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Vv 5.8 Sūcī Sutta: Needle Mansion

A deva explains how the result of giving is always greater.

Moggallana Bhante: Dear Devata, your mansion is way up in the sky and spreads over one hundred and twenty kilometers. Pillars of beryl and other gemstones, and seven hundred pinnacled buildings are in your estate. It is very beautiful. Inside the mansion, you drink and eat and enjoy the sweetness of heavenly food. Guitars play […]

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Vv 5.9 Dutiya Sūcī Sutta: Second Needle Mansion

Offering a needle to an Arahant brought much happiness to a deva.

Moggallana Bhante: Dear Deva, your mansion is way up in the sky and spreads over one hundred and twenty kilometers. Pillars of beryl and other gemstones, and seven hundred pinnacled buildings are in your estate. It is very beautiful. Inside the mansion, you drink and eat and enjoy the sweetness of heavenly food. Guitars play […]

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Vv 6.4 Paṭhama Upassayadāyaka Sutta: Lodging Giver’s Mansion

Living generously and giving with confident hearts can bring about much happiness.

Moggallana Bhante: Dear Deva, your mansion shines in the sky just as the moon shines brightly, freed from the cover of clouds. 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 Deva, what kind of meritorious action did […]

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Vv 7.5 Amba Sutta: Mango Mansion

A deva explains his encounter with Arahant Sariputta and the meritorious actions he did to achieve happiness.

Moggallana Bhante: Dear Deva, your mansion is very high in the sky and spreads over a hundred and twenty kilometers. Pillars of beryl and other gemstones, and seven hundred pinnacled buildings are in your estate. It is extremely beautiful. Inside the mansion, you drink and eat and enjoy the sweetness of heavenly food. The sweet […]

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Vv 7.11 Sunikkhitta Sutta: Sunikkhitta’s Mansion

Arahant Moggallana asks what meritorious action a deva did to became so powerful.

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