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It.082 Devasadda Sutta | Sadda Sutta Bhikkhus, among the devas these three joyous utterances are proclaimed from time to time upon certain occasions. What three? "At the time when a noble disciple, having had his hair and beard shaved off and having clothed himself in the yellow robe, intends going forth from home into homelessness, at that time among the devas the joyous utterance is proclaimed: 'A noble disciple intends to do battle with Mara.' This is the first joyous utterance proclaimed among the devas from time to time upon a certain occasion. "Again, bhikkhus, at the time when a noble disciple lives engaged in cultivating the seven groups of the requisites of enlightenment, at that time among the devas the joyous utterance is proclaimed: 'A noble disciple is doing battle with Mara.' This is the second joyous utterance proclaimed among the devas from time to time upon a certain occasion. "And again, bhikkhus, at the time when a noble disciple, through realisation by his own direct knowledge, here and now enters and abides in the mind-release and wisdom-release that are taintless by the destruction of the taints, at that time among the devas the joyous utterance is proclaimed: 'A noble disciple has won the battle. He was in the forefront of the fight and now dwells victorious.' This, bhikkhus, is the third joyous utterance proclaimed among the devas from time to time upon a certain occasion. "These, bhikkhus, are the three joyous utterances. On seeing that he has won the battle, Even the devas honour him, The Fully Enlightened One's disciple, A great one free from diffidence: "We salute you, O! thoroughbred man! You who have won a difficult conquest. Having routed the army of Death, You are unhindered in liberation." Thus do the devas extoll him, The one who has attained the goal, For they do not perceive in him Ground for subjection to Death's control. 45/495 Itivuttaka Khuddhaka It.075 joy, utterance


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