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Pāli Proper Names — R

Rādha

Rādha Jātaka (No.145, 198)

Rādha Saṃyutta.– The twenty-third section of the Saṃyuttanikāya. It contains various suttas taught 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 Thera’s admission into the Order and Sāriputta’s praise of him. DhA.ii.104 ff.

Rādhavatī.– A city where Anomadassī Buddha taught 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.

Rāgavirāgasutta.– “Monks, if wanderers of other sects ask you what is the purpose of the holy life, tell them that it for the fading away of lust. If they then ask if there is a way of practice leading to the fading of lust, tell them that the Noble Eightfold Path is that practice.” S.v.27.

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 Sutta

Rāhu

Rāhula Sutta

Rāhula Thera

Rāhulabhadda.– See Rāhula Thera.

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 Sri Lanka (1780‑98 A.C.) He was a man of piety and learning, and was author of a Singhalese poem on the Asadisa Jātaka. Cv. ci.1 ff.

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 Sri Lanka 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 Sahassakavagga. The second chapter of the Sotāpatti Saṃyutta. S.v.360‑69.

Rajakatthala.– A village dedicated by Kittisirirājasīha to celebrations in honour of the Tooth Relic. Cv.c.43.

Rājakulantaka

Rājakumbha Jātaka (No.345)

Rājamahā-vihāra.– A monastery in Sri Lanka, built by Kaniṭṭha-Tissa. Mhv.xxxvi.16.

Rājamālaka.– A courtyard outside the precincts of the monastery where the body of Dutthagāmanī was cremated. Mhv.xxxii.80.

Rājamanicūla-cetiya.– A cetiya in Sagaing. Bode, op.cit., 55.

Rājamātikā.– A monastery in Sri Lanka, 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 Kadamba-nadī to the Thūpārāma. DA.ii.572; SA.i.173.

Rājamittaka.– A village in Sri Lanka where Silāmeghavaṇṇa defeated Sirināga. Cv.xliv.72.

Rājanārāyania.– A park in Sri Lanka, 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, infuriated by the infuriating, and maddened by the maddening such a one is not respected by his fellows. A.iii.110.

Rajanīyasanthita Sutta.– The aggregates 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.208 f.

Rājarājakalappa.– A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.74.

Rājarattha

Rājasālā.– A monastery in Sri Lanka, to which Aggabodhi VIII gave the village of Cūlavāpiyagāma. Cv.xlix.47.

Rājasīha

Rājasīhamahāla.– A village in South India. Cv.lxxvi.286.

Rajata Rajatalena-vihāra

Rajata Sutta.– Few abstain from accepting silver (money), many do not. S.v.471.

Rajataguhā.– A cave in the Himavā. J.ii.67.

Rajatakedāra.– A locality in Sri Lanka, 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 Himavā. J.i.50; ii.6, 7, 92.

Rājavamsasankhepa.– A historical work by Aggadhammālankāra. Bode, op.cit., 57.

Rājavasatikhanda.– One of the sections of the Vidhura Jātaka (q.v.) J.vi.298.

Rājavesibhujanga

Rājavesibhujanga Silāmegha.– A title conferred by Laṅkāpura on Ilankiya. Cv.lxxvi.192.

Rāja-vihāra.– 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 Laṅkāpura and Jagadvijaya. Cv.lxxvi.317 ff.

Rājindabrahma.– A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara, captured by Laṅkāpura. 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 Sri Lanka, presented by Aggabodhi V to the Dhammaruci monks. Cv.xlviii.1.

Rājinīnijjhara.– A weir in a river in Dakkhiṇadesa, restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.66.

Rajja Sutta

Rajju Sutta.– Gains, favours 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 Sumaṅgala Jātaka (J.iii.439), is a descriptive title and not the name of any particular sutta taught by the Buddha to Pasenadi.

Rājuppala.– A reservoir in Sri Lanka, built by Vasabha (Mhv.xxxv.94) and repaired by Upatissa II. Cv.xxxvii.185.

Rakkha

Rakkha-vihāra.– A monastery in Sri Lanka in which Moggallāna III built a cetiya. (Cv.xliv.51). It was probably identical with Rakkhacetiyapabbata.

Rakkhacetiyapabbata.– A vihāra in Sri Lanka, 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 reservoir, repaired by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.46.

Rakkhanga

Rakkhapāsānakantha.– A place in Rājarattha. It was the limit of the Cola territory in Sri Lanka 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 Himavā. It was there that the Arahants met and discussed as to what they should do to solve the questions put by King Milinda. Mil. p.6.

Ralaggāma.– A monastery in Sri Lanka, built by King Mahānāma. Cv.xxxvii.212.

Rāma

Rāmā

Rāmagāma

Rāmagona.– A settlement in Sri Lanka, founded by Rāma, brother of Bhaddakaccānā. Mhv.ix.9.

