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