The Devata Sutra

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In The Devata Sutra (Skt. Devatāsūtra; Tib. ལྷའི་མདོ།, Wyl. lha'i mdo) a radiant divine being appears before the Buddha shortly before dawn and asks a series of questions, in the form of riddles, about how best to live a good life. The Buddha’s responses constitute a concise and direct teaching on some of the core orientations and values of Buddhism, touching on the three poisons, the virtues of body, speech, and mind, and providing wisdom for daily life.[1]


The Tibetan translation of this sutra can be found in the General Sutra section of the Tibetan Dergé Kangyur, Toh 329


  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.