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  • Rādha
  • Rādha Jātaka (No. 145, 198)
  • Rādha Samyutta. The twenty third section of the Samyutta Nikāya. It contains various suttas preached by the Buddha in answer to Rādha's questions. S. iii.188 201.
  • Rādha Sutta
  • Rādhā. One of the two chief women disciples of Paduma Buddha. Bu.ix.22.
  • Rādhatheravatthu. Gives a detailed account of Rādha's admission into the Order and Sāriputta's praise of him. DhA.ii.104ff.
  • Rādhavatī. A city where Anomadassī Buddha preached to King Madhurindhara. BuA.141.
  • Ragā
  • Rāga Sutta. In order to get rid of passion, cultivate the idea of foulness; to get rid of hatred, cultivate amity; to get rid of delusion, insight. A.iii.445.
  • Rahada Sutta. The mind is like a pool of water; no understanding is possible unless the mind is clear. A.i.9.
  • Rahera, Raheraka
  • Rahogata
  • Rāhu
  • Rāhula
  • Rāhulabhadda. See Rāhula.
  • Rāhulamātā
  • Rāhulovāda Sutta
  • Rāja
  • Rājā. A Yakkha, one of the messengers of Kuvera. D.iii.201; DA.iii.967.
  • Rājadatta Thera
  • Rājādhirājasīha. Brother of Kittisirirājasīha and king of Ceylon (1780 98 A.C.). He was a man of piety and learning, and was author of a Singhalese poem, the Asadisajātaka. Cv. ci.1ff.
  • Rājadvāra. One of the gates of, Pulatthipura (Cv.lxxiii.160). It was probably to the south of the City. Cv. Trs. ii.39, n.4.
  • Rājagaha
  • Rājagahasetthi
  • Rājagāma. A town in Ceylon in the time of Parakkamabāhu IV. In it was the Sirighanānanda parivena. Cv.xc.93.
  • Rājagiri. One of the elephants of Candakumāra (q.v.). J.vi.135.
  • Rājagiriyā
  • Rajakamatasambādha. A place near Pulatthipura where Lankādhinātha Rakkha and Jivitapotthakī Sukha fought a battle against the forces of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.175.
  • Rājakārāma
  • Rājakārāma Vagga. Also called Sahassaka. The second chapter of the Sotāpatti Samyutta. S. v.360 69.
  • Rajakatthala. A village dedicated by Kittisirirājasīha to celebrations in honour of the Tooth Relic. Cv.c.43.
  • Rājakulantaka
  • Rājakulavaddhana. See Sarāja-.
  • Rājamahāvihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Kanitthatissa. Mhv.Xxxvi.16.
  • Rājamālaka. A courtyard outside the precincts of the monastery where the body of Dutthagāmanī was burnt. Mhv.xxxii.80.
  • Rājamanicūla-cetiya. A cetiya in Sagaing. Bode, op. cit., 55.
  • Rājamātikā. A monastery in Ceylon, dedicated by Aggabodhi V. to the Pamsukūlins. Cv.xlviii.4.
  • Rājamātu vihāra. A monastery in Anurādhapura, probably identical with Mātuvihāra (2). It was on the road from the Kadambanadī to the Thūpārāma. DA.ii.572; SA.i.173.
  • Rājamittaka. A village in Ceylon where Silāmeghavanna defeated Sirināga. Cv.xliv.72.
  • Rājanārāyania. A park in Ceylon, laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.7.
  • Rajanīya Sutta. A monk who is enticed by the enticing, corrupted by the corrupting, infatuated by the infatuating, angered by the angry and maddened by the maddening   such a one is not respected by his fellows. A.iii.110.
  • Rajanīyasanthita Sutta. The khandhas have lust inherent in them. Desire for them must be put away. S. iii.79.
  • Rājāno Sutta. Kings do not punish beings who practice goodness; they punish only criminals. A.iii.208f.
  • Rājarājakalappa. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.74.
