- Vācā Sutta 1. A nun who is wrong in speech, wrong
in action, and who rejects the gift of faith, is destined for
- 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
Vijitāvi, a monk of Burma (Sās., p.90). There is also a tīkā
on it by another Vijitāvī. Bode, op. cit., 46, and n. 4.
- Vacana Sutta. See Vanaropa
- Vacanatthajoti, Vacanatthajotikā. A glossary on the
Vuttodaya by Vepullabuddhi Thera. Sās., p. 75; Bode, op. cit.,
- 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.
- Vaccavācaka. See Vācavācaka above.
Vaccha or Bandha Sutta
Vacchanakha Jātaka (No. 235)
- Vacchanakha. The Bodhisatta born as a Paribbājaka.
- Vacchāyana. See Pilotika.
Buddhaghosa says (MA.i.393) this was the name of Pilotika's
- Vadakongu. A place in South India in charge of which
was a maternal uncle of Kulasekhara. It is mentioned with Tenkongu.
- Vadali. A village in South India where Lankāpura
killed Alavanda, and which he occupied after severe fighting.
- Vadamanamekkundi. A locality in South India burnt
by Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvii.87.
- Vadavalathirukka. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara.
Vaddha (or Puppha) Sutta
- Vaddha vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Dhātusena
(Cv.xxxviii.46). Its name was probably Vaddhamānaka.
- Vaddhagāma. See Velugāma.
Vaddhakisūkara Jātaka (No. 283)
- Vaddhamānaka. See Vaddha vihāra above.
- Vaddhamānaka-tittha. A ford on the Mahāvālukanadī;
it was later called Sahassa-tittha and Assamandala-thittha.
- Vaddhanavāpi. A tank repaired by Parakkamabāhu I.
- 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.
- Vadhagāmakapāsāna. A village in Rohana, mentioned
in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.6.
- 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.81f.
- Vāgissara. One of the Singhalese envoys sent by Parakkamabāhu
I. to Rāmañña. His companion was Dhammakitti. The Rāmañña king
put them into a leaky vessel and sent them home. Cv.lxxvi.32.
- Vāha. The name of Elāra’s state horse, stolen by
Velusumana. MT. 440.
- Vāhadīpa. A monastery in Ceylon, 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 tank 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
- Vahavāpi. A tank built by King Vasabha. Mhv.xxxv.94;
- Vahittha. A Tamil chief, conquered by Dutthagāmanī.
His fortress bore his name. Mhv.xxv.13.
- Vajagaragiri vihāra. A monastery, probably in Ceylon,
the residence of Kāladeva Thera (q.v.). MA.i.100.
- Vajirā Sutta. An account of the conversation between
Vajirā Therī and Māra. S. i.134f.
- Vajirabāhu. A Yakkha who, with four thousand others,
kept guard at the fourth gate of Jotiya's palace. DhA.iv.209.
- Vajirabuddhi. See
Also called Vinayagandhi or Vinayaganthi. A tīkā or explanation
of difficult passages in the Vinaya Commentaries by Mahāvajirabuddhi
Thera of Ceylon. Gv.60, 66.
- Vajiragga. A general of Udaya II. He helped in the
subjugation of Rohana and in the capture of the Adipāda Kittaggabodhi,
who had rebelled against the king. Cv.li.105, 118, 126.
- Vajirahattha. A deva, conqueror of the Asuras (D.ii.259).
Buddhaghosa identifies him with Indra. DA.ii.689.
- Vajirasama. Ninety one kappas ago there were seven
kings of this name, all previous births of Sucidāyaka Thera
(Ap.i.135). v.l. Vajirāsakha.
- Vajirasena. A building in the Abhayagiri vihāra,
erected by Vajira, minister of Sena I. Cv.l.84.
- Vajiravāpi. A tank in Ceylon near which was a fortress,
once occupied by Gokanna. Cv.lxx.72.
- Vajiravutti. See
- Vajirī, Vājirī. See
- Vajirindha. A brahmin of Sucirindha, whose daughter
gave a meal of milk rice to Kakusandha Buddha just before his
Enlightenment. BuA. p.210.
- Vājirīya. A heretical sect of Buddhists, one of the
seventeen schools which branched off one hundred years after
the Buddha's death. Mhv.v.13; Mhv. p.97; Dpv. v.54 calls them
- Vajjabhūmi. See
- Vajjī Sutta 1. Records the visit of
Ugga-gahapati to the Buddha at
Hatthigāma. S. iv.109.
- 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 Anguttara Nikāya. A.iv.16ff.
- Vajjihārā. The name of a tribe. Ap.ii.359 (vs. 19).
- Vajjiputta or Vesāli Sutta. Contains the story of
the discontent of Vajjiputta
(1). S. i.201f.
