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Re: Planes of Buddhism

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A chart of the 31 planes accepted by all kinds of Buddhism, some with more detail or less:

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A true mind and true intent bring truth within truth. True practice and true cultivation take the truth beyond truth. True behavior and true conduct add truth to truth. In everything and every way, be true, true, true. Master Hua
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Re: Buddhism

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This book that came out in 2014 not only gives what is common to all Buddhists, but as importantly, what differences there are among followers of Buddha:

BUDDHISM
One Teacher, Many Traditions
by the 14th Dalai Lama and Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron
Originating from a common source in the teachings of the historical
Buddha, the southern Theravāda tradition, based on texts in Pāli, and the
northern traditions of Tibet and East Asia, based largely on texts originally
in Sanskrit, all developed their own unique systems of doctrine
and practice. These are impressive in their philosophical insights into the
nature of reality and in their understanding of the deep potentials of the
human mind. In this book His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the American
bhikṣuṇī Thubten Chodron jointly explore the commonalities and
differences among these Buddhist traditions, doing so with exceptional
precision. This book will reward those who study it carefully with a deep
and wide understanding of the way these traditions have mapped their
respective visions of the path to enlightenment.
—Bhikkhu Bodhi
A true mind and true intent bring truth within truth. True practice and true cultivation take the truth beyond truth. True behavior and true conduct add truth to truth. In everything and every way, be true, true, true. Master Hua
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