Pali Proper Names - D -
- Dabba-Mallaputta Thera
- Dabbapuppha Jātaka (Nr.400)
- Dabbila.-A Pacceka Buddha, erwähnt in a nominal list. M.iii.70.
- Daddabha Jātaka (Nr.322)
- Daddara Jātaka (Nr.172, 304)
- Dadhimāla (Dadhimāli).-A sea, so called because it gleams like milk or
curds. One of the seas erwähnt in the Suppāraka Jātaka. J.iv.140.
- Dadhimukha.-A Yakkha chieftain who should be invoked by disciples of the
Buddha in times of need. D.iii.205.
- Dadhivāhana Jātaka (Nr.186)
- Dadhivāhana.-König of Benares. See the
- Dahara Sutta
- Dahegallaka.-See Rahegallaka.
- Dakapāsāna-vihāra.-A monastery in West Ceylon built by Mahallaka-Nāga.
- Dakarakkhasa Jātaka (Nr.517).-No story is related, but the reader is
referred to the Mahāummagga Jātaka for details (J.v.75). The reference is
evidently to the Dakarakkhasapañha.
- 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
- Dakkhināgiri (Vihāra)
- Dakkhinajanapada.-See Dakkhināpatha.
- Dakkhinamalayajanapada.-The mountainous country in South Ceylon; difficult
of access und providing only a hard living. AA.i.52.
- Dakkhinamūla.-A monastery, perhaps identical mit the Dakkhinavihāra. There
Vohārika-Tissa erected a parasol over the Thūpa (Mhv.xxxvi.33). The Mahāvamsa
Tīkā (p.662) calls it the Dakkhinamūlavāsa.
- Dakkhinamūlavāsa.-See Dakkhinamūla above.
- Dakkhinārāma.-See Dakkhina-vihāra.
- Dakkhināvibhanga Sutta
- Dakkhināvisuddhi Sutta.-See Dakkhinā Sutta above.
- Dalha-Vagga.-The first chapter of the Duka Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā.
- Dalhadhamma Jātaka (Nr.409)
- Dalhadhamma Sutta.-Mentioned in the introduction to the Javanahamsa Jātaka
(J.iv.211). This is evidently another name for the
Dhanuggaha Sutta. S.ii.266f.
- Dalhadhamma.-König of Benares. See the
Dalhadhamma Jātaka. He is identified
mit Ananda. J.iii.388.
- Dalha-vihāra.-A vihāra on Sīhagiri, given by Moggallāna I. to the
- Dalidda Sutta
- Dalla-Moggallāna.-See König Moggallāna III.
- Dāmā.-An aggasāvikā of Vessabhū Buddha. Bu.xxii.24;
- Dāmahālaka (Dāmagallaka).-A monastery in Ceylon, the residence of the Thera
- Dāmali Sutta.-Records the visit of Dāmali (q.v.) to the Buddha.
- Dāmali.-A devaputta who visits the Buddha at Jetavana und tells him that an
arahant has to work hard for nothing. The Buddha points out to him that there
is nothing left for an arahant to do. S.i.47.
- Damatha.-A König of one hundert und fifteen kappas
ago, a former birth of Bodhiupatthāyaka
- Dāma-vihāra.-A parivena founded by Mahinda II. Cv.xlviii.133.
- Dāna Vagga/Sutta
- 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).
- Dantabhumi Sutta
- Dantagāma. See Danta.
- 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
- Dantika.-A district in South India where Lankāpura burnt zwanzig-seven
- Danu.-Mutter of the Asuras, who are, therefore, called Dānavā
- Dānūpapatti Sutta.-On the eight modes of rebirth of an almsgiver, according
to his wish. A.iv.239ff.
- Daraga.-A locality near Pulatthipura. Cv.lxx.177.
- Darīmukha Jātaka (Nr.378)
- Darīmukha.-A Pacceka Buddha. See
- Dārubhatika-Tissa.-See Tissa (31).
- Dāruciriya.-See Bāhiya-Darūciriya.
- Dārukammika Sutta
- 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,
- Dārukkhandha Sutta
- Dāruna Sutta.-Dire are gains, favours, flattery, etc., und we should train
ourselves to lay them aside. S.ii.225.
- Dārupattaka.-A religious teacher of Jāliya (D.i.157). He was so called
because he carried a wooden bowl mit him. (DA.i.319).
