuddhi.– See Mahāvajirabuddhi.
Vajirabuddhitīkā.– Also called Vinayagandhi or Vinayaganthi. A Subcommentary (ṭīkā) or explanation of difficult passages in the Vinaya Commentaries by Mahāvajirabuddhi of Sri Lanka. Gv.60, 66.
Vajirahattha.– A deva, conqueror of the Asurā (D.ii.259). Buddhaghosa identifies him with Indra. DA.ii.689.
Vajirasena.– A building in the Abhayagiri-
Vajiravāpi.– A reservoir in Sri Lanka near which was a fortress, once occupied by Gokanna. Cv.lxx.72.
Vajiravutti.– See Vajirā (3).
Vajirī, Vājirī.– See Vajirakumārī.
Vajirindha.– A brahmin of Sucirindha, whose daughter gave a meal of milk-
Vājirīya.– A heretical sect of Buddhists, one of the seventeen schools that branched off one hundred years after the Buddha’s death. Mhv.v.13; Mhv. p.97; Dpv.v.54 calls them Apararājagirikā.
Vajjabhūmi.– See Vajjī.
Vajjī Sutta 1.– Records the visit of Ugga-
Vajjī Sutta 2.– Evidently another name for the Sārandada Sutta. See. DA.ii.524.
Vajjī Vagga.– The third chapter of the Sattaka Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya. A.iv.16 ﬀ.
Vajjihārā.– The name of a clan. Ap.ii.359 (vs. 19).
Vajjiputta Sutta.– Contains the story of the discontent of Vajjiputta. S.i.201 f.
Vajjirājā.– See Vajjī.
Vajjiya Sutta.– The story of the visit of Vajjiyamāhita to the Buddha. A.v.189 ﬀ.
Vaka Jātaka (No.300)
Vakkali Sutta.– See Vakkali
Vakkula.– See Bākula.
Vāla.– A horse belonging to King Kappina. See Mahā-
Vālagāma.– See Jālagāma
Valāha Saṃyutta.– The thirty second section of the Saṃyuttanikāya. S.iii.254‑57; cf. A.ii.102 ﬀ.
Valāhaka Vagga.– The eleventh chapter of the Catukka Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya. A.ii.102‑111; cp. S.iii.254 ﬀ.
Valāhakassa Jātaka (No.196)
Vālakkonda.– A place in South India. Cv.lxxvi.187.
Valangatissapabbatavihāra.– See Talangatissapabbata-
Vālavāhana.– A horse belonging to King Kappina. See MahāKappina Thera. DhA.ii.117.
Vālikagāma.– A village in Sri Lanka, evidently a seaport, where the Damilas, under Māgha and Jayabāhu, once had a fort. Cv.lxxxiii.17.
Vālikākhetta.– A village mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.62; also Cv. Trs.i.292, n.2.
Valiyā.– One of the chief female supporters of Dhammadassī Buddha. Bu.xvi. 20.
Vallakkuttāra.– A district in South India. Cv.lxxvi.247, 260.
Vallavahagāma.– A village in Sri Lanka, the birthplace of Tambasumana. Ras.ii.24.
Valliphaladāyaka Thera.– An Arahant (Ap.i.296), evidently identical with Visākha Pañcāliputta (q.v.)
Vallitittha.– A ford in the Mahāvāḷukagaṅgā. Cv.lxxii.82.
Valliyavīthi.– A street in Mahāgāma. AA.i.279.
Vālodaka Jātaka (No.183)
Vālugāma.– A village in South India that Laṅkāpura laid waste and rebuilt. Cv.lxxvi.286.
Vālukapatta.– A village near Pulatthipura. Cv.lxx.318.
Vālukārāma.– See Vālikārāma.
Valutthi.– A Damila chief of South India, won over to Laṅkāpura’s side with gifts. Cv.lxxvi.237.
Vāmadeva.– One of the great sages honoured by the brahmins as authors of hymns, etc. Vin.i.245; D.i.104, etc.; see Vāmaka; cf. Rigveda iv. 26; Rāmāyana i.7, etc.
Vāmagotta.– See Sūra Vāmagotta.
Vāmaka.– One of the great sages held in esteem by the brahmins. Vin.i.245; D.i.104,238; M.ii.169, 200; A.iii.224, etc.; cf. Vamsa in Rigveda x. 99.
Vamana Sutta.– Like a physician who administers an emetic for the curing of sickness, so does the Buddha administer the Noble One’s emetic to cleanse beings of birth, old age, etc. Thus, right view cleanses them from wrong view, etc. A.v.219 f.
Vāmantapabbhāra.– A glen in Sri Lanka, where lived Mahāsiva Thera (q.v.) J.vi.30; iv. 490.
Vamsabhūmi, Vamsarattha.– The country of the Vamsā.
Vamsarājā.– See Udena.
Vamsatthappakāsinī.– The Commentary on the Mahāvaṃsa, traditionally ascribed to a Thera named Mahānāma, and probably written about the ninth century. For details see P.T.S. edition, Introd.
Vana Saṃyutta.– The ninth section of the Saṃyuttanikāya. S.i.197‑205.
