|Don't cry; we're in public! - Was it that I vomited or threats from my fans? (PerezHilton)|
|The Doll (thingsthatexist.com)|
|"Hey don't laugh, T-Lot; he took me back."|
|Goddess or demi-goddess Tadolf? (gossipboy.ca)|
|Nicki Roman Minaj wants all y'all @$%#hs to know!|
|Bronze devi statues on the Buddhist island of Lantau, China (Evs in nz/flickr.com)|
|Upppalavanna Theri - the Buddhist Lakshmi|
"Whatever confidence (saddha, faith, conviction, belief) they were endowed with when they fell away from this life and re-arose there (in that deva realm), the same sort of confidence is present in me. [I have the power of conviction, too.]
|Birth of the devi Venus|
"Whatever learning (suta, study, knowledge, memorization) they were endowed with..., the same sort of learning is present in me.
"Whatever generosity [dana, liberality, giving, unselfishness] they were endowed with..., the same sort of generosity is present in me.
"Whatever wisdom (panya, insight, knowledge, discernment) they were endowed with..., the same sort of wisdom is present in me."
|Demigods Justin and Selena (USmag)|
"One's mind/heart advances straight based on the devas (their qualities). And when the heart/mind is advances straight, the disciple of the noble ones gains a sense of the goal, gains a sense of the Dharma, gains joy connected with the Dharma.
"In one who is joyful, rapture arises. In one who is rapturous, the body grows calm. One whose body is calmed senses pleasure (piti). In one sensing pleasure, the mind becomes concentrated, collected (samadhi).
"Mahanama, you should develop this recollection of the devas while walking, while standing, while sitting, while lying down, while busy at work, while resting at your home crowded with children."