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Digha Nikaya

DN 28 Sampasādanīya Sutta: Inspiring Confidence

Arahant Sāriputta explains the qualities of the Supreme Buddha.

“Bhante, I have such confidence in The Buddha that I believe there’s no other teacher—whether past, future, or present—whose wisdom is superior to The Buddha when it comes to enlightenment.”

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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 6.10 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 3.7 Sesavatī Sutta: Sesavati’s Mansion

A deva explains the happiness he gained after offering flowers during the funeral of Arahant Sariputta.

Vangisa Bhante: Dear Devata, your mansion is very beautiful. Silver and golden nets dangle from walls made of crystal. There are beautifully decorated archways and golden sand spread throughout the compound. When the sun shines in autumn, darkness is dispelled in all directions and the sky blazes. Such is your mansion. It glows just like […]

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 7.5 Amba Sutta: Mango Mansion

A deva explains his encounter with Arahant Sariputta and the meritorious actions he did to achieve happiness.

Moggallana Bhante: Dear Deva, your mansion is very high in the sky and spreads over a hundred and twenty kilometers. Pillars of beryl and other gemstones, and seven hundred pinnacled buildings are in your estate. It is extremely beautiful. Inside the mansion, you drink and eat and enjoy the sweetness of heavenly food. The sweet […]

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 2.1 Saṃsāramocaka Sutta: Sariputta Bhante Helps a Ghost

What could happen if we don't give and are greedy?

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 am a ghost, sir. I am suffering in the world of Yama. I have done an evil deed as a human […]

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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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Theragatha

Thag 17.2 The Verses of Arahant Sāriputta (981-1016)

Chief disciple of the Supreme Buddha and second only to the Buddha in wisdom.

983. Without eating the last four or five mouthfuls, he should fill his stomach with water. This leads to the comfort of a monk who is diligent in reaching Nibbāna.

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Theragatha

Thag 17.3 The Verses of Arahant Ānanda(1017-1055)

Famous as the one who took care of the Supreme Buddha and memorized the teachings.

1029. I received eighty-two thousand Dhammas from the Buddha, and two thousand from the liberated monks. All together I memorized eighty-four thousand Dhammas.