Vanagāma.– A locality in Sri Lanka where Sugalā was captured. Cv.lxxv.174.
Vanaggāmapāsāda.– A monastery built by Vijayabāhu IV, to which was attached the Abhayarāja-
Vanakorandiya Thera.– An Arahant. Ninety-
Vananadī.– A river in Rohaṇa. Cv.lxxv.156; identified with Velaveganga (Cv. Trs.ii.59, n. 4).
Vānara Jātaka (No.342)
Vānarākara.– A park in Sri Lanka, laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.8.
Vanaratana Tissa.– See Ānanda (11).
Vanaratana.– See Medhaṅkara (5).
Vānarinda Jātaka (No.57)
Vanasāvatthi.– See Vanasāvhaya
Vangantaputta.– The epithet applied to Sāriputta’s brother Upasena, to distinguish him from others of the same name.
Vangīsa Thera Vatthu.– The story of Vaṅgīsa's conversion, his entry into the Order, and his attainment of Arahantship. DhA.iv.226 f.
Vanguttara.– A mountain in Sri Lanka on which was built the Pācīnapabbata-
Vanka.– A king of Sāvatthi. For his story see the Ghaṭa Jātaka (No.355). He is identified with Ānanda. J.iii.170.
Vankaka.– The name of Mount Vepulla in the time of Koṇāgamana Buddha. S.ii.191.
Vankāvattakagalla.– A monastery in Sri Lanka, built by Mahācūḷa Mahātissa. Mhv.xxxiv.9.
Vanna Sutta.– One who praises and blames wrongly, without scrutiny, and who fails to blame or praise rightly, suffers in purgatory. A.ii.84.
Vañña.– Belonging to the Vanni.
Vannabodhana.– A treatise on the Pāḷi language by Ukkaṃsamāla of Ava. Sās, p.120; Bode, op.cit., 65.
Vannaka.– An irrigation channel (mahāmātika) constructed by Kutakannatissa. Mhv.xxxiv.32; see also Mhv. Trs. 240, n.1.
Vannakāraka Thera.– An Arahant. Thirty-
Vannanā Sutta.– A nun who, without test or scrutiny, praises the unworthy and blames the worthy, shows faith in things unbelievable and disbelief in things believable and rejects the gift of faith — such a one goes to purgatory. A.iii.139.
Vannanītigandha.– One of the six treatises ascribed to Kaccāyana Gv.59.
Vannapitaka.– A compilation condemned by the orthodox as not the word of the Buddha (abuddhavacana). e.g., SA.ii.150; Sp.iv.742.
Vannāroha Jātaka (No.361)
Vannāroha Vagga.– The second chapter of the Jātakaṭṭhakathā. J.iii.191‑210.
Vannibhuvanekabāhu.– See Bhuvanekabāhu III.
Vannūpama.– See Candūpama Sutta.
Vannupatha Jātaka (No.2)
Vantajīvakā.– A group or sect of Buddhist ascetics. Vijayabāhu I provided them with necessaries and granted maintenance villages to their relations (Cv.lx.69). cp. Lābhavāsī.
Vāpārani.– A monastery built by Aggabodhi VI. Cv.xlviii.64.
Vāpinagara.– A stronghold mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lviii.43.
Vappa Sutta.– The conversation between Vappa, the Sakyan, and the Buddha. See Vappa (2). A.ii.196 f.
Varadassana.– A Cakkavatti of one world-
Varadhara.– A noted wanderer (paribbājaka) in the time of the Buddha. He lived with Annabhāra, Sakuludāyi and others in the Paribbājakārāma, on the banks of the Sappinīkā (A.ii.29, 176), and again in the Moranivāpa in Rājagaha. M.ii.1.
Varadīpa.– The name given to Sri Lanka in the time of Koṇāgamana Buddha. Its capital was Vaddhamāna and its king Samiddha. Sp.i.86; Mhv.xv.93; Dpv.i.73; ix. 20; xv. 45, etc.
Varakappa.– The name of a world-
Varamandhātu.– A primeval king, son of Mandhātu. His son was Cara. J.iii.454, but according to DA.i.258 and SNA.i.352, his son was Uposatha.
Varana Vagga.– The eighth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Jātakaṭṭhakathā. J.i.316‑59.
Varanā.– A city on the banks of the Kaddamadaha, where Arāmadanda visited Mahā-
Varañāṇamuṇi.– One of the two elders appointed to lead the delegation of monks who left Ayojjhā (in Thailand) to go to Sri Lanka, for the furtherance of the Order in Sri Lanka, in the reign of Kittisirirājasīha. He was expert in the Dhamma and the Vinaya and taught them to the monks of Sri Lanka. Cv.c.138, 174.
Vāranavatī.– The capital of Anikaratta, the king to whom Sumedhā was to be given in marriage. ThigA.272.
Varuna Jātaka (No.71)
Varunadeva.– The sixth son of Devagabbhā.
Vāruṇidūsaka Jātaka (No.47)
Varunindhara.– An Ājīvaka who gave grass for the seat of Revata Buddha. BuA., p.132.
Vasa Sutta.– Seven things, skill in which enables a monk to turn his mind according to his wish and not to turn himself according to his mind. A.iv.34.
