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Deva-duta


Deva-duta are Buddhist messengers from the deva, bringing messages of old-age, sickness, and death. According to the Buddha's first experience, they are signals of fate which await each individual, and are thus the first pointers to dukkha. A.G.H.


Source:

Bowker, John, The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, New York, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. 272