New Publication: The Sūtra on Maitreya’s Birth in the Heaven of Joy
84000 is pleased to announce its newest publication:
This discourse takes place during the early evening in Śrāvastī and features the Buddha and his retinue. Among them are Maitreya (then known as Ajita) and Upāli, who asks about Ajita’s future awakening as Maitreya. The Buddha answers that he will be reborn in the Heaven of Joy. He proceeds to describe its wondrous qualities and the causes of being reborn there. At the conclusion of the discourse, all those present in the retinue rejoice and make aspirations to be reborn in the Heaven of Joy.
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The Sūtra on Maitreya’s Birth in the Heaven of Joy