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Rebirth with the Devas

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Will
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Rebirth with the Devas

Postby Will » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:45 pm

There are some suttas where Buddha talks about the after death realms. The one in this link even says that if one lives a Dhammic life and aspires to reappear among any of the deva realms after the body's death, "it is possible". A heavenly respite, I for one, would welcome.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nymo.html
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Rebirth with the Devas

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:39 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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