- Vajjirājā. See
- Vajjiya Sutta. The story of the visit of
Vajjiyamāhita to the Buddha. A.v.189ff.
Vaka Jātaka (No. 300)
- Vakkula. See Bakkula.
- Vāla. A horse belonging to King Kappina. DhA.ii.117.
- Vālagāma Vihāra. A monastery near Cullatavālagāma.
- Vālagāma. See Jālagāma ??.
- Valāha Samyutta. The thirty second section of the
Samyutta Nikāya. S. iii.254
57; cf. A.ii.102ff.
- Valāhaka Vagga. The eleventh chapter of the Catukka
Nipāta of the Anguttara
Nikāya. A.ii.102 111; cp. S. iii.254ff.
Valāhassa Jātaka (No. 196)
- Valāhassavāpi. A tank in Ceylon, built by Upatissa
II. (Cv.xxxvii.185) and repaired by Aggabodhi II. (Cv.xlii.67),
Vijayabāhu I. (Cv.lx.50) and Parakkamabāhu I. (Cv.lxxix.36).
- Vālakkonda. A place in South India. Cv.lxxvi.187.
- Valangatissapabbata vihāra. See Talangatissapabbata
- Vālavāhana. A horse belonging to King Kappina. DhA.ii.117.
- Vālika vihāra. A monastery in Jambukolapattana, once
the residence of Punabbasu kutumbikaputta Tissa. VibhA.389.
- Vālikagāma. A village in Ceylon, evidently a seaport,
where the Tamils, under Māgha and Jayabāhu, once had a fort.
- Vālikākhetta. A village mentioned in the account
of the campaigns of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.62; also Cv. Trs.i.292,
- Vālikapitthi vihāra. A monastery, probably in Ceylon,
the residence of Abhidhammika Abhaya Thera. At the commencement
of the vassa he, with a large number of his colleagues, recited
the Mahāsuññatā Sutta, and, as a result, they lived apart from
each other during the vassa, attaining arahantship, before the
end of the season. MA.ii.907.
- Vālivāsaragāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned
in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.177.
- Valiyā. One of the chief women supporters of Dhammadassī
Buddha. Bu.xvi. 20.
- Vallakkuttāra. A district in South India. Cv.lxxvi.247,
- Vallavahagāma. A village in Ceylon, the birthplace
of Tambasumana. Ras.ii.24.
- Vallī vihāra. A monastery near Uruvelā, in Ceylon,
built by King Subha. Mhv.xxxv.58.
- Vallipāsāna vihāra. A monastery to the west of Anurādhapura,
near Mangalavitāna. It held the Indasālakalena, where once lived
Mahānāgasena. MT. 552.
- Valliphaladāyaka Thera. An Arahant (Ap.i.296), evidently
identical with Visākha Pañcāliputta (q.v.).
- Vallitittha. A ford in the Mahāvālukaganga. Cv.lxxii.82.
- Valliyavīthi. A street in Mahāgāma. AA.i.279.
- Valliyera vihāra. A monastery in Rohana. For the
use of an Elder who lived there, King Vasabha built the Mahāvalligotta
vihāra. Mhv.xxxv.82; MT. 652.
Vālodaka Jātaka (No. 183)
- Vālugāma. A village in South India which Lankāpura
laid waste and rebuilt. Cv.lxxvi.286.
- Vālukagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.18; cf.
- Vālukapatta. A village near Pulatthipura. Cv.lxx.318.
- Vālukārāma. See
- Valutthi. A Tamil chief of South India, won over
to Lankāpura’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
- 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 Ariyan emetic to cleanse beings of birth, old age, etc.
Thus, right belief cleanses them from wrong belief, etc. A.v.219f.
- Vāmantapabbhāra. A glen in Ceylon, where lived Mahāsiva
Thera (q.v.). J. vi.30; iv. 490.
- Vamatthappakāsinī. The Commentary on the Mahāvamsa,
traditionally ascribed to a Thera named Mahānāma, and probably
written about the ninth century. For details see P.T.S. edition,
- Vamsa Sutta. See Ariyavamsa
- Vamsabhūmi, Vamsarattha. The country of the
- Vamsarājā. See Udena.
- Vana Samyutta. The ninth section of the
Samyutta Nikāya. S. i.197
- Vanagāma. A locality in Ceylon where Sugalā was captured.
- Vanaggāmapāsāda. A monastery built by Vijayabāhu
IV., to which was attached the Abhayarāja parivena. Cv.lxxxviii.51.
- Vanakorandiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas
ago he gave a vanakoranda flower to Siddhattha Buddha. Ap.i.404.
- Vananadī. A river in Rohana. Cv.lxxv.156; identified
with Velaveganga (Cv. Trs.ii.59, n. 4).
Vānara Jātaka (No. 342)
- Vānaragāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.7.
