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SN 6.1 Ayācana Sutta: The Discourse on Brahma’s Request

The Buddha knew that it would be difficult for people to understand the Dhamma. Therefore we must work hard to be someone who understands.

This is how I heard. At one time the Blessed One was staying in the province of Uruvelā on the Nerañjarā river bank at the foot of the Goatherd’s Banyan tree, just after the Blessed One had become fully enlightened. Then, while the Blessed One was alone in meditation, a thought occurred in his mind […]

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SN 6.2 Gārava Sutta: The Discourse on Honoring the Teacher

What did the Supreme Buddha respect?

This is how I heard. One time the Blessed One was staying at the province of Uruvelā on the Nerañjarā river bank at the foot of the Goatherd’s Banyan Tree, just after he had become fully enlightened. Then, while the Blessed One was alone in meditation, a thought occurred in his mind thus: “One lives […]

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SN 6.3 Brahmadeva Sutta: Discourse on Brahmadeva Bhante

Do brahmas receive the gifts we offer? Who should we make offerings to?

This is how I heard. At one time the Blessed One was staying in the province of Sāvatthi, in Jeta’s garden, Anāthapiṇḍika’s Monastery. There, a certain Brahmin lady had a son named Brahmadeva. Now on that occasion he gave up the home life and became a monk under the Blessed One. Then, living alone, giving […]

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SN 6.12 Devadatta Sutta: The Discourse Given to Brahma Sahampati Approving His Verse about Devadatta

Brahma Sahampati recites a verse in relation to Devadatta.

Honor given to an inferior person destroys him

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SN 6.13 Andhakavinda Sutta: The Discourse of Approving the Verses Recited by Brahma Sahampati in the City of Andhakavinda

Brahma Sahampati recites verses describing the path monks should take to become liberated.

Within a single word of Dhamma there lives a thousand Liberated Ones defeating Māra.

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SN 6.15 Parinibbāna Sutta: The Discourse about the Final Extinguishing of the Buddha

What did monks, deities and brahmas say at the extinguishing of the Buddha?

Monks, deities, and brahmas recite verses at the final extinguishing of the Buddha.

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SN 11.17 Vandanā Sutta: The Discourse about Veneration

God Sakka and Brahma Sahampati recites verses in the presence of the Supreme Buddha.

Then Sakka, lord of the gods, and Brahma Sahampati went to the Supreme Buddha and stood at opposite doorposts.