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I'll answer in two parts-- what sort of looks like a god in Buddhism and which of those are female. Early Buddhism didn't see gods as important to solving their fundamental problem of ending suffering. Gods were seen as a possible destination for our reincarnation. Gods didn't provide any help to us humans, they were too busy enjoying themselves (devas) or ...


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They are around, just that you don't see them. Likewise bacterias are everywhere, you don't see them. Not seeing/hearing is not existing obviously is scientifically proven false, but people tend to dwell in this fallacy without remorse. The way to learn is to improve the capacity. Bacterias can be seen by inventing microscope, but the Buddha seen them 2500 ...


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Buddha is a completely self-enlightened one (without help from another Buddha, direct or indirect). Bodhisattva (in Theravada) is a being on its way to enlightenment. Bodhisattva (in Mahayana) is an awakened being who vowed to indefinitely stick in Samsara for the sake of others. Arhat (in Theravada) is a completely enlightened person (thanks to a Buddha's ...


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Sammasambuddha - Omniscient and has attained nibbana(enlightenment) on his own without the teaching of another. Preaches the Dhamma and guides other beings to Nibbana. Had cultivated Paramitas in three ways for a minimum period of "Sara(4) Asankya Kalpa Lakshaya" as a Bodhisatva. More than one Sammasambuddha cannot exist in the world at the same time. Always ...


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I always use "angel" to refer to devas, and "god" to refer to brahmas; though the terms have a different connotation in Judeo-Christian tradition, the relationship the terms have with each other is similar, since devas are really just angelic, whereas brahmas are in a sense godlike.


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First of all some information in the question needs enplaning before going any further. About devas aspiring to be humans This is the full story... Just like any other being the karma of devas run out.Then something amazing start to appear.The flowers they ware start to loose their beauty and die (Like our flowers in the evening),their body's start to ...


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At least based on the Pali Canon and its commentary, devaputta are precisely what you state: sons of devas with comparable divine powers. For instance, the Pali Canon's Samyutta Nikaya's second chapter is entitled, "Devaputta Samyutta," and collects discourses involving the Buddha (or one of his disciples) engaging with a devaputta. (You can find free, on-...


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It's safest to leave them in the Pali or Sanskrit. Angels sounds very Christian. It creates a "don't think about polar bears" situation to hear these Christian words. If you try not to think about polar bears, all you can think about is polar bears. If you hear the word Angel and try not think about guys with wings that do Gods bidding and sometimes rebel ...


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Devas are buddhist celestial beings. They don't have to mean aliens. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deva_(Buddhism)


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Practice Metta meditation and try not to get angry or upset. Speak kind words. Avoid harsh words, divisive words etc. Keep to the five precepts. Do good deeds like donations, alms givings etc. and wish to be a goddess(better than nymphs). In short, practice the ten moral actions and wish for heavenly birth. By the way, using Buddhism only to get a ...


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Actually Paceccabuddhas do teach but in brief and in general terms like from one Theravada example after 4 Paccekabuddas received meals for 4 days from a King at his palace when the King asked them for a teaching they each gave a short sentence on one day, together it was: "Overcome greed, overcome aversion, overcome delusion, overcome restlessness." Notice ...


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Depending on who you ask, Buddhism does or doesn't have Goddesses. The issue is complex because people define these terms differently, and Buddhism often co-opted the practices of the cultures in which it entered. So some schools of Buddhism may have dieties, others may have Bodhisattvas they venerate, others may claim those Bodhisattvas are de facto ...


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Your own thorough practice of Metta is your best protection. Being reborn in a God realm is not the goal in Dharma Practice. Leaving Samsara is the initial goal, and Buddhahood is the Ultimate Goal. Gods and Devas also are within the rounds of Samsara. As beings who take rebirth in the God realm also eventually have to leave that realm when their karma for ...


