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Maithri Bodhisatvas Ata pirikara

I recently got to know that the Ata Pirikara that is to be given to Maithree Bodhisatva at the time of the renunciation by the Maha Brahma has already been created and ready. Is there anything ...
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Thousand fold world system

In the Kosala Sutta (AN 10.29) it quotes the following: "As far, bhikkhus, as this thousandfold world system extends, Mahābrahmā there ranks as the foremost." So basically as far as the sun and ...
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What makes Brahmas come back to human world at death?

If a human dies after obtaining a Jhana(and preserved it) he definitly gets his rebirth at a Brahma world. So, what makes a Brahma come back to human world upon death? Is it possible that he was ...
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Beings who are not aware of their own existence?

In some realms there are some beings who are not aware of their own existence (Some place in Brahma realm). How do their aggregates work when they themselves aren't aware of their existence? If you ...
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Ābhassara Brahma World for anyone?

According to Buddhism someone who reach a higher level of Meditation (Samadhi) would be born in the Brahma realm. These beings are not sexually attracted to female gender (They don't have a female ...
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Beings with no Physical appearance?

I have heard about the beings called Brahma who do not have a Physical appearance.But they have different names. How does the identity factor come into this scenario. Is there some Suttas or texts ...
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Brahmas and Devas?

Are Brahmas and Devas the same thing in different levels or are they two entirely different beings. I am asking this because if see the first teaching of Lord Buddha (Dhamma chakka pawaththana) there ...
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Looking for an online resource of the commentary(SNA.ii.476; SA.i.155) which says that the Brahma Sahampati was an Anagami from the Suddhavasa realms

This page mentions the following: The Commentaries say (SNA.ii.476; SA.i.155) that he was an Anagami Brahma born in the Suddhavasa, there to pass a whole kappa... I'm looking for an online ...
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Direct interaction between Gods and men

From the Mettanisamsa Sutta, one of the benefits of practising metta is that the Devas would protect him. This leads me to my question. According to Buddhism and the suttas, do the Brahmas and Devas ...
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Why choose to attain Nirvana when we can become Brahmas (or Bodhisattvas)?

As I understand, once someone attains Nirvana and passes away, there is no more dependant arising, meaning this person no longer manifests as a person or being in any realm. This also means that this ...
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Is there a proper English word to call Brahmas?

According to the Dhamma(afaik), there are three types of heavenly beings. Devas - Gods(male) Apsara/Divyangana - Angels(female) who accompany the gods. Brahmas(Rupa/Arupa) - ? We can use the word '...