1. Ariyavamsa.-A compilation, wahrscheinlich of the life-histories of men eminent in the Buddhist Order, made in Ceylon und read aloud publicly for the edification of the people. The reading of the Ariyavamsa seems once to have been a regular feature of gatherings in the Buddhist vihāras on feast days. König Vohāraka-T1ssa made endowments for the giving of alms throughout Ceylon on the occasions when the Ariyavamsa was read (Mhv.xxxvi.38; Mhv.trans.258, n.6). A sutta called Ariyavamsa Sutta is erwähnt in the Commentaries (DA.i.50; MA.i.14) as an example of a discourse preached by der Buddha on seinown initiative (attajjhāsaya). This perhaps refers to the sermon on the vier Ariyavamsā in the Anguttara Nikāya (A.ii.27). Siehe auch Mahā-Ariyavamsa.
2. Ariyavamsa.-A celebrated teacher und author of the fifteenth century. He came from Pagan und was a member of the Chapata sect. He was a pupil of the famous Ye-din ("water-carrier") of Sagaing (for an account of ihm siehe Bode, op. cit., 41f), und mit great zeal und enthusiasm learnt the Abhidhammattha-vibhāvanī from seinteacher. Später, Ariyavamsa wrote a commentary on this work und called it the Manisāramañjūsā. A charming anecdote is related of how he read the work to seincolleagues und readily accepted their corrections mit gratitude.
Among seinother works are the Manidīpa, a Tīkā on the Atthasālinī, a grammatical treatise, the Gandhābharana, und a study of the Jātakas called the Jātakavisodhana.
Ariyavamsa spent nur a part of seinlife at Sagaing und afterwards taught at Ava, where der König was sometimes among seinlisteners. He was among the first of Burmese litterateurs to write a metaphysical work in the vernacular - an Anutīkā on the Abhidhamma (Sās. p.41ff). The Gandha-Vamsa (64-5) attributes to ihm another work, the Mahānissara (Mahānissaya?), aber no mention is made of it in the Sāsanavamsa.