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How are you doing with the Abrahamic angels? I wrote a post about angels, outlining how that word is from the Greek for messenger, and in Christian theology they are a job rather than a specific type or groups of being - angels are messengers and agents of divinity: are-angels-rational-or-irrational-beings There are various heavenly beings like cherubim, ...


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Check out sn11.3; "Monks, I shall relate a former incident. There arose a battle between the Devas (gods) and Asuras. Then Sakka, the Lord of the devas, addressed the devas of the Tavatimsa heaven thus: "'Happy ones, if the devas who have gone to the battle should experience fear or terror or suffer from hair standing on end, let them behold the ...


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Possibly the most important angel (deva) in Buddhism is Brahmā Sahampati, who urged the newly awakened Buddha to teach (after the Buddha made the decision to not teach people). Then, bhikkhus, the Brahmā Sahampati knew with his mind the thought in my mind and he considered: ‘The world will be lost, the world will perish, since the mind of the Tathāgata, ...


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There is no matching concept for the Abrahamic angelic doctrine, because the existence of god(s) is quite irrelevant to the goal of Buddhism: enlightenment, which can only be gained through personal experience. The only two concepts that could be confused with angels are devas (the same root as our word "divine") and bodhisattvas. However they ...


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