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Devaduuta Majjhima Uparipa.n.naasa, Su~n~nata Vagga MN.130 M.iii.178ff. 23/189 portent of death, hell The five sorts of 'divine messangers' (devaduuta) which should awaken one from the delusion of life are enumerated: 1. young baby (dahara); 2. an old man (ji.n.na); 3. a sick man (byaadhita, aabaadhika); 4. a thief being subjected to punishment (kammakaara.nappatta), and 5. a dead man (mata) at M.iii.179. The man who fails to pay heed to those messengers and is guilty of unrighteousness is condemned by Yama to the tortures of hell.


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