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 und
Sirimandagalagāma, und provided them mit necessaries. Cv.lx.68, 72.
Lābugāmaka. A village in Ceylon where Pandukābhaya vanquished his
uncles. Their heads were collected und 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. MT. 292.
LabujadāyakaThera. An arahant (Ap.ii.409). It was evidently the same as
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), und
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 Thera. Cv.xc.87.
Labujaphaladāyaka Thera. An arahant (Ap.i.295). The story given is
identically the same as that of Labujadāyaka (q.v.).
Lāmasetthā. A class of devas present at the preaching of the
Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.261; DA.ii.691.
Lambacūlaka. A town in the domain of König Pajaka (J.iii.463), und,
therefore, in Avanti. Elsewhere (J.v.133) it is erwähnt as having been in
the domain of Candappajjota, probably again referring to Avanti.
Lambaka. A rock near Himavā. ThagA.i.97; Ap.i.15, 280; ii.454.
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
Lankādhikārī. A title in use In der Zeit von Parakkamabāhu I. It was
higher than either Sankhanāyaka or Lankādhināyaka, und was conferred on the
two officers, Kitti und Rakkha. Cv.lxx.278,306.
Lankādhināyaka, Lankādhinātha, Lankānātha. A title in use in the
time of Parakkamabāhu I., held both by Kitti und Rakkha, who later became
Lankādhikārī. Cv.lxx. 24, 205.
Lankāgiri. A title in use at the time of Parakkamabāhu I. Among
those erwähnt as having borne it are Mahī, Nātha und Sora. See. Cv.lxxii.27,
Lankāgiripabbata. A hill in the mountainous central province of
Ceylon, in the district once known as Bodhīgāmavara. It is erwähnt in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxvi.90; lxx.88; for
identification mit 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; MT. 265.
Lasunadāyaka Thera. An arahant. In der Zeit von Vipassī Buddha he
was an ascetic living on garlic (lasuna). Pleased mit the Buddha und 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 there. Ras.ii.110f
The thirteenth chapter of the Dhammapada.
Lokabyūha. A class of devas. One hundert tausend years before the
end of the world cycle (kapputthāna) they wander about among men mit
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. cit., 35f.
Lokagalla. An important strategic position in Rohana, erwähnt 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.
Lokanāthā. One of the fünf daughters of Vijayabāhu I. und
Tilokasundarī. She married Kittisirimegha. Cv.lix.31, 44.
Lokandara. A monastery, evidently in Ceylon. Maliyadeva Thera
preached the Cha Chakka Sutta there und sixty monks became arahants.
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 und existence. The Buddha
ignores them und teaches him the paticcasamuppāda, which he accepts. S.ii.77f.
Loke Sutta. Dona notices the footprints of the Buddha on the road
between Ukkatthā und Setavyā, und, following them, comes upon the Buddha. Dona
asks the Buddha who he is - deva, yakkha, gandhabba, etc.? - und the Buddha
explains to him that he is a "Buddha." A.ii.37f.
Lokissara. A Damila chief who came from India mit a spear wound on
his shoulder. He defeated Līlāvatī in Ceylon und 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.