Reply To: Sotapanna information from the Sutta-pitaka

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Thank you Lal,

Granted “..the main goal: to end future suffering in the rebirth process.”
That is always at the back of my mind.

However, the question revolved around whether a deva bhava is or may comprise more than one jati. It is not one of the four ‘imponderables’, at least not directly. By the same token many questions asked on the forum, and some posts as well, would fall under ‘questions not leading to release from suffering’.

To myself, and it appears also to some others, the notion of more than one jati within a deva bhava is a new one (even if not an important one) hence the lenght to which this topic has gone.

Personally I am happy to just put the question aside and concentrate on what has to be done to end future suffering. After all, the question is of no consequence whatsoever in that regard. Lal say ‘it appears’, and in two instances; so if no definitive answer to the question has yet been found it is no problem with me at all. Perhaps this could have been made clear earlier on, though, thereby saving everybody (ESPECIALLY you Lal) valuable time.

ever so grateful