Lābhasakkāra Samyutta. The seventeenth section of
the Samyutta Nikāya. S. ii.225 44.
Lābhavāsī. A group of ascetic monks within the Buddhist
Order in Ceylon. 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.
Lābugāmaka. A village in Ceylon 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.
LabujadāyakaThera. An arahant (Ap.ii.409).
It was evidently the same as Yasoja.
Labujagāma. A village in Ceylon, 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.17f), and Vimaladhammasūriya
removed it from there to Sirivadohanapura. Cv.xciv.11f.
Labujamandaka. One of four villages given by Parakkamabāhu
IV. for the maintenance of the parivena built by him for Medhankara
Labujaphaladāyaka Thera. An arahant (Ap.i.295). The
story given is identically the same as that of Labujadāyaka
Lankā vihāra. A monastery near Mahāgāma; it was near
there that Kākavannatissa found Vihāradevī when she landed from
the sea (Mhv.Xxii.22). But this is probably a wrong reading.
See MT. 432, where the place is called Tolaka vihāra.
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 Ceylon, 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.
Lankānagara, Lankāpura. One of the chief cities of
the Yakkhas in Ceylon. Polamittā, wife of Mahākālasena, the
chief Yakkha of Ceylon, was a princess of Lankāpura (Mhv.vii.33;
MT. 260). Kuvenī herself was evidently from Lankāpura, because
it was there she went when she was abandoned by Vijaya. Mhv.vii.62;
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.
Lohakūtapabbata Vihāra. A monastery in a very remote
place in India. It could be reached only by hanging on to the
branch of a tree when the wind bent it. Dāthāsena attained arahantship
Loka Vagga. The thirteenth chapter of the Dhammapada.
Lokabyūha. A class of devas. One hundred thousand
years before the end of the world cycle (kapputthāna) they wander
about among men with disheveled hair, weeping, wearing red garments,
ugly in form, announcing the approach of doom. This is called
kappakolāhala. BuA.224f.; J. i.47f.
Lokadīpasāra. A collection of chapters on different
subjects hell, animal kingdom, etc.
written by Medhankara of Muttimanagara. Gv.64, 74; Bode, op.
Lokagalla. An important strategic position in Rohana,
mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I.
Cv.lxxiv.79, 81, 83, 166.
Lokajitvāna. A general of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.24.
Lokakāmaguna Vagga. The twelfth chapter of the Salāyatana
Samyutta. S. iv.91 109.
Lokanāthā. One of the five daughters of Vijayabāhu
I. and Tilokasundarī. She married Kittisirimegha. Cv.lix.31,
Lokandara. A monastery, evidently in Ceylon. Maliyadeva
Thera preached the Cha Chakka Sutta there and sixty monks became
Lokāyata. Name of 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 paticcasamuppāda, which he accepts. S. ii.77f.
Loke Sutta. Dona notices the footprints of the Buddha
on the road between Ukkatthā and Setavyā, and, following them,
comes upon the Buddha. Dona asks the Buddha who he is -
deva, yakkha, gandhabba, etc.? - and the Buddha explains
to him that he is a "Buddha." A.ii.37f.
Lokissara. A Tamil chief who came from India with
a spear wound on his shoulder. He defeated Līlāvatī in Ceylon
and reigned there for nine months (1210 11 A.C.), till he was
defeated by the general Parakkama. Cv.lxxx.47f.
Lomasanāga. A monk of Ceylon who lived in the Padhānaghara
in the Piyanguguhā 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.