- Ejā Sutta. Two suttas on the evils of passion (ejā)
and the ways of getting rid of it. S. iv.64-6.
- Eka Sutta. Neither beauty, nor wealth, nor kin, nor
sons, nor virtue, can avail a woman who is mastered by a man
with the power of authority. S. iv.246.
- Ekabala. A kingdom in Jambudīpa, whose king was Sankhapāla.
Once the king raised a large army and Mahosadha's spies brought
him news of it; thereupon Mahosadha sent his parrot to find
out what it was all about. J. vi.390.
- Ekābhiñña Sutta. See Ekabījī
- Ekabījī Sutta
- Ekacakkhu. A city of Jambudīpa,
where reigned Kambalavasana (or Kambalavasabha) and his descendants,
thirty-two in number, also Brahmadeva and his descendants, fifteen
in number. Dpv. iii.19, 24.
- Ekacampakapupphiya Thera. An arahant. Thirty-one
kappas ago he had given a campaka-flower to the Pacceka Buddha,
Upasanta (Ap.i.288). He is probably identical with Vajjita Thera.
- Ekacāriya Thera
- Ekachattiya Thera
- Ekadamsaniya Thera
- Ekadhamma Sutta
- Ekadhamma Vagga
- Ekadhamma-peyyāla. Two groups of suttas in which
various things are mentioned singly, each of them being given
as a condition most useful for the arising of the Ariyan Eightfold
Way. S. v.32ff.
- Ekadhammika. See
- Ekadhitu Sutta. A devout lay-sister should admonish
her only daughter to be like Khujjuttarā or Velukantakiyā Nandamātā,
or, if she goes to homelessness, like Khemā and Uppalavannā.
- Ekadīpi. The abode of Ekadīpiya when he was born
in the deva-world. There were always one hundred thousand lights
burning in Ekadīpi. Ap.ii.373.
- Ekadīpiya Thera
- Ekadussadāyaka Thera
- Ekadvāirika. See Ekadvāra.
- Ekadvāra. A vihāra built by King Subha to the east
of Anurādhapura, at the foot of the Ekadvārika-pabbata. Mhv.xxxv.58;
MT.648. The Ekadvārika-pabbata was also called Vangantapabbata.
- Ekāhavāpi. One of the tanks built by Parakkamabāhu
- Ekajjha. A king of fifty-seven kappas ago; a previous
birth of Phaladāyaka Thera (Ap.i.239).
- Ekakkharakosa. A well-known
Pāli vocabulary, composed in the sixteenth century by Saddhammakitti,
pupil of Ariyavamsa ( Bode, op. cit., 45). It is evidently based
on similar Sanskrit works. There exists also a tīkā to the work.
- Ekamandāriya Thera. An arahant. Ninety-one kappas
ago he was a youth in Tāvatimsa and, seeing the Buddha Vipassī
in samādhi, brought a mandārava-flower and held it above the
Buddha's head for seven days. Ap.i.286.
- Ekanālika. A famine that broke out in Ceylon during
the time of King Kuñcanāga. The people were reduced to very
little food, but the king maintained, without interruption,
a great alms-giving (mahāpelā) appointed for five hundred monks.
- Ekañjalika. A king of fourteen kappas ago, a previous
birth of Ekañjaliya Thera. Ap.i.236.
- Ekañjalika Thera. An arahant. Ninety-one kappas ago
he saw Vipassī Buddha and paid homage to him with clasped hands.
- Ekañjaliya Thera
- Ekantadukkhī and Ekantasukhī Sutta. Two suttas
dealing with the respective views that after death the self
is sheer suffering and that it is sheer bliss (S.iii.219f).
- Ekantaka Sutta. See
Janapada and Sedaka Sutta.
- Ekapada Jātaka (No. 238)
- Ekapadumiya Thera. An arahant. In the time of Padumuttara
Buddha he was a king of swans, and seeing the Buddha near the
lake where he lived, picked a lotus flower and held it in his
beak above the Buddha. Ap.i.276f.
- Ekapanna Jātaka (No. 149)
- Ekapaññita. See Ekaphusita.
