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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 6.10 Dutiya Kokālika Sutta: The Second Discourse about Monk Kokālika

The final days of monk Kokalika who held hatred towards Arahant Sāriputta and Arahant Moggallāna.

When a fool takes birth, he has an axe inside his mouth with which the fool cuts himself when speaking harsh words.

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 11.23 Māyā Sutta: The Discourse about Magic

When Vepacitti falls sick, he asks god Sakka for help.

At Sāvatthi. There, the Blessed One said this: “Monks, once in the past Vepacitti, lord of the titans, was sick, afflicted, and seriously ill. Then Sakka, lord of the gods, went to Vepacitti to inquire about his illness. Vepacitti saw Sakka, lord of the gods, coming in the distance and said to Sakka, lord of […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 32 Pāpakasīla Sutta: Evil Behaviour

When a being is endowed with evil behavior and evil view, they are born in hell after death.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: Monks, endowed with two things, a person is reborn in hell as if a heavy load on one’s head was to be dropped down instantly. What are the two things? Evil behaviour and […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 64 Duccarita Sutta: Misconduct

The Buddha explains the three kinds of misconduct.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, there are three kinds of misconduct. What are the three? Bodily misconduct, verbal misconduct, and mental misconduct. Monks, these are the three kinds of misconduct.” This is the meaning of what the […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 81 Sakkāra Sutta: Homage and Respect

The Buddha explains how being obsessed with receiving homage and respect can lead one to the lowest realm.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, with the divine eye, I have seen beings who were overwhelmed, with their minds obsessed with receiving homage and respect; at the break-up of the body, after death, they took rebirth in […]

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 5.2 Revatī Sutta: Revati’s Mansion

When one is greedy, evil and doesn't keep precepts, what awaits is only suffering.

In praise of the lay follower Nandiya’s generosity, the Supreme Buddha uttered the following verse. Supreme Buddha: When somebody safely returns home having lived in a far away country for a long time, his relatives, friends, and associates welcome him with joy. In the same way, when someone who does meritorious acts in this world […]