- Vānarākara. A park in Ceylon, laid out by Parakkamabāhu
- Vanaratana Tissa. See
- Vanaratana. See
Vānarinda Jātaka (No. 57)
Vanaropa (or Vacana) Sutta
Vanasa (Vanasāvhaya ?)
- Vanasāvatthi. See Vanasa.
- Vangantaputta. The epithet applied to Sāriputta's
brother Upasena, to distinguish
him from others of the same name.
- Vangīsa Thera Samyutta. The eighth section of the
Samyutta Nikāya (S.i.185 96), dealing with incidents connected
- Vangīsa Thera Vatthu. The story of
Vangīsa’s conversion, his entry into the Order, and his
attainment of arahantship. DhA.iv. 226f.
- Vanguttara. A mountain in Ceylon on which was built
the Pācīnapabbata vihāra by Sūratissa (Mhv.Xxi.5). The Mahāvamsa
Tīkā (p. 424) explains that Vanguttara was at the foot of Ekadvārikapabbata.
- Vanijjagāma vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built
by Kassapa III. Cv.xlviii.24.
- Vanka. A king of Sāvatthi. For his story see the
Ghata Jātaka (No. 355).
He is identified with Ananda.
Vankagiri, vankapabbata, Vankatapabbata
- Vankaka. The name of Mount Vepulla in the time of
Konāgamana Buddha. S. ii.191.
- Vankāvattakagalla. A monastery in Ceylon, built by
- 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 Pāli language by
Ukkamsamāla 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 one kappas
ago he was a painter (vannakāra) in Arunavatī and painted the
drapery of the Buddha's cetiya. Twenty three kappas ago he was
a king named Candūpama. Ap.i.220.
- 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 abuddhavacana. E.g., SA.ii.150; Sp.iv.742.
Vannāroha Jātaka (No. 361)
- Vannāroha Vagga. The second chapter of the
Jātakatthakathā. J. iii.191
- Vannibhuvanekabāhu. See
- Vannūpama. See Candūpama.
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.
- Vāpivātaka. A locality in the Malaya province of
Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Gajabāhu.
- Vappa Sutta. The conversation between Vappa, the
Sākyan, and the Buddha. See
Vappa (2). A.ii.196f.
- Varadassana. A Cakkavatti of one kappa ago, a previous
birth of Kusumāsaniya (Suyāmia) Thera. Ap.i.160; ThagA.i.166.
- Varadhara. A noted Paribbājaka in the time of the
Buddha. He lived with Annabhāra, Sakuludāyī and others in the
Paribbājakārāma, on the banks of the Sappinikā (A.ii.29, 176),
and again in the Moranivāpa in Rājagaha. M.ii.1.
- Varadīpa. The name given to Ceylon in the time of
Konāgamana 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 kappa in which three Buddhas
are born in the world. BuA.158f..
- Varamandhātā. A primeval
king, son of Mandhātā. His
son was Cara. J. iii.454, but according to DA.i.258 and SnA.i.352,
his son was Uposatha.
Varana Jātaka (No. 71)
- Varana Vagga. The eighth chapter of the Eka Nipāta
of the Jātakatthakathā. J. i.316 59.
- Varana. A Cakkavatti of forty
one kappas ago, a previous birth of Kusumāsaniya (Suyāma) Thera.
- Varanā. A city on the banks
of the Kaddamadaha,
where Arāmadanda visited
Mahā Kaccāna. A.i.65;
- Varañānamuni. A Thera. One of the two theras appointed
to lead the delegation of monks who left Ayyojhā (in Siam) to
go to Ceylon, for the furtherance of the Order in Ceylon, in
the reign of Kittisirirājasīha. He was expert in the Dhamma
and the Vinaya and taught them to the monks of Ceylon. Cv.c.138,
- Vāranavatī. The capital
of Anikaratta, the king to
whom Sumedhā was to be given
in marriage. ThigA.272.
- Varunā. A class of deities present at the preaching
of the Mahāsamaya Sutta
(D.ii.259, 260). They probably form the retinue of
- Vārunā. A class of deities, followers of Varuda,
who were present at the preaching of the
Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.259.
- Varunadeva. The sixth son of
Vārunī Jātaka (No. 47)
- Varunindhara. An Ajīvaka who gave grass for his seat
to 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 Vāsabhakhattiyā.
- Vāsabhagāma bhānavāra. The fourth chapter of the
Campeyyakhandhaka of the Mahāvagga. Vin.i.312 22.
- Vāsabhagāma / Vasabhagāma
- Vasabhodakavāra. See
- Vasala, Vassala. A mountain near Himavā, where lived
Sudassana Pacceka Buddha. ThagA.i.88, 395; Ap.ii.451 calls it
- Vasālanagara. A village in Ceylon, 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 preaching
of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
- Vasavattī Sutta. Vasavattī devaputta visits Moggallāna
with five hundred other devaputtas and agrees with Moggallāna
in singing the praises of the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha.
