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What's the ordering of 6 realms of rebirth?

The Pali scriptures say: Mendicants, there are five destinations. What five? Hell, the animal realm, the ghost realm, humanity and the gods. Nirayo, tiracchānayoni, pettivisayo, manussā, devā— AN 9....
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Are mosquito nets "cheating"?

What is the purpose of meditation. Quoting from What is the meditation and what is its purpose? Meditation is when the mind comes back home. When the mind comes back home it can sit by the fire and ...
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What's the ordering of 6 realms of rebirth?

I suspect that both the ones you quoted are correct -- the thing is that, you're assuming that "titan" and "demi-god" are the same, but I don't think they are -- according to this ...
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Are mosquito nets "cheating"?

There would be a massive waste of time struggling uselessly. Once you have perfect single-pointedness, nothing can impinge on you. Prior to that, there are endless ways to delay or outright obstruct ...
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Why no ghosts, Yakkhas, devas and spirits in the modern times?

In the Pali suttas, various gods, such as deva (benevolent gods), asura (demonic gods), yakkha, naga, etc, have certain archetypal characteristics. To understand these archetypal characteristics, we ...
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Why no ghosts, Yakkhas, devas and spirits in the modern times?

Perhaps you haven't live with, haven't experienced (first- or second-hand) e.g. psychosis and schizophrenia. Put it another way, I'm not sure it's true that 'these creatures' never appear in modern ...
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If the 6 realms are states of the mind, are Buddhas / Siddhas miracles real?

The ego can very easily be considered a superstition. Buddha’s teachings show us that the “self”, just like everything else, isn’t permanent. If there are some beliefs you think are just supernatural, ...
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If the 6 realms are states of the mind, are Buddhas / Siddhas miracles real?

Reality is our interpretation. What we think is reality is a reflection of our mind and energy. So yes, the six realms are states of mind, but it is still true that depending on your state of mind you ...
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If the 6 realms are states of the mind, are Buddhas / Siddhas miracles real?

Buddhist practice is to strip away illusions. To ask whether some belief is real or superstition is counterproductive; we should only look to see if it can be stripped away without harm. Imagine that ...
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If the 6 realms are states of the mind, are Buddhas / Siddhas miracles real?

Superstition runs deep. Everytime you say body is me , mine or myself, you are being superstitious. Everytime you say feeling is me , mine or myself , you are being superstitious. Everytime you say ...
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Different interpretations of the 6 realms

The psychological reality of the 6 realms is real & not metaphorical. Where as the interpretations of the 6 realms as places that exist elsewhere, after the ending of life, is superstition. For ...
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Realms : About a certain Deva's concubine's rebirth?

Your question is: is it scientifically and metaphysically true that there are different time scales for the devas, humans and other beings? If so, my answer is yes. Metaphysically, there are ...
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In Pure Land Buddhism, what realm do the pure lands belong to? Are they outside of the usual six realms?

There are so many confusion regarding Pure Land Buddhism. Many people even see it as non Buddhist because it seems to be about the Amitabha Buddha saving humans through the power of his grace. I am ...
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