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In buddhism there are 31 realms of existence and each realm is inhabited by beings: animal, petas, asuras, humans, devas, brahmas. Now these are just inhabitants: beings with different appearances and abilities according to their kamma. Now if we translate brahma as god then it is different form the Hindu brahma in that the buddhist brahma does not create ...


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Deva is from our universe (sometimes from other universe). Alien is something we cannot identify yet. May be they are living on a surface like human beings or may be they are living in the space like some Devas. The word alien is recently being used (in the science fiction sense, from 1953) and we cannot tell Deva and Alien are same or not by any means. So ...


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You need to develop the divine eye faculty to see Devas and ghosts. Read the Visuddhimagga if you are genuinely interested in it.


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Good people have no doubt in Devas, having no doubt in devas, they watch out their deeds, knowing that they are next and here. Watching out their deeds, they are no more ugly and bad smelling for Devas and those established in good ways are not deprived to come even in a human life in reunion with them. Devas, like good people, avoid uglines and bad smell. ...


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First, we have to distinguish between mundane devas and supramandane deities. The mundane devas can either follow Dharma or not, but usually they do not, because of their illusion of everlasting happiness. This means they are not compassionate and so they don't have a cause to deign to humans, nor human beings have an ability to see them, just like ants don'...


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When you walk in a park and find some ants walking in a row, bend down and look at the ants and observe what they are doing. Then wave your hands at them and say, "ants, how are you today?". They don't respond back. If you place your finger somewhere near their path, they would ignore it and continue onwards. You would find that the ants are completely ...


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In Buddhism, "Brahmā" is a type of deva. (In Hinduism, Brahmā is the creator god, see also Brahman.) Some online references to descriptions of the Buddhist "Brahmā" include: Brahmā (Buddhism) (Wikipedia) The Glossary of Pali terms on the 'Buddha Vacana' web site: Brahmā: is the supreme divinity of ancient brahmanism, considered as the ...


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What you describe fits yakkha (Pali) or yaksha (Sanskrit). You can find more info on this on the Wikipedia page on Yaksha where it says: Yaksha (Sanskrit: यक्ष yakṣa, Kannada: ಯಕ್ಷ yakṣa, Tamil: யகன் yakan, இயக்கன் iyakan, Odia: ଯକ୍ଷ jôkhyô, Pali: yakkha) are a broad class of nature-spirits, usually benevolent, but sometimes mischievous or ...


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A yakkha is a type of deva, that is tree-dwelling. They live in the plane of the Devas of the Four Great Kings (catumaharajika deva). Udana 4.4 tells the story of a yakkha, who despite being warned by his mate, gave Venerable Sariputta the Arahant, a strong blow to the head. The yakkha immediately fell into the Great Hell. I have heard that on one ...


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Deva can die by own angry mind. See Dha.A.2 appamāda-cittavagga Sāmāvatīvatthu (ghosakadevaputta).


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Make lots of money. Suppose, Māgandiya, a householder or a householder’s son was rich, with great wealth and property, and being provided and endowed with the five cords of sensual pleasure, he might enjoy himself with forms cognizable by the eye…with sounds cognizable by the ear…with odours cognizable by the nose…with flavours cognizable by the ...


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There is no reason to assume that the gods follow dharma. Some may. Others may not. It is my understanding that it is best to be human since humans have the combination of opportunity to practice and the suffering that that can motivate to practice. Gods with less suffering are not as motivated. But back to the original question, people make their own ...


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They are as real as Adam and Eve ie a metaphor. From what I gather through various readings and podcasts the Buddhist story of Mara is also not meant to be taken literally. These are fables. If a demon did appear it would have been in Siddartha's mind. Its unwise to take religious teachings literally in my opinion. You only have to look to these Christians ...


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@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). Bhummattha devas.. Cātummahārājika devas.... Tāvatiṃsa,.... Yāma,.... Tusita,.. Nimmānaratī, .... Paranimmitavasavattī.... are those seven. The next 15 ...


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You could say that they are aliens. They are from a different world/plane/dimension. Also the definition of aliens means from another world. So yeah. Check this article;


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