1.3.5 The Frog Transforms into a Deva*

Once before I was a frog, a water dwelling being

While I was listening to the Dhamma preached by you I was killed by a cowherd

A moment of mind’s clarity resulted in this power of mine that you can witness,

My strength, my complexion and my brightness you can behold

Those who have for a long period of time heard the Dhamma preached by Gotama,

Have attained that immovable place, gone there they do not grieve


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*Maṇḍūkadevaputtavimānavatthu: maṇḍūka + deva + putta + vimāna + vatthu: frog + deva + son + mansion + ground
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