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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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Itivuttaka

Itv 84 Bahujanahita Sutta: For the Happiness of Many

The Buddha explains the three persons who are born in the world for the welfare of many people.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, three persons are born in the world for the welfare of many people, for the happiness of many people, out of compassion for the world and for the good, welfare, and happiness […]

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Itv 100 Brāhmana Sutta: The True Brāhmin

In this beautiful sutta, the Buddha explains his compassion and the two types of giving.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, I am a Brāhmin (one who has abandoned all evil) and am always responsive to requests for the Dhamma and open-handed in giving the Dhamma. I bear my last body and am […]

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Itv 112 Loka Sutta: The World

The Buddha explains who the Tathāgata (The Buddha) is and the qualities of the Buddha.

“Monks, the world has been fully understood by the Tathāgata; the Tathāgata is detached from the world. Monks, the origin of the world has been fully understood by the Tathāgata; the origin of the world has been eradicated by the Tathāgata.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 1.8 Tatiya Nāvā Sutta: Third Ship Mansion

A deva explains the merit accumulated when she offered water to a monk who had fallen.

Devata, your divine mansion is a ship with a roof made of gold. It floats on a pond that is filled with lotus flowers. You happily pick those lotus flowers with your own hands.

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Vv 2.4 Caṇḍālī Sutta: Low-Caste Woman’s Mansion

The Supreme Buddha with utmost compassion helps a low caste woman before her death.

Supreme Buddha: Lady, I am Gautama Supreme Buddha standing before you out of compassion. I am the seventh Buddha who has appeared in the last hundred eons. Worship the feet of the famous Buddha. I am an Arahant and I am not shaken by the ups and downs of life. Let your mind be confident […]

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Vv 2.5 Bhadditthi Sutta: Lovely Lady’s Mansion

The Supreme Buddha asks a deva how she gained a rare tree near her heavenly mansion.

Supreme Buddha: Devata, around your mansion there are very beautiful mandarava trees and they are covered with blue, yellow, black, crimson, and red flower filaments. You are wearing a garland of mandarava flowers on your head. This beautiful type of tree is not found in any other heaven. Famous devata, what meritorious deed did you […]

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Vv 4.12 Rajjumālā Sutta: Rajjumala’s Mansion

A deva tells the story of how she was on the verge of suicide when the compassionate Supreme Buddha helps her.

Moggallana Bhante: Devata, your beauty shines in all directions like the bright star named Osadhi. When you dance, divine music and sweet fragrance spread from your hands and feet. Also, the ornaments on your head play delightful music. The bouquet of flowers on your head spreads sweet fragrance, like that of a manjusaka tree, and […]

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Vv 5.1 Maṇḍakadevaputta Sutta: Frog-Deva’s Mansion

A deva explains of his animal past and how he came to have such powers.

Supreme Buddha: Dear Deva, you are very mighty with many psychic powers. Your beautiful body shines in all directions. Now you are honoring my feet. Who are you? Devata: In my previous life, I was a frog living in a lake. One day I was listening to you preach. At that time a boy who […]

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Vv 5.2 Revatī Sutta: Revati’s Mansion

When one is greedy, evil and doesn't keep precepts, what awaits is only suffering.

In praise of the lay follower Nandiya’s generosity, the Supreme Buddha uttered the following verse. Supreme Buddha: When somebody safely returns home having lived in a far away country for a long time, his relatives, friends, and associates welcome him with joy. In the same way, when someone who does meritorious acts in this world […]

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Vv 5.3 Chattamāṇavaka Sutta: The Boy Chatta’s Mansion

The Supreme Buddha teaches a young boy about going for refuge and the precepts.

These three verses contain the qualities of the Triple Gem and were taught to a boy named Chatta by the Supreme Buddha who asked him to go for refuge. The Sage of the Sakyan clan, the Supreme Buddha, who completed the journey to Nibbana, is the best among humans. The Blessed One crossed over Samsara […]

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Vv 5.6 Karaṇīya Sutta: Should-Be-Done Mansion

Having confidence in the Supreme Buddha is enough to bring much happiness.

Moggallana Bhante: Dear Devata, your mansion is way up in the sky and spreads over one hundred and twenty kilometers. Pillars of beryl and other gemstones, and seven hundred pinnacled buildings are in your estate. It is very beautiful. Inside the mansion, you drink and eat and enjoy the sweetness of heavenly food. Guitars play […]

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Pv 4.6 Kumāra Sutta: The Ghost Princes

What are the results of indulging in excessive sensual pleasures?

Supreme Buddha: There once was a city called Savatti located near the Himalaya Mountain. I have heard that there were two princes who lived in that city. They enjoyed sensual pleasures too much and thought only about happiness in the present life and not the future. When they died, they were reborn in the ghost […]

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Pv 4.7 Rājaputta Sutta: The Son of a King

What happened to a prince that committed evil actions towards a Pacceka Buddha?

Supreme Buddha: That prince experiences all these wonderful things as a result of his previous good karma, but he is obsessed by delightful forms, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches. One day he went to a park and enjoyed dancing, singing, and playing sports. Upon returning, he entered the city of Rajagaha. There, he saw a […]

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