  • Rājarattha
  • Rājasālā. A monastery in Ceylon, to which Aggabodhi VIII. gave the village of Cūlavāpiyagāma. Cv.xlix.47.
  • Rājasīha
  • Rājasīhamahāla. A village in South India. Cv.lxxvi.286.
  • Rajata Rajatalena (Rajatamaya) vihāra
  • Rajata Sutta. Few are they who abstain from taking silver, many they who do not. S. v.471.
  • Rajataguhā. A cave in the Himālaya. J. ii.67.
  • Rajatakedāra. A locality in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the battle between the forces of Parakkamabāhu I. and those of Mānābharana. Cv.lxxii.257, 269.
  • Rajatamayalena
  • Rajatapabbata. A mountain range in the Himālaya. J.i.50; ii.6, 7, 92.
  • Rājavamsasankhepa. A historical work by Aggadhammālankāra. Bode, op. cit., 57.
  • Rājavasatikhanda. One of the sections of the Vidhurapandita Jātaka. J. vi.298.
  • Rājavesibhujanga
  • Rājavesibhujanga Silāmegha. A title conferred by Lankāpura on Ilankiya. Cv.lxxvi.192.
  • Rājavihāra. A monastery in Rohana to which Silādātha assigned the village of Gonnagāma. Cv.xlv.58.
  • Rājāyatana
  • Rājāyatana-cetiya. See Rājāyatanadhātu.
  • Rājāyatanadhātu
  • Rājinā. A town in South India, captured from Kulasekhara by Lankāpura and Jagadvijaya. Cv.lxxvi.317ff.
  • Rājindabrahma. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara, captured by Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvii.77, 86.
  • Rājindarājābhidheyyadīpanī. A treatise (on the naming of kings) by Ratnākara Thera of Burma eulogizing various kings. Sās, p. 102; Bode, op. cit., 52.
  • Rājinī
  • Rājinīdīpika. A monastery in Ceylon, presented by Aggabodhi V. to the Dhammaruci monks. Cv.xlviii.1.
  • Rājinīnijjhara. A weir in a river in Dakkhinadesa, restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.66.
  • Rajja Sutta
  • Rajju Sutta. Gains, favors and flattery are like a cord cutting through a man's skin right to his marrow. S. ii.238.
  • Rajjumālā
  • Rājovāda Jātaka (No. 151, 334)
  • Rājovāda Sutta. Probably this name, mentioned in the introduction to the Sumangala Jātaka (J.iii.439), is a descriptive title and not the name of any particular sutta preached by the Buddha to Pasenadi.
  • Rājuppala. A tank in Ceylon, built by Vasabha (Mhv.Xxxv.94) and repaired by Upatissa II. Cv.xxxvii.185.
  • Rakkha
  • Rakkha vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon in which Moggallāna III. built a cetiya. (Cv.xliv.51). It was probably identical with Rakkhacetiyapabbata.
  • Rakkhacetiyapabbata. A vihāra in Ceylon, restored by Vijayabāhu I. (Cv.lx.58). It is probably identical with Rakkha vihāra (q.v.).
  • Rakkhadīvāna. A general of Parakkamabāhu I. who defeated Nagaragiri Gokanna at Gonagāmuka. Cv.lxx.70.
  • Rakkhaka
  • Rakkhamāna. A tank, repaired by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.46.
  • Rakkhanga
  • Rakkhapāsānakantha. A place in Rājarattha. It was the limit of the Cola territory in Ceylon in the time of Mahinda V. (Cv.lv.22). It was evidently a frontier Post. Cv.lvii.67.
  • Rakkhasā
  • Rakkhasa. A minister of Sena I. He built a dwelling house, called after him, in the Abhayuttara vihāra. Cv.l.84.
  • Rakkhasadvāra. One of the gates of Pulatthipura. Cv.lxxiii.161.
  • Rakkhita
  • Rakkhita vanasanda
  • Rakkhitatala. A locality in the Himālaya. It was there that the arahants met and discussed as to what they should do to solve the questions put by Milinda. Mil. p. 6.