- Vasī. An epithet of Mahābrahmā. E.g., J. vi.201.
- Vāsidāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas
ago he was an artisan (kammāra) in Tivarā and gave a razor to
the Buddha. Ap.i.221.
Vāsijata (or Nāvā) Sutta
- Vāsitthā, Vāsitthī. See
- Vasitthaka. The father of the Bodhisatta in the
Takkala Jātaka. J. iv.
- Vasitthī. See
- Vassakārānumodanā Sutta. A sutta quoted in the Sutta
Sangaha (No.62) from the Vinaya Pitaka (i.229f.), where the
Buddha gives thanks to Sunīdha and Vassakāra, for a meal given
- Vassāvāsabhānavāra. The first chapter of the Vassūpanāyikakhandha
of the Mahāvagga. 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 Mahāvagga
of the Vinaya Pitaka (Vin.i.137ff). It was preached by Mahinda
to Devānampiyatissa to show the necessity of a monastery in
- Vasū. A class of devas of whom Sakka is the chief.
Vāsava. D.ii.260; DA.ii.690.
- Vasudattā. Wife of Padumuttara Buddha in his last
lay life. Bu.xi.21.
- Vāsula. Son of Candakumāra
(J.vi.143); he is identified with Rāhula. J. iv.157.
- Vasulokī or Vāsula. See
- Vasuttara. One of the palaces of Paduma Buddha before
his Renunciation. BuA., p. 146; but see
- Vatagāma. A monastery in Ceylon, 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 Benares. See the
- Vātagiri. A mountain in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon,
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.
- Vātakapabbata. A place in Ceylon where Maliyadeva
Thera preached the Cha Chakka Sutta and sixty monks became arahants.
- Vātamangana. See Cittamangana ??.
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.
Vatapada or Devā Sutta
- Vatarakkhatthalī. A village in Ceylon, mentioned
in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.76.
- Vātasama. A Cakkavatti of long ago, a previous birth
of Mānava (Sammukhāthavika) Thera. ThagA.i.164; Ap.i.159.
- Vātātapanivāriya Thera. An arahant. Ap.i.207.
- Vātavalāhakā. See
- 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 asuram abhibhavatī
- Vatsā. See Vamsā.
- Vatta Sutta. Sāriputta addresses the monks at Sāvatthi
on the seven bojjhanga and of his ability to abide in any of
these according to his desire; just as a nobleman possessed
of many robes can don whichever he desires. S. v.70f.
Vattaka Jātaka (No. 35)
- Vattakakārapitthi. A village granted by Aggabodhi
I. for the maintenance of the Bhinnorudīpa vihāra. Cv.xlii.26.
- Vattakkhandhaka. The eighth section of the
Cullavagga. Vin.ii.207 31.
- Vattalagāma. A village in which Vijayabāhu III. built
the Vijayabāhu-vihāra. Cv.lxxxi.58; see also Cv. Trs.ii.140,
- Vattanahānakottha. One of the eight bath houses erected
in Pulatthipura by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.45.
- Vatthadāyaka Thera. An arahant. In the time of Atthadassī
Buddha, he was a Garula, and, seeing the Buddha on his way to
Gandhamādana, he offered him a garment. Thirty six kappas ago
he was king seven times under the name of Arunaka. Ap.i.116.
- Vatthulapabbata. A mountain in Ceylon. Ras.ii.19f.
- 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.
- Vattura Vihāra. A monastery on the banks of the Kappakandaranadī.
- Vatuka. A Tamil, paramour of Anulā. He reigned for
one year and two months and was then poisoned by her. He was
originally a carpenter in Anurādhapura. Mhv.xxxiv.19f.; Dpv. xx.27.
- Vaya Sutta. That which is transient by nature must
be put away. 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 preaching
of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.259.
- Vāyu. A deity, whose son was Vijjādhara. See the
- Vāyussaputta. See the
- Vebhalinga. See
Vedabbha Jātaka (No. 48)
- Vedabbha. The name of a charm and of a brahmin who
knew it. See the
- Vedalla Sutta. See
Culla Vedalla and
- Vedanā Samyutta. The thirty sixth section of the
Samyutta Nikāya. S. iv.204-37.
- Vedanāpariggaha Sutta. See the
Dīghanakha Sutta, for which
this was evidently another name. E.g., DA.ii.418; DhA.i.79;
- Vedaññā. See Vedhaññā.
- Vedehā. The people of
- Vedehaputta. An epithet of Sotthisena, king of Kāsi.
The scholiast explains that his mother was a Videha princess.
- 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 kappas ago he
was a king named Sūriyassama. Ap.i.219f.
- Vegabbarī. See Vetambharī.
- Veghanasā. A class of devas present at the preaching
of the Mahāsamaya Sutta.