Vāsabhā.– See Vāsabbakkhattiyā.
Vāsabhagāma bhānavāra.– The fourth chapter of the Campeyyakhandhaka of the Mahā Vagga. Vin.i.312‑22.
Vāsabhagāma.– A village in Kāsī. It was once the residence of Kassapagotta Thera (q.v.) (Vin.i.312 f). Beyond this village was another, called Cundatthila, between Vāsabhagāma and Bārāṇasī. Pv.iii.1; PvA. 168,170.
Vasabhagāma.– A village in Uddhagāma, given by Mahānāga to the Jetavana-
Vasabhodakavāra.– See Vasabha (6).
Vasala v.l. Cāpala, Accaya.– A mountain in Himavā. Ap.ii.451.
Vasālanagara.– A village in Sri Lanka, probably near Cittalapabbata. It was the residence of two brothers, Cūlanāga and Mahānāga, who later became monks. SA.ii.125.
Vasantaguhā.– A cave in the park of Parakkamabāhu I. in Pulatthipura. Cv.lxxiii.112.
Vāsavanesī.– A class of devas, present at the teaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
Vasī.– An epithet of Mahābrahmā. e.g., J.vi.201.
Vāsidāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. Ninety-
Vasitthaka.– The father of the Bodhisatta in the Takkala Jātaka. J.iv. 44 ﬀ.
Vassaṃvuttha Sutta.– S.v.405.
Vassavalāhaka Sutta.– A monk asks the Buddha why it sometimes rains. It rains when the Vassavalāhaka devā wish to revel in their bodies answers the Buddha. S.iii.257.
Vassāvāsabhānavāra.– The first chapter of the Vassūpanāyikakhandha of the Mahā Vagga. Vin.i.137‑48.
Vassika Sutta.– Just as of all scented flowers the jasmine (vassika) is the chief, so of all profitable conditions earnestness is the chief. S.v.44.
Vassūpanāyikakandha.– The third chapter of the Mahā Vagga of the Vinaya Piṭaka (Vin.i.137 ﬀ). It was taught by Mahinda to Devānampiyatissa to show the necessity of a monastery in Cetiyagiri. Mhv.xvi.9.
Vasū.– A class of devas of whom Sakka is the chief. See Vāsava. D.ii.260; DA.ii.690.
Vasudattā.– Wife of Padumuttara Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.xi.21.
Vāsudatta Sutta.– The young devatā Vāsudatta approached the Blessed One at Sāvatthi and recites a verse saying that a monk should strive mindfully as if his hair was on fire to eradicate sensual desire. The Buddha replies that he should strive mindfully to remove personality-
Vāsula.– Son of Candakumāra (J.vi.143); he is identified with Rāhula. J.iv.157.
Vasulokī or Vāsula.– See Sudatta Thera.
Vasuttara.– One of the palaces of Paduma Buddha before his Renunciation. BuA., p.146; but see Paduma.
Vatagāma.– A monastery in Sri Lanka, built by Moggallāna III. He gave for its maintenance the village of the same name, which was attached to it. Cv.xliv.50.
Vātaggasindhava Jātaka (No.266)
Vātaggasindhava.– The Bodhisatta born as the state horse of the king of Bārāṇasī. See the Vātaggasindhava Jātaka.
Vātagiri.– A mountain in the Dakkhiṇadesa of Sri Lanka, a point of strategic importance, providing a safe place of refuge. Cv.lviii.31; lx. 39; lxxxviii.43; see also Cv. Trs.i.204, n. 2.
Vātavalāhaka Sutta.– A monk asks the Buddha why the wind sometimes blows. It blows when the Vātavalāhaka devā wish to revel in their bodies answers the Buddha. S.iii.257.
Vaṭajālikāya.– A vihāra on Saṅkheyya-
Vātamiga Jātaka (No.14)
Vatamsa.– One of the three palaces of Sumana Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.v.22.
Vatamsikā.– The wife of Sumana Buddha before his Renunciation. Anupama was their son. Bu.v.23.
Vatarakkhatthalī.– A village in Sri Lanka, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.76.
Vātasama.– A Cakkavatti of long ago, a previous birth of Māṇava Thera (Sammukhāthavika). ThagA.i.164; Ap.i.159.
Vātātapanivāriya Thera.– An Arahant. Ap.i.207.
Vātavalāhakā.– See Valāhakā.
Vātīyamandapa.– A village mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.32.
Vatra.– An Asura. See Vatrabhū below. J.v.153; cp. Sanskrit Vrtra.
Vatrabhū.– A name for Indra (Sakka). (J.v.153; S.i.47). Buddhaghosa (SA.i.83) explains it as “sveva vattena aññe abhibhavitvā devissariyapatto ti Vatrabhū, Vatranāmakam vā asuraṃ abhibhavatī ti.”
Vatsā.– See Vaṃsā.
Vatta Sutta.– Sāriputta addresses the monks at Sāvatthi on the seven factors of enlightenment and of his ability to abide in any of these according to his desire; just as a nobleman possessed of many robes can put on whichever he desires. S.v.70 f.