  • Ralaggāma. A monastery in Ceylon, built by King Mahānāma. Cv.xxxvii.212.
  • Rāma
  • Rāmā
  • Rāmagāma
  • Rāmagona. A settlement in Ceylon, founded by Rāma, brother of Bhaddakaccānā. Mhv.ix.9.
  • Rāmagonaka vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Kanitthatissa. Mhv.xxxvi.14.
  • Rāmaka, or Rāmuka. A vihāra in Ceylon, built by Gajabāhukagāmani in the last year of his reign (Mhv.Xxxv.122). v.l. Bhamuka.
  • Rāmakula. An elephant used by Parakkamabāhu I. in his youth. Cv.lxvii.33.
  • Ramanā. The Pāli name for the inhabitants of Rāmañña. Cv.lxxvi.66.
  • Rāmaneyyaka
  • Ramanīya vihāra. A monastery in Amarapura in Burma. Sās. 132,143.
  • Ramanīyakutika Thera
  • Ramanīyavihārī Thera
  • Rāmañña
  • Rāmaputta. See Uddaka Rāmaputta.
  • Rāmāyana
  • Ramma
  • Rammā. One of the chief lay women supporters of Siddhattha Buddha. Bu.xvii.20.
  • Rammaka
  • Rammavatī
  • Ramsimuni. The sixth future Buddha. Anāgat, p. 40.
  • Ramsisaññaka
  • Ranamaddava. The state horse of Elāra. It was stolen by Velusumana. But see Vaha.Ras.ii.62.
  • Randhakandaka. A tank in Ceylon, built by Bhātikatissa. Mhv.Xxxvi.4.
  • Rasavāhinī
  • Rāsimālaka. A holy spot on the west of the Mahāmeghavana. Mbv.137
  • Ratamāvalī
  • Ratana Paritta. See Ratana Sutta (1).
  • Ratana Sutta
  • Ratana Vagga. The ninth section of the Pācittiya of the Vinaya Pitaka.
  • Ratanacankama-cetiya or Ratna-cetiya
  • Ratanacankamana khanda. The Introductory Chapter of the Buddha Vamsa.
  • Ratanadātha. Nephew (sister's son) of Dāthopatissa II. He was the king's Mahādipāda. Cv.xliv.136.
  • Ratanadoni. A village in Ceylon, given by Kittisirirājasīha for the maintenance of the Dutiyasela vihāra. The village had originally belonged to the vihāra but had been taken away.1 Cv.c.232.
  • Ratanagāma
  • Ratanagghi. One of the three palaces occupied by Revata Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.vi.17.
  • Ratanaghara-cetiya
  • Ratanākara. A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon. Cv.lxix.31; for its identification see Cv. Trs.i.286, n.3.
  • Ratanamālaka
  • Ratanapajjala (Ratanapattala). A Cakkavatti of eighty kappas ago, a former birth of Sammukhāthavika (or Mānava) Thera. Ap.i.159; ThagA.i.164.
  • Ratanapāsāda
  • Ratanapura. The Pāli name for Ava. Bode, op. cit., 29.
  • Ratanasiriñāna Thera. Author of the Saddatthacintā (q.v.). Svd.1246.
  • Ratanāvali cetiya
  • Ratanavāluka. Another name for the Mahā Thūpa. Cp. Ratanāvalicetiya.
  • Ratana-vihāra.
  • Rathakāra Vagga. The second chapter of the Tika Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.106 118.
  • Rathakāra, Rathakārī. One of the seven great lakes (Mahāsarā) in the Himālaya.
  • Rathalatthi Jātaka (No. 332)
  • Rathapāsāna-vana. A forest tract near Villagāma. Ras.ii.147.
  • Rathavanka. See Ravivatta.
  • Rathavatī. A kinnarī, the handmaiden of the hermit Vaccha.
  • Rathavinīta Sutta
  • Ratī. One of the daughters of Māra.