- Vejanīya Sutta. See
- Vekhanassa. A Paribbājaka teacher of
See Vekhanassa 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.
- Velagāmi vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, restored
by Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lx.62.
- Velamikā. Chief of the eighty four thousand women
who waited on Mahāsudassana, king of Kusāvatī. She was also
called Khattiyānī. S. iii.146; but at D.ii.187 the chief queen
is called Subhaddā.
- Velangavitthika 1. A monastery built by Saddhatissa.
- Velangavitthika 2. A tank in Ceylon, built by Mahāsena.
- Velankundi. A village in South India, used as a stronghold
in the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvii.89, 93.
- Vellināba. A stronghold in South India. Cv.lxxvii.39.
- Veludanta, Veludatta. Teacher of Vaddha Thera. ThagA.i.413.
- Veludvāra Vagga. The first chapter of the Sotāpatti
Samyutta. S. v.342 60.
- Velugāma. A village in Avanti,
birthplace of Isidatta Thera.v.l. Vaddhagāma. ThagA.i.238.
Veluka Jātaka (No. 43)
- Veluka. A viper. See the
Velukantakī, Velukandakī, Velukantakiyā
- Velukapītā. See the
- Veluriya. A village and a
rock near which are found veluriyā (sapphires). VvA.27.
- Veluvagāma. See Beluvagāma.
- Veluvanadānānumodanā Sutta. A sutta quoted in the
Sutta Sangaha (No.64) from the introduction to the Buddhavamsa
Commentary, giving an account of the gift of
Veluvana by Bimbisāra
- Venāgapura. A brahmin village
of Kosala, where the Buddha preached
the Venāga Sutta. A.i.180.
- Venasāra Jātaka. See the
- Venateyya. A
Garula, husband of
Kākātī. He is identified
with Kunāla. J. v.428.
- Vendu Sutta. The question asked by Vendu (q.v.) and
the Buddha's answer. S. l.52.
- Vendu. A devaputta. He visited the Buddha and asked
him a question. S. i.52; SA. (i.87) calls him Venhu.
- Venhu. A deva who was present, with his retinue,
at the preaching of the
Mahāsamaya Sutta (D.ii.259). See also Vendu above. Venhu
is a Pāli form of Visnu. See also
- Venī. A she jackal, wife of Pūtimamsa. See the
- Venigāma. The Chief of Cūlanāga. Ambāmacca was his
- Venisāla. Father of
- Venu. A river in Ceylon, on the way from Anurādhapura
to Dakkhinadesa. It lay between the Tissavāpi and Jajjaranadī.
VibhA. p. 446.
- Venudatta Thera. A monk.
Valliya Thera heard him preach
and questioned him. Pondering on what be had heard, he gained
- Venumatī. A channel branching off from the Toyavāpi
on its western side. It was constructed by Parakkamabāhu I.
Vepacitti (or Khanti) Sutta
- Vepullapabbata Sutta. It gives the particulars (names,
etc.) regarding Mt. Vepulla
in the age of the four last Buddhas. S. ii.190ff.
- 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.
- 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).
- Verambā, Verambhā. Probably a name for the monsoon
winds. The scholiast says (ThagA.ii.534) that, according to some,
it was the name of a rocky glen (pabbataguhāpabbhāra).
- Verañja Sutta. Describes the interview between the
Buddha and the brahmin Verañja. See
- 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.
- Verañjabhānavāra. The first section of the Sutta
- Verañjaka Sutta. Preached to the brahmins of
Verañjā, who visited the Buddha at Sāvatthi. The subject
matter is identical with that of the
Sāleyyaka Sutta. M.i.290.
- Verañjakā. The brahmins of
Verañjā, to whom the Verañjaka Sutta was preached. M.i.290.
Verī Jātaka (No. 103)
- Veriya Vihāra. A monastery, probably near the Jajjaranadī.
Maliyamahādeva once lived there. Ras.ii.153.
- Verocana Sutta. Records the visit of Verocana and
Sakka to the Buddha. See
- Vesālā. The Nāgas of Vesāli who were present at the
preaching of the Mahāsamaya
Sutta. D.ii.258; DA.ii.688.
- Vesāyī. A name for Yama.
- 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.
- Vessānara. A name for the God of Fire. J. vi.203.
Vessantara Jātaka (No. 547)
- Vessara. A pleasance in which Mangala Buddha died.
- Vetaraññī. The waters of the Vetaranī. J. vi.250.
- Vetendu. A vassal of the
present at the preaching of the
Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.258.
- Vethipura. A city in India, the birthplace of Abhibhūta
Thera. v.1. Vetthapura. ThagA.i.372.
- Vettavāsa vihāra
- Vetthapura. See Vethipura above.
- Vevatiyakapi Jātaka. v.l. for
Mahākapī (q.v.). J. iii.178.
