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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!

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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.

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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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