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Digha Nikaya

DN 26 Cakkavatti Sutta: The Universal King

Universal Kings and the rise and fall of society.

“So, monks, from not giving money to the poor, poverty became widespread. When poverty was widespread, theft became widespread. When theft was widespread, using swords became widespread. When using swords was widespread, killing became widespread, killing became widespread, lying became widespread. Because lying was widespread, their lifespan and beauty declined.

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Digha Nikaya

DN 31 Sigāla Sutta: Advice to Sigālaka

The Buddha gives advice to a young man on how to live a good life as a lay person.

“But bhante, how should the six directions be honored in the Dhamma the Blessed One teaches? Bhante, please teach me this.”

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 11.11 Deva Sattavatapada Sutta: The Discourse about the Noble Promises of God Sakka

What are the 7 noble promises one should practice to become God Sakka?

Monks, in the past, when Sakka, lord of the gods, was a human, he practised these noble seven promises.

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 11.12 Dutiya Deva Sattavatapada Sutta: The Second Discourse about the Noble Promises of God Sakka

What were the names associated with God Sakka and why was he called those?

When a person supports his parents, respects the family elders, speaks gentle and pleasing words, doesn’t speak divisive words, removes greediness, speaks truthfully, and controls anger, the Tāvatiṁsa gods call him a truly superior person.

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 11.13 Mahāli Sattavatapada Sutta: The Discourse about the Noble Promises Given to Mahāli the Licchavi

The Buddha explains the qualities of God Sakka.

Mahāli, I know god Sakka, and I know qualities that make someone the god Sakka, and I also know by practicing which noble promises one achieves the status of god Sakka.

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Itivuttaka

Itv 74 Putta Sutta: Sons and Daughters

The Buddha explains the three kinds of sons and daughters in the world.

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 these three kinds of sons and daughters in the world. What three? The higher kind, the similar kind, and the lower kind. Now, what, monks, is the higher kind of […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 106 Sabrahmaka Sutta: With Brahma

The Buddha explains the value of children taking care of their parents.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, at home, some children treat their mother and father respectfully. Those families are living with Brahma. Monks, at home, some children treat their mother and father respectfully. Those families are living with […]

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 7.1 Cittalatā Sutta: Cittalata Mansion

What are the results of taking care of one's parents and having confidence in monks?

Moggallana Bhante: The best park among all parks is Cittalata Park, found in the great Tavatimsa Heaven. Dear Deva, your mansion shines in the sky like that Cittalata Park. Powerful Deva, you have become a leader among devas. The pure radiance of your body and limbs is stainless and shines in all directions. Tell me, […]

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 7.2 Nandana Sutta: Nandana Mansion

A deva explains the results of taking care of one's parents and having confidence in monks.

Moggallana Bhante: The best parks among all parks are Nandana and Cittalata Parks, found in the great Tavatimsa Heaven. Dear Deva, your mansion shines in the sky like those two parks. Powerful Deva, you have become a leader among devas. The pure radiance of your body and limbs is stainless and shines in all directions. […]