Vibbhanta bhikkbu Vatthu
- 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 Vagga of the
Majjhima Nikāya (suttas
131-42). M.iii.187 257.
- Vibhāta. One of the eleven children of Panduvāsudeva
and Bhaddakaccānā. Dpv. x.3; see also xviii.41, 44.
- Vibhatti Sutta. Preached by Sāriputta on the four
branches of analytical knowledge: meanings (attha); conditions
(dhammā); definitions (nirutti); intellect (patibhāna). A.ii.159f.
- Vibhattikathā. A treatise, probably grammatical,
by a Ceylon monk. Gv. 65, 75.
- Vibhattyattha 1. A work on Pāli cases by Kyocva's
daughter. Sās., p. 77.
- Vibhattyattha 2. A Pāli grammatical treatise by Saddhammañāna.
Bude, op. cit., 26.
- Vibhīsana vihāra. A monastery built by Dhātusena.
- 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 preaching
of the Mahā samaya, Sutta. D.ii.261.
- Vicchidaka Sutta. The idea of a fissured corpse,
if cultivated, leads to great profit. S. v.131.
- Vicitoli (Vicikoli). Wife of Dhammadassī Buddha in
his last lay life. Their son was Puññavaddhana (Bu.xvi.15).
Vicitoli gave milk rice to the Buddha just before his Enlightenment.
- 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 Ceylon in which was the
- Videhiputta 1. A name given to
Alāra. J. v.166.
- Videhiputta 2. See
- Vidhā Sutta. Recluses and brahmins of mighty power
and majesty in the past, present or future, all owe their power
to the cultivation of the four
- 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 Vihāra in Mahāgama and became an arahant. Ras.i.132f.
- 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.103f.
Vidhurapandita Jātaka (No. 545)
- Vidhurinda 1. A Nāga king who was given in charge
of the Bodhi-tree by Asoka during its travels to Ceylon. Mbv.153
- Vidhurinda 2. One of the brothers of Vedisadevī.
He escorted the Bodhi-tree to Ceylon and was given the rank
of Lankāparisuddhanāyaka. Mbv.169.
- Viditvisesa. The name under which Ajātasattu will
become a Pacceka Buddha. DA.i.238.
- Vidoja. An epithet of Indra. UdA.75; see also n.12.
- Vidūra Jātaka. See
- Vidurā. One of the wives of Udaya IV. She fixed a
mandorla (pādajāla) on an image of the Buddha which was in the
- Viduragga. Senāpati of Udaya IV. Cv.liii.46; cf.
- Vigatānanda. A king of twenty four kappas ago, a
former birth of Ekanandiya Thera. Ap.i.217.
- Vigatāsoka. See
- Viggāhita 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 dukkha,
its cause, etc. S. v.419.
Vighāsa Jātaka (No. 393)
- Vihārabīja. A village in Ceylon 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.
- Vihāradānānaumodanā Sutta. A sutta quoted in the
Sutta Sangaha (No.63) from the Vinaya Pitaka (Vin.147f.) on
the value of gifting vihāras
- Vihāravāpi. A village in Ceylon, near Tulādhārapabbata.
It was the birthplace of Labhīya Vasabha. Mhv.xxiii.90.
- Vihāravejjasālatittha. A ford in the Mahāvālukagangā.
- Vihāsava. A king of the race of Makhādeva. He ruled
in Benares and his son was Vijitasena. MT. 130; but Dpv. iii.39
calls him Vijaya.
- Vihatābhā. A king of twenty nine kappas ago, a previous
birth of Campakapupphiya (or Belatthānika) Thera. Ap.i.167;
- Vījamāna. Sixty thousand kappas ago there were sixteen
kings of this name, all previous births of Vidhūpanadāyaka Thera.
- Vijambhavatthu. A place of residence for monks in
the Vattaniyasenāsana, where Rohana took Nāgasena to admit him
into the Order. Mil. p. 12.
- Vijayā Sutta. Contains the story of Māra’s temptation
Vijayā Therī. S. i.130.
- Vijayabāhu parivena-vihāra. A monastery built by
King Vijayabāhu III. in Vattalagāma (Cv.lxxxi.58). A monk, named
Kāyasatti, was its chief incumbent in the time of Parakkamabāhu
- Vijayabhuja. See
- Vijayakumāra. Son of Sirināga II., and king of Ceylon
for one year (302 3 A.C.). He was killed in his palace by the
three Lambakannas: Sanghatissa, Sanghabodhi and Gothābhaya.
Mhv.Xxxvi.57f; Dpv. xxii.51.
- Vijayapāla. Son of Vimaladhammasūriya I. and his
queen, Dona Catherina. He was governor of the province of Mātula.
- Vijayapura. The Pāli 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.