Vattaka Jātaka (No.35, 118, 394)
Vattakakārapitthi.– A village granted by Aggabodhi I for the maintenance of the Bhinnorudīpa-
Vattakkhandhaka.– The eighth section of the Cūḷavagga. Vin.ii.207‑31.
Vattalagāma.– A village in which Vijayabāhu III built the Vijayabāhu-
Vattanahānakottha.– One of the eight bath-
Vatthadāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. In the time of Atthadassī Buddha, he was a Garuḷa, and, seeing the Buddha on his way to Gandhamādana, he offered him a garment. Thirty-
Vatthulapabbata.– A mountain in Sri Lanka. Ras.ii.19 f.
Vatthūpama Sutta.– See Vattha Sutta
Vattita Sutta.– On the eight proper ways of dealing with a monk guilty of some offence, against whom proceedings have been taken. A.iv.347; cp. Vin.ii.86; M.ii.249.
Vayadhamma Sutta.– Rādha asks the Buddha about phenomena that pass away (vayadhamma). The Buddha says that the five aggregates are phenomena that pass away. That which is transient by nature must be abandoned. S.iii.197.
Vāyāma Sutta.– A nun who speaks carelessly in praise of the unworthy and in blame of the praiseworthy, who is wrong in mindfulness and rejects the gifts of the faith, is destined for hell. A.iii.141.
Vayiga.– A river in South India. Cv.lxxvi.307.
Vāyodevā.– A class of deities present at the teaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.259.
Vāyu.– A deity, whose son was Vijjādhara. See the Samugga Jātaka.
Vāyussaputta.– See the Samugga Jātaka.
Vebhalinga.– See Vehalinga.
Vedabba Jātaka (No.48)
Vedabba.– The name of a charm and of a brahmin who knew it. See the Vedabba Jātaka.
Vedanā Saṃyutta.– The thirty-
Vedanā Aññāṇa Sutta.– At Sāvatthi. Vacchagotta asks the Blessed One the reason for the various wrong views. The Buddha explains that it because of not knowing feeling, its arising, cessation, and the way leading to its cessation. S.iii.258.
Vedanāpariggaha Sutta.– See the Dīghanakha Sutta, for which this was evidently another name. e.g., DA.ii.418; DhA.i.79; ThagA.ii.95.
Vedaññā.– See Vedhaññā.
Vedehaputta.– An epithet of Sotthisena, king of Kāsi. The scholiast explains that his mother was a Videha princess. J.v.90.
Vedeharajja,Vedeharattha.– Name given to the kingdom of Videha. e.g., J.vi.393, 411.
Vedisaka.– See Vediyaka
Vediyadāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. He built a railing round the Bodhi tree of Vipassī Buddha. Eleven world-
Veghanasā.– A class of devas present at the teaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.261.
Vejanīya Sutta.– See Saṃvejanīya Sutta.
Vela, Velu.– A friend of Vasabha and father of Velusumana, who was named after his father and his father’s friend Sumana, governor of Girijanapada. Mhv.xxiii.69.
Velamikā.– Chief of the eighty-
Velangavitthika 1.– A monastery built by Saddhā Tissa. Mhv.xxxiii.8.
Velangavitthika 2.– A reservoir in Sri Lanka, built by Mahāsena. Mhv.xxxvii.48.
Velankundi.– A village in South India, used as a stronghold in the campaigns of Laṅkāpura. Cv.lxxvii.89, 93.
Vellināba.– A stronghold in South India. Cv.lxxvii.39.
Veludanta, Veludatta.– Teacher of Vaḍḍha Thera. ThagA.i.413.
Veludvāra Vagga.– The first chapter of the Sotāpatti Saṃyutta. S.v.342‑60.
Veluka Jātaka (No.43)
Veluka.– A viper. See the Veluka Jātaka.
Velukapītā.– See the Veluka Jātaka.
Veluriya.– A village and a rock near which are found sapphires (veḷuriya). VvA.27.
Veluvagāma.– See Beḷuva.
Venāgapura.– A brahmin village of Kosala, where the Buddha taught the Venāgapura Sutta. A.i.180.
Venasākha Jātaka (No.353)
Veṇḍu.– A devaputta.
Veṇḍu Sutta.– Veṇḍu says that those who train themselves in Gotama’s teaching are happy. The Buddha replies that they will not come under Māra’s control. S.i.52.
Venī.– A she jackal, wife of Pūtimaṃsa. See the Pūtimaṃsa Jātaka.
Venisāla.– Father of Tissāmacca.
Venudatta Thera.– A monk. Valliya Thera heard him teach and questioned him. Pondering on what be had heard, he gained insight. ThagA.i.292.
Venumatī.– A channel branching off from the Toyavāpi on its western side. It was constructed by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.46.
Vepacitti Sutta or Khanti Sutta
Vepullapabbata Sutta.– It gives the particulars (names, etc.) regarding Mount Vepulla in the age of the four last Buddhas. S.ii.190 ﬀ.
Vepullatā Sutta.– Four conditions which, if cultivated, lead to the increase of insight. S.v.411.
Verahaccāni Sutta.– Contains an account of the conversion of the brahmin lady of the Verehaccānigotta. S.iv.412 f.
