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Itivuttaka 71 Sammāditthisamādāna Sutta
Right View

The Buddha, through his divine eye sees what happens to those who engage in good conduct.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard,

“Monks, some beings engage in good bodily conduct, in good verbal conduct, in good mental conduct, do not revile noble ones, hold right views, and perform various actions under the influence of right views. With my divine eye, I have seen these beings, at the break-up of the body, after death, are reborn in the happy destination, in heaven.

Monks, I do not say this having heard it from another recluse or Brāhmin.

Monks, some beings engage in good bodily conduct, in good verbal conduct, in good mental conduct, do not revile noble ones, hold right views, and perform various actions under the influence of right views. With my divine eye, I have seen these beings, at the break-up of the body, after death, are reborn in the happy destination, in heaven.

Monks, it is just because I have known it myself, seen it myself with my divine eye and have realized it myself that I say: Monks, some beings engage in good bodily conduct, in good verbal conduct, in good mental conduct, do not revile noble ones, hold right views, and perform various actions under the influence of right views. With my divine eye, I have seen these beings, at the break-up of the body, after death, are reborn in the happy destination, in heaven.”

This is the meaning of what the Blessed One said. So, with regard to this, it was said:

In this world, a person with his mind directed on right views utters right speech and does right bodily deeds.

This human life is very short. The one who has learned a lot of Dhamma does meritorious deeds. At the break-up of the body, this wise person is reborn in heaven.

This, too, is the meaning of what was said by the Blessed One. This is exactly as I heard.

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Itivuttaka 71 Sammāditthisamādāna Sutta: Right View

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