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Vv 1.14 Dutiya Suṇisā Sutta: Second Daughter-in-Law Mansion

A deva explains how offering a honey covered cake led her to the heavenly Nandana Park.

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 2.11 Dutiya Bhikkhadāyikā Sutta: Second Alms Giver’s Mansion

Offering alms with a happy, pure, and calm mind can bring many benefits.

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 3.6 Daddalla Sutta: Dazzling Mansion

Devas discuss the importance of thinking about the Noble Sanga when giving alms instead of individual monks.

Devata Bhadda: Devata, you are dazzling and shining in beauty, surrounded by many goddesses. You surpass all the other Tavatimsa devas in beauty. I have not seen you before. This is the first time I have seen you. From which heaven did you come? You called me by name. Devata Subhadda: Dear sister, in my […]

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Vv 6.3 Phaladāyikā Sutta: Fruit Giver’s Mansion

What happens when one offers fruits to noble monks?

Moggallana Bhante: This mansion is very high, spreading for one hundred and sixty kilometers, with pillars of beryl and other gemstones. Seven hundred small houses with triangular-shaped roofs are within the complex. This mansion is extremely beautiful. Dear Deva, inside the mansion, you are drinking and eating. The sweet music of divine guitars plays throughout […]

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 1.1 Khettūpama Sutta: Like a Field

Arahants are like a field where we can plant offerings.

Arahants are like fertile fields. Givers are like the farmers, and what they offer is the seed. The combination of these three will produce a fruit of merit. The seed, the planting of the seed, and the field are helpful to the givers and their departed relatives. The departed relatives experience happiness from the merit […]