Deva

daeva

“ A deva in Buddhism is one of many different types of non-human beings who share the characteristics of being more powerful, longer-lived, and, in general, living more contentedly than the average human being… devas share the characteristic of being invisible to the physical human eye… Most devas are also capable of constructing illusory forms by which they can manifest themselves to the beings of lower worlds… Devas do not require the same kind of sustenance as humans do, although the lower kinds do eat and drink. The higher sorts of deva shine with their own intrinsic luminosity….Devas are also capable of moving great distances speedily and of flying through the air, although the lower devas sometimes accomplish this through magical aids such as a flying chariot…The devas of the Ä€rÅ«pyadhÄtu have no physical form or locationâ€

 

– Bill Gaede. Quote from freesangha.com

 

 

 

 

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