A

B

C

D

E

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

R

S

T

U

V

Y

abb

Home page Up (parent) Next (right) Previous (left) Abbreviations


Page last updated on 8 May, 2017

Association for Insight Meditation Home Page

Upacālā

1. Upacālā.– Sister of Sāriputta (his other sisters being Cālā, Sīsūpacālā) and mother of Upacāla. When Sāriputta left the world to join the Order of monks, his three sisters followed his example and became nuns. It is said that when Upacālā was taking her siesta in Andhavana, Māra tried to arouse in her sensual desires, but she vanquished him and became an Arahant. Her conversation with Māra is recorded in the Therīgāthā vv.189‑95; ThigA.165 f. The Saṃyuttanikāya (i.133 f) mentions the temptation of all three sisters by Māra and their conquest of him. However, in this account, Upacālā’s verses are put into Cālā’s mouth, Sīsūpacālā's are ascribed to Upacālā and Cālā’s to Sīsūpacālā.

2. Upacālā.– The chief of the women disciples of Phussa Buddha. See also Upasālā. (J.i.41; Bu.xix.20).

3. Upacālā.– Chief of the women supporters of Sumana Buddha. Bu.v.28.

www.000webhost.com