|The War in Heaven ("heaven" being near-Earth space): Sakka King of the Devas overpowers the Titan "demon" Vepacitti, like St. Michael and the Dragon, like Satan, Lucifer, or any misbehaving "son of god," Sanskrit devaputra (Tadolini).|
|Golden Buddha in the Thai Buddhist kingdom, land of Theravada (Manuela Jedinger)|
Mindfulness Made [Sakka] King of the "Gods" (Devas)
|Sakka (St. Michael) watches over Earth|
A Licchavi prince named Mahali living in Vesali, hearing the Buddha recite the sutra entitled "Sakka's Question," thought to himself: "The Supremely Enlightened One has described the great glory of Sakka. Has the Buddha seen Sakka?
- [Magha became a Sakka, that is, achieved the status of occupying the station of a Sakka. In Buddhist cosmology, this station is not limited to this world system but exists in other world systems as well, just as the posts of Maha Brahmas, World Monarchs (chakravartins), and buddhas (supremely enlightened teachers) exist elsewhere. But what is a world system? That is unclear but likely refers to a planetary system with a star (sun), of which their are countless in addition to ours, or a galaxy, of which their are countless extending out in space like bubbles in all directions, or possibly universes in the multiverse.]
"Mahali, in a previous state of existence Sakka King of the Gods was a human being who could think of as many as a thousand things in an instant [not simultaneously but sequentially, for that is the nature of thinking and how discrete cittas function in the process of consciousness for living beings, which are so fast they can seem simultaneous but are not]; therefore, he is called Sahassakkha.
|Sakka's chariot of the gods (WQ)|
- 'So long as I live, may I be the support of my mother and father.
- So long as I live, may I honor my elders.
- So long as I live, may I speak gentle words.
- So long as I live, may I never give way to backbiting.
- So long as I live, may I live the life of a householder with heart free from taint of avarice, generous in renunciation [letting go] of what is mine, with open hand, delighting in liberality, attentive to petitions, delighting in the distribution of alms.
- So long as I live, may I speak the truth.
- So long as I live, may I be free from anger. Should anger spring up within me, may I quickly suppress it.'
Maghava appamadena devanam setthatam gato appamadam pasamsanti pamado sada garahito: "Maghvava, through mindfulness, leadership reached [and] was born chief of the devas, so mindfulness is always praised and sloth and unmindfulness always condemned."
|Devas and titans in space (wiki)|
Mindfulness: on the other hand -- whether as bare awareness in the present moment or as a set of systematic contemplations leading to liberating insight -- is at the root of all success.
Maghava: a synonym for Sakka King of the Gods (the "gods" referring only to the devas of the Realm of the Four Great Kings, the World of the Thirty-Three, and earthbound fairies/spirits/angels overseen by one of the four regent-devas, that is, one of the Four Great Sky Rulers (catumaharajika-devas).
Devas: literally, shining or sporting ones, are a class of beings with subtle physical bodies invisible to the naked eye. They live in the celestial planes in space as well as in the human plane alongside humans and animals, tending to avoid interaction instead resorting to quiet woodlands and undisturbed areas.
|Seminars, like Nov's "Spirituality," are run up to expo on Feb. 2015 (consciouslifeexpo.com)|
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