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Samyutta Nikaya
Sotāpatti Saṁyutta

55.34 Deva Pada Sutta
Footprints of the Gods 1

What are the four footprints of the gods?

At the city of Sāvatthī.

“Monks, these four footprints of the gods are in order to purify unpurified beings and cleanse unclean beings.

“What are the four footprints of the gods? Firstly, a noble disciple has unshakable confidence in the Buddha… This is the first footprint of the gods in order to purify unpurified beings and cleanse unclean beings.

“Furthermore, a noble disciple has unshakable confidence in the Dhamma… the Saṅgha…

“Furthermore, a noble disciple’s virtue is loved by the noble ones, unbroken, flawless, unblemished, not caught up in craving, freed from wrong views, praised by wise people and leading to concentration. This is the fourth footprint of the gods in order to purify unpurified beings and cleanse unclean beings. These four footprints of the gods are in order to purify unpurified beings and cleanse unclean beings.”

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Saṁyutta Nikāya 55.34 Deva Pada Sutta: Footprints of the Gods 1

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