New Publications: The Devatā Sūtra

84000 is pleased to announce its newest publication:

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The Devatā Sūtra

A radiant divine being appears before the Buddha shortly before dawn and asks a series of questions, in the form of riddles, about how best to live a good life. The Buddha’s responses constitute a concise and direct teaching on some of the core orientations and values of Buddhism, touching on the three poisons, the virtues of body, speech, and mind, and providing wisdom for daily life.

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The Devatā Sūtra


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