Reply To: Celestial beings


Thank you, Dosakhayo, for the reference!

  • It helps to quote the Tipitaka reference whenever we can (especially in a case like this, which can never be confirmed otherwise; some points can be confirmed by MUNDANE logic or reasoning, but this is an exception.) 

P.S. We can learn a lot by contemplating what is embedded in this “information nugget.”

  • This gives an idea of how “fine” or “subtle” the “body of a Deva” is.
  • If 60 Devas can comfortably stay inside the space of a hole in a needle, we can imagine how small an entity it is (in mundane physical terms, we are used to).
  • Listening does not REQUIRE dense physical ears. When outside a physical human body, a gandhabba hears similarly, just using the “sota pasada rupa.” Seeing is the same way.
  • The dense physical body REQUIRED only for physical touching, tasting, and smelling. But then we have to endure the suffering that comes with it: injuries, sicknesses like cancer, body aches, etc. 
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