Sometimes i dont know what buddhists think about some more mystical or "strange" (strange, to western people) concepts, like the existence of siddhis, or other realms of existence.
So, the questions in the poll, are meant to be answered both in the poll and in the thread. Also, have in mind that i would like to see answers about:
- What Theravada buddhism believe.
- What YOU believe.
The first question in the forum is about rebirth, rebirth after death, not reencarnation.
The second question is about your belief on the existence of other realms, like the devas world, hell, etc AND even Buddhas realms (Pure Land, etc). Please, dont start discussions like "Nothing is real, so, the hells are not real. Everything is illusion". NO, dont do that. When i use the word "real" its in a very simple way. For our purposes, when i say that the hell, heaven, etc are real, that means that they exist somewhere and are so real and solid like the computer you are using now, like your house, etc, even if you cant have any acess - right now - to such realms.
The third question is about siddhis or miracles or paranormal powers, etc. Do you believe that under certain circunstances (advanced stages of meditation, good kamma, etc) one may develop some "powers"?? If so, in wich "powers" do you believe?
Finally, the last question is about karma/kamma: do you believe that there is a kind of "moral" law in the world, that may affect people not only in this life but in others? Like, i kill someone in this life and in my next life i may suffer the consequences of that assassination. Its expectable that all buddhist believe in that, but even so, i decided to put such question.
POLL OPTIONS: you may choose for 4 options: A1 OR A2; B1 OR B2, etc. You may change your vote. Do it only if necessary.