Devas v Asuras

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lucky-2012
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Devas v Asuras

Post by 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:

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

Post by plwk » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:34 pm

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

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Re: Devas v Asuras

Post by 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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Devas v Asuras

Post by mikenz66 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:00 pm

We discussed AN 9.39 Deva Sutta here:
http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... ta#p157186" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Devas v Asuras

Post by 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"

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai ... ensed.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Devas v Asuras

Post by 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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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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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