Verambā Sutta.– A monk whose heart is possessed by gains and flattery, and whose senses are unguarded in the presence of women — he is like a bird caught in a hurricane (verambavāta). S.ii.231.
Verañja Sutta.– Describes the interview between the Buddha and the brahmin Verañja. See Verañjā. A.iv.172 ﬀ.
Verañja.– A brahmin. See Verañjā. According to Buddhaghosa his real name was Udaya, but he was called Verañja because he was born and lived at Verañjā. Sp.i.111.
Verañjabhānavāra.– The first section of the Sutta Vibhanga. Vin.iii.111.
Verañjakā.– The brahmins of Verañjā, to whom the Verañjaka Sutta was taught. M.i.290.
Verī Jātaka (No.103)
Vesālā.– The Nāgā of Vesāli who were present at the teaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.258; DA.ii.688.
Vesāyī.– A name for Yama. J.ii.317, 318.
Vessabhū Sutta.– S.ii.9. See Gotama Sutta.
Vessamittā.– Queen of Kosambī. When her husband was killed in battle his conqueror wished to marry her, but she refused. He ordered her to be burnt, but by her piety she was unscathed and received great honour. Ras.i.18 f.
Vessānara.– A name for the God of Fire. J.vi.203.
Vessantara 2.– The Bodhisatta, born as king of Sivi. See the Vessantara Jātaka.
Vessantara Jātaka (No.547)
Vessara.– A pleasance in which Maṅgala Buddha died. Bu.iv.32.
Vetambarī.– See Vegabbharī
Vetaraññī.– The waters of the Vetaranī. J.vi.250.
Vetendu.– A vassal of the Cātummahārājāno, present at the teaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.258.
Vethipura v.l. Veṭṭhapura.– A city in India, the birthplace of Abhibhūta Thera. ThagA.i.372.
Vetthapura.– See Vethipura above.
Vevatiyakapi Jātaka.– See Mahākapi Jātaka J.iii.178.
Vibhajjavāda.– The name given to the Dhamma by the orthodox; the term is identical with Theravāda and the Buddha is described as Vibhajjavādī. e.g., Mhv.v.171; VibhA.130; cp. Kvu. Trs. introd. p.38.
Vibhanga Vagga.– The fourteenth chapter of the Majjhimanikāya (suttas 131‑42). M.iii.187‑257.
Vibhatti Sutta.– Taught by Sāriputta on the four branches of analytical knowledge: meanings (attha); conditions (dhammā); definitions (nirutti); intellect (paṭibhāna). A.ii.159 f.
Vibhattikathā.– A treatise, probably grammatical, by a Sri Lanka monk. Gv. 65, 75.
Vibhattyattha 1.– A work on Pāḷi cases by Kyocva’s daughter. Sās., p.77.
Vibhattyattha 2.– A Pāḷi grammatical treatise by Saddhammañāṇa. Bode, op.cit., 26.
Vibhītakamiñjiya Thera.– An Arahant. He gave a vibhītaka fruit to Kakusandha Buddha (Ap.ii.396). He is perhaps identical with Sopāka Thera. ThagA.i.95.
Vicakkanā.– A class of devas, present at the teaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.261.
Vicchidaka Sutta.– The idea of a scattered corpse, if cultivated, leads to great profit. S.v.131.
Vicittā.– One of the chief lay women supporters of Padumuttara Buddha. Bu.xi.26.
Vidadhimukhamandatīkā.– A Commentary by Vepullabuddhi (Gv. 64, 74). It was, perhaps, a Commentary to Vidaghamukhamandana (a book of riddles) by Dhammadāsa. Bode, op.cit., 28, n.3.
Viddumagāma.– A village in Sri Lanka in which was the Sirighanānanda-
Videhā.– The people of Videha.
Videhiputta 1.– A name given to Āḷāra. J.v.166.
Videhiputta 2.– See Vedehiputta (Ajātasattu).
Vidhātā.– Given as the name of a god to whom sacrifices should be offered as a means of obtaining happiness. J.vi.201.
Vidhavā.– A river in the inner regions of Himavā (anto Himavante). J.iii.467.
Vidhola.– A hunter, who later joined the Order at Tissa-
Vidhūpanadāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. He gave a fan to Padumuttara Buddha and sang his praises as he fanned him. He became an Arahant at the age of seven. He was king sixteen times under the name of Vījamāna. Ap.i.103 f.
Vidhura Jātaka (No.546)
Vidhurinda 1.– A Nāga king who was given in charge of the Bodhi-
Vidhurinda 2.– One of the brothers of Vedisadevī. He escorted the Bodhi-
Vidoja.– An epithet of Indra. UdA.75; see also n.12.
Vidūdabha.– See Viṭaṭūbha
Vidūra Jātaka.– See Sucira Jātaka.
Viduragga.– General (Senāpati) of Udaya IV. Cv.liii.46; cf. Vajiragga.
Vigatānanda.– A king of twenty-
Vigatāsoka.– See Vītasoka Thera.
Vigaticcha Jātaka (No.244)
Viggāhikakathā Sutta.– (s.v. Kathā Sutta). The Buddha exhorts the monks not to engage in wordy warfare, such talk being neither profitable nor conducive to nibbāna. They should converse about suffering, its cause, etc. S.v.419.
