Devas from all the celestial realms convene to invite the Bodhisatta to take rebirth in order to become enlightened as the Buddha
When the Bodhisatta Vessantara passed away he was reborn, just a little before the birth of the Buddha, in the Dusita deva realm. Devas of the many different realms convened to discuss who would become the enlightened Buddha. They all agreed that the Bodhisatta residing in the Dusita heaven would be so enlightened, and accordingly invited him to leave (cuti) the deva world and take birth [in the human realm] in keeping with his vow, in accordance with which all the perfections he had developed throughout countless lifetimes were for no other purpose than the attainment of Buddhahood.
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