Devas v Asuras

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Devas v Asuras

Postby lucky-2012 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:17 pm

Hello all,

Can anyone explain, or preferably reference a sutta which explains, the difference between devas and asuras?

:thanks:

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Re: Devas v Asuras

Postby plwk » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:34 pm

If these are of any assistance.... 1 2 3 4 5
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Devas v Asuras

Postby lucky-2012 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:01 pm

plwk wrote:If these are of any assistance.... 1 2 3 4 5


Yes, thank you!

With metta
"Make it your sport — watching the defilements and making them starve, like a person giving up an addiction"

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai ... ensed.html

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Re: Devas v Asuras

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:00 pm

We discussed AN 9.39 Deva Sutta here:
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=10265&start=0&hilit=deva+sutta#p157186

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Re: Devas v Asuras

Postby lucky-2012 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:31 pm

Thanks Mike, that is a wonderful sutta. I hadn't read it before.

WIth metta
"Make it your sport — watching the defilements and making them starve, like a person giving up an addiction"

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Re: Devas v Asuras

Postby Kusala » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:04 am

You might want to take a look at this article http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoroas ... igion2.htm
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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "


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