- Dārūrugāma.-A village near Kalyāni in Ceylon. Near it was Jayavaddhanakotta
(Cv.xci.6). The name may have been Dārugāma, the uru being a descriptive
adjective meaning mahā (Cv.Trs.ii.213, n.2).
- Dasabala Sutta
- Dasabala Vagga.-The third chapter of the Nidāna Samyutta. S.ii.27-47.
- Dasabala-Kassapa.-See Kassapa Buddha.
- Dasabrāhmana Jātaka (Nr.495)
- Dasadhamma Sutta. The name given in the Sutta Sangaha (Nr. 84) to the
Dhamma Sutta (2) (q.v.).
- Dasaganthivannanā.-A tīkā by Vepullabuddhi of Pagan, to the
Abhidhammatthasangaha (Gv.64, 74).
- Dāsaka Thera
- Dasakamma Sutta.-Ten qualities the possessor of which is called an unworthy
man, und abstention from which makes a man worthy. A.ii.219.
- Dasakammapatha Sutta.-Ten kinds of people similarity in whose actions draws
them together. S.ii.167.
- Dasama Sutta.-Another name for the
- Dasamagga Sutta.-On the tenfold way, which consists of the Eightfold Path
mit the addition of knowledge und reliance. A.ii.221.
- Dasanga Sutta.-The ten classes of people who flock together because of the
qualities they possess in common (S.ii.168).
- Dasannaka Jātaka (Nr.401)
- Dasaratha-Jātaka (Nr.461)
- Dasaratha-rājaputta.-A name given to Rāma. J.vi.558.
- Dasasiddhika Nanda. One of the
- Dasavatthu.-A Pāli treatise. Gv.65, 75.
- Dāsī-Sutta.-Few are those who abstain from accepting male und female
slaves; many those who do not. S.v.472.
- Dāsiyā 1.-A nun who came from India to Ceylon; she was eminent in the
knowledge of the Vinaya. She lived in Anurādhapura. Dpv.xviii.14.
- Dāsiyā 2.-A nun of Anurādhapura; she was teacher of the Vinaya.
- Dasuttara Sutta
- 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.
- Dāthābhāra.-A general of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.104.
- Dāthādhātuvamsa.-A Pāli Chronicle containing the history of the Tooth
Relic. It appears to have differed from the Dāthāvamsa und was evidently an
earlier work. Cv.xxxvii.93; P.L.C.66, 209.
- Dāthākondañña.-A monastery in Sīhagiri, given by König Moggallāna to the
- Dāthānāga Thera
- Dāthānāma.-A householder of Ambilayāgu und son of Dhātusena of
Nandivāpigāma. Dāthanāma had two sons, Dhātusena (afterwards König) und
- Dāthāpāsāda.-A building erected by Aggabodhi I. at the Hatthakucchivihāra.
- Dāthāvaddhana.-A village in Rohana, erwähnt in the campaigns of
Parakkamabāhu 1 (Cv.lxxiv.77).
- Dāthika.-A Damila usurper. He slew Pilayamāra und reigned at Anurādhapura
for two years, till he was slain by Vattagāmani-Abhaya. Mhv.xxxiii.59, 60, 78;
Dpv.xix.15, 16; xx.17, 18.
- Dāthiya.-A Damila usurper who reigned at Anurādhapura for three years. He
was then slain by Dhātusena (Cv.xxxviii.33).
- Dāthopatissa 1.-See Dāthāsiva (2).
- Dāthopatissa 2. - Also called Bhāgineyya-Dāthopatissa. See Hatthadātha.
- Dattā.-A granddaughter of Visākhā, being her son's Tochter. She died
young, und her Mutter, full of grief, was comforted by the Buddha.
- Dāttha.-A Thera, at whose request, according to the Gandhavamsa (Gv.68, 69;
but see Dāthānāgā). Buddhaghosa composed the Sumangalavilāsinī, und Dhammapāla
wrote the tīkā to the Viduddhimagga.
- Datthabba Sutta.-The fünf powers - of faith, energy, mindfulness,
concentration, und insight - und where they are to be seen. A.iii.12; S.v.196.
- Datthabbena Sutta.-He who regards pleasant feelings as ill, painful
feelings as a barb, und neutral feelings as impermanence, such a one is called
"rightly seeing." S.iv.207.
- Dāyagāma-vihāra.-A monastery in Rohana, built by Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.49.
- Dāyapassa.-A park near Benares. Sankicca once stayed there mit his
followers. J.v.264, 265.