Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [deva]

The tag has no usage guidance.

1
vote
1answer
67 views

How can I tell the difference between the Deva realm and the Buddha and bodhisattva realms?

How can I tell the difference between joy bourne of karma that will expire and joy bourne of karma which has turned the irreversible wheel of the dharma?
1
vote
2answers
44 views

Is there an equivalent of “Dokkaebi” in Buddhism?

The Dokkaebi are legendary creatures present in Korean mythology. Notably described as having supernatural abilities used to interact with humans. They often play tricks on or help humans and are ...
1
vote
3answers
253 views

Does Buddhist scripture mention Zoroastrianism?

Do any of the Buddhist texts mention anything about Zoroastrianism? Has the Buddha ever met Zoroaster?
2
votes
2answers
63 views

Devas' Mortality

As I understand, there is an acknowledgement of the expected lifespan within the respective deva worlds, though this differs among traditions. I'm curious if there's any textual reference to devas' ...
-2
votes
2answers
149 views

How to get a nymph rebirth in deva heavens?

How exactly does that go down because I know male devas have nymphs.
2
votes
7answers
996 views

If devas are real, than why don't they show us themself?

If semigods/devas/dities are their, than why don't they tell us that they do exists, so that people will follow dharma with out doubt?
1
vote
4answers
1k views

Did aliens come to meet Lord Buddha?

In lord Buddha's daily routine, divided into five parts as follows. the morning session the afternoon session the first watch the middle watch (10.00 P.M. TO 2.00 A.M.) the last watch So the 4th ...
1
vote
2answers
212 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
332 views

Is too much of good kamma an obstacle for enlightenment?

The more good kamma one has, the more likely one is to be reborn as a deva, and not a human, right? This article says the following about devas: So in spite of their excellent concentration and ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

What are the Devaputra / Devaputta?

I have occasionally heard about the Devaputra (Sans.) or Devaputta (Pal.), particularly in regards to Mahayana, but haven't been able to find out very much about what exactly these are, as a category ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

Are there Goddesses in Buddhism? If yes, who are they?

If they exist, then how are they connected to the God(s)/Lord Buddha?
4
votes
4answers
225 views

Deva realms with maidens - samsaric and sexist?

One occasionally comes across stories in the Buddhist canon like the story of Manduka (Sanskrit: frog) Devaputta (Sanskrit: son of devas) (Chronicle of the Buddhas, Page 1123) - a frog while listening ...
6
votes
1answer
132 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
343 views

Devas as gods in buddhism ,is it a corruption of original teachings..?

As far as i know , there is no mention of god ( the word God in local parlance) in buddhist texts ,the term used is Devas (beings in the higher realm). In ancient hindu texts there is mention of devas ...
5
votes
3answers
12k views

Buddhas vs bodhisattvas vs arhats vs devas vs brahmas

What are differences between these entities? I understand they all are entities that they posses some abilities that normal humans don't have. Are there any other similar entities that might be easily ...
4
votes
2answers
81 views

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 '...