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Vv 1.1 Paṭhama Pīṭha Sutta: Throne Mansion

Arahant Moggallana asks a deva about previous good karma.

Moggallana Bhante: Dear Devata, you are sitting on a golden throne. It flies wherever you want, and as quickly as you want it to. You are beautifully dressed, wearing garlands of flowers, and you are radiant, like lightning shining through the clouds. What kind of meritorious action did you do when you were in the […]

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Vv 1.2 Dutiya Pīṭha Sutta: Second Throne Mansion

Giving always gives results.

Moggallana Bhante: Dear Devata, you are sitting on a throne made of beryl gemstones. It flies wherever you want, and as quickly as you want it to. You are beautifully dressed, wearing garlands of flowers, and you are radiant, like lightning shining through the clouds. What kind of meritorious action did you do when you […]

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Vv 1.3 Tatiya Pīṭha Sutta: Third Throne Mansion

Even offering a simple thing to the Sangha can give great results.

Moggallana Bhante: Dear Devata, you are sitting on a golden throne. It flies wherever you want, and as quickly as you want it to. You are beautifully dressed, wearing garlands of flowers, and you are radiant, like lightning shining through the clouds. What kind of meritorious action did you do when you were in the […]

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Vv 1.13 Paṭhama Suṇisā Sutta: Daughter-in-Law Mansion

Giving just a single oil cake to the noble Sangha results in much merit.

Moggallana Bhante: Devata, your beauty shines in all directions like the bright star named Osadhi. What are the meritorious deeds that led to this happiness? Tell me Devata, what kind of meritorious action did you do when you were in the human world to have gained this beauty that shines in all directions, and to […]

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Vv 4.6 Vihāra Sutta: Monastery Mansion

Rejoicing at someone else's meritorious deed can bring much happiness.

Anuruddha Bhante: Devata, your beauty shines in all directions like the bright star named Osadhi. When you dance, beautiful divine sounds and fragrance come from your limbs. As you dance and as your hair blows, the bells in your hair play lovely music. Also, as wind blows on the garland-crown on your head it plays […]

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Thig 13.2 The Verses of Arahant Nun Rohiṇī (271-290)

This Arahant nun ordained with a love for the Saṅgha.

274. My dear father, only now, after a long time, you have questioned me about the monks. I will now tell you about their wisdom, virtue and effort.