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Are the heavens and hells in karamdhatu meant to be physical places?

The hells through the lower level heavens are all physical, and the "physical world", bhajanaloka, refers to the world of things ready-to-hand, which only includes the human realm. Perhaps ...
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Are the heavens and hells in karamdhatu meant to be physical places?

This is answer is based on my interpretation of DN 27. All the lokas are in one cakkaval. that means all 31 lokas are attached to our solar system. but in galaxy there are millions of cakkaval. all ...
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Progressive rebirth from one heaven to a higher heaven

I have not read any suttas saying good deeds by gods (devas) result in progression into higher heavenly realms. For example, MN 41 says fulfilling the same ten wholesome actions can lead to various ...
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Are the heavens and hells in karamdhatu meant to be physical places?

The Pali Suttas have suttas describing the various realms as physical places (e.g. MN 130 & MN 37 although both sound like physical phenomena on earth) and have other suttas describing the realms ...
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Progressive rebirth from one heaven to a higher heaven

Can devas in heavenly realms do good deeds and get a rebirth in other higher heavens and progress successively from one higher heaven to other? Yes. Surely can. But unlikely someone will achieve that....
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What is the Tusita heaven, and how can I be reborn there?

Tusita heaven is a happiness where sensuality remains, therefore once-returners can go there (AN 6.44). From a here & now viewpoint, a 'tusita heaven' would be as described in AN 3.38. MN 41 says ...
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What is the Tusita heaven, and how can I be reborn there?

1) What is Tusita realm? What is the Tusita heaven, encyclopediaofbuddhism.org : Tuṣita wikipedia.org : Tushita Tuṣita (P. Tusita; T. dga' ldan; C. dooushuai[tuo]tian 兜率[陀]天) is the fourth of the ...
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