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

Vimalā Therī

1. Vimalā Therī.– The daughter of a courtesan of Vesāli. Having one day seen Mahā-Moggallāna begging in Vesāli for alms, she went to his dwelling and tried to entice him. Some say, adds the Commentator, that she was influenced by the heretics. The incident is referred to at ThagA.ii.178, but Vimalā’s name is not given.

The elder rebuked and admonished her, and she became a lay follower and later entered the Order. There, after great effort, she became an Arahant. ThigA.76 f; her Udāna verses are included in Thig.vs.72‑6.

2. Vimalā.– A Nāga maiden, queen of Varuṇa. See the Vidhura Jātaka.

3. Vimalā.– Wife of Piyadassī Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.xiv.17.

4. Vimalā.– A Nāga maiden; Uppalavaṇṇā in the time of Padumuttara Buddha. Ap.ii.553.

www.000webhost.com