Recollection/Devas (devatānussati)
Parent topic: Recollection
See also: Deva
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Brightening the Mind, Session 2Ajahn Yatiko – Aug. 19, 2012

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1. “What would be a way to connect with the deva-like humans?” [Human] [Deva] [Recollection/Devas] // [Realms of existence]


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2. “What would be a way to connect with the devas if you were out walking by yourself...[audio unclear]?” [Culture/Natural environment] [Deva] [Recollection/Devas] // [Recollection/Buddha] [Spiritual search]


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3. “I've heard that devas and brahmas aren't able to become enlightened. Is that right?” Answered by Ajahn Yatiko and Ajahn Pasanno. [Liberation] [Deva] [Recollection/Devas] // [Delusion] [Heedlessness] [Sutta] [Great disciples] [Four Noble Truths]

Sutta: SN 56.11: Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta

Story: Ajahn Sudanto's pūjā on Mount Hood. [Pacific Hermitage] [Pūjā] [Recollection/Devas] [Culture/Natural environment] [Merit] [Goodwill]


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4. Comment: Contemplating the devas opens my mind to waking up. [Liberation] [Deva] [Recollection/Devas]

Response by Ajahn Yatiko. [Mindfulness] [Energy] [Proliferation] [Depression] [Sutta] [Culture/Natural environment]


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5. Comment: I ask myself, "Do I believe in Māra?" There's no doubt. I try to balance this with the devas. [Māra] [Deva] [Recollection/Devas]

Response by Ajahn Yatiko. [Skillful qualities]


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6. “Are angels devas...[audio unclear]?” [Christianity] [Deva] [Recollection/Devas] // [God] [Delusion]


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7. Comment: Maybe recollection of the devas isn't frequently taught because it could slip into a desire for heaven. [Craving for material existence] [Deva] [Recollection/Devas]

Response by Ajahn Yatiko. [Sutta] [Hell] [Kamma] [Delusion]


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8. Comment: For me it is a question of whether I can believe it or not. It depends on where I place my mind. [Faith] [Science] [Emptiness] [Proliferation] [Deva] [Recollection/Devas] [Dalai Lama] [Death]

Response by Ajahn Yatiko. [Doubt] [Trust] [Tranquility]


2014 Thanksgiving Monastic Retreat, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 23, 2014

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13. “Regarding the anussatis, how does one recollect or contemplate the devas?” [Recollection/Devas]