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21 Pasannacitta Sutta
The Confident Mind

Having a pleasant mind at the time of death will lead one to be born in a heavenly world.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard:

“In this world, monks, I would read with my mind a certain person’s pleased mind and conclude thus: If this person were to die at this time, he would definitely be born in heaven as if a heavy load on one’s head was to be dropped down instantly. What is the reason for that? It is because his mind is pleased. It is because of the mind’s confidence that some beings in this world, at the breakup of the body after death, are reborn in a good destination, in a heavenly world.”

This is the meaning of what the Blessed One said. So, with regard to this, it was said:

Understanding the pleased mind of some people who lived in this world, the Buddha explained its meaning in the presence of monks. If that person were to die at this very moment, he would be reborn in heaven because of his pleased mind. As if a heavy load on one’s head was to be dropped down instantly, beings are reborn in heaven because of the mind’s confidence.

This, too, is the meaning of what was said by the Blessed One. This is exactly as I heard.

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Itivuttaka 21 Pasannacitta Sutta: The Confident Mind

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