Tucker's research on reincarnation.

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Re: Tucker's research on reincarnation.

Postby pueraeternus » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:05 am

dude wrote:
pueraeternus wrote:
No, the human realm is probably the most conducive, but not the only realm that nirvana can be realized. Non-returners gain their final release from the Pure Realms as long-lived Brahmas.

In what sutra is that stated?

There are many Agama sutras that state this. One example is the Dasama Sutta:

Staying right there, he reaches the ending of the mental fermentations. Or, if not, then — through this very Dhamma-passion, this Dhamma-delight, and from the total wasting away of the first five Fetters — he is due to be reborn [in the Pure Abodes], there to be totally unbound, never again to return from that world.

According to tradition, Brahma Sahampati, who asked the then just-enlightened Buddha to remain in the world and teach his Dharma, was a Brahma from the Pure Abodes.
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Re: Tucker's research on reincarnation.

Postby dude » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:19 am

Ah yes, I remember now, thank you very much :smile:
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