|Death stands behind the wheel or cyclical-round of samsara.|
1. "There are beings who are different in body and different in perception -- such as the human beings, some devas (heavenly space beings), and some beings living in the world of suffering (vinipātika).
|There are uncountable worlds in 31 categories.|
- [NOTE: This seems to be a place not yet formed, akin to a construction zone or a desolate place or primordial location yet to be formed; it is not, however, nothing-nothing; it is not nothing at all. It is not nirvana, yet many cling to this wrong view given that sometimes nirvana is described in negative terms as not this and not that. We confirmed with a person able to enter this meditative absorption or jhana as to this place's nature, thinking that it must be just the awareness of anatta, but we were told that it is a real place, a scary and awesome place or void, which sounded to us like a black hole set apart from other things to be perceived. Things were not necessarily emerging from it. It was just there. Anyone is able to develop this and the other levels of absorption to see it for oneself in this very life. There's no need to take account of others' direct experience of it. In fact, all 31 Planes of Existence are verifiable and the countless worlds on each plane, like the many human worlds besides this one.]
- The "Pure Abodes" are worlds where those who have gained the initial stages of enlightenment/awakening may be reborn to study and practice in order to gain the final stage of full enlightenment. This is where "non-returners" are reborn before gaining arhatship. These worlds are only accessible to the noble ones (ariya).