- Vijitamitta. A brahmin, friend of Bhaddasāla, and
later aggasāvaka of Nārada Buddha. v.l. Jitamitta. Bu.x.23;
- Vijita-pura, Vijīta nagara
- Vijitasangāma. A yavapālaka who supplied grass to
Tissa Buddha for his seat. BuA.189.
- Vijjābhāgiya Sutta. The six parts of wisdom: the
idea of impermanence, of ill in impermanence, of not self in
ill, of renunciation, of dispassion, of ending. A.iii.334.
- 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
realization of the fruits of knowledge for its aim. S. v.28.
- Vikāla 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
- Vikkama. A Lokagalla. He was a general of Rohana
and was defeated by the Mūlapotthakī Māna. Cv.lxxv.138.
- Vikkamacolappera. A stronghold in South India, occupied
by Pandiyarāyara. It was captured by Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.178.
- Vikkambhuja. See
- Vikkantabāhu. See
- Vikkantacāmunakka. General of Anīkanga whom he slew.
He acted for one year (1209 A.C.) as regent for Queen Līlāvatī.
- Vilāna. A place near Ālisāra, mentioned in the wars
of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.166.
- Vilāta. A country. Mil. 327, 331; Rhys I)avids identifies
it with Tartary (Mil.. Trs.ii.204).
- Vilattākhanda. The weir of a tank repaired by Parakkamabāhu
- Villagāma. A village in the south of Ceylon. Ras.ii.147.
- Villavarāyara. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara.
He was slain by the soldiers of Lankāpuira. Cv.lxxvi.94, 163;
but see 173 and 185.
- Villikābā. A district of Ceylon, once the residence
of Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lviii.29.
- Vilokana. A king of eighty one kappas ago, a former
birth of Mānava (Sammukhāthavika) Thera. Ap.i.159; ThagA.i.164.
- Vimalatthavilāsinī. A Commentary by Dhammapāla on
the Vimāma Vatthu (BuA. p. 236), forming part of the Paramatthadīpanī.
- Vimalavilāsinī. A Commentary by Dhammapāla on the
Vimāna Vatthu; it forms part of the Paramatthadīpanī. BuA. p.
- Vīmamsa khanda. The section of the Mūgapakkha Jātaka
which describes the various tests applied to Temiya to discover
whether his appearance of being deaf and dumb was a pretence.
- 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.317ff.
- 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 Pārupanas
against the Ekamsikas 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.306f.
- Vimokkhakathā. The fifth chapter of the Mahāvagga
of the Patisambhidāmagga.
- Vimuttimagga. A commentary by
- 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.21f.
- 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 Anguttara Nikāya.
- Vinayadhara Suttā. A group of four suttas on seven
qualities which make a monk skilled in the Vinaya. A.iv.140f.
- Vinayadharasobhana Sutta. Seven qualities which make
a monk skilled in discipline and illustrious; the qualities
are the same as those of the Vinayadhara Sutta. A.iv.142.
- Vinayagandhi. See
- Vinayagūlhatthadīpanī. A work ascribed to Chapata.
It explains difficult passages of the Vinayapitaka. Bode, op.
- Vinayālankāra tikā. A Vinaya compilation by Tipitakālankāra
of Tiriyapabbata. Svd.1214; Bode, op. cit., 54.
- Vinayasamutthānadīpanī. A Vinaya treatise by Chapata.
Gv. 64; Bode, op. cit., 18.
- Vinayasangīti. A name given to the recital held at
Vesāli in connection with the Vajjiputta heresy. Sp.i.34.
- Vinayatthakathā. See
- Vinayatthamañjūsā. A tīkā on the Kankhāvitaranī,
written by Buddhanāga. Gv.61; Svd.1212.
- Vindaka. One of the horses of
Candakumāra. J. vi.135.
- Vindusāra. See Bindusāra.
- Vinibandha Sutta. On the five forms of mental bondage:
bondage to lusts, to the body, to shapes, to sleep, to the desire
to become a deva. A.iii.249; iv. 461.
- Vinīla. The son of a golden goose and a crow. He
is identified with Devadatta. See the
Vinīlak Jātaka (No. 160)
- Viññānañcāyatanūpagādevā. A class of devas living
in the Arūpaloka. Their life lasts for forty thousand mahākappā.
M.iii.103; Compendium, p. 143.
- Vīnūpamovāda. The name given (E.g., at ThagA.i.545)
to a discourse preached by the Buddha to Sona Kolvisa (q.v.)
at Gijjhakūta. It is generally called Sona Sutta. See A.iii.374.
Vipakkhasevaka bhikkhu Vatthu
- Vipallāsa Sutta. On four perversions: seeing permanence
in impermanence, ill in not ill, self in not self, fair in foul.
- Vipallāsakathā. The eighth chapter of the Paññāvagga
of the Patisambhidāmagga. PS.ii.80f.
