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The vertical cosmology is divided into thirty-one planes of existence and the planes into three realms, or dhātus, each corresponding to a different type of mentality. These three (Tridhātu) are the Ārūpyadhātu, the Rūpadhātu, and the Kāmadhātu. The latter comprises the "five or six realms". In some instances all of the beings born in the Ārūpyadhātu and the Rūpadhātu are informally classified as "gods" or "deities" (devāḥ), along with the gods of the Kāmadhātu, notwithstanding the fact that the deities of the Kāmadhātu differ more from those of the Ārūpyadhātu than they do from humans. It is to be understood that deva is an imprecise term referring to any being living in a longer-lived and generally more blissful state than humans. Most of them are not "gods" in the common sense of the term, having little or no concern with the human world and rarely if ever interacting with it; only the lowest deities of the Kāmadhātu correspond to the gods described in many polytheistic religions.
As far as the sun & moon revolve, illumining the directions with their light, there extends the thousand-fold cosmos. In that thousand-fold cosmos there are a thousand moons, a thousand suns, a thousand Sunerus — kings of mountains; a thousand Rose-apple continents,  a thousand Deathless Ox-cart [continents], a thousand northern Kuru [continents], a thousand eastern Videha [continents]; four thousand great oceans, four thousand Great Kings, a thousand [heavens of the] Four Great Kings, a thousand [heavens of the] Thirty-three, a thousand [heavens of the] Yamas, a thousand [heavens of the] Tusitas, a thousand heavens of the Nimmanaratis, a thousand heavens of the Paranimmitavasavattis,  and a thousand Brahma worlds."
Originally posted by robhines
One other thing. If reincarnation is right, every single one of us could be classed as Aliens. This could be true if we've gone through so many lives over the course of the universe's history, and we've been incarnated in different places according to our karma at the time and what lessons we had to learn.
So if reincarnation is true and we all had a sudden memory recall, well it'd be interesting to say the least!
Originally posted by TeslaandLyne
I think without a Alien resolution here has caused the post of going back to the
meditating response. I might add that meditation without realizing the threats around
you caused the high Lama to barely escape with his life.
So if Alien questions interfere with a true life experience then there calls for a resolution of sorts.
Originally posted by Alkolyk
I've been meditating 30 min a day for over 3 months now on a specific mantra and I can confidently say that there is so much more than what we see. The concept of "outter" space visitors is much less likely than visitors from another "plane" of existence.