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Sa.myutta Nikaaya
IV. Sa.laayatana Vagga
40. Moggallaana Sa.myutta

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
IV. Kindred Sayings on the 'Six-fold Sphere'
Chapter 40: Kindred Sayings about Moggallaana

Sutta 10

Sakka Sutta.m

Sakka

Translated by F. L. Woodward
Edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids

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[1] THUS have I heard:

ONCE the venerable Moggallaana the Great was staying near Saavatthii,
at Jeta Grove in Anaathapi.n.dika's Park.

Then, just as a strong man might stretch out his bent arm
or bend his outstretched arm,
even so did the venerable Moggallaana the Great
vanish from Jeta Grove
and appear among the Devas of the Thirty-Three.

[186]

 


1.


 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with five hundred of the devatas,[1]
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great,
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

Such going to take refuge in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

Such going to take refuge in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

Such going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir,[2] Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

 

§

 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with six hundred of the devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great,
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

Such going to take refuge in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

Such going to take refuge in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

Such going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir,Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

 

§

 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with seven hundred of the devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great,
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

Such going to take refuge in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

Such going to take refuge in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

Such going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir,Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

 

§

 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with eight hundred of the devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great,
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

Such going to take refuge in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

Such going to take refuge in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

Such going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir,Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

 

§

 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with eight thousand of the devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great,
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

Such going to take refuge in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

Such going to take refuge in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

Such going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir,Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

 


2.


 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with five hundred devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith[3] in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One, [187] perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,[4]
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,[5]
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.[6]

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession unwavering[7]
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,[8]
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,[9]
untarnished,
giving freedom,[10]
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, O lord of the devas,
such going to win possession [188] unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."|| ||

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

 

§

 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with six hundred devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, O lord of the devas,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."|| ||

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

 

§

 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with seven hundred devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, O lord of the devas,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."|| ||

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

 

§

 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with eight hundred devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, O lord of the devas,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."|| ||

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

 

§

 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with eight thousand devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, O lord of the devas,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."|| ||

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

 


3.


 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with five hundred devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

Such going to take refuge in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence[11] in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

Such going to take refuge in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

Such going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

 

§

 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with six hundred devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

Such going to take refuge in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

Such going to take refuge in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

Such going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

 

§

 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with seven hundred devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

Such going to take refuge in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

Such going to take refuge in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

Such going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

 

§

 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with eight hundred devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

Such going to take refuge in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

Such going to take refuge in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

Such going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

 

§

 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with eight thousand devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

Such going to take refuge in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

Such going to take refuge in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

Such going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Buddha.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Norm.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, as you say, my good sir, Moggallaana,
is the going to take refuge in the Order of Brethren.

It is indeed the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some beings are born here in the Happy State,
in the Heaven World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

[189]


4.


 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with five hundred devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One, perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, O lord of the devas,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."|| ||

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

 

§

 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with six hundred devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, O lord of the devas,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."|| ||

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

 

§

 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with seven hundred devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, O lord of the devas,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."|| ||

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

 

§

 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with eight hundred devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, O lord of the devas,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."|| ||

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

 

§

 

Then Sakka, lord of the devas,
together with eight thousand devatas,
came to visit the venerable Moggallaana the Great
and on coming to him
saluted him
and stood at one side.

As they thus stood,
the venerable Moggallaana the Great
said to Sakka, lord of the devas: -

'Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, O lord of the devas,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Good indeed, O lord of the devas,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha,
saying thus:

"'Tis he, that Exalted One,
Arahant,
All-enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
Happy One,
World-knower,
unsurpassed Charioteer of men to be tamed,
Teacher of devas and mankind,
the Buddha,
the Exalted One."|| ||

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Buddha
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm,
saying thus:

"Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves by the wise."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Norm
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order, saying thus:

"Walking righteously
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right path,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples,
namely, the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands,
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world."

Such going to win possession
of unwavering faith in the Order
is the reason why,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

'Good indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
as you say,
is the going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind.

Indeed, my good sir, Moggallaana,
such going to win possession unwavering
of the virtues loved by the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues which are untainted
(by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of mind,
when body breaks up,
after death,
some bemgs are born here
in the Happy Lot,
in the Heaven "World.

Of these, some devas win excellence in ten things,
to wit:
in the heavenly life,
the heavenly colour,
the heavenly bliss,
the heavenly fame,
the heavenly supremacy,
in heavenly objects,
the heavenly sounds,
the heavenly scents,
the heavenly savours
the heavenly things tangible.'

 


[1] Devataa. There is often no distinction drawn between deva and devataa (see Paali Dict, s.v.), but here the words seem used in reference to humans who have been born in deva-loka owing to their faith, as related in the section following.

[2] Maarisa. See supra, xxxv, Ii 207 n.

[3] Avecca-pasaadena, 'unshaken (acala) faith in the ten points and the thirteen causal actions.' Comy. Cf. Dialog. 11, 251 n.

[4] Text has wrongly -dhamma for -damma.

[5] Akaalika. Cf. K.S. 1, 15 n.

[6] Those on the Fourfold Path in its twofold division.

[7] Text reads avecca here but not further on.

[8] Cf. Dialog, ii, 85. 100 n.

[9] A-sabalehi.

[10] Bhujissehi. Text reads bhu~nj-; spelt bhojisiya at S., i, 44.

[11] As at S. 1, 87, adhiga.nhanti = abhibhavanti. Comy.


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