  • Rativaddhana
  • Rato Sutta
  • Rattabeduma. A place in the Malaya country of Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.15.
  • Rattakara. A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon. Cv.lxviii.23; lxix.6.
  • Rattakkhi
  • Rattamāla kandaka. A tank in Ceylon, built by King Mahāsena. Mhv.xxxvii.48; Mhv. Trs. 271, n.7.
  • Rattamālagiri. A mountain in Ceylon. Sena Ilanga, general of Kassapa IV., built there a monastery for ascetics. Cv.lii.20.
  • Rattapāni. The name of a dyer; perhaps a class name. M.i.385.
  • Ratthapāla
  • Ratthapāla Nanda. One of the Nava-Nandi (q.v.).
  • Ratthasāra. A monk of Ava. He wrote metrical versions of various Jātakas and recited them, for which reason he was censured by his colleagues.  Sās, p. 99; Bode, op. cit., 44.
  • Rattipupphiya Thera
  • Rattivihāra. A locality in Ceylon; it was once the encampment of King Sanghathissa. Cv.xliv.5.
  • Rattiya Sutta. A monk who desires much, is fretful and discontented with his requisites, has no faith or virtue, is indolent, forgetful, and lacking in insight   such a one falls away in goodness "come day, come night." A.iii.434.
  • Ravavattisālā. A hall in Anurādhapura, built on the spot where the people started wailing when the body of Dutthagāmanī was laid on the funeral pyre. v.l. Rathavanka. Mhv.xxxii.79; MT. 601.
  • Ravideva. A Singhalese chief. He fought with the Colas against Vijayabāhu I., but, later, appears to have joined Vijayabāhu. Cv.lviii.16, 65; Cv.Trs.i.203, n.3.
  • Remunasela. A rock in the Hiraññamalaya in Ceylon. Kitti (afterwards Vijayabāhu I.) once occupied a stronghold there. Cv.lvii.62.
  • Renu
  • Renupūjaka Thera
  • Renuvatī. A city, capital of the Cakkavatti Vimala (q.v.).
  • Rerupallika. A district in the Malayarattha of Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.25.
  • Revata
  • Revatā. A nun of Ceylon, a well known teacher of the Vinaya. She was a daughter of Somanadeva. Dpv. xviii.29.
  • Revatī
  • Revatī Vimāna. See Revatī (1)
  • Rocanī. Wife of Kakusandha Buddha in his last lay life (BuA.210; DA.ii.422). Elsewhere (Bu.xxiii.17) she is called Virocamānā.
  • Roga Sutta
  • Roguva. See Roruva.
  • Rohaka. A householder of Kimbila; he was the husband of Bhaddā (VvA.109). See Bhaddā (4).
  • Rohana
  • Rohana vihāra. A monastery in Rohana, built by Silādātha for the incumbent of the Pāsānadīpa vihāra. Cv.xlv.54.
  • Rohanā. The name of a tribe. Ap.ii.359.
  • Rohanagutta. See Mahā Rohaniagutta.
  • Rohanta
  • Rohantāmiga Jātaka (No. 501)
  • Rohī. See Rohinī (5).
  • Rohineyya
  • Rohinī
  • Rohinīkhattiyakaññā Vatthu. The story of Rohinī, sister of Anuruddha. See Rohinī (2).
  • Rohita
  • Rohitassa
  • Rohitassā
  • Rohitassa Vagga/Sutta
  • Roja
  • Rojā. A class of devas, present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
  • Rolika. See Heligāma.
  • Roliya-janapada. A district in Ceylon, forty four leagues from Mahāgāma. In it was the Mātula Vihāra. Ras.ii.51, 52
  • Roma. There were four kings of this name sixty thousand kappas ago, all previous births of Sataramsika Thera. Ap.i.104.
  • Romaka Jātaka (No. 277)
  • Romamukkharattha. A country mentioned in the Mahāvamsa Commentary as a place rich in coral; it was from there that Bhātikābhaya (q.v.) obtained the coral for the net which he threw over the Mahā Thūpa. MT. 630.
