tamdrin wrote: ↑Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:12 am
Mahabrahma wrote: ↑Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:53 am
Even on the higher material planetaey systems that belong to the Gods (there are ones of pure Spirit too, but this is a more advanced subject matter), lifespans are billions and trillions of years longer, and senses can be delighted in and gratified hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of times more than that of the average humans on this earthly planet. There is however, great peace and Spirituality on the higher planets where such beings dwell and this produces an easier entrance into Enlightenment. One doesn't have to suffer to be given the proper Spiritual Teachings to attain Buddhahood. And also, all the while, many high beings expand their consciousness to simultaneously take birth on this planet, or on this one, or many similar ones, while still staying on a higher planet in a Godly Realm in order to maintain the life of a God as well as help those on the intermediary or lower planets with the compassion and Metta that they have from higher planets. There are many Enlightened beings on higher planets and in the Heavens above.
That's nice. Are you talking from a Mahayana perspective?
I think the perspective is Universal throughout Buddhism. I think that it is understood in Buddhist cosmology how the intermediary, lower, and higher planetary realms work. And there is a great deal of influence from the Vedas in Buddhism as well, and there is full validity in such understandings because even Buddha Himself took from the Vedas to develop and talk about Buddhist cosmology. I think that also to understand such things one has to meditate themselves on reincarnation, life in the Saha world, and liberation as well as Mahaparinirvana. One has to meditate also on who they are
. In Buddhism we take so much knowledge from understanding our own lives, and as we figure out who we are we can start to figure out the world around us. So my perspective is Theravada, Mahayana, and also Vedic because I do not detach Spiritual things that I have learned from who I am, because I am a Spiritual Being. I don't believe that there are two, or three vehicles, lesser or greater, I simply believe in the Buddhism that Buddha taught which is the one Law of the one vehicle, and that is and always has been and will be for everyone, Theravada or Mahayana, or both, I believe them to be one.