In this way, monks, Sakka, lord of the gods won a victory by righteousness itself.
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 […]
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 […]
Maha Kaccana Bhante was living in the forest. One day, he saw a prince and spoke to him in this way. Maha Kaccana Bhante: You are holding a bow that is made from hardwood, pushing on one end with your foot. Are you a king, a prince, or a hunter in the forest? Who are […]
Moggallana Bhante upon seeing a deva, asked him a question. Moggallana Bhante: Dear Deva, you are living in a long-lasting mansion and your hands are decorated with various ornaments. You are mighty and shine like the moon in your mansion. You are extremely beautiful. You are dressed beautifully in divine clothes. You are wearing divine […]
A son is crying over the death of his ox. His father questions him: Father: Are you crazy son? Why are you trying to feed grass to a dead ox saying, “Eat, eat!”? Food and drink will not make it come back to life. You are childish, a fool, and an idiot. Son: But father, […]
Sariputta Bhante sees a female ghost and asks, Sariputta Bhante: You are naked and very ugly, your veins are popping out. You thin person, with your ribs sticking out, who are you? Ghost: I am a ghost, sir. I am suffering in the world of Yama. I have done an evil deed as a human […]
Sariputta Bhante sees a female ghost and asks, Sariputta Bhante: You are naked and very ugly. Your veins are popping out. You thin person, with your ribs sticking out, who are you? Ghost: I was your mother in a previous life. Now I am living in the ghost world suffering from hunger and thirst. My […]