Sakka, the Leader of Gods | Dhammapada Verse 30 | Appamada Vagga

How Lord Sakka became the greatest of the gods | Buddhist Chanting

Appamādena maghavā, devānaṃ seṭṭhataṃ gato; Appamādaṃ pasaṃsanti, pamādo garahito sadā.

30. Sakka, the leader of gods, collected lots of merit diligently when he was in the human world as the youth Magha. That is how he became the greatest of the gods. Diligence is always praised by Buddhas, and negligence is always despised.

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  1. I learned that diligence is always praised by the wise and negligence is always despised. That’s why is important to do good merit. When Sakka, leader of the gods was a human, h collected lots of merit when he was Magha.



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