  • Romasa
  • Roruka
  • Roruva
  • Rucagattī. Wife of Konāgamana Buddha in his last lay life. DA.ii.422; but Bu.xxiv.19 calls her Rucigattā.
  • Rucakavitthi. A village in Ceylon; near it was a large monastery. Ras.ii.148, 151
  • Rucānandā. A nun in the time of Kakusandha Buddha. She came to Ceylon at the Buddha's wish with five hundred other nuns, bringing a branch of the Bodhi tree. Mhv.xv.78; Dpv. xvii.16, 51ff.
  • Ruci
  • Rucī
  • Rucidevī. Wife of Kondañña Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.iii.26.
  • Rucigattā. The wife of Konāgamana Buddha (Bu.xxiv.19). v.l. Rucagattī.
  • Rucinandā. A setthi's daughter of Ujjeni, who gave a meal of milk-rice to Padumuttara Buddha just before his Enlightenment. BuA.158.
  • Rucira Jātaka (No. 275). The story of a pigeon (the Bodhisatta) and a greedy crow. The story is identical with that of the Lola Jātaka.
  • Rucirā. A class of devas present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
  • Rudradāmaka. Mentioned in connection with different kinds of coins. Sp.ii.297.
  • Ruhaka Jātaka (No. 191)
  • Ruhaka Vagga. The fifth section of the Duka Nipāta of the Jātaka. J. ii.113 38.
  • Ruhaka.  Chaplain of the king of Benares. See the Ruhaka Jātaka.
  • Rujā
  • Rukkha Sutta
  • Rukkha Vagga. The sixth chapter of the Nidāna Samyutta. S.ii.80 94.
  • Rukkha. An officer of Kassapa IV. He built a vihāra in Savāraka which he handed over to the Mahāvihāra. He also laid down rules for the guidance of the monks (Cv.lii.31). v.l. Rakkha.
  • Rukkhadhamma Jātaka (No. 74)
  • Rukkhopama Sutta. This sutta is included in a list of suttas (E.g., VibliA.267) dealing with arūpa-kammatthāna. No such title has so far been traced. The name probably refers to one of the above Rukkha Suttas.
  • Runna Sutta. In the discipline of the Āriyans, singing is a lamentation, dancing a madness, and immoderate laughter childishness. A.i.261.
  • Rūpa Suttā
  • Rūpa Vagga. The first chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.1, 2.
  • Rūpabhedapakāsinī. A little grammatical treatise by a Burmese monk called Jambudhaja. Bode, op. cit., 55.
  • Rūpadevī
  • Rūpajīrana Sutta. A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No.40) to the Na jirati Sutta (q.v.).
  • Rūpamālā. A short treatise on the declension of Pāli nouns, with numerous paradigms and examples; written by Saranankara of Ceylon in order to facilitate the study of Pāli. P.L.C. 281.
  • Rūpanandā
  • Rūpāramma vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon built by Mahāsena (Mhv.Xxxvii.43; MT. 684). v.l. Thūpārāma.
  • Rūpārūpa-Vibhānga. An Abhidhamma treatise by Buddhadatta Thera. P.L.C., 108.
  • Rūpasārī
  • Rūpasiddhi
  • Rūpavatī
  • Rūpavatīcetiya. A thūpa in Pulatthipura, built by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.51; see also Cv. Trs.ii.107, n.3. The thūpa is probably the modern Kiri Vehera.
  • Rūpī. An eminent lay woman disciple of the Buddha (A.iv.347; cf. AA.ii.791). v.l. Rucī.
  • Rūpī-attā Sutta, Arūpī atta Suttā, Rūpī ca arūpī ca attā Sutta. It is owing to the presence of the five khandhas that the view arises that the self has a form, is without sickness after death, or that it is formless, or that it both has form and is formless. S. iii.218f.
  • Ruru(miga) Jātaka (No. 482)

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