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Are there beings becoming buddhas in deva realms?

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Are there beings becoming buddhas in deva realms?

Postby Sekha » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:45 am

well... you know the question already :)
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Re: Are there beings becoming buddhas in deva realms?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:15 pm

The Buddhas only arise in the human realm. Prior to their final existence, when the Bodhisattas attain all four stages of the Noble Path and became Buddhas and Arahants, the Bodhisattas reside in the Tusita deva realm.
• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

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Re: Are there beings becoming buddhas in deva realms?

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Re: Are there beings becoming buddhas in deva realms?

Postby Kenshou » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:45 pm

I can't speak for the original poster, but I interpreted his question as are there beings in the Deva realms becoming Arahants/ "liberated/awakened" or whatever term you might pick. Can not any awakened being be called a Buddha, in the sense of "enlightened one"? This distinguishing a Buddha from a Sammásambuddha. I seem to recall quite a few instances in the canon where Devas etc. attain liberation upon hearing a teaching, but I could be mistaken.

If Op did did indeed mean Sammasambuddha, then consider this post null and void.

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Re: Are there beings becoming buddhas in deva realms?

Postby cooran » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:01 pm

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Re: Are there beings becoming buddhas in deva realms?

Postby salmon » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:09 pm

This will probably qualify as a off-topic, but I need to ask it...

While it's difficult for the Devas to keep Uposatha Precepts, do they at least keep the minimum 5 precepts? I should think so right? Otherwise, how different would they be from Petas?

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Postby Sekha » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:24 pm

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Re: Are there beings becoming buddhas in deva realms?

Postby Sekha » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:38 pm

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Re: Are there beings becoming buddhas in deva realms?

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• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)


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