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Title really.

I guess everyone has at least heard of a chakra! so no need for me to elaborate on the details of the esoteric systems

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It's a Hindu belief/practice and not taught in Buddhism. The goal of Buddhism is the cessation of suffering and the teachings are mostly focused towards achieving that.
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Well it is taught in vajrayana and mahayana, specifically vajrayana.
Is the story of the naga king protecting buddha from the rain a part of theravada teaching on buddhas enlightenment?
This is a polysemic symbolism relating to the inner energy system.
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No, it's not considered as symbolism in Theravada Buddhism.  We do not teach other religions on this forum.
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Your answer is ambiguous, would you care to explain in more depth?
You firstly stated that: "It's a Hindu belief/practice and not taught in Buddhism"
Buddhism being the key word here for misunderstanding. Do you mean theravada buddhism specifically? For the obvious reasons that such views ARE taught in different understandings, labelled or imputed as Buddhism!
Then another question:
"Is the story of the naga king "---- "No, it's not considered as symbolism"
As if the existance of nagas and a race of such beings being able to ellect (or be conquered) by such rulers "do" exist in conventional reality, not just as a fable for those with lesser proclivies for the dept of understanding the truths
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In Theravada Buddhism gods, angels, ghosts , nagas and other hell beings  are taken as real beings and not symbolism.

Chakra is a Hindu teaching and not taught in Theravada Buddhism. Hence it has no connection to the story of Mucalinda according Theravada Buddhism.
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