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Samyutta Nikaya
Sotāpatti Saṁyutta

55.20 Tatiya Devacārika Sutta
Visiting Heaven 3

The Supreme Buddha has a Dhamma discussion in the Tāvatiṁsa heaven.

One day the Buddha, as easily as a strong person would extend or contract his arm, vanished from Jeta’s Park and reappeared among the gods of the Tāvatiṁsa heaven. Then many deities of that heaven went to the Buddha, bowed respectfully, and stood to one side. The Buddha said to them, “Dear gods and goddesses, it’s good to have unshakable confidence in the Buddha… As a result of that confidence, beings have become stream-enterers. They are not liable to be reborn in the miserable worlds, and are heading towards Nibbāna. It’s good to have unshakable confidence in the Dhamma… As a result of that confidence, beings have become stream-enterers. They are not liable to be reborn in the miserable worlds, and are heading towards Nibbāna. It’s good to have unshakable confidence in the Saṅgha… As a result of that confidence, beings, have become stream-enterers. They are not liable to be reborn in the miserable worlds, and are heading towards Nibbāna. And it’s good to have virtue that’s loved by the noble ones… leading to concentration. As a result of that virtue, beings have become stream-enterers. They are not liable to be reborn in the miserable worlds, and are heading towards Nibbāna.”

The gods and goddesses replied, “Bhante, it’s good to have unshakable confidence in the Buddha.… As a result of that confidence, beings have become stream-enterers. They are not liable to be reborn in the miserable worlds, and are heading towards Nibbāna. It’s good to have unshakable confidence in the Dhamma… As a result of that confidence, beings have become stream-enterers. They are not liable to be reborn in the miserable worlds, and are heading towards Nibbāna. It’s good to have unshakable confidence in the Saṅgha… As a result of that confidence, beings have become stream-enterers. They are not liable to be reborn in the miserable worlds, and are heading towards Nibbāna. And it’s good to have virtue that’s loved by the noble ones… leading to concentration. As a result of that virtue, beings have become stream-enterers. They are not liable to be reborn in the miserable worlds, and are heading towards Nibbāna.”

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Saṁyutta Nikāya 55.20 Tatiya Devacārika Sutta: Visiting Heaven 3

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