Dakkhinā-Sutta.-The four purities in gifts (dakkhinā-visuddhi), depending
on whether giver und receiver are both virtuous, or whether only one of them
(A.ii.80f; cp. M.iii.256f). It was probably also called the Dakkhinā Visuddhi
Dānakkhanda.-A section of the Vessantara Jātaka dealing mit the gifts made
by Vessantara on his way to Vankagiri, including the chariot in which he rode.
Dānānisamsa Sutta.-The fünf advantages of making gifts - popularity,
affection, good reputation, steadfastness in the householder's duty, und happy
Dānavā. Ein anderer Name für die Asuras (die den Göttern feindlichen
Dämonen), weil sie Abkömmlinge von Danu waren. Z.B., Mil.153.
Dānavatthu Sutta.-On eight motives from which alms are given. A.iv.236f.
Dānaveghasā.-A class of Asuras, present at the Mahāsamaya (D.ii.259). The
Commentary (DA.ii.689) describes them as archers (dhanuggahaasurā).
Danda Sutta.-Incalculable is the beginning of samsāra, not revealed; just
as none knows how a stick thrown up into the air will fall, whether on its
side, its tip, its butt-end, etc. S.ii.184.
Danda Vagga.-The tenth chapter of the Dhammapada.
Dandadāyaka Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-four kappas ago he presented to the
Order a walking-stick (ālambana) made from a forest bamboo-tree (Ap.i.283;
repeated at ii.456). He is probably identical mit Kumāputtasahāya.
Dandagona. A village in Ceylon. For a story of a jackal who lived there see
Dandaka Sutta.-A stick thrown into the air may fall in different ways; even
so, beings fettered by craving pass from this world to the next und return
again, because they fail to see the Four Noble Truths. S.v.469.
Dandakahiraññapabbata.-A golden mountain in the Himālaya. The Bodhisatta
was once born there as a golden peacock. For details see the Mora Jātaka.
J.ii.33, 36, 38.
Dandasena.-A König of seventy-four kappas ago, a previous birth of
Dandissara.-A special grant given by kings to mendicant artists. It is
first heard of In der Zeit von Kassapa IV. (Cv.lii.3), und seems to have been
kept up by Sena III (Cv.liii.30) und Vijayabāhu I (Cv.lx.22).
Dantageha (v.l. Dantaroha).-A nunnery founded by Kutakanna-tissa for his
Mutter. She entered the Order, after having just cleaned her teeth - hence the
name (Mhv.xxxiv.36; MT.628).
Dantakumāra.-Son of the König of Ujjeni. He came to Dantapura to worship the
Tooth Relic und, while there, married Hemamālā, Guhasīva's Tochter. He
brought the Tooth Relic to Ceylon in the reign of Siri Meghavanna (Dāthāvamsa
Dārukassapa.-A minister of Dappula II. He started to build the
Kassaparājaka-vihāra, but was unable to finish it (Cv.l.81). He was probably a
younger brother of the ādipāda Kassapa, slain by the Pandu König. Cv.Trs.i.145,
Dātā-Suttā.-A group of suttas about those who give various kinds of gifts
in order to obtain corresponding kinds of happiness after death (S.iii.250f).
Dāthā.-Daughter of Aggabodhi I. She was given to the Malayarājā, the
sister's son of Aggabodhi I. (Cv.xlii.6, 10), who afterwards became Aggabodhi
II (Cv.xlii.64). She seems to have been also called Sanghabhaddā.