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