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Does Brahma breathe?

Postby SarathW » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:58 am

Please read the attached for the strange description of Brahma.
:thinking:
Are these Buddha’s teaching?
Is this, this world or another world?

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But in the Brahma world or Rūpāvacara Loka three are
missing. They are nose-base, tongue-base and body-base.
Those who practise Jhāna must keep themselves from senseobjects.
Those who practise Jhāna actually must keep
themselves dispassioned towards sense-objects. When they
are dispassioned towards sense-objects or have no interest in
sense-objects, they also have no interest in the organs that
take those sense-objects as object. So ordinarily we must say
that they are not interested in any of the sense-objects. This
case is not that way. They are not interested in the noseconsciousness,
tongue-consciousness, body-consciousness
because they perpetuate or are conducive to the growth of
Lobha, Dosa and Moha, the mental defilements. They are
interested in seeing and hearing because with eyes they can
see the Buddha and with ears they can hear the Dhamma. For
seeing the Buddha and hearing the Dhamma they leave these
two intact. When they are reborn as Brahmas, these three
sensitivities of nose, tongue and body are not produced. They
are reborn without these three kinds of sensitivity.

That doesnot mean that Brahmas do not have noses, tongues and
bodies. They have noses, tongues and bodies, but they lack
sensitivity. So they do not experience smell. They do not
experience taste. They do not experience touch. They do have
bodies more or less like human beings. So they have noses.
They have tongues or else they could not talk. They have
bodies. Since they lack sensitivity in these organs, they do not
have the senses of smell, taste and touch. These three are
missing in the Brahmas. That is Rūpāvacara Brahmas.
Page 421.

http://buddhispano.net/sites/default/fi ... dies-I.pdf
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Re: Does Brahma breathe?

Postby suwapan » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:42 pm

SarathW wrote:Please read the attached for the strange description of Brahma.
:thinking:
Are these Buddha’s teaching?
Is this, this world or another world?

=================
That does not mean that Brahmas do not have noses, tongues and
bodies. They have noses, tongues and bodies, but they lack
sensitivity. So they do not experience smell. They do not
experience taste. They do not experience touch. They do have
bodies more or less like human beings. So they have noses.
They have tongues or else they could not talk. They have
bodies. Since they lack sensitivity in these organs, they do not
have the senses of smell, taste and touch. These three are
missing in the Brahmas. That is Rūpāvacara Brahmas.
Page 421.

http://buddhispano.net/sites/default/fi ... dies-I.pdf


Yes, it's in the Teachings of the Buddha. Chapter 5 of the Abhidhamma Sangaha shows that there are 16 worlds for Rūpāvacara Brahmas and 4 worlds of Arūpāvacara Brahmas.

Incidentally, what do Rūpāvacara Brahmas and Arūpāvacara Brahmas eat? :thinking:
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