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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 3.25 Pabbatūpama Sutta:
The Simile of the Mountain

What should one do when old age and death are close by?

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 6.3 Brahmadeva Sutta:
Discourse on Brahmadeva Bhante

Do brahmās receive the gifts we offer? Who should we make offerings to?

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Samyutta Nikaya

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

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

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 6.6 Pamāda Sutta:
The Discourse about the Negligence of a Certain Brahma

Two Brahmas try to convince a negligent Brahma the benefits of taking care of the Buddha.

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 11.16 Yajamāna Sutta:
The Discourse about Sacrifices

For those people who make sacrificial offerings, searching for merit, the gift given to the community of monks generates great results.

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Khuddakapatha

Khp 8 Nidhikaṇḍa Sutta:
The Discourse on Savings

What is the proper way to protect our futures?

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Dhammapada

Dhp 9 Pāpa Vagga:
Evil (116-128)

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Itivuttaka

Itv 22 Māpuññabhāyi Sutta:
Do Not Fear Merit

The Buddha explains the results of developing a mind of loving kindness for seven years.

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Itivuttaka

Itv 27 Mettācetovimutti Sutta:
The Development of Loving-kindness

The Buddha explains how developing loving kindness even towards just one being will bring a huge amount of merit.

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Itivuttaka

Itv 60 Puññakiriyavatthu Sutta:
Grounds for Making Merits

The Buddha explains the three grounds for making merit.

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Itivuttaka

Itv 71 Sammāditthisamādāna Sutta:
Right View

The Buddha, through his divine eye sees what happens to those who engage in good conduct.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 1.4 Catuttha Pīṭha Sutta:
Fourth Throne Mansion

Arahant Moggallana asks a deva how he received a throne made of beryl gemstones.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 1.6 Paṭhama Nāvā Sutta:
Ship Mansion

Arahant Moggallana asks a deva how she gained a golden roofed ship as her mansion.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 1.8 Tatiya Nāvā Sutta:
Third Ship Mansion

A deva explains the merit accumulated when she offered water to a monk who had fallen.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 1.11 Patibbatā Sutta:
Honest Wife Mansion

A deva explains the benefits of staying faithful to one's spouse and being honest.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 2.4 Caṇḍālī Sutta:
Low-Caste Woman’s Mansion

The Supreme Buddha with utmost compassion helps a low caste woman before her death.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 2.7 Uposathā Sutta:
Uposatha’s Mansion

A deva explains her regret in not developing her mind further.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 3.4 Latā Sutta:
Lata’s Mansion

The daughters of God Sakka explain how they gained such happiness as devas.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 4.5 Kañjikadāyikā Sutta:
Rice-Gruel-Giver’s Mansion

A deva explains the happiness he gained from offering medicine to the Supreme Buddha.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 4.6 Vihāra Sutta:
Monastery Mansion

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

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 4.9 Pīta Sutta:
Mansion of Yellow Flowers

God Sakka asks another deva what meritorious actions he did to gain happiness.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 4.10 Ucchu Sutta:
Sugar Cane Mansion

A deva explains the fruits of giving a small sugar cane to Arahant Moggallana.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 5.1 Maṇḍakadevaputta Sutta:
Frog-Deva’s Mansion

A deva explains of his animal past and how he came to have such powers.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 5.3 Chattamāṇavaka Sutta:
The Boy Chatta’s Mansion

The Supreme Buddha teaches a young boy about going for refuge and the precepts.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 6.10 Uttara Sutta:
Uttara’s Mansion

A deva explains the benefits of offering alms to monks.

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 7.6 Gopāla Sutta:
Cow Herder’s Mansion

A deva explains how the compassion of Arahant Moggallana gave him much happiness.

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Vimana Vatthu

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?

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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.

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 1.1 Khettūpama Sutta:
Like a Field

Arahants are like a field where we can plant offerings.

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 2.11 Sutta Sutta:
The Thread Offering

Even a small action can bring immense merit.

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 4.11 Pāṭalīputta Sutta:
The Woman from Pataliputta

A woman and a ghost discuss doing meritorious deeds to avoid bad destinations.