Rāmagonaka-vihāra.– A monastery in Sri Lanka, built by Kaniṭṭha-Tissa. Mhv.xxxvi.14.

Rāmaka (v.l. Rāmuka).– A vihāra in Sri Lanka, built by Gajjabāhuka-gāmaṇi 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 Pāḷi name for the inhabitants of Rāmañña. Cv.lxxvi.66.

Rāmaneyyaka Thera

Rāmaṇeyyaka Sutta

Ramanīya-vihāra.– A monastery in Amarapura in Burma. Sās. 132,143.

Ramanīyakutika Thera

Ramanīyavihārī Thera

Rāmañña

Rāmaputta.– See Udaka 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 Eḷāra. It was stolen by Veḷusumana. However, see Vaha.Ras.ii.62.

Randhakandaka.– A reservoir in Sri Lanka, built by Bhātikatissa. Mhv.xxxvi.4.

Rasavāhinī

Rāsimālaka.– A holy spot on the west of the Mahāmeghavana. Mbv.137

Rāsiya Sutta

Ratana Paritta.– See Ratana Sutta (1).

Ratana Sutta

Ratana Vagga.– The ninth section of the Pācittiya of the Vinaya Piṭaka.

Ratanacankama-cetiya or Ratna-cetiya

Ratanacankamana khanda.– The Introductory Chapter of the Buddhavaṃsa.

Ratanadātha.– Nephew (sister’s son) of Dāṭhopatissa II (s.v. Hatthadāṭha). He was the king’s Mahādipāda. Cv.xliv.136.

Ratanadoṇi.– A village in Sri Lanka, given by Kittisirirājasīha for the maintenance of the Dutiyasela-vihāra. The village had originally belonged to the vihāra but had been taken away. 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 Dakkhiṇadesa of Sri Lanka. Cv.lxix.31; for its identification see Cv. Trs.i.286, n.3.

Ratanamālaka

Ratanapajjala (Ratanapattala).– A Cakkavatti of eighty world-cycles ago, a former birth of Sammukhāthavika or Māṇava Thera. Ap.i.159; ThagA.i.164.

Ratanapāsāda

Ratanapura.– The Pāḷi name for Ava. Bode, op.cit., 29.

Ratanasiriñāna Thera.– Author of the Saddatthacintā (q.v.) Svd.1246.

Ratanāvalī

Ratanāvali cetiya

Ratanavāluka.– Another name for the Mahā Thūpa. Cp. Ratanāvalicetiya.

Ratana-vihāra.– A nunnery in Sri Lanka, built by the queen of Aggabodhi II. for the use of the Kāliṅga queen who came to Sri Lanka with her husband and renounced the world under Jotipāla Thera. Cv.xlii.47.

Ratha Sutta.– A standard is the token of a chariot, smoke the token of a fire, the king is the token of a country, and a husband is the token of a woman. S.i.41.

Rathakāra Vagga.– The second chapter of the Tika Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya. A.i.106‑118.

Rathakāra, Rathakārī.– One of the seven great lakes (s.v. Mahāsarā) in the Himavā.

Rathalatthi Jātaka (No.332)

Rathapāsāna-vana.– A forest tract near Villagāma. Ras.ii.147.

Rathavanka.– See Ravivattasālā.

Rathavatī.– A kinnarī, the handmaiden of the hermit Vaccha (q.v.)

Rathavinīta Sutta

Rathopama Sutta

Ratī.– One of the daughters of Māra (q.v.)

Rativaddhana

Rato Sutta

Rattabeduma.– A place in the Malaya country of Sri Lanka, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.15.

Rattakara.– A district in the Dakkhiṇadesa of Sri Lanka. Cv.lxviii.23; lxix.6.

Rattakkhi

Rattamāla kandaka.– A reservoir in Sri Lanka, built by King Mahāsena. Mhv.xxxvii.48; Mhv. Trs. 271, n.7.

Rattamālagiri.– A mountain in Sri Lanka. 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

Raṭṭhapāla gajjita.– An unorthodox Buddhist work, whose views were rejected by the Theravādins as beings contrary to the teachings of the Buddha (abuddhavacana). e.g., Sp.iv.742; SA.ii.150.

Ratthapāla Sutta

Ratthapāla Nanda.– One of the Nava-Nandā (q.v.)

Ratthasāra.– A monk of Ava. He wrote metrical versions of various Jātaka stories 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 Sri Lanka; it was once the encampment of King Saṅghatissa. 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 Coḷā 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 Sri Lanka. Kitti (afterwards Vijayabāhu I) once occupied a stronghold there. Cv.lvii.62.

Reṇu

Renupūjaka Thera

Renuvatī.– A city, capital of the Cakkavatti Vimala (q.v.)

Rerupallika.– A district in the Malaya-raṭṭha of Sri Lanka, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.25.