- Vipassanā Sutta. On insight as to the path which
leads to the "Uncompounded." S. iv.362.
- Vipassanākathā. The ninth chapter of the Paññavagga
of the Patisambhidāmagga. PS.ii.263 43.
- Vipassī Sutta. On the mental evolution of Vipassī,
leading to his Enlightenment. S. ii.5; cf. D.ii.30f.
- Vipula 1. A khattiya, father of Revata Buddha. J. i.35;
- Vipula 2. One of the five peaks near Rājagaha, the
highest of them. See Vepulla. S. i.67; J. vi.518; Mil.242.
- Vipula Sutta. Four conditions leading to the growth
of insight. S. v.412.
- Vipulā. Mother of Revata Buddha. J. i.35; Bu.vi.6.
- Vipulābhāsa. Twenty nine kappas ago there were several
kings of this name, previous births of Belatthānika (Campakapupphiya)
Thera. ThagA.i.205; Ap.i.167.
- 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 Patisambhidā-Magga. Ps.ii.140 7.
- Vīraganga. Name of several Tamil 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 Benares where Somadatta
taught his father, Aggidatta, how to behave at court when he
visited the king. DhA.iii.124.
- Vīrankurārāma. A monastery in Abhayagiri vihāra;
it was built by Sena I. Cv.l.68.
- Vīranukkara. A district in South India, mentioned
in the account of the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvii.2.
- Vīrapperaya. Name of several Tamil 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 tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.36.
- Viravapupphiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas
ago he met Siddhattha Buddha and gave him a virava flower. Ap.i.223.
- 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 pleasaunce in Vebhāra where Siddhattha
Buddha was born. BuA. p. 185.
- Virocamānā. Wife of Kakusandha Buddha before his
Renunciation. Bu.xxiii.17. BuA. (p. 210) calls her Rocanā.
Virocana Jātaka (No. 143)
- Virocana. Nine kappas ago there were three kings
of this name, all previous births of Sālapupphadāyaka (Aijuna)
Thera. Ap.i.169; ThagA.i.186.
- Visākhā bhānavāra. The second chapter of the Cīvarakhandhaka
of the Mahāvagga. Vin.i.281 94.
- Visākha Sutta. The Buddha listens to a sermon 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 preached. A.ii.51f.; S. ii.280f.
- Visākhūposatha Sutta. The name given in the Sutta
Sangaha (No.12) to the Uposatha Sutta (4) (q.v.).
- Visālā. See Vesāli.
- Visāla. The capital of Ceylon (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;
Visālakkhi vimāna Vatthu
- Visālamutta. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara.
- 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 setthi of Benares.
See the Visayha Jātaka.
- Visirātthala. A tank in Ceylon. Cv.lxviii.49.
Vīssāsabhojana Jātaka (No. 93).
- Vissasena. A king of Benares. See the
- Visudatta Thera. A teacher of the Abhidhamma. DhSA.
- Visuddhajanavilāsinī. The name of the Commentary
on the Apadāna. Its author
- Vitakkita Sutta. See
- Vītamāla. A king of fifty seven kappas ago, a previous
birth of Korandapupphiya (Ramanīyavihāri) Thera. Ap.i.206; ThagA.i.116.
- Vītamsā. One of the ten rivers flowing from Himālaya.
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.
- Vitendu. One of the vessels of the Cātummahārājikā
present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.257.
Vīticcha Jātaka (No. 244)
- Vitinna. One of the chief lay supporters of Padumuttara
- Vitta Sutta. Preached 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 Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.146.
- Vitu and Vitucca. Vassals of the
They were present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta.
- Vivādamūla Sutta. Ten causes, different from the
above, of con tentioin. A.v.78f.
- Vivara Vagga. The first chapter of the Catukka Nipāta
of the Jātakatthakathā. J. iii.1 33.
- Vivekakathā. The fourth chapter of the Paññā Vagga
of the Patisambhidā-Magga. PS.ii.219 25.
- Viyolaka Vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon. Tissamahānāga
lived there for thirty years. Ras.ii.187
- Vohāra Sutta 1. Four suttas on modes of speech which
are Ariyan and non Ariyan. A.iv.307.
- Vohāra Sutta 2. Two suttas, one on the eight un Ariyan
practices and the other on their opposites. A.iv.307.
- Vohārapatha Suttā. Two suttas, similar to Vohāra
Sutta. A.ii.227= ii.229.
- Voyalaggamu. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.122.
- Vuddhi Sutta 1. The seven bojjhanga, if cultivated,
conduce to increase and not decrease. S. v.94.
- Vuddhi Sutta 2. Four conditions which conduce to
the growth of insight. S. v.411.
Vyaggha Jātaka (No. 272)
- Vyasana Sutta. Ten evils which befall a monk who
reviles Ariyans and his fellow celibates. A.v.169= 317.