Vighāsāda Jātaka (No.393)
Vihārabīja.– A village in Sri Lanka from which five hundred young men entered the Order on the occasion of the enshrinement of the Buddha’s collar bone in the Thūpārāma. Mhv.xvii.59.
Vihāravāpi.– A village in Sri Lanka, near Tulādhārapabbata. It was the birthplace of Labhīya Vasabha. Mhv.xxiii.90.
Vihāravejjasālatittha.– A ford in the Mahāvālukagangā. Cv.lxxii.25.
Vihāsava.– A king of the race of Makhādeva. He ruled in Bārāṇasī and his son was Vijitasena. MT. 130; but Dpv.iii.39 calls him Vijaya.
Vihatābhā.– A king of twenty-
Vījamāna.– Sixty thousand world-
Vijambhavatthu.– A place of residence for monks in the Vattaniyasenāsana, where Rohaṇa took Nāgasena to admit him into the Order. Mil. p.12.
Vijayā Sutta.– Contains the story of Māra’s temptation of Vijayā Therī. S.i.130.
Vijayabhuja.– See Vijayabāhu.
Vijayakumāra.– Son of Sirināga II, and king of Sri Lanka for one year (302‑3 A.C.). He was killed in his palace by the three Lambakaṇṇā: Saṅghatissa, Saṅghabodhi, and Goṭhābhaya. Mhv.xxxvi.57 f; Dpv.xxii.51.
Vijayapāla.– Son of Vimaladhammasūriya I and his queen, Dona Catherina. He was governor of the province of Mātula. Cv.xcv.22.
Vijayapura.– The Pāḷi name for the city of Panyā in Burma. Bode, op.cit., 27, 40.
Vijayasundārāma.– A monastery built by Vijayabāhu III. Cv.lxxxi.51; see also P.L.C. 209.
Vijayuttara Sankha (Sakka’s Conch Trumpet)
Vijitasangāma.– A grain-
Vijjābhāgiya Sutta.– The six parts of wisdom: the idea of impermanence, of unsatisfactoriness in impermanence, of not-
Vijjādhara guhā, lena.– A cave in Pulatthipura, forming part of Uttarārāma (Cv.lxxviii.73). The boundary of the Baddhasīmāpāsāda grounds passed fifty staves (375 ft) to the north of this cave. Ibid., vs. 66. See Cv. Trs.ii.111, n.2.
Vijjāmandapa.– A building in the Dīpuyyāna. It was built to demonstrate the various branches of science. Cv.lxxiii.115.
Vijjāvimutti Sutta.– The holy life is lived with the realisation of the fruits of knowledge for its aim. S.v.28.
Vikālabhojana Sutta.– Few are they who abstain from eating at unseasonable hours, many they who do not. S.v.470.
Vikannaka Jātaka (No.233)
Vikata.– A mountain near Himavā. Ap.i.227.
Vikkama.– A Lokagalla. He was a general of Rohaṇa and was defeated by the Mūlapotthakī Māna. Cv.lxxv.138.
Vikkamacolappera.– A stronghold in South India, occupied by Pandiyarāyara. It was captured by Laṅkāpura. Cv.lxxvi.178.
Vikkamapandu.– Son of Mahālānakitti. He was staying in Duludesa when he heard of the events in Sri Lanka, and, going to the province of Rohaṇa, he carried on the government at Kālatittha for one year (1046 A.C.), until he was slain by Jagatīpāla. Cv.lvi.11 ﬀ.
Vikkamapura.– A town in Dakkhiṇadesa, once used as headquarters by Parakkamabāhu I, before his capture of the throne. It was near Kyānagāma. Cv.lxxii.147, 263. Geiger suggests (Cv. Trs.i.333, n.3) that it was the town attached to the fortress of Sīhagiri.
Vikkamarājasīha.– The last king of Sri Lanka. He was the son of the sister of Rājādhirājasīha, whom he succeeded. He ruled for eighteen years (1798‑1815 A.C.), but the people rebelled against him, and he was obliged to abdicate in favour of the English (Ingirisī). Cv.ci.19 ﬀ.
Vikkambhuja.– See Vikkamabāhu.
Vikkantabāhu.– See Vikkamabāhu.
Vilasa.– A very rich man of Kandalisālagāma. His wealth was fabulous, and the king, wishing to test its extent, asked him to supply various luxuries. The Muggagāma-
Vilāta.– A country. Mil. 327, 331; Rhys Davids identifies it with Tartary (Mil. Trs.ii.204).
Vilattākhanda.– The weir of a reservoir repaired by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.67.
Villagāma.– A village in the south of Sri Lanka. Ras.ii.147.
Villikābā.– A district of Sri Lanka, once the residence of Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lviii.29.
Vilokana.– A king of eighty-
Vīmamsa khanda.– The section of the Mūgapakkha Jātaka that describes the various tests applied to Temiya to discover whether his appearance of being deaf and dumb was a pretence. J.vi.9.
