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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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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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Itv 89 Devadatta Sutta: On Devadatta

The Buddha explains three reasons why Devadatta went to the planes of misery.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, Devadatta, whose mind is overcome and obsessed by three kinds of wickedness, will inevitably go to the plane of misery, to hell for the duration of an eon. What are the three? […]

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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 […]

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 1.6 Pañcaputtakhādaka Sutta: Eater of Five Sons

A ghost explains her suffering due to lying and evil deeds from a previous life.

Upon seeing a ghost, a monk asks, Monk: You are naked and very ugly. Your body is very smelly. You are surrounded by flies. You, standing there, who are you? Ghost: I am a ghost, sir. I am suffering in the world of Yama. I have done an evil deed as a human and have […]

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Pv 1.7 Sattaputtakhādaka Sutta: Eater of Seven Sons

Jealousy and hatred can only lead to suffering.

Upon seeing a ghost, a monk asks, Monk: You are naked and very ugly. Your body is very smelly. You are surrounded by flies. You, standing there, who are you? Ghost: I am a ghost, sir. I am suffering in the world of Yama. I have done an evil deed as a human and have […]

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Pv 3.9 Kūṭavinicchayika Sutta: The Back Biter

What are the dangers of lying, gossip and divisive speech?

Narada Bhante: You are wearing many garlands, a crown, and many other types of jewelry on your hands and legs. Your body is covered with sandalwood cream. Your facial expression is very pleasant and your body shines very brightly just like the sun. You are surrounded by ten thousand divine maidens who serve you whatever […]

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Pv 3.10 Dhātuvivaṇṇaka Sutta: Insulting the Relics Puja

Insulting those who worship the Buddha's relics will only bring suffering.

Monk: While you are floating in the air, a bad smell comes out of you. Worms are eating your mouth. What evil deed did you do in your previous life? Afterwards, a group of ghosts slice your mouth with knives. They slice again and again placing salt on the wounds. What evil deed did you […]

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Pv 4.7 Rājaputta Sutta: The Son of a King

What happened to a prince that committed evil actions towards a Pacceka Buddha?

Supreme Buddha: That prince experiences all these wonderful things as a result of his previous good karma, but he is obsessed by delightful forms, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches. One day he went to a park and enjoyed dancing, singing, and playing sports. Upon returning, he entered the city of Rajagaha. There, he saw a […]

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Pv 4.10 Gaṇa Sutta: Large Group of Ghosts

Arahant Moggallana talks with ghosts who suffer due to their stinginess in the human world.

Moggallana Bhante: You are naked, very thin, and ugly. Your rib bones are pressing against your skin. Who are you? Ghost: Bhante, we are ghosts. When we were in the human world, we did evil deeds. After death we were reborn in this ghost world and now suffer very much. Moggallana Bhante: What evil did […]

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Pv 4.16 Saṭṭhikūṭasahassa Sutta: Hit by Sixty Thousand Hammers

Arahant Moggallana asks a ghost about his past evil actions.

Moggallana Bhante: Why do you look like a crazy person? Why are you running around like a scared animal? You must have done lots of evil deeds in the past. Why do you make that screeching noise? Ghost: Bhante, I am a ghost. As a result of my evil deeds, I am experiencing much suffering. […]

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