- Ekāpassita. Sixty-two kappas ago there were three
kings of this name, all previous births of Ālambanadāyaka Thera.
- Ekapattadāyaka Thera
- Ekaphusita. A king of twenty-six kappas ago, a previous
birth of Saccasaññaka Thera. v.l. Ekapaññita. Ap.i.209.
- Ekapindadāyikā Therī
- Ekapuggala Sutta. A group of suttas on the uniqueness
of the Tathāgata (A.i.22f). The sutta is quoted in the Kathāvatthu
(i.65) and the Milinda-Pañha (p.242).
- Ekapuggala Vagga. The thirteenth chapter of the Eka
Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. It consists of seven suttas,
six on the Tathāgata and one on Sāriputta. A.i.22f.
- Ekapupphiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety-one kappas
ago he was a Pisāca at the southern gate of the city (Bandhumatī?),
and seeing the Buddha, offered him a single flower. Ap.i.240.
- Ekarāja Jātaka (No. 303)
- Ekāsanadāyaka Thera
- Ekāsanadāyika Therī. An arahant. She is evidently
identical with Ubbirī Therī
(q.v. for her story of the past).
- Ekāsanika Sutta. On the five classes of monks who
practise the ekāsanikanga. A.iii.220.
- Ekasankhiya Thera. An arahant. In the past, when
a festival was being held in honour of Vipassī's Bodhi-tree,
be blew a conch-shell for a whole day as homage to the Buddha.
Seventy-one kappas ago he became a king named Sudassana. Ap.ii.391.
- Ekasaññaka Thera
- Ekassara. A king of ninety-four kappas ago; a previous
birth of Kisalayapūjaka Thera. Ap.i.200.
- Ekavandiya Thera. An arahant. Thirty-one kappas ago
he saw the Buddha Vessabhū and, with devout heart, worshipped
him. Twenty-four kappas ago he was a king named Vigatānanda.
- Ekuddāna (Ekuddāniya) Thera
- Ekūnavisatipañha. The section of the
which deals with the nineteen questions solved by Mahosadha
when the other wise men of the court had failed to unravel them.
- Ekūposathikā Therī
- Ekuttara. See
- Eleyya. A rājā, probably of
Magadha. He was a devout follower
In his retinue were Yamaka,
Moggalla, Ugga, Nāvindaki, Gandhabba, and Aggivessa, all of
whom were also followers of the same teacher (A.ii.180f).
- Enijangha Sutta. One of the suttas in the Devatā-Samyutta.
A deva asks the Buddha how it is possible to wander indifferent
to the calls of sense, limbed like the antelope (eni) or the
lion. The Buddha answers, by getting rid of the desires of sense.
- Enikūla. See Enī. The scholiast to the Jātaka (J.iii.361)
explains the name in the following way: "Eniyā nāma nadiyā kūle."
- Eniphassā. A name, either of some kind of musical
instrument or, more probably, of a class of celestial musicians
who waited on Sakka and his queens. Vv.xviii.11; i.26; VvA.94,
211; for explanation see 372.
- Erāhulu. A locality in Ceylon, near which an engagement
took place between the forces of Parakkamabāhu I., and his foes
(Cv.lxxiv.91). It is identified with the present district Eravur,
north-west of Batticaloa. Cv.Trs.ii.30, n.3.
- Eraka Thera
- Erakavassa, Erakavassakhanda. A locality in Ceylon.
- Erakāvilla. A village in Rohana in Ceylon where King
Mahāsena built a vihāra after destroying a temple of the unbelievers.
- Erandagalla. A tank built by Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lx.49.
- Erukkatta (Erukkhāvūra). A village in South India,
occupied by Kulasekhara in his fight with the Sinhalese forces
under Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.149, 167.
- Esanā Sutta
- Eso me attā Sutta. On the view "this is the self,
it is permanent," etc. S. iii.182.
- Esukārī Sutta. Records the conversation between the
brahmin Esukārī and the Buddha.
- Etadagga Vagga. The fourteenth chapter of the Eka
Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. It contains the names of the
Buddha's disciples, men and women, each distinguished by some
special qualification. A.i.23-6.
- Etam-mama Sutta. On how the view arises: "This is
mine, this am I." S. iii.181.