Vīmamsaka Sutta.– The Buddha tells the monks at Jetavana that the enquiring monk, who searches the heart of others, should study the Tathāgata. He then proceeds to give details as to how the study should be undertaken. M.i.317 ﬀ.
Vimaticchedanī.– A Commentarial work on the Abhidhamma by an elder named Kusapa. Gv. 60, 70; P.L.C. 160.
Vimativinodanī.– A Commentary on the Vinaya by Kassapa Thera. It was one of the authorities quoted by the Pārupanā against the Ekaṃsikā and it was held in high esteem by King Dhammaceti. Gv. 61; Sis. 69; P.L.C. 179.
Vimokkha Sutta.– On eight kinds of deliverance. A.iv.306 f.
Vimokkhakathā.– The fifth chapter of the Mahā Vagga of the Patisambhidāmagga. PS.ii.35‑73.
Vimutti Sutta.– On the five spheres of release experienced when one teaches the Dhamma to another, when yet another listens, when one learns it oneself, when one ponders and reflects on it, and when one has rightly penetrated into it. A.iii.21 f.
Vinataka.– One of the seven mountain ranges round Sineru. J.vi.125; SNA.ii.443; Sp.i.119, etc.
Vīnāthūna Jātaka (No.232)
Vinaya Vagga.– The eighth chapter of the Sattaka Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya. A.iv.140‑44.
Vinayadhara Suttā.– A group of four suttas on seven qualities that make a monk skilled in the Vinaya. A.iv.140 f.
Vinayadharasobhana Sutta.– Seven qualities that make a monk skilled in discipline and illustrious; the qualities are the same as those of the Vinayadhara Sutta. A.iv.142.
Vinayagandhi.– See Vajirabuddhiṭīkā.
Vinayālankāra tikā.– A Vinaya compilation by Tipiṭakālaṅkāra of Tiriyapabbata. Svd.1214; Bode, op.cit., 54.
Vinayasamutthānadīpanī.– A Vinaya treatise by Chapaṭa (Saddhammajotipāla). Gv. 64; Bode, op.cit., 18.
Vinayasangīti.– A name given to the recital held at Vesāli in connection with the Vajjiputta heresy See Vajjiputtakā. Sp.i.34.
Vinayatthakathā.– See Samantapāsādikā.
Vinayatthamañjūsā.– A Subcommentary (ṭīkā) on the Kaṅkhāvitaraṇī, written by Buddhanāga. Gv.61; Svd.1212.
Vindaka.– One of the horses of Candakumāra. J.vi.135.
Vindusāra.– See Bindusāra.
Vinīla Jātaka (No.160)
Vinīlaka Sutta.– The perception of a discoloured corpse, if developed and cultivated, is of great fruit and great benefit. S.v.131.
Viññāṇa Aññāṇa Sutta.– At Sāvatthi. Vacchagotta asks the Blessed One the reason for the various wrong views. The Buddha explains that it because of not knowing consciousness, its arising, cessation, and the way leading to its cessation. S.iii.259.
Viññāṇa Appaccakkhakamma Sutta.– Similar to the above. Due to not closely examining consciousness. S.iii.262.
Viññāṇañcāyatana Sutta.– When Ānanda remarks that Sāriputta’s senses are clean and his face translucent, and asks him how has he spent the day, Sāriputta answers that he has been abiding in the base of infinite consciousness. S.iii.237.
Viññāṇañcāyatanapañhā Sutta.– Mahā-
Viññānañcāyatanūpagādevā.– A class of devas living in the Arūpaloka. Their life lasts for forty thousand aeons. M.iii.103; Compendium, p.143.
Vīnūpamovāda.– The name given (e.g., at ThagA.i.545) to a discourse taught by the Buddha to Soṇa Koḷivisa (q.v.) at Gijjhakūṭa. It is generally called Sona Sutta. See A.iii.374.
Vipallāsa Sutta.– On the four perversions of perception, thought and view: seeing permanence in impermanence, happiness in suffering, self in not-
Vipallāsakathā.– The eighth chapter of the Paññāvagga of the Paṭisambhidāmagga. PS.ii.80 f.
Vipassanā Sutta.– On insight as to the path that leads to the “Uncompounded.” S.iv.362.
Vipassanākathā.– The ninth chapter of the Paññavagga of the Paṭisambhidāmagga. PS.ii.263‑43.
Vipula 1.– A khattiya, father of Revata Buddha. J.i.35; Bu.vi.16.
Vipula 2.– One of the five peaks near Rājagaha, the highest of them. See Vepulla. S.i.67; J.vi.518; Mil.242.
Vipulapaññā Sutta.– When the four foundations of mindfulness are developed and cultivated it leads to the growth of wisdom. S.v.412.
Vipulā.– Mother of Revata Buddha. J.i.35; Bu.vi.6.
Vīrā Therī.– A certain lay follower gave her a robe, and a Yakkha aware of this, went about praising his piety. v.l. Cīrā. S.i.213.
Vīrā.– See Dhīrā.
Virāgakathā.– The fifth chapter of the Yuganandha Vagga of the Paṭisambhidāmagga. Ps.ii.140‑7.
Vīraganga.– Name of several Damila chiefs, allies of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi. 131, 140, 179, 181, 187, 190.
