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Khp 8 Nidhikaṇḍa Sutta: The Discourse on Savings

What is the proper way to protect our futures?

The wise person should make merit,
for that savings follow one along. That savings satisfy every desire of gods and humans,
whatever they wish for.

Questions for Reflection:

What can you do to protect your future?

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Vv 1.4 Catuttha Pīṭha Sutta: Fourth Throne Mansion

Arahant Moggallana asks a deva how he received a throne made of beryl gemstones.

One day, I saw a monk without defilements, calm in mind, free from agitation. My mind was pleased at the sight of that monk; I had great confidence in him. I offered him a chair that I had prepared with my own hands.

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Vv 1.9 Dīpa Sutta: Lamp Mansion

A deva explains the merit accumulated when offering light so that others may see.

Moggallana Bhante: Devata, your beauty shines in all directions like the bright star named Osadhi. What are the meritorious deeds you have done to gain this happiness? Devata, the pure radiance of your body and limbs is stainless and shines in all directions. What kind of meritorious action did you do when you were in […]

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Vv 3.2 Lacchudāyikā Sutta: Sugar-Cane Mansion

Offering even a small piece of sugar cane can bring much happiness.

Moggallana Bhante: Devata, you shine like the sun which illuminates the sky and the earth. You shine like a great Brahma who shines brighter than Sakka and the Tavatimsa devas. You surpass others with your beauty, fame, and power. Devata, you wear blue lotus garlands, your skin is the color of gold, and you wear […]

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Vv 3.10 Pāricchattaka Sutta: Coral Tree Mansion

A deva explains the results of offering a garland of flowers to the Supreme Buddha.

Moggallana Bhante: Devata, this coral tree is beautiful and delightful. You are making garlands from the flowers of that tree while singing happily. When you dance, beautiful divine sounds and fragrance spread from your limbs. As you dance and as your hair waves, the bells on your hair play beautiful music. Also, as wind blows […]

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Vv 4.1 Mañjeṭṭhaka Sutta: Crimson Mansion

A servant offers flowers to the Supreme Buddha and gains much happiness.

Moggallana Bhante: Dear Devata, your mansion is crimson colored. Golden sand spreads all over your compound. Delightful music is always playing. You enjoy listening to that music very much. Now you leave your mansion made of gems and walk towards the park of sala trees, full of beautiful flowers. When you go under a sala […]

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Vv 4.4 Alomā Sutta: Aloma’s Mansion

Offering even a small lump of rice cake to the Supreme Buddha will bring much happiness.

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 4.7 Caturitthi Sutta: Four Women Mansion

Arahant Moggallana asks four devas what meritorious actions they did to gain such radiant bodies.

Moggallana Bhante saw four devatas and questioned each of them. 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 […]

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Vv 4.8 Amba Sutta: Mango Mansion

What does one gain when offering a monastery to the order of monks?

Moggallana Bhante: Dear Devata, your heavenly mango grove is delightful and your mansion is very large. The sound of various musical instruments and the chatting of happy devatas can be heard around the mansion. There is a golden lamp that never goes out. There are trees with fruits made of divine cloth. What are the […]

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Vv 4.10 Ucchu Sutta: Sugar Cane Mansion

A deva explains the fruits of giving a small sugar cane to Arahant Moggallana.

Moggallana Bhante: Devata, you shine like the sun which illuminates the sky and the earth. You shine like a great Brahma who shines brighter than Sakka and the Tavatimsa devas. You surpass others with your beauty, fame, and power. Devata, you are wearing blue lotus garlands, your skin is the color of gold, and you […]

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Vv 6.6 Bhikkhadāyaka Sutta: Almsfood Giver’s Mansion

A deva's gains were bountiful after giving water to a thirsty monk.

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. Inside the mansion, you are drinking and eating. The sweet music of divine guitars plays throughout the complex. […]

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Vv 6.9 Dutiya Kuṇḍalī Sutta: Second Deva With Decorated Hair Mansion

A deva explains the fruit of offering food and drink to Arahants.

Moggallana Bhante: Dear Deva, you are extremely beautiful. You are dressed in beautiful divine clothes. You are wearing divine flower garlands and your hands are decorated with divine ornaments. Most importantly, there are beautiful ornaments in your decorated hair and beard. You are very famous and shine like the moon in your mansion. The sweet […]

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Vv 7.4 Suvaṇṇa Sutta: Golden Mansion

What are the results of building a monastery and offering it to the Supreme Buddha?

Moggallana Bhante: Dear Deva, your mansion is on a golden mountain and shines brightly. It is covered with nets of gold and ringing bells. Eight-sided pillars made of beryl gemstones and seven other jewels support your mansion. The floor of the mansion is beautiful and made of beryl, gold, crystal, silver, cat’s-eyes, pearls, and ruby […]