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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 3.8 Mallikā Sutta: Mallika’s Mansion

Can offerings to the Supreme Buddha after his passing away still give good results?

Narada Bhante: Devata, you are dressed in divine golden clothes and gold jewelry. Golden banners are waving in the sky. Even without this jewelry, your beauty shines brightly. You are wearing gold bangles, bracelets, and a necklace of gems. You wear a gold crown on your head and your body is covered with a golden […]

Questions for Reflection:

  • Have you ever offered anything to the Supreme Buddha? Have you thought about the results you may get in the future while you are making the offering?

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 1.2 Sūkaramukha Sutta: Pig’s Mouth

Even using harsh speech is enough to cause suffering.

Narada Bhante: Your body is the color of gold and shines in all directions. But your mouth is like a pig’s. What have you done in your previous life? Ghost: I did nothing wrong with my body, but I said bad things using my mouth. That is why my body is beautiful but my mouth […]

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 1.3 Pūtimukha Sutta: Stinky Mouth

A ghost explains the danger of using harsh speech.

Narada Bhante: Your body is as beautiful as an angel and you are floating in the sky. But your mouth is being eaten by worms and is very smelly. What have you done in your previous life? Ghost: I was an evil monk and insulted others using bad words. I pretended to be a good […]

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 3.9 Kūṭavinicchayika Sutta: The Back Biter

What are the dangers of lying, gossip and divisive speech?

Narada Bhante: You are wearing many garlands, a crown, and many other types of jewelry on your hands and legs. Your body is covered with sandalwood cream. Your facial expression is very pleasant and your body shines very brightly just like the sun. You are surrounded by ten thousand divine maidens who serve you whatever […]