Rebirth with the Devas

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Rebirth with the Devas

Postby Will » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:45 pm

There are some suttas where Buddha talks about the after death realms. The one in this link even says that if one lives a Dhammic life and aspires to reappear among any of the deva realms after the body's death, "it is possible". A heavenly respite, I for one, would welcome.

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Re: Rebirth with the Devas

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:39 pm

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