|View of Buddhism's First Heaven (catumajhrajika akasha deva loka) near Earth space ESA Christer Fuglesang at ISS STS 128 spacewalk (NASA handout 9-5-09/Reuters)|
|Female astronaut Liu Yang (Jason Lee/Reuters)|
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One day, Great Moggallana visited that space world and saw the mansion. On his return from Tavatimsa, the Heaven of the Thirty-Three, Great Moggallana asked the Buddha:
returns home safely from a distance
friends, and well-wishers on returning.
will receive one who has done good
when going from this world to another,
as relatives receive a dear one returning.