Revata

Revatā.– A nun of Sri Lanka, 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 Kimbilā; 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 clan. Ap.ii.359.

Rohanagutta.– See Mahārohaṇagutta Thera.

Rohanamiga Jātaka (No.501)

Rohanta 1.– A lake in Himavā. J.iv.413.

Rohanta 2.– The Bodhisatta born as king of deer. See the Rohaṇamiga Jātaka.

Rohī.– See Rohinī (5).

Rohineyya

Rohinī

Rohiṇī Jātaka (No.45)

Rohinīkhattiyakaññā Vatthu.– The story of Rohiṇī, sister of Anuruddha. See Rohinī (2).

Rohita

Rohitassa

Rohitassā

Rohitassa Sutta

Roja

Rojā.– A class of devā, present at the teaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.

Rolika.– See Heligāma.

Roliya-janapada.– A district in Sri Lanka, 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 world-cycles ago, all previous births of Sataraṃsika Thera. Ap.i.104.

Romaka Jātaka (No.277)

Romamukkharattha.– A country mentioned in the Mahāvaṃsa 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

Rosika.– The barber of Lohicca. D.i.224.

Roruka

Roruva

Rucagattī.– Wife of Koṇāgamana Buddha in his last lay life. DA.ii.422; but Bu.xxiv.19 calls her Rucigattā.

Rucakavitthi.– A village in Sri Lanka; near it was a large monastery. Ras.ii.148, 151

Rucānandā.– A nun in the time of Kakusandha Buddha. She came to Sri Lanka at the Buddha’s wish with five hundred other nuns, bringing a branch of the Bodhi tree. Mhv.xv.78; Dpv.xvii.16, 51 ff.

Ruci

Rucī

Rucidevī.– Wife of Koṇḍañña Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.iii.26.

Rucigattā.– The wife of Koṇāgamana Buddha (Bu.xxiv.19). v.l. Rucagattī.

Rucinandā.– A millionaire’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 devā present at the teaching 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 Bārāṇasī. See the Ruhaka Jātaka

Rujā.– The daughter of Angati, king of Mithilā. Her story is given in the Mahānāradakassapa Jātaka (q.v.) She is identified with Ānanda. J.vi.255.

Rukkha Sutta

Rukkha Vagga.– The sixth chapter of the Nidāna Saṃyutta. 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 formless meditation objects (arūpa-kammaṭṭhāna). No such title has so far been traced. The name probably refers to one of the Rukkha Suttas.

Runna Sutta.– In the discipline of the Noble Ones, singing is lamentation, dancing is madness, and immoderate laughter is childishness. A.i.261.

Rūpa Sutta

Rūpa Vagga.– The first chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya. A.i.1, 2.

Rūpa Aññāṇa Sutta.– Vacchagotta asks the Buddha the reasons for the various wrong views about the body and soul, etc., and the Buddha explains that it’s due to not knowing the five aggregates, their origin, cessation, or the way to their cessation. S.iii.257.

Rūpabhedapakāsinī.– A little grammatical treatise by a Burmese monk called Jambudhaja. Bode, op.cit., 55.

Rūpadevī

Rūpajīrana Sutta.– A name given in the Suttasaṅgaha (No.40) to the Na-jirati Sutta (q.v.)

Rūpamālā.– A short treatise on the declension of Pāḷi nouns, with numerous paradigms and examples; written by Saraṇaṅkara of Sri Lanka in order to facilitate the study of Pāḷi. P.L.C. 281.

Rūpanandā

Rūpāramma-vihāra.– A monastery in Sri Lanka built by Mahāsena (Mhv.xxxvii.43; MT. 684). v.l. Thūpārāma.

Rūpārūpavibhāga.– An Abhidhamma treatise by Buddhadatta Thera. P.L.C., 108.

Rūpasañcetanā Sutta.– Volition regarding forms is impermanent, changeable, becoming otherwise. One who realises this becomes a faith-follower, destined for enlightenment. S.iii.227.

Rūpasaññā Sutta.– Perception of forms is impermanent, changeable, becoming otherwise. One who realises this becomes a faith-follower, destined for enlightenment. S.iii.227.

Rūpataṇhā Sutta.– Craving for forms is impermanent, changeable, becoming otherwise. One who realises this becomes a faith-follower, destined for enlightenment. S.iii.227.

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.– (and Arūpī-atta Sutta, and Rūpī ca arūpī ca attā Sutta). It is due to the presence of the five aggregates 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.218 ff.

Rūpiyapāti Sutta.– “Monks, by encompassing their mind with mine, I know some who would not tell a deliberate lie even for a silver bowl filled with powdered gold. However, later, due to being corrupted by gain, honour, and fame they would do so. S.ii.233.

Rurumigarāja Jātaka (No.482)

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