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Thousand fold world system

31 planes of existence coming together is one universe. In each universe there is a Maha Brahma in each Brahma plane. ... a thousand brahmā worlds. ... According to the Abhidhamma there are ...
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"Buddha does not claim to be a creator of lives or the Universe.", true?

Two suttas come to mind. Assu Sutta (SN 15.3) At Savatthi. There the Blessed One said: "From an inconstruable beginning comes transmigration. A beginning point is not evident, though beings ...
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Brahmas at formless realms are unable to hear the teachings of the Buddha

I get the impression that a "human" birth is seen as the best for gaining enlightenment: A lower birth (e.g. animal, ghost, hell) has too little ability -- not enough intelligence, or too ...
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Does Mahabrahma create the lives of those that join him in a new world?

Reading the text carefully, the First Brahma to be born in the plane thought that all other Brahma's who were born after him, was his creation. It was his belief. Since the First Born Brahma was ...
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Does Mahabrahma create the lives of those that join him in a new world?

One of the many wrong views in DN1 will explain it, good householder. There are Brahmas, good householder, like here the 'creater' of this BSE-realm, where good householder now dwells. Like parents, ...
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What is the difference between the path to nibanna and the path to higher planes?

The opposite is also true, selflessness, compassion, non-attachment, non-self are path to higher rebirth but also nibbanna. There're different gradations to the 31 planes of existence due to ...
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What is the difference between the path to nibanna and the path to higher planes?

Practicing Samatha meditations you reach higher realms. Practicing Vipassana meditation you reach Nibbana. Samath practice attenuates attachment aversion and ignorance. Vipassana practice fully ...
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"Buddha does not claim to be a creator of lives or the Universe.", true?

According to the Dona Sutta (quoted below), the Buddha does not play any role like a creator or sustainer or even as a creature in the universe. He is simply awake. "When asked, 'Are you a deva?' ...
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"Buddha does not claim to be a creator of lives or the Universe.", true?

The Buddha is one who discovers the 4 Noble Truths with one's own efforts unguided by a teacher or previous teachings. The Buddha does not create any creatures or the universe. Creatures and the ...
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Brahmas and Devas?

@Theravada… as per the Dhamma chakka pawaththana Suttta, there are altogether 22 levels of Heavens. The first seven levels are for Davas who are not freed from attachment to sensual worlds (kamaloka). ...
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