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This site is online Pāḷi Dictionary (Pāli to Chinese, Pāli to English, Pāli to Japanese, Pāli-Vietnamese, Pāli-Burmese). The source of the dictionaries come from Pali Canon E-Dictionary Version 1.94 (PCED). The source code of this website is at pali repository on GitHub, and the data of this website is at data repository on GitHub. Any suggestion or questions? Welcome to contact me.

Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Nāmasiddhi Jātaka:Once the Bodhisatta was a famous teacher of Takkasilā,and among his pupils was one named Pāpaka.He,wishing for a less ill omened name,consulted his teacher.The Bodhisatta suggested that Pāpaka should travel and find a suitable name.He came back a wiser man,for he discovered that ”Jīvakas” died and that ”Dhanapālīs” grovelled in poverty the name signified nothing.

The story was related in reference to a monk called Pāpaka who wished to change his name.The two are identical.J.i.401ff.

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