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Devatā Sutta

1. Devatā Vagga.– The fourth chapter of the Chakka Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya. A.iii.329‑44.

2. Devatā Vagga.– The seventh chapter of the same. A.iii.421‑9.

3. Devatā Vagga.– The fourth chapter of the Sattaka Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya. A.iv.27‑39.

Devatā Samyutta.– First division of the Saṃyuttanikāya. It contains records of visits paid to the Buddha by various deities and the conversations which ensued. S.i.1‑45.

1. Devatā Sutta.– A devatā visits the Buddha at Jetavana and tells him of six things necessary for a monk’s spiritual development: reverence for the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Saṅgha, reverence for the discipline, grace in speech and good friendship. The Buddha reports this visit to the monks, and Sāriputta explains why these particular qualities were mentioned by the devatā. A.iii.423.

2. Devatā Sutta.– The Buddha tells the monks how, on various occasions, devas had visited him and told him that they bad felt remorse after their death because they had not honoured recluses during their life as human beings. Others who had honoured recluses had obtained happiness. A.iv.390 f.

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