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Re: Is hell and hungry ghost realm to be taken literally?

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"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: Is hell and hungry ghost realm to be taken literally?

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I most definitely am still questioning the unimaginable length described(10^999...... years), and see the length as a better discussion and the nature of such realms, rather than whether there is a realm or not!

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Re: Is hell and hungry ghost realm to be taken literally?

Postby Aloka » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:26 am

I would find it very helpful if someone could give a clear explanation of where the various realms actually are if they're not mental states, please ? Where are the hell and deva realms for example - under the earth and up in the clouds ?

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"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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"Don't look too far.." Courtesy of Dharma Wheel :bow:



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