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Majjhima Nikaya

MN 141 Saccavibhaṅga Sutta: Discourse on the Analysis of the Noble Truths

Arahant Sariputta explains in detail the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path.

And what, friends, is the Noble Truth of Suffering? Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering, sickness is suffering, death is suffering; grief, lamentation, bodily pain, mental pain, and despair are suffering; not getting what one desires, that too, is suffering. In brief, the five aggregates of clinging are suffering.

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 6.5 Aparā Diṭṭhi Sutta: The Discourse about a Certain Wrong View of a Brahma

When a Brahma thinks no ascetic or Brahmin can come to his world, the Buddha shows him the truth.

When the evil thought, “There is no ascetic or Brahmin who can come to this brahma world,” arises in a Brahma, the Buddha and other venerables show him the truth.

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 6.10 Dutiya Kokālika Sutta: The Second Discourse about Monk Kokālika

The final days of monk Kokalika who held hatred towards Arahant Sāriputta and Arahant Moggallāna.

When a fool takes birth, he has an axe inside his mouth with which the fool cuts himself when speaking harsh words.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 4.2 Pabhassara Sutta: Shining Mansion

Devas who possess strong confidence in the Supreme Buddha outshine other devas.

Moggallana Bhante: Devata, you shine brilliantly and colorfully. You are dressed in divine red clothing. Your body is as beautiful as if you had applied sandalwood cream. You seem to be very mighty, possessing psychic powers. Now you are worshiping me. Who are you? Your throne is also valuable and decorated with various types of […]

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 4.10 Ucchu Sutta: Sugar Cane Mansion

A deva explains the fruits of giving a small sugar cane to Arahant Moggallana.

Moggallana Bhante: Devata, you shine like the sun which illuminates the sky and the earth. You shine like a great Brahma who shines brighter than Sakka and the Tavatimsa devas. You surpass others with your beauty, fame, and power. Devata, you are wearing blue lotus garlands, your skin is the color of gold, and you […]

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 7.6 Gopāla Sutta: Cow Herder’s Mansion

A deva explains how the compassion of Arahant Moggallana gave him much happiness.

Moggallana Bhante upon seeing a deva, asked him a question. Moggallana Bhante: Dear Deva, you are living in a long-lasting mansion and your hands are decorated with various ornaments. You are mighty and shine like the moon in your mansion. You are extremely beautiful. You are dressed beautifully in divine clothes. You are wearing divine […]

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 2.2 Sāriputtatherassa Mātu Sutta: Sariputta Bhante’s Mother

How can we reduce our past relatives' suffering?

Sariputta Bhante sees a female ghost and asks, Sariputta Bhante: You are naked and very ugly. Your veins are popping out. You thin person, with your ribs sticking out, who are you? Ghost: I was your mother in a previous life. Now I am living in the ghost world suffering from hunger and thirst. My […]

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 4.16 Saṭṭhikūṭasahassa Sutta: Hit by Sixty Thousand Hammers

Arahant Moggallana asks a ghost about his past evil actions.

Moggallana Bhante: Why do you look like a crazy person? Why are you running around like a scared animal? You must have done lots of evil deeds in the past. Why do you make that screeching noise? Ghost: Bhante, I am a ghost. As a result of my evil deeds, I am experiencing much suffering. […]

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Theragatha

Thag 20.1 The Verses of Arahant Mahā Moggallāna (1151-1219)

The Arahant Maha Moggallāna was one of the two chief disciples and was best monk with psychic powers.

1151. We live in the thick forest surviving on alms food. We are content with whatever comes into our alms bowls, and we have inwardly perfectly still minds. We tear apart the army of Māra. 1152. We live in the thick forest surviving on alms food. We are content with whatever comes into our alms […]

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