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Sutras on Ghosts

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Moth
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Sutras on Ghosts

Postby Moth » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:54 pm

Are there any sutras where the Buddha specifically addresses or explains the existence of ghosts, how they come to be, what their experience is, etc? Others have told me about hungry ghosts, but I am looking for the Buddha's actual teachings.
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Re: Sutras on Ghosts

Postby bodom » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:21 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Sutras on Ghosts

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:22 pm

For hungry ghosts see:

Petavatthu Stories of the Hungry Ghosts
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... index.html

The Thirty-one Planes of Existence
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dham ... /loka.html

Which gives some more sutta references, such as the one Bodom gives above:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... howto-peta
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... holesome10

Mike


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