Viraja 1.– One of the three palaces occupied by Dhammadassī Buddha before his Renunciation. Bu.xvi.14.
Viraja 2.– A Pacceka Buddha. ApA.i.107; M.iii.70.
Vīraka Jātaka (No.204)
Vīraka.– The Bodhisatta born as a marsh crow. See the Vīraka Jātaka.
Vīranatthambhaka.– A cemetery near Bārāṇasī where Somadatta taught his father, Aggidatta, how to behave at court when he visited the king. DhA.iii.124.
Vīrankurārāma.– A monastery in Abhayagiri-
Vīranukkara.– A district in South India, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Laṅkāpura. Cv.lxxvii.2.
Vīrapperaya.– Name of several Damila chiefs, allies of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi. 138, 316; lxxvii.6, 7.
Vīravamma.– Husband of Yasodharā, daughter of Vijayabāhu I. They had two daughters, Līlāvatī and Sugalā. He was given as dowry the province of Merukandara. Cv.lix.27.
Vīravāpi.– A reservoir restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.36.
Viravapupphiya Thera.– An Arahant. Ninety-
Viriya Sutta 1.– Energy is necessary in order to see things as they really are. S.ii.132.
Viriya Sutta 2.– A woman who, among other qualities, has energy is reborn in a happy condition. S.iv.244.
Viriya.– A pleasance in Vebhāra where Siddhattha Buddha was born. BuA. p.185.
Viroca Jātaka (No.143)
Virocamānā.– Wife of Kakusandha Buddha before his Renunciation. Bu.xxiii.17. BuA. (p.210) calls her Rocanā.
Virocana.– Nine world-
Visākhā bhānavāra.– The second chapter of the Cīvarakhandhaka of the Mahā Vagga. Vin.i.281‑94.
Visākha Sutta.– The Buddha listens to a discourse by Visākha Pañcāliputta and praises his skill in the assembly of monks. The Sutta also contains a teaching as to how the Dhamma should be taught. A.ii.51 f.; S.ii.280 f.
Visālā.– See Vesāli.
Visāla.– The capital of Sri Lanka (then known as Mandadīpa) in the time of Kassapa Buddha. It was to the west of Mahāsāgara uyyāna, and its king at the time was Jayanta. Mhv.xv.127; Dpv.xv.60; xvii.6; Sp.i.87.
Visālamutta.– A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.81, 91.
Visama Sutta.– Crooked actions of body, speech and mind lead one to purgatory; their opposites to heaven. A.i.293.
Visavanta Jātaka (No.69)
Visayha Jātaka (No.340)
Visayha.– The Bodhisatta born as a millionaire (seṭṭhi) of Bārāṇasī. See the Visayha Jātaka.
Visirātthala.– A reservoir in Sri Lanka. Cv.lxviii.49.
Vīssāsabhojana Jātaka (No.93)
Vissasena.– A king of Bārāṇasī. See the Ārāmadūsaka Jātaka.
Visudatta Thera.– A teacher of the Abhidhamma. DhSA. p.32.
Visuddhajanavilāsinī.– The name of the Commentary on the Apadāna. Its author is unknown.
Vitakkita Sutta.– See Ayonisomanasikāra Sutta.
Vītamāla.– A king of fifty-
Vītamsā.– One of the ten rivers flowing from Himavā. Mil.114; see Mil. Trs.i.xliv, for a suggested identification with Vitastā, the modern Bihat (or Jhelum).
Vītarāga Sutta.– A monk who is not free from passion, corruption and infatuation, but is full of cant and deceit, cannot become what he should become. A.iii.111.
Vītarāga.– A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.71; ApA.i.107.
Viticcha Jataka.– See Vigaticcha Jātaka (No.244)
Vitinna.– One of the chief lay supporters of Padumuttara Buddha. Bu.xi.26.
Vitta Sutta.– Taught in answer to a deva’s questions; the beat wealth is faith, right deeds bring happiness, truth has the sweetest taste, a life of wisdom is the best. S.i.42.
Vittāra.– A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.146.
Vivādamūla Sutta.– Ten causes, different from the above, of contention. A.v.78 f.
Vivara Vagga.– The first chapter of the Catukka Nipāta of the Jātakaṭṭhakathā. J.iii.1‑33.
Vivekakathā.– The fourth chapter of the Paññā Vagga of the Paṭisambhidāmagga. PS.ii.219‑25.
Vohāra Sutta.– (Anariyavohāra, Ariyavohāra Sutta) Eight modes of speech that are noble and ignoble. A.iv.307.
Vohārapatha Suttā.– (Paṭhama, Dutiyavohārapatha Sutta) Two suttas, similar to Vohāra Sutta. A.ii.227‑ ii.229.
Vuddhi Sutta 1.– The seven factors of enlightenment, if cultivated, conduce to increase and not decrease. S.v.94.
Vuddhi Sutta 2.– Four conditions that conduce to the growth of insight. S.v.411.
Vyaggha Jātaka.– See Byaggha Jātaka (No.272)
Vyasana Sutta.– Ten evils that befall a monk who reviles Noble Ones and his fellow celibates. A.v.169.