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Sakkanāma Sutta

1. Sakkanāma Sutta.– A yakkha named Sakkanāmaka visits the Buddha at Gijjhakūṭa and tells him that he should not spend his time teaching others. The Buddha answers that he does it out of sympathy and compassion (S.i.206).

The Commentary adds (SA.i.232) that this Sakka was a yakkha belonging to Māra’s faction. (Mārapakkhiko).

2. Sakkanāma Sutta.– The Buddha tells the monks of seven rules of conduct, the observance of which, won for Sakka his celestial sovereignty:

  1. Support of parents,
  2. Reverence for the head of the family,
  3. The use of gentle language,
  4. Avoidance of slander,
  5. Delight in renunciation, generosity, and amiability,
  6. The speaking of truth, and
  7. The avoidance of anger. S.i.228.

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