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Different interpretations of the 6 realms

What are the psychological and metaphorical interpretations of the 6 realms and why are they significant to some Buddhists but not others?
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Realms : About a certain Deva's concubine's rebirth?

I have heard a story in which a concubine of a certain Deva died while she was with him and other concubines of him in a park. She was born as a human in next life but she remembered who she was in ...
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What are the “realms” or “planes of existence”?

Various suttas mention various 'planes' or 'levels' or 'realms' of existence; for example: The Thirty-one Planes of Existence Scattered throughout the suttas are references to as many as ...
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The Buddha who knew there were 31 realm but didn't mention anything about a round earth

Why didn't the Buddha, who knew there were 31 realms of existence, not talk about the roundness of the earth and planets?
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If science can't prove the existence of other dimensions forever

Should I believe what is said in the Buddhist text instead? Even though I can't prove it myself either. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sagga/loka.html
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In Pure Land Buddhism, what realm do the pure lands belong to? Are they outside of the usual six realms?

Do the pure lands belong to heaven realms? Or a completely different realm from the normal six realms?