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Digha Nikaya

DN 14 Mahāpadāna Sutta:
Seven Fully Enlightened Buddhas

Details of the life and going forth of the Supreme Buddha Vipassī

“Then the prince addressed the charioteer, ‘Well then, my dear charioteer, take the chariot and return to the royal palace. I shall shave off my hair and beard right here, dress in robes, and go forth from the lay life to homelessness and become a recluse.’

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Dīgha Nikāya 14 Mahāpadāna Sutta: Seven Fully Enlightened Buddhas

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Digha Nikaya

DN 24 Pāṭikaputta Sutta:
About Pāṭikaputta

The Buddha tells the story of one of his foolish disciples.

“‘But Sunakkhatta, did I ever say to you, “Come, follow my advice and I will describe the origin of the world to you”?’

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Dīgha Nikāya 24 Pāṭikaputta Sutta: About Pāṭikaputta

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 6.4 Baka Brahma Sutta:
The Discourse Given to Brahma Baka

The Buddha teaches the reality to a Brahma who thought his world is permanent.

The Brahma Baka thinks of life in Brahma world as permanent when in reality, it is impermanent.

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Saṁyutta Nikāya 6.4 Baka Brahma Sutta: The Discourse Given to Brahma Baka

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Sutta Nipata

Snp 1.10 Ālavaka Sutta:
Discourse to Ālavaka the Demon

The Supreme Buddha defeats the Demon Ālavaka with the power of his wisdom.

“When Arahants teach the Dhamma leading to Nibbāna, if one listens to that Dhamma with close attention and confident mind, and investigates that Dhamma diligently, then, in this way, one wins wisdom.

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Sutta Nipāta 1.10 Ālavaka Sutta: Discourse to Ālavaka the Demon

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This sutta is also found at SN 10.12.

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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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Vimāna Vatthu 7.5 Amba Sutta: Mango Mansion

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Vv 7.7 Kanthaka Sutta:
Kanthaka’s Mansion

What happened to, Kanthaka, the horse, who carried Prince Siddhartha on the day he left his home?

Moggallana Bhante: Dear Deva, the mansion in this heaven travels in all directions, shining brightly like the full moon – the leader of stars, surrounded by the constellations. It shines as brightly as the rising sun. Beryl, gold, crystal, silver, cat’s-eyes, pearls, and rubies decorate the floor of this mansion. The pillars are extremely beautiful. […]

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Vimāna Vatthu 7.7 Kanthaka Sutta: Kanthaka’s Mansion

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 2.5 Maṭṭakuṇḍalī Sutta:
Mattakundali

What should we do to secure happiness in our next life?

A Brahmin was crying over his dead son’s grave when he saw a grieving deva who was disguised as a young man. Brahmin: My dear child, you are very handsome, wearing polished earrings, garlands, and sandalwood cream. You are weeping, holding your head in your hands in the middle of this forest. Why are you […]

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Peta Vatthu 2.5 Maṭṭakuṇḍalī Sutta: Mattakundali

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Pv 4.1 Ambasakkhara Sutta:
King Ambasakkhara

How does one escape from the path leading to hell?

In the city of the Vajjian people named Vesali there was a Licchavi king named Ambasakkhara. One day while he was outside of the city, he went to see a prisoner who was impaled on a sharp stake. There, the king saw a ghost. The king questioned the ghost, Ambasakkhara: This person can neither sleep […]

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Peta Vatthu 4.1 Ambasakkhara Sutta: King Ambasakkhara

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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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Peta Vatthu 4.7 Rājaputta Sutta: The Son of a King

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Therigatha

Thig 14.1:
The Verses of Arahant Nun Subhā, Who Dwelled in the Jīvaka Mango Garden (365-398)

This Arahant Nun uses the power of Dhamma to defeat an attacker.

388. I’m a disciple of the Buddha. I travel in the vehicle called the Noble Eight Fold Path. I have pulled out the dart of lust and destroyed the taints. My heart only delights in an empty hut.

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Therīgāthā 14.1: The Verses of Arahant Nun Subhā, Who Dwelled in the Jīvaka Mango Garden (365-398)

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Therigatha

Thig 15.1:
The Verses of Arahant Nun Isidāsī (399-446)

The Arahant Nun Isidāsī tells the story of her previous lives.

432. I worshiped my father, mother, and the community of my relatives. I became a nun. Seven days after becoming a nun, I attained the Triple Knowledge.

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Therīgāthā 15.1: The Verses of Arahant Nun Isidāsī (399-446)

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Therigatha

Thig 16.1:
The Verses of Arahant Nun Sumedhā (447-521)

This Arahant Nun gave up power and wealth to follow the Supreme Buddha's teachings.

453. My dear mother, the majority of people in this world don’t know the Four Noble Truths taught by the excellent Buddha. They long only for rebirth in heaven.

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Therīgāthā 16.1: The Verses of Arahant Nun Sumedhā (447-521)

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