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Vimānavatthu

The sixth book of the Khuddakanikāya. It describes the splendour of various celestial abodes belonging to different devas, obtained by them as reward for some meritorious act performed in a previous life. The stories were learnt from the devas themselves, by Mahā-Moggallāna, Vaṅgīsa, and others, during their sojourn in the deva worlds, and reported by them to the Buddha.

A Commentary on the work exists by Dhammapāla, forming part of the Paramatthadīpanī, and sometimes called Vimalatthavilāsinī (q.v.)

Stories from the Vimānavatthu were related by Mahinda in Sri Lanka in his first discourse to Anulā and her five hundred companions. Mhv.xiv.58.

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