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Khuddakapatha

Khp 7 Tirokuḍḍha Sutta: Outside the Walls

The Supreme Buddha explains how to share merit with past relatives.

As water that rains on a mountain-top flows down to the bottom, so will the merits shared from the human world reach the beings in the ghost world.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 7.9 Maṭṭakuṇḍalī Sutta: Mattakundali’s Mansion

A deva shows a grieving father the way to end his sorrow through Dhamma.

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

Pv 1.5 Tirokuḍḍha Sutta: Outside the Walls

The Supreme Buddha explains how to share merit with past relatives.

As water that rains on a mountain-top flows down to the bottom, so will the merits shared from the human world reach the beings in the ghost world.

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 1.8 Goṇa Sutta: The Ox

How do we help those who are stricken with grief?

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, […]

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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

Pv 2.6 Kaṇha Sutta: King Kanha

How should we think to overcome grief?

Minister Rohineyya is helping King Kanha remove sadness over his son’s death. Rohineyya: Please wake up King Kanha. Why are you lying down? What good do you gain from sleeping? Your brother Ghata, who is as close to you as your heart and right eye, is suffering from a disease. He is crying as if […]

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 2.13 Ubbarī Sutta: The Queen Ubbari

An ascetic consoles Queen Ubbari and extinguishes her grief.

There was a wealthy king named Brahmadatta in the city inhabited by the Pancala people. The king had lived a long life and soon died. The king had a wife named Ubbari who often went to his grave and wept saying, “Where are you, Brahmadatta?” One day, a virtuous ascetic who meditated in the forest […]