edwhys211 wrote:Yes, I am very interested in the philosophy of Buddhism, but it is hard for me to fully accept the idea rebirth and the realms of rebirth. Is there a school that does not take it literally, but views it more of a story over a truth?
Would you please explain a bit more what you mean by taking rebirth "literally" as opposed to a "story"? I want to be sure I'm reading you correctly.
For what it's worth, you'll find debates over what samsara means and how it functions in all schools, sometimes extensive debates. If you were to search for one school that matches your beliefs, you would spend your whole lifetime searching and not having a chance to practice. To be practical about it, the best you could do is find a teacher you can work with and learn from, just do your best, and don't worry too much. Perhaps Shingon-shu is such a situation for you. In any case, I wish you the best in your practice.