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Are Heaven(s) and Hell(s) literal? How do we know that they're real & actually exist?

Having no memories of past lives in heaven, hell or anywhere else presents a challenge. How can one know about and inspect heaven and hell directly here and now? To address this, monks have approached ...
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Are Heaven(s) and Hell(s) literal? How do we know that they're real & actually exist?

Heaven & hell are literal states of mind therefore are literally real, as the Pali Suttas literally describe below: "It's a gain for you, monks, a great gain, that you've gained the ...
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Are Heaven(s) and Hell(s) literal? How do we know that they're real & actually exist?

A big, tough samurai once went to see a little monk. “Monk!” He barked, in a voice accustomed to instant obedience. “Teach me about heaven and hell!” The monk looked up at the mighty warrior and ...
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Are Heaven(s) and Hell(s) literal? How do we know that they're real & actually exist?

I will give my quick analysis. Unfortunately hell is just a label, a silly word. But if the Buddhist view is the triple world - kamaloka (desire realm), rupaloka (form), arupaloka (forlmess) - and no ...
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