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Samyutta Nikaya

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

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

The Brahma Baka thinks of life in Brahma world as permanent when in reality, it is impermanent.

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Itivuttaka

Itv 33 Bhaddakasīla Sutta: Good Behavior

A person with good behaviour and good views will be reborn in heaven.

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 heaven. What are the two things? Good behaviour and good view. Monks, endowed with these two things, a person is reborn in heaven.” […]

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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.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, some beings engage in good bodily conduct, in good verbal conduct, in good mental conduct, do not revile noble ones, hold right views, and perform various actions under the influence of right […]

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 1.16 Sirimā Sutta: Sirima’s Mansion

The wife of King Bimbisara, now a deva, explains her unshakable confidence in the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha.

Vangisa Bhante: Devata, your chariot is very beautiful. The divine horses that pull it are very powerful and fast, and they are decorated with various ornaments. These horses travel down through the sky. Just as horses obey their driver, these horses take you to wherever your mind wishes to go. You have received five hundred […]

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Vimana Vatthu

Vv 3.3 Pallaṅka Sutta: Couch Mansion

A deva explains the happiness one can achieve by being a good wife, following precepts and restraining one's self.

Moggallana Bhante: Devata, you are sitting on a very comfortable couch decorated with many jewels and gold and covered with flowers. While resting here you demonstrate your wide range of psychic powers. You are surrounded by many other goddesses who are singing, dancing and entertaining you. You are very powerful. What good deed did you […]

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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.

These three verses contain the qualities of the Triple Gem and were taught to a boy named Chatta by the Supreme Buddha who asked him to go for refuge. The Sage of the Sakyan clan, the Supreme Buddha, who completed the journey to Nibbana, is the best among humans. The Blessed One crossed over Samsara […]

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 2.9 Aṅkura Sutta: The Merchant Aṅkura

Giving will always bring good results.

A group of merchants tries to capture a ghost. Ankura (merchant): We are going to the country of Kamboja to do business. This god will help us get what we want. Let’s take him with us. After we have taken the god, either with his permission or by force, we will put him on a […]

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 2.11 Sutta Sutta: The Thread Offering

Even a small action can bring immense merit.

A ghost, in disguise as a human, causes his former fiancé to give string to a monk. He then takes her from the human world to his peta mansion to live for seven hundred years. Young Woman: One day a monk came to me needing some string. As a result of offering string to him, […]

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 4.1 Ambasakkhara Sutta: King Ambasakkhara

How does one escape from the path leading to hell?

In the city of the Vajjian people named Vesali there was a Licchavi king named Ambasakkhara. One day while he was outside of the city, he went to see a prisoner who was impaled on a sharp stake. There, the king saw a ghost. The king questioned the ghost, Ambasakkhara: This person can neither sleep […]