Sutta Name Nikaya Vagga Academic PTS PSA Plae Keywords Notes
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 (; 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.

Previous Page | Majjhima Nikaya Contents | Next Page

Last modified on: Sunday, 9 January 2000.